Overview: Students will learn job site and hand/power tool safety as they complete framing processes to build small to medium scale models. Information needed to frame these structures will come from the basic blueprints presented and reviewed in class. Student will fasten framing members together using hand nailing techniques for wood, self-tapping screws for steel. They will incorporate basic applied carpentry math to measure and cut framing members, including rafter lengths.
Student Learning Outcome(s):
- Students demonstrate knowledge of safe use of hand and power tools while performing basic framing operations.
- Students will fasten framing members together using appropriate tools.
- Students will measure and cut all framing members to lengths.
- Students will identify basic information from blueprints such as dimensions and symbols.
With pandemic restrictions: 20/semester = 40/year
With no restrictions: Approximately 35/semester = 70/year, likely more with night students.
From the Center of Excellence - Labor Market Research Report provided:
Based on the available data, there appears to be a supply gap for these construction framing occupations in the region. While the occupations in this report typically require a high school diploma or less education, entry-level wages exceed the living wage in Los Angeles County. Therefore, due to some of the criteria being met, the COE endorses this proposed program.
Demand: Supply Gap Criteria – Over the next five years, there is projected to be 5,073 jobs available annually in the region due to new job growth and replacements, which is more than the 155awards conferred annually by educational institutions in the region.
The Report includes other data which supports the conclusion that there will be a need for more Framing helpers in the workforce.
ProgramRequirements - Narrative
ThisCertificate requires a minimum of 8 units and is based in the Carpentryprogram. There are no prerequisites for any of the classes. The classescomprising this Certificate will cover the following:
- job site safety
- hand and power tool safety
- basic applied construction math
- basic blueprint reading
-Residential and Commercial Framing, using wood and steel studs.Including plate layout, wall framing and roof framing including window and doorpackages, and rafter calculations.
Allof the above will be achieved by students completing the framing process bybuilding small and medium size structures. Information required to buildthese structures will come from basic blueprints presented and reviewed inclass. Studentswill incorporate basic applied carpentry math to measure and cut framingmembers, including rafter lengths. Students will use common hand and/orpower tools, as appropriate, to cut all framing members and to fasten themtogether.
(Y1 or S1)
|BLDGCTQ 102||O.S.H.A. Based Safety Standards: Construction &|
|Carpentry 114 (OR Carpentry 111A & 111B)||Hand and Power Tool Application (4) OR Construction 1A (3) & 1B (2)||4 OR 5||S1|
|Carpentry 111A, 111B OR 111C ||Construction 1A (3), 1B (2) OR 1C (2)||3 OR 2||S1 or Y1|