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# APR 116 - Carpentry Framing Fundamentals

3 Credit(s)

Designed for Oregon state-recognized apprentices employed in the carpentry trade. The curriculum is competency-based and modular in format. This course introduces students to math concepts and fundamental construction math concepts utilized by professional carpenters. Floor, wall and ceiling framing systems are presented as well.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, with and without a calculator (00102-04).

2. Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals (00102-04).

3. Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions (00102-04).

4. Recognize some of the basic shapes used in the construction industry, and apply basic geometry to measure them (00102-04).

5. Identify the different types of framing systems (27105-06).

6. Select the proper joist size from a list of available joists, given specific floor load and span data (27105-06).

7. Explain the purposes of subflooring and underlayment (27105-06).

8. Estimate the amount of material needed to frame a floor assembly (27105-06).

9. Describe the procedure for laying out a wood frame wall, including plates, corner posts, door and window openings, partition Ts, bracing, and fire stops (27106-06).

10. Layout, assemble, erect, and brace exterior walls for a framed building (27106-06). 11. Cut and install ceiling joists on a wood frame building (27106-06).