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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Carpentry (Residential), Certificate of Proficiency

Effective: Fall, 2016

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of residential carpentry. Students are offered learning experiences in the basics of blueprint reading, design concepts as well as the building, installing, and repairing residential structures.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different structural components of residential buildings.
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in preparing and presenting construction drawings and designs.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
  • Demonstrate skills constructing structures and their components parts.
  • Demonstrate technical skills required to install and finish interiors or exteriors.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competencies of energy efficient construction.
  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics to carpentry tasks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety practices.

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Total Credits: 30

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