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  Jan 23, 2018
2016-2017 College Catalog


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The mission of the Technical Diploma in Carpentry is to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools.  The program also includes instruction in areas such as common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Carpentry is a one-year technical program designed to prepare individuals for the construction industry through the development of personal professional areas, specifically placing emphasis upon professional work habits expected of employees in this specific industry.   

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Carpentry program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of, safety and health procedures, safe operation of hand and power tools, materials handling and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • apply technical math skills as it relates to the construction industry.
  • exhibit the ability to read and interpret house plans.
  • demonstrate and use of transits, levels and other measuring devises to lay out a building site and erect batter boards.
  • demonstrate the skills needed to build forms for patios, sidewalks, and house slabs.
  • demonstrate the skills needed for framing walls and ceilings.
  • demonstrate layout and framing skills used in basic and more complex roof design.
  • apply various interior and exterior finishes, materials, and trim.
  • demonstrate basic cabinetmaking skills to include face frames, drawers, and doors.

Gainful Employment

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TCA - Carpenter's Helper

Total: 8 credit hours / 255 clock hours

TCA - Carpentry Technician I

Total: 13 credit hours / 420 clock hours

CTS - Carpentry Technician II

Total: 29 credit hours / 915 clock hours

TD - Carpentry

Total: 57 credit hours / 1725 clock hours

Optional Elective

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