Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement
This course is designed to meet the needs of Indentured Apprentices with the State of California who are interested in the carpentry industry by providing the structural components and building techniques associated with heavy timber construction and panelized roof systems. The advantages and types of manufactured wood used, and their load carrying strength, span and spacing will be discussed. A distinction between standard post and beam, and heavy timber construction will be emphasized. Students will interpret floor plan, section views and drawing elevations for job planning, and to layout and construct a heavy timber post and beam supported panelized roof.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921