Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
Advisory:READ 022 or appropriate placement; MATH 070 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. The course covers the structural components and building techniques associated with heavy timber construction and panelized roof systems, and includes discussions about the advantages of different types of manufactured wood used in these processes, including their load carrying strength, span, and spacing. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between standard post and beam and heavy timber construction. Students interpret floor plan, section views, and drawing elevations for job planning, and to lay out 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