Prerequisite: State Indentured Scaffold 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 is designed to comply with applicable regulations and to provide students with industry-recognized general scaffold building credentials. A fundamental approach and careful explanation of scaffold-built applications is presented, including safety and terminology, elevated platform intended use, span and loading criteria, access and egress, stability, structural connections, and inspections. Detailed project drawing review provides practical experience in locating dimensions and determining layout and scaffold material requirements. Emphasis on erection/dismantling sequence fosters the development of job planning, preparation skills, and applied math. The importance of a safety program that includes site specific conditions, communication, and fall protection is addressed during scaffold construction exercises.
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