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Diploma in Carpentry Studies

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Diploma in Carpentry Studies
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  • Certification
  • An age-old and highly skilled trade, carpentry has evolved to incorporate improved building materials and construction methods. Modern-day carpenters find themselves working on a variety of projects that span both the residential and commercial sectors. A sound knowledge of the tools, materials, and building methods is therefore an indispensable requirement of the job. This free online Diploma course introduces the learner to the current practices in the trade. The first section of the course traces the history of the trade from the primitive to the modern times. It focuses on the various building materials, fasteners, adhesives, and tools used by carpenters in the construction industry. A brief explanation of the safety guidelines and procedures is also covered in this section. The essential work performed by carpenters during the construction phase of any project comprises the next section of this course. Here, the learner is introduced to reading plans and elevations, and the methodologies for constructing floor systems, wall and roof framing. The final section of the course deals with the work involved in closing off a structure. From introduction to concrete forms used in construction to the installation of windows, exterior doors and stairs, this section provides a brief overview of these topics. This free Diploma course will be of great interest to professionals who want to learn about contemporary procedures and practices in carpentry. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to further develop their career in carpentry and the construction trade.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Describe the history and scope of carpentry as a trade;
    - Identify the opportunities for carpenters in the construction industry;
    - Classify the various building materials used by carpenters;
    - List the most commonly used fasteners and adhesives used by people in the carpentry trade;
    - Explain the different types of hand and power tools available to carpenters;
    - Outline the general safety procedures and guidelines that should be followed to operate the tools;
    - Discuss the importance of employee responsibility and human relations to being successful in the trade;
    - Identify the various types of construction drawings that make a drawing set;
    - State the guidelines to read and interpret reading plans and drawings, blueprints, and specifications;
    - List the various terms associated with floor systems, wall, ceiling and roof framing;
    - Explain the different methods of framing and constructing houses made of wood;
    - Describe the types of beams/girders and supports used in construction;
    - Outline the sequence involved in constructing a platform floor assembly;
    - Summarize the basic procedure for laying out, assembling, and erecting wood frame walls;
    - Recognize the different types of roofs used in residential construction;
    - Determine the length of a common rafter required to construct a roof;
    - Discuss the terms associated with concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, and formwork;
    - Apply the concrete mixing information to get different types of concrete, designed to suit various purposes;
    - Explain the basic concrete curing methods and materials;
    - List the various components of windows, exterior doors, and stairways used in residential construction;
    - Summarize the basic installation procedure for pre-hung windows;
    - State the various types of exterior doors used in residential construction;
    - Identify the essential requirements for framing stairs;
    - Describe the design and layout techniques used for stairways and stairwells.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 15 )
  • Module 1: Introduction to Carpentry
    • Introduction to Carpentry - Learning Outcomes
    • Carpentry as a Trade
    • History of Carpentry
    • Modern Carpentry
    • Opportunities in the Construction Industry and Apprenticeship Program
    • Employee Responsibility and Human Relations
    • Employer and Employee Safety Obligations
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Building Materials
    • Building Materials - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Building Materials
    • Lumber
    • Plywood
    • Building Boards
    • Engineered Wood Products
    • Pressure-Treated Lumber
    • Calculating Lumber Quantities
    • Concrete Block Construction
    • Commercial Construction Methods
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Fasteners and Adhesives
    • Fasteners and Adhesives - Learning Outcomes
    • Fasteners - Nails and Staples
    • Fasteners - Screws and Bolts
    • Fasteners - Mechanical Anchors
    • Adhesives
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Hand and Power Tools
    • Hand and Power Tools - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
    • Hand Tools
    • Power Tools
    • Some Power Tools Used by Carpenters
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Carpentry Studies - First Assessment
  • Module 6: Reading Plans and Elevations
    • Reading Plans and Elevations - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Reading Plans and Elevations
    • Drawing Set
    • Reading and Interpreting Drawings
    • Reading Plans - Other Important Terms
    • Organizing Projects and Working with Other Trades
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 7: Floor Systems
    • Floor Systems - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Floor Systems
    • Methods of Framing Houses
    • Building Drawings and Specifications
    • Floor Systems
    • Constructing Platform Floor Assembly and Installing Joists
    • Determining Girder and Joist Sizes
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • Wall and Ceiling Framing - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • Laying Out a Wall
    • Assembling and Erecting a Wall
    • Ceiling Layout and Framing
    • Wall Framing in Masonry
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Roof Framing
    • Roof Framing - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Roof Framing
    • Roof Types and Components
    • Rafters
    • Sheathing
    • Truss Construction and Installation
    • Other Types of Roof Framing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 10: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Second Assessment
  • Module 11: Introduction to Concrete
    • Introduction to Concrete - Learning Outcomes
    • Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, Forms
    • Concrete and Concrete Materials
    • Concrete Mix Proportions and Measurements
    • Special Types of Concrete
    • Concrete Curing, Testing, Estimating Volume
    • Concrete Reinforcement Materials
    • Concrete Forms and Footings
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 12: Windows and Exterior Doors
    • Windows and Exterior Doors - Learning Outcomes
    • Terms Associated with Windows and Exterior Doors
    • Window Components, Types, Installation
    • Exterior Door Components and Types
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 13: Stair Construction
    • Stair Construction - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Stair Construction
    • Types of Stairs
    • Stairway Components and Terminology
    • Stair Framing
    • Design and Layout of Stairways and Stairwells
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 14: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Third Assessment
    • Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Third Assessment
  • Module 15: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Final Assessment
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Module 5: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
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Module 10: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
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Module 14: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Third Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
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Module 15: Diploma in Carpentry Studies - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours

  • Publisher

    US AID

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    250 Pts

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