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Diploma in Carpentry Studies Course


Diploma in Carpentry Studies
Diploma in Carpentry Studies

Learn more about carpentry skills.


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Course Description

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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 283 votes
Course Title: Diploma in Carpentry Studies
Course #: 680
Course Publisher: US AID
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from USAID through the Public Domain.
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 6-10 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: No
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Patrick Momo
    Patrick Momo Liberia Diploma in carpentry is good because some level of your credibility in the field of carpentry. 2016-07-20 01:07:05
  • Keith Myers
    Keith Myers United States of America A very informative course with a lot of useful information. I wish there were more illustrations showing examples of glossary terms. Videos and interactive slides would make the learning experience more enjoyable. 2016-05-07 15:05:45
  • DORIAN WILLIAMS
    DORIAN WILLIAMS United States of America I enjoyed the course very much and I thank you very much 2016-04-18 10:04:52
  • James Lodge
    James Lodge Canada Great course. I have learned lots from it 2015-09-11 22:09:52
  • James Hutts
    James Hutts United States of America This course has help me a lot I know more then I did about Carpentry. 2015-03-13 15:03:19
  • Keith Silbernick
    Keith Silbernick United States of America A very informative course 2015-02-20 19:02:07
  • Vahid Bani-Adam
    Vahid Bani-Adam Canada educational, to the point and well designed 2015-02-09 03:02:51
  • Curtis Thompson
    Curtis Thompson United States of America Very informative regarding history of carpentry in the middle ages and modern times. 2015-02-08 15:02:12
  • Xolani Wiseman Mrubata
    Xolani Wiseman Mrubata South Africa Very informative, with a very good background, very clear demostrations,very cleary explanations,I wish South African Qualification Authourity (SAQA) can offer a full recognition to this very usefull course,thank you 2015-01-22 19:01:02
  • Lori Nuri
    Lori Nuri United States of America Very Informative 2014-12-30 04:12:24
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