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Apprentice Program for Floor Coverers: Four Year Program

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:

Continuing Education for Floor Coverers: 27 hours (1 week). Powered Industrial Truck Operator: 8 hours (1 week). 

Dates:

Continuing Education for Floor Coverers; Powered Industrial Truck Operator: September 2005 - Present.

Objectives:

Continuing Education for Floor Coverers: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and define physical and health hazards and toxicity of chemicals; recognize an emergency and take appropriate steps to prevent further injury; perform basic first aid and secure the injured person(s) until emergency personnel arrive; identify and demonstrate how to practice standard precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission; apply simple ergonomic principles and procedures to reduce the risk of injury to the muscles. Powered Industrial Truck Operator​:  Students will be able to: learn and practice safe procedures for operating both electric motor and internal combustion engine lift trucks; calculate load weights to maintain safety measures; and receive UBC qualification in lift-truck operations.

Instruction:

Continuing Education for Floor Coverers:This course provide apprentices with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help minimize the consequences of injury. Instruction includes training in the administration of First Aid, CPR, blood-borne pathogens, the use of an automated external defibrillator, material data safety sheets and general ergonomics (effective ways to work to prevent injury and cumulative trauma disorders. All training is conducted by OSHA-certified instructors. Powered Industrial Truck Operator: This course provides OSHA-approved instruction in the safe and proper use of the lift truck (or forklift) using hands-on operation. Successful completion of the course includes an official road test which students must pass to receive UBC qualification.

Credit recommendation:

Continuing Education for Floor Coverers; Powered Industrial Truck Operator: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Floor Covering or related disciplines. NOTE: Both courses must be completed to receive credit (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Length:
Minimum 1,300 hours per year over 4 years (minimum 5,200 total work hours).
Dates:
September 2002 - Present.
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply all knowledge, skills, and techniques developed during the course of the apprenticeship program in the field.
Instruction:

The internship is designed to expose students to various work settings under the mentorship of skilled floor covering experts. Students work on different projects that reinforce the skills and knowledge presented in the apprenticeship program.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours per year (for all four years, maximum 16 hours upon completion of the program) in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). NOTE: Credit  recommendations are only valid for students who began the apprenticeship program in the fall of 2005 or later and successfully completed ALL courses. 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:

35 hours (1 week).

Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify major types of pile yarn (synthetic - natural) and explain how various types are made; select best tool for cutting and seaming to match carpet; cut carpet straightly without cutting row and yarn for seams on a variety of carpet types; follow safe work practices specifically for delivery and pickup of materials; read basic blueprints and seaming diagrams and scale off drawings.
Instruction:
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the carpet industry and its basic practices. Instruction focuses on: tool use and safe handling, carpet cutting for seam fabrication, emphasis on row running and cutting of the carpet and using the best tools for a specific material.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
35 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain reasons why moisture testing is performed and cite examples of typical tests used in the field; properly cut and assemble a seam; articulate key issues that installers face in stretch-in carpet installations (including tackstrip, cushion installation, and power stretching); identify and explain minimum standards for carpet installation as established by the Carpet and Rug Industry; install stretch-in carpet, cushion (pad); and demonstrate how to tighten carpet.

Instruction:
The course builds on the concepts learned in the first year of the apprenticeship program and expands basic cutting and seaming skills. Instruction begins with concrete moisture testing and instructs students in properly installing flooring based on the manufacturer's specifications. Apprentices learn to identify various types of carpets and how to properly install them, following type-specific installation practices.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
35 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: construct and maintain a square layout using the 3-4-5 and swing arc method; compare and contrast different types of carpet tile and layout styles (alternate grain - monolithic, and ashlar); use the pyramid installation method to keep field tile square; summarize proper application methods of adhesives, seam sealers, and rolling procedures for direct glue carpet installation; assess and defend whether carpet should be repaired or replaced; and choose best repair method for a section of carpet based upon the damage.
Instruction:
The course focuses on the layout and installation of carpet tile as well as an overview of repairs that installers may be required to perform. Students learn to use the 3-4-5 layout method to layout, install, and fit square, diagonal and herringbone patterns.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
35 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: safely use correct tools and techniques to install flash cove vinyl flooring; accurately install cove trim and cove stick and flash cove with both inside and outside corners; and use full pattern and template methods to install flash cove.

Instruction:

The course shows students how to install flash cove. Instruction focuses on full pattern and template methods for cutting and fitting sheet vinyl; correct way to set up for installation of cap strip and cove strip; and application of adhesive and full flash cove installation.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Length:

35 hours (1 week).

Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: correctly perform INSTALL hands on project for Carpet and Resilient Certification; practice cutting and sewing seams; read and interpret blueprints in order to fabricate letters, logos, and lines for different field events; discuss the process for making logos and designs in synthetic turf; and complete and pass two INSTALL certification tests

Instruction:

This course is a review of pre-training for INSTALL Resilient Flooring and Carpet Certification, including layout and installation of synthetic turf and includes administration of two INSTALL certification tests.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
7 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify various types of resilient flooring and explain best usages; install resilient flooring using the hand-fit, direct scribe, and pattern scribe methods; and underscribe a seam.

Instruction:
The course focuses on layout, seaming and installation of "sheet goods" such as vinyl, rubber, and linoleum. Instruction is provided in how to cut seams in sheet flooring using the underscribe procedure to join seams with a liquid seam sealer.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). NOTE: This course must be taken in conjunction with Resilient Flooring Fundamentals to receive credit.

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
35 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: correctly lay out and install sheet flooring using the hand-fit, direct scribe, and pattern scribe methods; and demonstrate proper procedure to heat weld seams in vinyl and linoleum sheet goods.

Instruction:
The course provides students with opportunities to correctly use different types of sheet flooring installation, including: hand-fit, direct scribe and pattern scribe methods. Instruction is also provided on heat welding procedures for both vinyl and linoleum.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

Location:
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length:
35 hours (1 week).
Dates:
September 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify minimum jobsite conditions required to install commercial wood flooring; accurately read and use both pin and pinless moisture meters for testing wood substrate and wood flooring product; explain minimum standards for concrete and wood flooring; discuss why an installer should be familiar with characteristics of wood species (hardness, ability to accept stain, etc.); safely operate power and finishing and hand tools; layout and install a solid wood nail down floor and a glue down floor

Instruction:
The course provides wood floor installation instruction to third and fourth year apprentices, according to the standards set by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Apprentices receive an overview of the species of wood commonly used for flooring, the dimensional stability, hardness, grades, surface characteristics, minimum length, and nailing tolerances. Instruction also focuses on how moisture affects wood and concrete substrates. Students are expected to install hard wood flooring using layout and installation principles presented by the instructor.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

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