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Carpentry Apprenticeship - MCIRCC

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

Approximately 640 hours of classroom instruction; and a minimum of 4,400 hours of supervised practical experience over four years. 

Dates:

October 2011 - Present.

Objectives:

See “Learner Outcomes” for each of the individual courses that comprise the apprenticeship. 

Instruction:

The components listed below constitute the Carpentry Apprenticeship conducted by the Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC). The apprenticeship consists of four years of combined classroom instruction and supervised practical experience under the close supervision of experienced supervisors. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience. Due to the integrated nature of the curriculum as it unfolds over four years, the descriptions, which appear below, reflect the content areas and course titles within degree programs where credit may be awarded.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 41 semester hours, as applied across the following courses listed below (9/16). NOTE: Students must successfully complete all courses to access the credit recommendation.

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

Course 1: 40 hours (1 week). Course 2: 40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

Course 1 and 2: October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use hand and power tools properly and safely; determine correct natural wood or wood product to use for specific projects; install fasteners; interpret blueprints; perform mathematical calculations; and apply health and safety procedures. Course 2: Students will be able to: describe the duties and responsibilities of apprentices; summarize the collective bargaining agreement as it relates to on the job learning and training; describe the UBC constitution and its structure; operate a powder actuated tool; describe construction industry hazards and corrective measures; perform first aid, CPR and use an AED; and recognize Commercial and Residential Fall Protection. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: Course 1: use of hand and power tools; health and safety regulations, standards and procedures, blueprint reading, composition of natural wood and wood products, and technical math. Course 2: collective bargaining, on the job learning, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, and Commercial and Residential Fall Protection. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology and 1 semester hour in Health Science) (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

Course 1: 40 hours (1 week). Course 2: 40 hours (1 week). Course 3: 40 hours (1 week). 

Dates:

Course 1, 2, and 3: October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Course 1: inspect and operate an aerial lift and self-propelled, vertically elevating work platforms (Scissor Lit) in accordance with OSHA standards, guidelines and regulations; use a David White optical level and laser instruments; interpret marking of leveling rods; perform leveling operations; install the Symon Wall Form and Jahn Clamp Forming System; install Symon form column and grade beam projects; install and brace a spread footing form for a building layout to the specifications of a blueprint; and estimate the materials needed to complete a project. Course 2: assemble and construct concrete stair forms; construct the bridge form work for a steel beam and precast/pre-stressed concrete beam; assemble box culvert, calculate cubic yards of concrete and materials to build various projects. Course 3: operate a total station accurately; calculate the points laid out with the total station; configure a data collector and total station to stake out points; and place and finish concrete. 

Instruction:

Course 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: concrete forms, materials, methods, tools, technologies, and installation; cubic calculations; total station; steel and concrete beams; bridge forms; and concrete stair forms.  Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Carpentry, Concrete, Construction Materials and Methods, or Construction Technology (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

Minimum of 4,400 hours of supervised practical experience over 4 years.

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: apply all knowledge, skills, and techniques developed during the course of the apprenticeship program in the field.

Instruction:

Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours per year (for all four years, maximum 12 hours upon completion of the program) in Floorcovering or related disciplines (9/16). NOTE: For all four years, the maximum is 12 semester hours upon completion of the program. (Minimum of 4,400 hours of supervised practical experience over 4 years).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: read blueprints for exterior siding projects; install exterior trim for commercial and residential structures; install aluminum soffit and fascia, different types of siding and asphalt shingles; estimate the amount of exterior trim and components needed to construct a roof; use personal protective equipment and personal fall arrest systems per OSHA regulations. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: blueprint reading, exterior siding and trim materials, installation of exterior siding and trim for commercial and residential structures, aluminum soffit and fascia, siding and asphalt shingles, roof construction and personal protective equipment and personal fall arrest systems.  Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: construct different types of interior system jobs including laying out wall lines, radius, corners, partitions, and door openings; construct a shaft wall system; estimate and develop a materials list to frame a partition wall; and use proper tools for interior systems drywall projects. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: blueprint reading, interior system projects, materials and installation procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: apply theory and construction of various types of soffits and exposed grid ceiling systems to commercial construction projects; determine the type and height of a ceiling and soffit; calculate an equal border exposed grid ceiling using mathematical formulas; layout and construct an equal border and diagonal grid ceiling;  prepare an estimate of material needed for a project; and properly and safely use hand and power tools. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: blueprint reading, commercial construction interior system projects, materials and installation procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry, Construction Materials and Methods, Construction Technology or Quantity Takeoff (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: use procedures for lath ceiling and access floors outlined within Infection Control Risk Assessment Construction (ICRA) training; assemble a suspended lath ceiling; install a suspended lath ceiling; and assemble an access floor following the proper sequence. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: lath ceiling assembly and installation, access floor assembly and installation procedures, and Infection Control Risk Assessment Construction (ICRA). Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry, Construction Materials and Methods,  Construction Technology or  Health Care Construction (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret blueprints; use hand and power tools to install interior trim, doors and hardware; layout and construct a wood door frame; install a slab door; install windows; and estimate the amount of materials needed for specific projects. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: installation of interior trim, doors, windows, and hardware, and construction of wood door frames. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Blue Print Reading, Carpentry, Construction Materials and Methods, Construction Technology or Quantity Takeoff (9/16).

Location:

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

Length:

40 hours (1 week). 

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify roof rafters and framing hardware; analyze roof plan blueprints; calculate, layout and installation of different types of roof rafters; compare and contrast personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal fall arrest systems; install an equal slope gable, hip and interconnecting roof system;  and estimate the amount of framing material and components to construct a roof.

Instruction:

Major topics include installation, calculation and layout of different types of roof rafters.  Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (9/16).

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