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Floor Coverer 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 courses listed below constitute the Floor Coverer 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, 37 semester hours, as applied across the following courses listed below. 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). Course 3: 40 hours (1 week). Course 4: 40 hours (1 week).

Dates:

Course 1, 2, 3, and 4: October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Course 1, 2, 3 and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the history of the carpet industry; identify various fibers and yarns used in carpet construction; analyze key industry standards of carpet and rug installation; formulate and apply methods to seam cut various types of carpet; install carpet wall base; cut and repair seams; and identify and use appropriate tools for installation. 

Instruction:

Course 1, 2, 3 and 4: Major topics include: fibers and yarns, industry history, industry standards, installation tools, 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, 6 semester hours in Floorcovering or related disciplines (9/16). NOTE: All four courses must be completed 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 and 2: 40 hours (1 week). 

Dates:

Course 1 and 2: October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Course 1: Upon successful completion, students will be able to: define and apply terminology; prepare a substrate for wood flooring installation; layout and install engineered and solid wood floors; develop a procedure and illustration of custom installation of borders, inserts and inlay to wood floors; estimate material for wood installation jobs; and use hand and power tools. Course 2: Students will be able to: define and apply terminology related to sanding and finishing; use different types of sanding tools; sand different types of wood floors; use various application techniques to apply finish, stains and sealers; demonstrate methods to sand, stain and finish hardwood floors to the specifications of the National Wood Flooring Association, and prepare an estimate of material needed for various types of hardwood floor installation jobs. 

Instruction:

Course 1 and 2: Major topics include: shop and safety rules, use of PPE of hand and power tools, substrate preparation, underlayment products and installation procedures, and estimates. 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 in Floorcovering or related disciplines (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 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 the course, students will be able to: define and apply terminology common to substrate preparation and BCT tile installation; compare and contrast  underlayment products and installation procedures; formulate and apply methods to install underlayment; develop a procedure and apply it to install square tile; install equal border and diagonal floor tile; and estimate material and square tile for various types of carpet installation jobs.

Instruction:

Major topics include: shop and safety rules, use of PPE of hand and power tools, substrate preparation, underlayment products and installation procedures, border, and  diagonal floor tile. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Floorcovering or related disciplines (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), plus 30 lab hours.

Dates:

October 2011 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define terms, applications, theory and procedures associated with Infection Control Risk Assessment Construction (ICRA); demonstrate awareness of infection control in health-care facilities; outline protection methods and safe work practices; use appropriate tools and equipment for floorcovering tasks including substrate preparation, moisture testing and underlayment; perform ramping, skimming, priming and self-leveling tasks; and estimate jobs.  

Instruction:

Major topics include: shop and safety rules, use of PPE of hand and power tools, substrate preparation, underlayment products and installation procedures, Infection Control Risk Assessment Construction,  job evaluation, and infection control in health-care facilities. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Floorcovering or related disciplines (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 proper tool for particular applications; apply mathematical operations in estimation, layout, and installation for floor covering installation projects; use proper procedures of installation using common fasteners; and explain installation procedures when using underlayment products.

Instruction:

Major topics include: employability skills, safety rules, hand and power tools, mathematics, estimation, layout and installation of floor covering projects, substrate preparation, fasteners, and installation procedures using underlayment products. 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 Floorcovering or related disciplines (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 the course, students will be able to: define and apply basic terminology common to floor coverers in installing different types of floor covering material; develop a procedure to install resilient tasks that include three-wall scribe, flat lay pattern scribing, diagonal vinyl tile installation, cove base, and PVC heat welding; and install carpet for direct glue, stretch-in with border, and an upholstered step. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: floor coverer terminology, floor covering materials, and installation. 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 Floorcovering or related disciplines (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, students will be able to: use terminology associated with sheet flooring and square tile; install square and rubber tile; seam sheet vinyl goods; Rotogravure sheet vinyl; repair resilient flooring; estimate the amount of material needed for various jobs; pattern scribe floorcovering material; and properly and safely use hand and power tools to perform tasks. 

Instruction:

Major topics include floor coverer terminology, floor covering materials, and installation. 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 Floorcovering or related disciplines (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, students will be able to: determine the type of resilient flooring to use for various installation projects; use various installation procedures to install sheet goods, seam cut various types of materials; heat weld resilient floor seams; install flash cove trim;  and properly and safely use hand and power tools. 

Instruction:

Major topics include: floor coverer terminology, floor covering materials, and installation. 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 Floorcovering or related disciplines (9/16).

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