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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training Program – Pekin Campus | Evaluated Learning Experience

Stairs (C212)


40 hours (1 week).

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

October 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze blueprints and specifications to construct a set of stairs from a set of prints; establish a procedure to design a stairwell to maintain proper headroom; accurately perform the stair calculations to calculate the rise and run of the stairs; lay out, cut and fabricate three-step winder and stringers; calculate, lay out, and fabricate open, closed, mitered and three-step winding stairs; and develop a procedure to install handrails and balusters to conform to local building codes.


Major topics include: installation, calculation and layout of open, closed, mitered and three-step winding stairs. 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, or Construction Technology (9/16) (4/22 revalidation).