Craft Training Series

Craft Training Series: Fundamental Carpentry

You asked for it, we listened! The ABC, Central PA Chapter is excited to announce its first Craft Training Series: Fundamental Carpentry! This training will be implemented during the next few months. This Craft Training Series is meant for laborers who need additional instruction to build upon their existing skills for entry level carpenters.

Each session is designed to be taken consecutively throughout the year and builds upon the next. It is recommended that all sessions be taken in sequence to develop a collective set of skills, however, each session can be scheduled separately to suit individual needs.

Locations:

ABC, Central PA Chapter
898 N. Eagle Valley Road
Milesburg, PA 16853

Central PA Institute of Science & Technology (CPI)
540 North Harrison Road
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Session 1 - Commercial Drawings

In this course, trainees will identify the types and uses of commercial construction drawings and schedules.Trainees will compare and contrast residential and commercial construction drawings, describe the purpose of a civil drawing, describe the use of architectural drawing and schedules, describe the purpose of mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings and compare drawings from two different disciplines.

Instructor: John Dixon, General Superintendent, NCCER Certified Instructor

Course location: ABC, Central PA Chapter Office

Session 2 - Basic Construction Math

This course introduces trainees to basic math skills needed in the construction environment.The module reviews whole numbers and fractions; working with decimals; the four primary math operations; reading rulers and tape measures; the Imperial and metric units of measurement; basic geometric figures; and areas and volume calculations for two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.

Instructor: Eugene Hadden, Director of Operations, NCCER Certified Instructor

Course location: ABC, Central PA Chapter Office

Session 3 - Floor Framing Systems

This course will describe the layout and construction procedures for floor systems, including how to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and how to identify different types of framing systems, floor systems components and floor system materials. It also covers how to estimate the amount of materials needed for a floor assembly and on some common alternative floor systems. The course includes theory, hands-on instruction and testing of skills. A brief overview of proper use and operations of hand and power tools used in construction today will be included.

Instructor: Bill Weaver, NCCER certified instructor, retired CTE carpentry instructor

Tools required by student: Day 1- No tools needed. Day 2 & 3- PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection), construction master calculator, 20 oz. framing hammer, 25’ tape, speed square, chalk line, utility knife and cat’s paw.

Course location: CPI

Session 4 - Wall Systems

This course teaches trainees the proper procedures for laying out and framing walls, including roughing-in door and window openings, construction corners and partitions Ts, bracing walls and applying sheathing.The course also includes estimating materials required to frame walls.Course time includes hands-on instructions and testing of skills. A brief overview of proper use and operations of hand and power tools used in construction today will be included.

Instructor: Bill Weaver, NCCER certified instructor, retired CTE carpentry instructor

Tools required by student: PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection), construction master calculator, 20 oz. framing hammer, 25’ tape, speed square, chalk line, utility knife, cat’s paw and framing square with rafter table.

Course location: CPI

Session 5 - Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing

This course introduces the building envelope system and its components.The module describes the various types of windows, skylights, and exterior doors and provides instructions for installing them.It will also include instructions for installing weather stripping and locksets.Course time includes, hands-on instructions and testing of skills. A brief overview of proper use and operations of hand and power tools used in construction today will be included.

Instructor: Bill Weaver, NCCER certified instructor, retired CTE carpentry instructor

Tools required by student: PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection), construction master calculator, 20 oz. framing hammer, 25’ tape, speed square, chalk line, utility knife, cat’s paw and nail sets.

Course location: CPI

Session 6 - Introduction to Building Envelope Systems

This course introduces the building envelope system and its components.The module describes the various types of windows, skylights, and exterior doors and provides instructions for installing them.It will also include instructions for installing weather stripping and locksets.Course time includes, hands-on instructions and testing of skills. A brief overview of proper use and operations of hand and power tools used in construction today will be included.

Instructor: Bill Weaver, NCCER certified instructor, retired CTE carpentry instructor

Tools required by student: PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection), construction master calculator, 20 oz. framing hammer, 25’ tape, speed square, chalk line, utility knife, cat’s paw and nail sets.

Course location: CPI