Program Objectives

A student building a structure in the CARP classroom




Required Skills/
Job & Salary Outlook

A graduate of this program should be able to:

  • Write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports and be skilled in oral communication related to the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate the basic manipulative skills of the trade that are necessary in laying out work, planning, erecting, and framing.
  • Interpret and prepare plans, drawings, codes and specifications, lines, symbols, and abbreviations on working drawings or blueprints.
  • Analyze specifications and contract drawings as well as make accurate quantity take-offs and labor estimations to develop an estimated construction cost for a building project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lay out and erect a platform or western frame structure.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in masonry and in the concrete construction trade.
  • Describe various types of materials and methods available to the construction trade.
  • Describe business organization, financing labor relations, selling, pricing, customer service, management, and other business principles.
  • Describe the complexity of the building construction industry, the interrelationships of the various trades, and methods of communication and coordination among all trades and professions within the industry.
  • Encourage the practice of staying current with any new technology or codes related to the building industry.