Carpenter

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CARPENTERS in the shipbuilding environment are responsible for scaffold erection and removal; providing temporary flooring of ship’s compartments and suspended platforms; installing permanent and temporary ladders and handrails; laying out ship’s names, numbers, and draft marks; measuring and cutting blocks and building cradles for ship shoring; installing sound dampening and ballasting material; building crates for shipping equipment back to the vendors and various detailed carpentry shop work.

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Curriculum:

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Course Description

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1 Technical Math Covers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry. 72
2 Introduction to Shipbuilding and Blueprints This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of the design of the ships structure. This course also covers the basic blueprint reading required by the craft. 72
3 Blueprint Reading for Carpenters This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft. 40
4 Carpentry Shop I Emphasis is placed on carpentry orientation and study of hand tools, materials, ethics and history of the trade and operations. 72
5 Carpentry Shop II This course is designed to make the Carpenter apprentice well-rounded with studies in interior finish, cabinet making, and blueprint reading and estimating. 72
6 Naval Architecture and Ship Structure Principles of ship construction and terminology. 72
7 Fundamentals of Drafting This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade. 72
8 Principles of Management This course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role. 72
9 Production Control and Planning This course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis. 72