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 provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning. 72
3 Blueprint Reading for Carpenters This course is a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in the shipbuilding industry. 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