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Basic Stair Building

This class reviews the basics of stair building, and includes fraction to decimal conversion, total rise, number of risers in run, unit rise, unit run, total run, and mathematical length of stair horse. This class also covers handrail layout and baluster layout per code. In addition to the required basic tools, a calculator and a framing square with stair gauges are also needed for this class.

 

 

Basic Roof Framing

This class reviews the basics of roof framing, and includes field conversion, rafter identification, rafter length calculations, ridge heights, and metal stud truss template layout. Two roofs will be framed:

  1. Wood framing members
  2. Metal stud truss and over framing using metal studs

In addition to the required basic tools, a calculator, metal aviator snips, and a framing square with rafter buttons are also needed for this class.

Solid Surfacing

This course is designed to certify the carpenter in solid surface installation.

 

This class reviews current manufacture specifications for solid surface field installations. In addition to installations, seaming, edge treatment, repair and finishing will also be included. The solid surface materials include Dupont CORIAN, Wilsonart Gibralter, and Avonite. In addition to the required basic tools, a one inch chisel is also needed for this class.

Rigging I and II

Rigging I and II is a U. B. C. certified class set up to ANSI 30.9 and O.S.H.A. standards. This class reviews hardware components, inspection, rigging safety, and procedures. In this 32 hour course, students will also learn hand signals and proper crane set-up and usage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welding

This course includes health and safety, welding processes and their use in the construction industry. The majority of the shop time includes the S.M.A.W. (stick) and Oxygen / Fuel cutting and burning. Welder certification is possible upon completion of the course.

 

 

 

 

Basic Printreading

This basic course reviews the terminology of blueprint reading and distinguishes between the different views. Students learn how to identify, gather, and apply the information on the blue prints used during the building process.

Intermediate Printreading

With Basic Printreading as its prerequisite, Intermediate Printreading takes a more in depth look at blueprint reading and develops an increased knowledge of construction drawings. This class reviews residential as well as light commercial drawings and specifications.

Basic Transit-Level

This course is an introduction to the three basic leveling instruments. Each instrument and its parts are identified; then its function is discussed and demonstrated in the class. Students also participate in a hands-on shop project which includes setting up the instrument, establishing elevations, recording station elevations, and performing building layout.

Intermediate Transit

With Basic Transit-Level as its prerequisite, Intermediate Transit explores a more extensive use of the digital theodolite.  Students will learn to layout buildings having odd angles, geometric shapes, and layout from a control line.  Students will learn the math needed to make the necessary calculations to perform shop projects.  This math can be used in other areas of carpentry such as stair building, basic rafter framing and unequal ptich roofs.  This course is a prerequisite for the total station.

GE Turbines

This 24 hour class will familiarize students with the GE combustion turbine. This course also reviews hytorc bolting, safety wire, and pantleg washers. Prerequisites for Apprentices only are completion of one unit of Basic Millwright and one unit of Rigging I & II.

Basic Millwright

This 40 hour course introduces the student to most aspects of the Millwright trade. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in shop activities where each student can apply what he/she has just been taught.

Basic Shaft Alignment

This 16 hour course provides an in-depth review of shaft alignment, using dial indicator and feeler gauges. In addition to classroom instruction and a final test, students participate in shop activities where each student can apply what he/she has just been taught.

Laser Shaft Alignment

With Basic Shaft Alignment as a prerequisite, this 8 hour course provides an introduction to opt align. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in shop activities where each student can apply what he/she has just been taught.

MHSA Mine Safety

A 24-hour course on above ground mine (sand, gravel, lime, cement, coal, etc.) safety.

Moulder (Cabinet, Display and Mill-Cab program only)

This eight (8) hour course introduces the student to the moulder – a machine designed to shape and surface stock by cutting four sides in one operation. The course includes set up of bed sections, cutter heads, chip breakers, pressure bars and hold downs.

 

European Cabinet System – 32mm Construction (Cabinet, Display and Mill-Cab program only)

This eight (8) hour course provides an introduction to the pure European Cabinet Manufacturing System. The course includes edge banding, doll insertion, case clamping, and related hardware.

 

Modified European Cabinet

This 40 hour course is an introduction to the machining and assembly of a modified 32mm frameless base unit and countertop. The course includes shop drawings, lesson plans, multi-head boring machine and related hardware. Tools and dress required for this course include:

 

 

  • 16 oz. hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Framing square
  • Chisel
  • Hard hat
  • Safety work shoes
  • Nail set (2/32” or 1/8”)
  • Pencil
  • Speed square or combination square
  • Safety glasses
  • Long white pants

 

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St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP)
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center
8300 Valcour
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-457-8300