SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education
AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Program Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Residential Construction AOS or AAS program should be able to:
- Understand and utilize mathematics computations, formulas, and measurements required in the carpentry field.
- Learn and utilize safe practices concerning personal safety, hand- and power tool usage in all aspects of fabrication/construction.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete a building objective on a residential dwelling.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete masonry projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans to safely and accurately complete fine woodworking projects.
- Using an existing structure, demonstrate the ability to read and interpret project plans for a remolding project, and execute those plans to meet benchmark building objectives.
There are three advisement options. The first-year courses are the same for all three options. The second-year courses are shown separately for each option.
Technical Standards for Carpentry Programs
The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.
General: Apply proper principles and techniques to carpentry, cabinet-making, and residential construction projects.
- Understand textbooks, handouts, and safety procedures
- Understand/interpret blueprints and construction plans
- Interpret symbols, legends, and other information on construction drawings
- Extract information from a set of construction drawings
- Do mathematical calculations
- Take accurate measurements and do conversions
- Estimate the amount of materials and labor needed for a project
- Visualize two and three-dimensional objects
General: Assess the quality of carpentry work.
- Determine readings on devices such as tape measures, framing and adjustable squares, and builders’ levels and transits
- Select proper tools and materials for specific purposes
- Use sensory cues to do proper constructing, installing, and finishing work
- Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects
General: Possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and dexterity to perform carpentry related work.
- Operate necessary tools and equipment properly
- Do physical labor for prolonged periods
- Work at varying heights
- Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary
General: Communicate to gather and convey information.
- Speak, write, and understand English
- Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources
- Express information coherently
- Document work accurately
General: Behave appropriately and safely in a shared-learning environment.
- Work independently with periodic supervision
- Work cooperatively with partners and groups
- Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities
- Exercise good judgment
- Follow proper safety procedures
General: Function safely in a carpentry shop environment.
Work for prolonged periods amidst:
- Extreme noise
- Sharp tools and materials
- Electrical equipment
- Chemicals and toxins
- Dust, heat, and fumes
- Machinery with moving parts
- Moving objects and vehicles
- Slippery or uneven surfaces
- Variations in lighting
- Extreme outdoor temperatures