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Submitter's Information




Director, Strong Workforce Strategic Communications and Outreach


Inland Empire/Desert


Norco College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Ashley Etchison

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Program Details

Program Title

Apprenticeship Carpentry, Acoustical Installer

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Carpentry (095210)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Apprenticeship Carpentry, Acoustical Installer, AS and Certificate of Achievement provides the required related and supplemental instruction for interior systems apprentices in the technical skills required in the trade. Successful completion may result in journey worker status.

Enrollment Completer Projections

20-25 enrollments and 10-20 each year.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

To provide related and supplemental instruction for students who are apprentices through Norco College; to allow apprentices to earn college credit for their related and supplemental instruction; to prepare apprentices for journey-level work in the acoustical tile field; to meet the needs of apprentices and employers

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

1. Prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, cut fabricate, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations, and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

2. Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors.

3. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation, includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

Program Requirements

Major requirements: Apprenticeship Carpentry, Acoustical Installer
Course Code Course Title Credits
CRP 461A Acoustical Ceilings 1.5
CRP 462 Standard Acoustical Grids 1.5
CRP 463 Suspended Ceilings 1.5
CRP 464 Acoustical Soffits 1.5
CRP 466 Concealed/Glue-Up/Staple-Up Systems 1.5
CRP 467 Designer and Specialty Trims 1.5
CRP 468 Metal Pan and Security Systems 1.5
CRP 471A Orientation 2
CRP 471B Safety and Health Certifications 2
CRP 471C Tool/Equipment Applications 1.5
CRP 474A Print Reading 2
CRP 479A Drywall and Acoustical Ceilings 1.5
Total Credits 19.5
Select four (4) courses from the following:  
Course Code Course Title Credits  
CRP 461B Advanced Acoustical Ceiling Layout 1.5  
CRP 461C Advanced Acoustical Ceiling Installation 1.5  
CRP 465 Prefab/Sound Panels 1.5  
CRP 472A Basic Metal Framing 1.5  
CRP 473C Framing Curves and Arches 1.5  
CRP 474B Advanced Print Reading 2  
CRP 483 Door and Door Frames 1.5  
Total Credits 6.00-6.5  

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Published at

05/03/23 - 08:59 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  08/08/23

Received regional recommendation at 5-8-2023 IEDRC Deans Meeting.