CARP Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Apply proper principles and techniques to carpentry and construction projects.
  • Read textbooks, handouts, and safety procedures.
  • Read 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.
Sensory/Observation Skills Assess the quality of carpentry and construction 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 space relationships of objects.
Motor Skills Possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and dexterity to do carpentry and construction 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.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.
Behavioral Skills 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 judgement.
  • Follow safety procedures.
Environmental Tolerance 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

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review these technical standards and course information at to decide whether this program is right for you.

If you have questions about this program, please call the Honolulu CC Counseling Office at 845-9129. Individuals with hearing impairments may call 845-9270 (v/t) or use the Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-877-447-5990.

If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to Honolulu CC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 845-9282 (v/t), 845-9272 (v/t), or e-mail accesshcc-l@lists.hawaii.edu