VCF 110 Domestic Construction

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the students techniques in the basic construction of domestic cabinets and furniture that are more commonly found in the private home. The student will also learn various methods of producing custom made pieces of furniture to a client’s specification

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 3,4,5 of General Education Program
  • Prerequisite Courses: VCF 104, VSP 153a
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the cabinet making/furniture making industry
    2. Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.
    3. Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.
    4. Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.
    5. Participate in the cabinet making/furniture making trade.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify types of domestic cabinet/furniture.
    2. Identify components of domestic furniture.
    3. Identify jointing methods.
    4. Produce full size setout and cutting & costing lists.
    5. Manufacture a practical project.

    SLO

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    PLO5

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    IDM

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Identify types of domestic cabinets/furniture.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1. Describe four (4) types of cabinets currently being manufactured for domestic use.

    Multiple choice questions Short answer questions Individual written assignments Active participation in group activity

    1.2 Describe and explain the function of four (4) different pieces of furniture manufactured for domestic use.

    1.3 Select and Design a suitable cabinet or piece of furniture for a given situation.

    General SLO 2. Identify components of domestic furniture.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1. Name the parts of a cabinet built for domestic use.

    Oral questioning
    Written tests
    Individual and group written assignments

    2.2 Select appropriate material for a given cabinet.

    2.3 Explain the function of all the components of a given piece of furniture.

     

    General SLO 3. Identify the jointing methods


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1. Sketch and name three (4) joints used for the manufacture of domestic cabinets.

    Oral questioning
    Written tests
    Active participation in group activity.

    3.2 Select a suitable construction technique for a given cabinet application.

    3.3 Describe the application of each joint (4) in a given piece of furniture.

    General SLO 4. Produce full size setout and cutting, and costing list.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Produce a full size setout showing the elevations and details required to take off critical measurements to within 1/16”

    Correct and accurate completion of each practical task performed to the standard/tolerance as specified in the assessment criteria. Completion of practical tasks Oral questioning Written assignment/test

    4.2 Take measurements from a full size set out and produce a cutting list

    4.3 Compile a material list from a cutting list and calculate the total cost of a project

    General SLO 5. Manufacture a practical project.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Compile a cutting list from the drawing And specification given.

    Correct and accurate completion of each practical task performed to the standard/tolerance as specified in the assessment criteria.

    5.2 Determine the required sheets and their size for the required components to ensure economical use of materials

    5.3 Determine the required amount of material needed to construct given piece of furniture

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Types of Domestic Cabinet/ Furniture
    2. Components of Domestic Furniture
    3. Jointing methods
    4. Full size setout, cutting and costing lists
    5. Manufacture a Practical project

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    Lectures, presentations, individual and group assignments, practical activities

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Escobar, C., Ivines, R., NCCER, (2003), Cabinet making, Trainee Guide, New York: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition). Class project materials Handout materials Woodshop with proper tools and equipments

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hardware and manufacturers manuals NCCER, (2001) Wheels of learning Level One Carpentry. New Jersey: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition). Freirer, J. L., Freirer, M. D.,& Hutchings, G. R.(1997) Carpentry and Building Construction, 5th Edition. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill (or most recent edition). Ramuz, M. (2001) The Encyclopedia of Woodworking. New Jersey: Chartwell Books (or most recent edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    None

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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