VCF 114 Commercial Construction

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the students basic construction techniques when producing more than one cabinet or piece of furniture (multiple items). It will demonstrate the use of setting up machinery, making patterns and jigs used to mass produce items of furniture.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 2,3,4,5 of General Education Program
  • Prerequisite Courses: VCF 104 , VSP 153a or concurrently
  • 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. Describe and identify the use of patterns and templates and compare the various materials used to produce them
    2. Prepare a full size drawing of a project containing shaped parts and draw patterns and templates of given full size and scale drawings
    3. Cut shapes out of various materials using hand and power tools
    4. Identify holding devices used in the production of timber components
    5. Identify quality control procedures

    SLO

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    PLO5

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    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

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

    General SLO 1. Describe and identify the use of patterns and templates and compare the various materials used to produce them.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe the difference between a pattern and template.

    Short answer questions Practical Completion of each practical task

    1.2 Describe the use of patterns and templates.

    1.3 Identify five (5) different materials for templates

    General SLO 2. Prepare a full size drawing of a project containing shaped parts and draw patterns and templates off given full size and scale drawings.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Identify drawings for use in templates and patterns.

    Short answer questions
    Multiple choice question

    2.2 Describe two different methods of transferring shapes from drawing.

    2.3 Transfer shaped components from drawings.

     

    General SLO 3. Cut shapes out of various materials using hand and power tools.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 From patterns or setouts, produce a number of templates from various materials.

    Practical exercises
    Assignments

    General SLO 4. Identify holding devices used in the production of timber components.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Identify holding devices and jigs that assist in the production of timber components

    Completion Sketches
    Short answer questions
    Practical exercises/tests

    4.2 Explain the advantages of holding devices and jigs in the machining and assembly process.

    4.3 Sketch a holding device that allows timber components to be produced economically and safely.

    General SLO 5. Identify Quality Control Procedures.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 List the main aims of quality control in the production process.

    Multiple choice questions
    Short answer questions

    5.2 Identify poor quality control in the workplace

    5.3 List the stages at which the components should be checked.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Use of patterns and templates.
    2. Full size drawing of a project containing shaped parts and draw patterns and templates.
    3. Cut shape out of various materials.
    4. Holding devices used in the production of timber components.
    5. Quality control procedures.

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

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Havens, G., (1997), The Family Handyman, Home Storage Projects, Reader’s Digest. New York: Sisco & Evans (or most recent edition).
    Class project materials
    Handout materials
    Woodshop with proper tools and equipments

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    NCCER, (2001) Wheels of learning Level One Carpentry. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education (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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