VCT 153 Introduction to Carpentry

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic use of hand and power tools along with the techniques and methods applicable to the carpentry trade. It is designed to provide an orientation to the career field of carpentry.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ):NA
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Carpentry trade.
    2. Use competently specified hand and power tools.
    3. Perform basic hand skills in constructing projects to given specifications.
    4. Interpret construction information from blueprint drawings.
    5. Participate in the construction industry.

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

    1. Identify and describe the field of carpentry in the industry.
    2. Identify unsafe situations in the shop.
    3. Make linear measurements to an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch and/or 1mm and estimate lumber required for a given project.
    4. Identify and demonstrate proficiency with hand tools common to carpentry.
    5. Identify and demonstrate proficiency with power tools common to carpentry.
    6. Identify lumber by grade and common usage.
    7. Demonstrate the ability to work from drawings and blueprints.

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

    General SLO 1. Identify and describe the field of carpentry in the industry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Identify and describe a career plan.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 Describe the work ethic associated with a successful career in the field.

    General SLO 2. Identify unsafe situations in the shop..


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 List workshop safety rules.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    2.2 Perform safely in the workshop at all times.

     

    General SLO 3. Make linear measurements to an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch and/or 1mm and estimate lumber required for a given project.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Define linear measurement.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    3.2 Mark a given measurement on a piece a piece of lumber.

    3.3 Cut a given measurement to an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch.

    3.4 Estimate lumber needed to build a project.

    3.5 Find board feet.

    3.6 Estimate the cost of a given project.

    General SLO 4. Identify and demonstrate proficiency with hand tools common to carpentry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 List the uses of all hand tools learned.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2 Pick out the right hand tool for the job to be done.

    4.3 Use hand tools properly.

    4.4 Maintain hand tools properly.

    General SLO 5. Identify and demonstrate proficiency with power tools common to carpentry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 List the use of each power tools that you have learned.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 Pick out the right power tool for the right job to be done.

    5.3 Use each power tool properly.

    5.4 Maintain all power tools properly.

    General SLO 6. Identify lumber by grade and common usage.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Arrange each lumber by their grades.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 Write down the specific use of each lumber.

    6.3 List the proper ways of handling lumbers.

    General SLO 7. Demonstrate the ability to work from drawings and blueprints.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Identify and interpret a drawing/blueprint.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    7.2 Describe the important content/specifications of a drawing/blueprint.

    7.3 Use a drawing/blueprint to build/fabricate based on its specifications.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Career overview
    2. Safety
    3. Mathematics
    4. Hand tools
    5. Power tools and machines
    6. Lumber
    7. Blueprint reading

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    1. Practical/Hands-on experience
    2. Lectures/Demonstration, group discussion, and application
    3. Team work on projects

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Allen, E. (1990), Fundamentals of Building Construction- materials and methods. Massachusetts: John Wiley & Sons (or most recent edition).

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hepler, D. E., Hepler, D. J., & Wallach, P. R. (1998), Architecture Drafting and Design.
    Seventh edition. New York: McGraw-Hill (or most recent edition).
    Hardware and manufacturers manuals

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    Students majored in the carpentry program must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course.

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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