CARP 20 - Basic Carpentry Skills by AJ Kikumoto


									                              Maui Community College
                                  Course Outline

1. Alpha and Number:                     CARP 20

   Course Title:                         Basic Carpentry Skills

   Credits:                              3

   Date of Outline:                      November 2003

2. Course Description:                   Introduces proper use and maintenance of
                                         carpentry hand and power tools. Practices
                                         selecting and using construction materials and
                                         fastening systems. (Formerly CARP 19.)

3. Contact Hours/Type:                   1 hour/lecture, 3hours/lab

4. Prerequisites:                        Placement at ENG 55, and MATH 22 or higher,
                                         (or concurrent), or consent.


   Recommended Preparation:

Approved by                                               Date

5. General Course Objectives

    This course is designed to teach practical skills and safe use of basic carpentry hand tools,
    power tools, and building construction materials and fasteners. Students will develop an
    awareness of the proper safety practices and attain appropriate skills in the use of carpentry
    hand and power tools, and in the selection and use of building construction materials and

6. Specific Course Objectives, Competencies, and Student Learning Outcomes
   For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content.

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    a.   identify and describe the hand tools the carpenter commonly uses;
    b.   use hand tools in a safe and appropriate manner;
    c.   maintain hand tools in suitable working condition;
    d.   state general safety rules for operating power tools;
    e.   describe and safely use the following: circular saws, saber saws, reciprocating saws,
         drills, hammer-drills, screw-drivers, planes, routers, sanders, staplers, nailers and
         powder-actuated drivers;
    f.   describe and adjust table saw and power miter saw;
    g.   using safe practices crosscut lumber to length, rip to width, and make miters using the
         table saw;
    h.   using safe practices crosscut lumber to length making square and miter cuts using a
         power miter saw;
    i.   define hardwood and softwood and give example of common species of each;
    j.   state the grades and sizes of lumber commonly used in building construction;
    k.   measure linear footage and compute square footage and board foot measure;
    l.   describe the composition, kinds, sizes, and several uses of: plywood, oriented strand
         board, particleboard, hardboard, medium density fiberboard, and softboard;
    m.   describe the uses and sizes of: laminated veneer lumber, parallel strand lumber,
         laminated strand lumber, wood i-beams, and glue laminated beams;
    n.   name, describe, and select for proper use: nails, screws, lag screws, bolts, solid wall
         anchors, hollow wall anchors, and adhesives.

7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic
   Linked to # 6. Student Learning Outcomes.

    1 session            Introduction to the course syllabus including a discussion of
                         course materials, projects, field trip schedule, tools and personal
                         safety equipment required.

    2-4 weeks            Hand tools (a-c)

    3-5 weeks            Power Tools (d-h)

    2-4 weeks            Fasteners, wood and wood products. Field trip (i-n)

    4-6 weeks            Projects and/or field experience (a-n)

8. Text and Materials, Reference Materials, Auxiliary Materials and Content

         Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered from those
         currently available in the field. Examples include:

         Field guides and reference books:
             DBEDT, AIA 2001 Field Guide for Energy Performance, Comfort, and value in
                Hawaii Homes
             DBEDT 2000 Guide to Resource-Efficient Building in Hawaii
             Vogt, Floyd and Lewis, Gaspar 3rd Edition 2001 Carpentry
             Haun, Larry, How to Build a House, Tauton Press/Habitat for Humanity

         Text materials:
            Vogt, Floyd, Residential Construction Academy 2003

         General reference materials, other field guides, and videos should be made available in the
         Open Reserve Room at the MCC Library.

9.       Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation

         Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course is
         being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not limited to:

         10 –50%              Written quizzes, midterm(s) and/or a final exam covering lectures,
                              discussions, lab activities, field trips, guest speakers, and reading

         5–30%                Lab practical exams and projects

         10–30%               Attendance and punctuality

         10–20%               Laboratory and field skills

     10. Methods of Instruction

         Instructional methods will vary considerably with instructors. Specific methods will be at the
         discretion of the instructor teaching the course and might include, but are not limited to:

         a.   quizzes and other tests with feedback and discussion;
         b.   field and lab practical exams and species identification;
         c.   lectures and class discussions;
         d.   problem solving;
         e.   narrated 35-mm slide and/or PowerPoint presentations;
         f.   videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs with detailed viewing guide and discussion questions;
         g.   lab activities including, lab skill lessons, data analysis, and other activities;
         h.   field trips including field notes, observations, and construction activities;
         i.   guest speakers and attendance at public lectures.

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