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Mr.  Wesley  Harbin
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CONSTRUCTION CORE

 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Construction Core is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge

applicable to all construction trades. Topics covered include safety, construction drawings,

site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of

algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems.

 

 

 

 


It is strongly recommended that administration and guidance follow the scope and sequence and course recommendations as listed.

 

Recommended Credits:                     1 with a minimum of 72.5 hours dedicated to the Construction Core curriculum to meet National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards

 

Recommended Grade Level(s):       9th   10th   11th

(Not recommended for seniors due to pathway and concentrator articulation)

 

Number of Competencies in Course:           57

CONSTRUCTION CORE

STANDARDS

 

 

1.0       Students will demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the school, community, and workplace.

2.0       Students will identify and demonstrate basic principles of safety procedures used in the construction industry.

3.0       Students will interpret drawings and written specifications and relate them to the construction layout.

4.0       Students will trace the growth and development of the construction industry.

5.0       Students will evaluate career opportunities and career paths within the construction industry.

6.0       Students will identify, select, inspect, safely use, maintain, and store hand tools.

7.0       Students will identify, select, inspect, safely use, maintain, and store power tools.

8.0       Students will make and lay out linear and angular measurements.

9.0       Students will transfer mathematics concepts to solve problems encountered in the construction industry.

10.0     Students will rig and move materials and equipment.

11.0     Students will demonstrate proficiency in creating two- and three-dimensional scale drawings.

 

 

CARPENTRY I

 

 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Carpentry I   is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include wood, metal, and concrete building materials; fasteners; hand and power tools; fabrication based on construction plans; and framing of platform and post-and-beam structures, in both wood and metal. This course gives students an introduction to the skill and knowledge base typically required for apprentice carpenters.

 

 

 

It is strongly recommended that administration and guidance follow the scope and sequence and course recommendations as listed.

 

Recommended:                                              Construction Core

                                                          Algebra I or Technical Algebra

 

Recommended Credits:                                 2

 

Recommended Grade Level(s):                   10th   11th   12th  

 

Number of Competencies in Course:           41

CARPENTRY I

 

 

 

STANDARDS

 

 

 

 

 

1.0       Students will demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the school, community, and workplace.

 

 

2.0       Students will assume responsibility for the safety of themselves, their coworkers, and bystanders.

 

 

3.0       Students will interpret, lay out, and fabricate in conformance to construction drawings and written specifications.

 

 

4.0       Students will identify and select typical wood building materials and fasteners.

 

 

5.0       Students will use appropriate hand and power tools to safely achieve industry accepted results.

 

 

6.0       Students will construct forms; install reinforcement; and place, finish, and cure concrete in accordance with construction drawings and specifications.

 

 

7.0       Students will compare and contrast post-and-beam structures, platform structures, load bearing walls, panel walls, and curtain walls.

 

 

8.0       Students will compare and contrast dimensioned lumber, engineered shapes, and trussed structures for load bearing span applications.

 

 

9.0       Students will demonstrate the importance of bridging and diagonal bracing of floor and wall structures.




 

 

 

 

CARPENTRY II

 

 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Carpentry II is a course in which students will extend their skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include stairs, installation and trim of windows and doors, installation and repair of gypsum wallboard, advanced site layout, exterior finish work, thermal and moisture protection, and an introduction to welding. This course gives students a substantial skill and knowledge foundation typically required for apprentice carpenters.

 

 

 

It is strongly recommended that administration and guidance follow the scope and sequence and course recommendations as listed.

 

Recommended:                      Construction Core, Carpentry I, Algebra I or Technical Algebra, Geometry, or Technical Geometry, Principles of Technology I

or Physical Science

 

Recommended Credits:         2

 

Recommended Grade Level(s):       11th and 12th

 

 

Number of Competencies in Course:           55

CARPENTRY II

 

 

 

 

 

STANDARDS

 

 

 

1.0       Students will demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the school, community, and workplace.

 

2.0       Students will assume responsibility for the safety of themselves, their coworkers, and bystanders.

 

 

3.0       Students will interpret, layout, and fabricate in conformance to construction drawings and written specifications.

 

4.0            Students will install windows and doors in residential and commercial structures.

 

 

5.0            Students will explore the geometry and methods of fabrication of stairs.

 

 

6.0            Students will install, finish, and repair gypsum wallboard.

 

 

7.0            Students will install trim on doors, windows, and other features.

 

 

8.0       Students will perform site layouts with radial measurements.

 

 

 

9.0       Students will complete exterior finish work on residential and commercial structures.

 

 

10.0     Students will describe the need for and methods of achieving thermal and moisture protection.

 

 

11.0     Students will demonstrate communication skills required in the carpentry and  construction industry.

 

 

12.0    Students will utilize carpentry knowledge and skills to apply in a work-based or school project-based learning experience.