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The Woodworking course teaches students to design projects, to operate power woodworking equipment, portable electric tools, and to practice related safety procedures. Students are required to complete project planning sheets and 12-week assignment packets in an effort to integrate math and technical English skills into the program. Students work on individual, school, and community projects. The goal is to prepare students for entry level employment or an advanced training program.
Student outcomes for the Beginning Woodworking class:
Standard 1: Planning and Layout Processes - Students will understand the planning and layout processes (designing, print reading, measuring, etc.) used in construction technology. They will interpret prints and apply the information in basic planning and layout processes.
Standard 2: Material Processing - Students will understand how tools and machines are used to process materials (cutting, drilling, shaping, etc.). They will select and safely use appropriate tools, machines and materials.
Standard 3: Assembling Processes - Students will understand the assembling processes (gluing, clamping, fastening, etc.). They will select and safely use appropriate tools and materials, following standard assembly procedures.
Standard 4: Finishing Processes - Students will understand the finishing processes (spraying, rolling, brushing, etc.) and related health and environmental issues. They will select and safely perform finishing processes in an environmentally responsible manner.
Standard 5: Work Sample - Students will complete a Work Sample. The Work Sample will describe the steps the student took to complete the project, list hand tools used, portable electric tools, power equipment and include a photograph of the finished project.
Standard 6: Work Safety and Habits - Students will demonstrate appropriate work and safety habits. The student will demonstrate the ability to safely use hand tools, portable electric tools, power equipment and construction of materials and create a safe working environment.
Student outcomes for the Intermediate Woodworking class:
In addition to the standards in the Beginning Woodworking class, the students will be expected to master the following:
Standard 7: Construction Math - Students will calculate and apply math skills in solving problems in construction.
Standard 8: Off-Campus Employment - Students will work independently on their projects and display more maturity and safety habits. Students who work at this level may be referred for off-campus placement.