Courses of Study

Architecture and Construction, Grade 9 - 12, Carpentry I, 2009

1.) Identify responsibilities and skills needed by a successful carpenter.

•  Identifying carpentry training, career, and entrepreneurial opportunities
2.) Demonstrate the safe and proper use of hand and power tools used in carpentry.

3.) Calculate quantities of lumber and wood products using industry-standard methods.

4.) Install fasteners, anchors, and adhesives used in carpentry.

5.) Describe properties and composition of concrete.

6.) Perform volume estimates for concrete quantity requirements.

7.) Identify various types of footing forms used in construction.

8.) Construct a simple concrete form with reinforcement, plumbing, and bracing according to specifications.

9.) Describe the information found on drawings typically included in a set of construction plans.

Examples: lines; architectural abbreviations; electrical, mechanical, and plumbing symbols

10.) Interpret plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and details contained in basic construction drawings.

11.) Produce a list of materials needed for a specific construction project.

12.) Convert measurements stated in feet and inches to equivalent measurements stated in decimal feet.

•  Converting decimal feet to feet and inches
13.) Perform site layout tasks for a construction project according to specifications.

14.) Use a builder's level and differential leveling techniques to determine site and building elevations.

15.) Interpret drawings and specifications to determine floor system requirements.

16.) Identify floor and sill framing and support members.

17.) Select the proper girder or beam size according to specific floor load and span data.

•  Selecting the proper joist size according to specific floor load and span data
18.) Construct a floor assembly to specifications.

Examples: bridging, joists for a cantilever floor, subfloor for a single-floor system

•  Calculating an estimate for materials needed to frame a floor assembly