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CTE/Manufacturing Curriculum Woods 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will follow safety practices.

Standard 1
Identify potential safety hazards and follow general laboratory safety practices.

  1. Assess workplace conditions regarding safety and health.
  2. Identify potential safety issues and align with relevant safety standards to ensure a safe workplace/jobsite.
  3. Locate and understand the use of shop safety equipment.
  4. Select appropriate personal protective equipment.

Standard 2
Use safe work practices.

  1. Use personal protective equipment according to manufacturer rules and regulations.
  2. Follow correct procedures when using any hand or power tools.

Standard 3
Complete a basic safety test without errors (100%) before using any tools or shop equipment.

Strand 2
Students will develop foundational skills for woodworking.

Standard 1
Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking hand tools and equipment.

Standard 2
Use basic manufacturing documentation.

  1. Work from a scale drawing.
  2. Use a material list.
  3. Follow a work order or a plan of procedure.

Standard 3
Reliably make measurements to within a sixteenth (1/16) of an inch.

Standard 4
Demonstrate basic math concepts. For example:

  1. Add, subtract multiply and divide multi-digit numbers.
  2. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers.
  3. Reduce fractions and convert fractions to decimals.
  4. Calculate ratios and percentages.

Strand 3
Understand wood products, characteristics, and procedures.

Standard 1
Classify several examples of woods by type.

  1. Softwoods (coniferous trees)
  2. Hardwoods (deciduous trees)

Standard 2
Describe the parts of a tree and the significance that it has in project construction.

  1. Bark
  2. Annual (growth) rings
  3. Sap wood
  4. Heart wood
  5. Pith
  6. Lignin

Standard 3
Demonstrate the use of basic joinery techniques. For example:

  1. Butt
  2. Miter
  3. Rabbet
  4. Dado

Standard 4
Understand order of operations for squaring a board.

  1. Plane to within 1/16" of final thickness
  2. Joint an edge
  3. Rip to width
  4. Cut one end square
  5. Cut to length
  6. Sand to final thickness

Standard 5
Understand and demonstrate proper techniques for applying adhesives.

Standard 6
Understand and demonstrate sanding and finishing techniques.

  1. Understand and properly apply the basic rules of sanding.
  2. Properly prepare a surface for finishing.
  3. Understand application methods of stain and clear finishes.

Strand 4
Students will be able to perform automated manufacturing processes using CNC equipment.

Standard 1
Know and understand basic terms related to CNC machines. For example:

  1. X, Y, and Z axis
  2. Vector
  3. G-code

Standard 2
Configure a CNC machine and program it with a tool path to create a simple decorative design on a wood surface.

Strand 5
Students will investigate future training opportunities and careers in woodworking.

Standard 1
Locate the USBE's CTE Manufacturing & Production pathway.

Standard 2
Identify occupations related to woodworking. For example:

  1. Cabinetmaking
  2. Custom Millwork
  3. Production Manager
  4. Forester
  5. Architect
  6. Teacher

Standard 3
Recognize the importance of both "hard" and "soft" skills in the workplace.

Performance Skill

  1. Complete a woodworking project that demonstrates the use of woodworking tools, machinery, basic joinery, adhesive, and finishing techniques.
  2. Use a CNC machine to apply a simple design to a wood surface.
  3. Demonstrate practice of the Technology & Engineering Professional Workplace Skills.
  4. Participate in a significant activity that provides each student with an opportunity to render service to others, employ leadership skills, or demonstrate skills they have learned through this course, preferably through participation in a Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) such as SkillsUSA.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialists - WILLIAM  DEIMLER or Doug  Livingston and see the CTE/Manufacturing website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA  LONGHURST.

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