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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Woodworking
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will understand woodworking design and theory.

Standard 1
Understand basic elements of the woodworking industry.

  1. Identify career opportunities in cabinetmaking/millwork manufacturing.
  2. Identify career opportunities in related millwork industries by using career pathways.
  3. Soft Skills Ethics: be on time, etc.

Standard 2
Understand basic plan elements.

  1. Read and use a scale drawing to create a project.
  2. Use a material list.
  3. Use a procedure list.

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate basic math and measuring concepts.

  1. Add two- and three-digit numbers.
  2. Subtract two-, three-, and four-digit numbers.
  3. Solve two-digit divisor numbers.
  4. Multiply a two-digit factor.
  5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers.
  6. Convert fractions to decimals.
  7. Reduce fractions.
  8. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.
  9. Calculate percentages and basic ratios.
  10. Add and subtract linear measurement in feet and inches.
  11. Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure within a sixteenth (1/16) of an inch.

Performance Skill
Understand woodworking design and theory.

  1. Understand basic elements of the woodworking industry.
  2. Understand basic plan elements.
  3. Understand and demonstrate basic math and measuring concepts.

Strand 2
Students will understand and demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.

  1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following measuring and layout tools:
    • Measuring tape
    • Scratch awl
    • Framing square
    • Combination square
    • Try square

  2. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following cutting and shaping tools:
    • Hand plane
    • Wood chisel
    • Wood file/rasp
    • Hand saw
    • Glue scraper
    • Putty knife

  3. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following striking tools:
    • Claw hammer
    • Nail set
    • Dead-blow hammer

  4. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drill bits:
    • Twist
    • Multi spur bit
    • Spade
    • Countersink
    • Driver bits: Phillips, Square, Flat

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the safe of use portable power tools.

  1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following portable power tools:
    • Pneumatic/power nail gun
    • Power drills
    • Router
    • Finish sander
    • Orbital sander

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate the safe of use power machines.

  1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sawing machines:
    • Table saw
    • Power Miter Saw
    • Band saw

  2. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following surfacing machines:
    • Surface planer
    • Jointer

  3. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sanding machines:
    • Disc sander
    • Wide Belt Sander
    • Spindle sander
    • Edge sander

  4. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following shaping machines:
    • Router table
    • Shaper

  5. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drilling machines:
    • Drill press

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools.

  1. Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the safe use of portable power tools.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the safe use of power machines.

Strand 3
Students will understand processing materials.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate safe practices.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work safely in a cabinet shop following general safety rules.
  2. Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools and machines.
  3. Define SDS and know its purpose.
  4. Pass a written safety test with a score of 100 percent.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the use of fasteners and adhesives.

  1. Identify the various woodworking fasteners and the application of each.
    • Nails
    • Screws
    • Staples
  2. Properly use an adhesive in the construction of a project.
  3. Identify the different types of clamps.
    • Bar
    • "C"
    • Spring
    • Handscrew

Standard 3
Understand wood products and characteristics and procedures.

  1. Identify softwoods.
    • Pine, red cedar
  2. Identify hardwoods.
    • Cherry, oak, alder, walnut, maple

Standard 4
Identify common manufactured materials.

  1. Plywood
  2. Particle board
  3. MDF

Performance Skill
Understand processing materials.

  1. Understand and demonstrate safe practices.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the use of fasteners and adhesives.
  3. Understand wood products, characteristics, and procedures.
  4. Identify common manufactured materials.

Strand 4
Students will understand milling and assembly.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the use of joinery.

  1. Identify the basic woodworking joints
    • Butt
    • Miter
    • Rabbet
    • Dado
  2. Construct a basic woodworking project using the basic joints.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the use of project components and hardware.

  1. Complete a project.
  2. Identify common cabinet/furniture hardware.
    • Hinges – overlay and butt
    • Drawer guides (wood or metal)
    • Knobs and pulls

Standard 3
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.

Performance Skill
Understand milling and assembly.

  1. Understand and demonstrate the use of joinery.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the use of project components and hardware.
  3. Understand and demonstrate sanding and finishing techniques.

Strand 5
Students will be able to perform automated manufacturing processes using CNC equipment.

Standard 1
Understand X, Y, Z axis.

Standard 2
Understand vectors lines.

Standard 3
Define G-code.

Standard 4
Create a tool path.

Standard 5
Use a CNC machine to make a cut.

Performance Skill
Perform automated manufacturing processes using CNC equipment.

  1. Understand X, Y, Z axis.
  2. Understand vector lines.
  3. Define G-code.
  4. Create a tool path.

Strand 6
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework Level 1.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the attitude of cooperation.

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  1. Develop awareness of cultural diversity and equality issues.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication with others.
  3. Apply team skills to a group project.
  4. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the ability of being resourceful and innovative.

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  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Measure/modify short-term goals.
  3. Review a professional journal and develop a three- to five-minute presentation.

Standard 3
Plan for your future career.

  1. Complete a self-assessment and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Define future occupations.
  3. Identify the components of an employment portfolio.
  4. List proficiency in program competencies.
  5. Complete a survey for employment opportunities.
  6. Create a job application.
  7. Assemble your employment portfolio.
  8. Employability skills: evaluate program comprehension.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate the ability to manage a project.

  1. Apply team skills to a group project.
  2. Observe and critique a meeting.
  3. Demonstrate business meeting skills.
  4. Explore supervisory and management roles in an organization.
  5. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.
  6. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  7. Manage a project and evaluate others.


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