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CTE/Manufacturing Curriculum Woods 2
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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 in manufacturing & production.

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

  1. Ref:

Standard 2
Demonstrate an ability to design and create patterns, jigs, and fixtures to provide repeatability and which could be used in a production environment.

Standard 3
Practice Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma production principles.

  1. For example:
    • 8 types of waste
    • 5 S's
    • Value-added work
    • DMAIC
    • 5 Why's

Strand 3
Understand wood products, characteristics, and procedures.

Standard 1
Identify typically available wood products and how they are best used. For example:

  • Plywood
  • Particle board
  • MDF
  • Melamine

Standard 2
Demonstrate the use of basic joinery techniques. For example:

  • Dovetail
  • Miter
  • Biscuit
  • Dowel
  • Dado

Standard 3
Properly use a selection of adhesives. For example:

  • Yellow glue
  • Polyurethane glue
  • Contact cement

Strand 4
Students will construct a cabinet, or an equivalent project build largely from sheet stock.

Standard 1
Use a design, planning, and estimation process.

  1. Extract pertinent cabinet information and specifications from a set of house plans.
  2. Identify cabinet standards related to kitchen, vanity, and commercial type cabinets (quality standards, dimension standards, etc.).
  3. Identify principles of design as they apply to the work triangle in a kitchen layout. For example:
    • U-shape
    • Peninsula
    • Corridor
    • L-shape

  4. Use standardized sizes and accepted dimensions for standard built-in cabinets. For example:
    • Work surface height 36"
    • Base cabinet depth 24"
    • Overhead cabinet depth 12 "
    • Distance between the upper and lower cabinet 16"-18"

  5. Draw the necessary views of a selected project.
  6. Create a Bill of Material for the selected project.
  7. Optimize the layout of the required parts (nesting) on the available materials.
  8. Determine the square footage of the sheet stock to be used and determine the project cost.
  9. Follow a procedure list for construction of a cabinet.

Standard 2
Demonstrate an understanding of the components of a cabinet.

  1. Identify the components of a cabinet, doors, and drawers. For example:
    • Face, Side, Bottom, Back
    • Rail, Stile, Mullion, Transom, Panel
    • Base, Toe kick
    • Shelf
    • Molding
    • Nailer

  2. Identify options for door and drawer front design. For example:
    • Flush
    • Overlay
    • Lip

Standard 3
Demonstrate the use of fasteners and their best applications. For example:

  • Nails or brads
  • Screws
  • Staples

Standard 4
Demonstrate the use of project components and hardware. For example:

  • Hinges (offset, overlay, concealed, or butt)
  • Drawer guides (wood or metal)
  • Knobs and pulls
  • Shelf supports

Standard 5
Assemble a cabinet with the proper adhesive and fasteners.

  1. Layout and construct cabinet doors.
  2. Cut out and construct drawers.
  3. Install door and drawer.
  4. Identify basic construction methods.
    • Frame and panel
    • Casework construction
    • Face frame
    • European 32mm

Standard 6
Demonstrate proper finishing techniques. For example:

  • Finish sand
  • Soften edges
  • Select and apply an appropriate finish material

Standard 7
Demonstrate effective transportation and installation techniques. For example:

  • Packaging & shipping
  • Lifting & handling
  • Scribing & trimming
  • Leveling & shimming

Strand 5
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:

  • 2D, 2.SD, and 3D
  • Post processor

Standard 2
Configure a CNC machine and program it to cut out or shape a component in an assembly.

Strand 6
Students will investigate future training opportunities and careers in woodworking.

Standard 1
Investigate the woodworking/manufacturing industry.

  1. Identify career opportunities in woodworking in a manufacturing/production environment.
  2. Research the pathways available in woods & manufacturing.
    • Project Manager
    • Line Operator
    • Finisher
    • Contractor

Performance Skills

  1. Complete a woodworking project that demonstrates production environment practices.
  2. Use a CNC machine to cut out and shape parts for an assembly.
  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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