APR 115 - Carpentry Skill Fundamentals
Designed for Oregon state-recognized apprentices employed in the carpentry trade. The curriculum is competency-based and modular in format. This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and skills required of trades people. Participants will receive training in employability and communication skills, and an orientation to the carpentry trade. This course includes introduction to hand and power tool use, safety, building materials, and blueprint reading.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain the construction industry, the role of the companies that make up the industry, and the role of individual professionals in the industry (00108-04).
2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in on-the-job situations using written and verbal skills (00107-04).
3. Describe the history of the carpentry trade (27101-06).
4. Identify the aptitudes, behaviors, and skills needed to be a successful carpenter (27101-06).
5. Use hand tools in a safe and appropriate manner (27103-06).
6. Understand the general safety rules for operating all power tools, regardless of type (27103-06).
7. Identify various types of building materials and their uses (27102-06).
8. Describe the fasteners, anchors, and adhesives used in construction work and explain their uses (27102-06).
9. Recognize and identify basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols (00105-04).
10. Interpret and use drawing dimensions (00105-04).
11. Identify selected electrical, mechanical, and plumbing symbols commonly used on plans (27104-06).
12. Read and interpret plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and details contained in basic Construction drawings (27104-06).
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