Topic outline

  • General

  • Module I Floor Construction

    This module will introduce students to the principles of floor construction. Students will learn floor construction terminology, measuring practices, floor construction techniques, proper building techniques and proper building practices. They will draw on knowledge gained in Unit 2 in relation to reading blueprints and technical drawings. They will have to interpret a technical drawing, develop a work plan, select proper materials, layout and cut their materials, and then assemble their materials to create a finished floor. They will employ the safe cutting and construction practices covered in the earlier safety section and will emulate safe building and workplace guidelines. Students will learn the value of teamwork and the importance of planning ahead to achieve proper results. The work plan and pricing activity will give them real life experience with building projects. 

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  • Module II Wall Framing

    This module will introduce students to the principles of wall framing. Students will learn about wall framing terminology, measuring, wall construction techniques, proper building techniques and proper building practices. They will draw on knowledge gained in Unit 2 in relation to reading blueprints and technical drawings. They will have to interpret a technical drawing, develop a work plan, select proper materials and layout and cut their materials, and then assemble their materials to create a finished wall. They will employ the safe cutting and construction practices covered in the earlier safety section and will emulate safe building and workplace guidelines. Students will learn the value of teamwork and the importance of planning ahead to achieve proper results. The work plan and pricing will give them real life experience with building projects. 

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  • Module III Residential Electrical

    This module will introduce students to the principles of residential electrical wiring. Students will learn about wiring terminology, electrical theory, tools, proper wiring techniques, proper electrical safety, and proper wiring practices. They will draw on knowledge gained in Unit 2 in relation to reading blueprints and technical drawings. They will have to interpret a technical drawing (electrical wiring diagram), develop a work plan, select proper materials, and then layout and install their materials. They will employ the safe shop (workplace) practices covered in the earlier safety section and will emulate safe building and workplace guidelines. Students will learn the value of teamwork and the importance of planning ahead to achieve proper results. The work plan and pricing will give them real life experience with building projects. 

  • Module IV Personal Design Project

    Students will construct an individual project of their own choosing. They will either design it themselves or use a set of pre-made plans. The project must reflect design in the form of graphical communication and demonstrate a working knowledge of tools used in the Skilled Trades program. A complete project includes: orthographic and isometric sketches, fabricated object, tools required for fabrication, and 5-on-5 safety reflection. This module is based on student skill and therefore projects should be chosen accordingly.