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Introduction to Carpentry

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Carpentry is an age-old trade yet today there is a still a high demand worldwide for skilled carpenters. Continuously evolving to incorporate newer and improved building materials and tools, the trade offers a carpenter many opportunities for professional growth. A modern-day carpenter's work goes well beyond working on residential projects. Today, the commercial and construction sectors have opened up a whole new area that requires trained and skilled carpenters. This free online course will introduce the learner to the flourishing trade of carpentry. The course explains the different types of building materials, fasteners, adhesives, and tools (hand and power tools) used by carpenters, especially those working in the construction industry. The course also outlines the safety guidelines and procedures, and will introduce the learner to some general terms associated with the trade. This course will be of great interest to construction professionals who want to learn about modern carpentry practices and procedures. It will also be of interest to all learners who would like to develop a career in carpentry.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Describe the history and scope of carpentry as a trade;
    - Identify the opportunities for carpenters in the construction industry;
    - Classify the various building materials used by carpenters;
    - List the most commonly used fasteners and adhesives used by people in the carpentry trade;
    - Explain the different types of hand and power tools available to carpenters;
    - Outline the general safety procedures and guidelines that should be followed to operate the tools;
    - Discuss the importance of employee responsibility and human relations to being successful in the trade.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to Carpentry
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • US AID

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 5 )
  • Module
    Introduction to Carpentry
    • Learn more about the skills and practices of carpentry.
    • Introduction to Carpentry - Learning Outcomes
    • Carpentry as a Trade
    • History of Carpentry
    • Modern Carpentry
    • Opportunities in the Construction Industry and Apprenticeship Program
    • Employee Responsibility and Human Relations
    • Employer and Employee Safety Obligations
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Building Materials
    • Learn more about the properties of building materials.
    • Building Materials - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Building Materials
    • Lumber
    • Plywood
    • Building Boards
    • Engineered Wood Products
    • Pressure-Treated Lumber
    • Calculating Lumber Quantities
    • Concrete Block Construction
    • Commercial Construction Methods
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Fasteners and Adhesives
    • Learn more about the roles of fasteners and adhesives.
    • Fasteners and Adhesives - Learning Outcomes
    • Fasteners - Nails and Staples
    • Fasteners - Screws and Bolts
    • Fasteners - Mechanical Anchors
    • Adhesives
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Hand and Power Tools
    • Learn more about the use of hand and power tools.
    • Hand and Power Tools - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
    • Hand Tools
    • Power Tools
    • Some Power Tools Used by Carpenters
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Introduction to Carpentry Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Introduction to Carpentry Assessment
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