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Introduction to Carpentry Course


Introduction to Carpentry
Introduction to Carpentry

Learn more about basic carpentry skills.


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Course Description

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.

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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 91 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Carpentry
Course #: 674
Course Publisher: US AID
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from USAID through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 26th November 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Charles McNaughton
    Charles McNaughton Netherlands Great for an introduction. Possibly consider introducing videos to better understand the working of tools and carpentry techniques. 2016-10-30 15:10:06
  • Ephraim Gachagua
    Ephraim Gachagua Kenya It was an eye opener to life around me and things I can do. Quite interesting 2016-07-26 14:07:44
  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams United States of America Great way to study and learn Carpenter trade 2016-07-13 23:07:27
  • Lindsey Harris
    Lindsey Harris United States of America I like it 2016-07-08 05:07:49
  • Granville Elam
    Granville Elam United States of America The overall knowledge covered in this course gives a person time and easy to pay attention detail. Great for people with no or limited experience. 2016-06-21 05:06:54
  • Mladen Kalajzic
    Mladen Kalajzic United Arab Emirates Very informative and nicely presented. Exactly as introduction should look like. 2016-05-28 14:05:38
  • Kristina Kairis
    Kristina Kairis United States of America This course is well put together. May be helpful to explain some concepts in more depth. 2016-01-12 16:01:24
  • Greg Taylor
    Greg Taylor Australia Informative, but not too overly comprehensive, which is great for an introductory course. I definitely got the general vibe for what it takes, and what I should expect, when becoming a carpenter. 2015-12-24 14:12:59
  • Ronan Kenny
    Ronan Kenny Ireland I felt the course assumed too much prior technical knowledge and didn't always fully explain things that were referenced. Also, it would be useful if more pictures could be included instead of just text description in relation to certain types of cuts and so on. 2015-12-09 16:12:49
  • Andre Turner
    Andre Turner United States of America Great, easy to follow course. 2015-11-09 03:11:27
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