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Introduction to Carpentry


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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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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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Carpentry
Module 2: Building Materials
Module 3: Fasteners and Adhesives
Module 4: Hand and Power Tools
Module 5: Introduction to Carpentry Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 56 reviews
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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    Jasmine Robertson New Zealand Excellent introductory course - safety guides are particularly important at this level. Prospective students be prepared to search images to supplement some texts. 2015-05-26 00:05:22
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    Donald Fujimoto United States of America Excellent online course study. Highly recommend for apprentice. 2015-05-17 17:05:14
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    Deron Whittemore United States of America Basic but good 2015-05-06 16:05:09
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    Kevin Woods United States of America This course really helped me review things I haven't done in years as a carpenter. 2015-03-25 02:03:53
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    Paul Holmes Ireland Very good course as an introduction to carpentry. Well worth doing. 2015-02-06 13:02:26
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    Brian Mead United States of America A good introductory course, but I felt it could have gone more in-depth on some of the topics. For instance, instead of just listing things, a brief explanation or a picture of each would be helpful (this happened several times in the course). Otherwise, all content was relevant and engaging. 2015-02-05 07:02:12
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    Rowan Gwilliam New Zealand Good basic introduction to tools and history. 2015-01-27 00:01:04
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    Marko Savic Serbia Very brief introduction. 2015-01-17 19:01:14
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    Jonathan Loyd United States of America Basic and insightful. Some basic sentence editing should be performed throughout these modules. There are incorrect words throughout. 2015-01-15 15:01:58
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    Enrique Rocha United States of America This is an excellent course. Very informative I really like it. 2015-01-09 04:01:15
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