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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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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 72 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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  • 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
  • Susan Green
    Susan Green Australia Really useful introduction of concepts and terms. 2015-10-14 23:10:32
  • Jacek Winarski
    Jacek Winarski Poland Very good! It helped me to learn vocabulary too! 2015-10-11 19:10:06
  • Chris Hetherington
    Chris Hetherington United Kingdom Nice overview of the subject 2015-09-29 23:09:06
  • Thomas Maina
    Thomas Maina Kenya The course is interesting and an eye opener in the field of carpentry 2015-09-24 06:09:51
  • David Mac
    David Mac United States of America I am starting my carpentry classes in a few days and after taking this course, I feel so much more prepared and comfortable going to class. I am excited to take many more courses from you guys in the near future. Im ADDICTED! I cant get off this thing, and its 2am right now. Anyway, great course. I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants a simple, intro to carpentry FOR FREE! THANKS!!! 2015-09-11 07:09:01
  • Tajbibi Shammim
    Tajbibi Shammim United Kingdom It gives the gist of what is to follow. 2015-09-07 22:09:46
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