Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11
1353 W. Hwy 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Course Title: Introduction to the Carpentry Industry
Instructor: Keith Packer, WEH
Voice Mail: (763) 433-4038
This is a one trimester course for grades 11-12+ students. This class introduces students to basic construction techniques and use of hand, power, measurement, and layout tools. Skills will then be used in the construction of projects, of which size and scope will be determined as skills are developed. Basic math skills will also be stressed. This is a hands-on class that will require teamwork and daily participation, so attendance is important. Work habits will also be a big part of your grade placing value on those things a potential employer would consider important in maintaining and keeping a job.
1. Exhibit safety principles and safe work habits
2. Accept constructive criticism and demonstrate appropriate behavior change
3. Demonstrate professional conduct
4. Produce quality work
5. Understand building techniques
6. Build vocabulary used in the carpentry trade
7. Use measuring and layout tools and be able to measure up to 1/6 of an inch
8. Use math and problem solving skills
9. Use hand and power tools
10. Build good work habits
Good attendance is required. Much of the class will involve teamwork and hands-on activities which cannot be effective without the student’s engagement. Work habits and participation will be a major part of the student’s overall grade, so being on time and in class everyday is important. Students who are absent will be given two days to make-up work. Students who fall behind and need extra help need to see the instructor. In case of absence, the student is responsible to call the instructor and for getting all information and/or assignment given out while gone.
Students overall work habits, participation, class projects and assignments will be converted to points and then into a letter grade. Grades will be determined by the following scale:
Below 60% will result in course failure.