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Wood Technology Courses

Wood Technology Courses

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Wood Technology I

Course Number: WDTEC 10
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Corequisite: WDTEC 10L
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the technology of woodworking trades: Jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, panel saw, radial arm saw, drill press, shaper, router, line boring machinery, automatic edge bander, power sanders, hinge insertion machine, CNC machining; basic sharpening, joinery, planning, stock billing, assembly, finishing, and plastic lamination; care of and safety with tools and equipment.

 

Wood Technology Laboratory I

Course Number: WDTEC 10L
Units: 4
Class: 12 hours laboratory
Corequisite: WDTEC 10
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Laboratory practice supplementing theory presented in WDTEC 10.

 

Furniture Cabinet Layout I

Course Number: WDTEC 11
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Drafting, layout, and detailing for the woodworking trades: Reading and making drawings, joinery appropriate to various cabinet grades, panel layouts, and geometric constructions.

 

Wood Technology II

Course Number: WDTEC 20
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Prerequisite: WDTEC 10

Corequisite WDTEC 20

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of WDTEC 10: 32mm cabinet-making systems, wood bending, advanced construction problems and techniques, nishing, hardware, adhesives and abrasives, hand-tool conditioning and use, and related class projects.

 

Wood Technology Laboratory II

Course Number: WDTEC 20L
Units: 4
Class: 12 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 10L
Corequisite: WDTEC 20
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Laboratory practice supplementing theory presented in WDTEC 20.

 

Furniture Cabinet Layout II

Course Number: WDTEC 21
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 11
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of WDTEC 11: Using the computer as a tool for designing, drawing, generating cut list, performing panel optimization plans, and doing cost and time analysis for the cabinetmaking industry.

 

CAD/CAM Techniques in the Cabinet-Making Industry

Course Number: WDTEC 30
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 10, 10L, 20, 20L
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Fundamentals of computer-assisted design and construction techniques found in the modern cabinet shop: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with software and machinery commonly used in the woodworking industry.

Computer-Assisted Machining Techniques in the Cabinet-Making

Industry

Course Number: WDTEC 40
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 10, 10L, 20,20L, 30
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description:Advanced techniques of computer-assisted design and construction techniques found in the modern cabinet shop: Software and CNC machinery commonly used in the woodworking industry

 

Selected Topics in Wood Technology

Course Number: WDTEC 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-9

Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Selected Topics.

 

Special Projects Laboratory

Course Number: WDTEC 200
Units: 1-2
Class: 3-6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 201A
Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Open laboratory for working on selected projects: Provides the opportunity for advanced laboratory practice with emphasis on complex planning and structures.

 

 

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery I

Course Number: WDTEC 210A
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Description: Instruction and practice in the selection, sharpening, conditioning, and use of high-quality traditional woodworking hand tools: Emphasis on hand tools from Japan—sharpening stones, chisels, planes and saws, and traditional Japanese joinery.

 

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery II

Course Number: WDTEC 210B
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 210A
Description: Continuation of WDTEC 210A: Construction of a series of projects based on traditional Japanese joinery construction and use of specialty tools such as chamfer, rabbet, plow planes, kebiki, azebiki saws, yariganna (spear planes); more refined techniques of sharpening, planning, and joinery construction.

 

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery III

Course Number: WDTEC 210C
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 210B
Description: Continuation of WDTEC 210B: Development and presentation of advanced projects, with exploration of more substantial and mature joinery work.

 

Small Yard and Garden Structures

Course Number: WDTEC 210D
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 210C

Course study under this section may be repeated two times.
Description: Fundamentals of design and construction of small structures for the yard and garden: Focus on developing designs with structural joinery construction projects.

 

Basic Computerized Drafting Techniques

Course Number: WDTEC 211A
Unit: 1

Class: 0.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR)

Recommended preparation: Recommendation required from faculty in CARP, WDTEC, WELD or other CTE related programs.
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ARCH 211A.
Description: Basics of computerized drafting Principles of applied geometry underlying orthographic and pictorial drawings, developing plans, elevations, sections and isometrics.

 

Selected Topics in Wood Technology

Course Number: WDTEC 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-9

Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

Introduction to Furniture Making

Course Number: WDTEC 250A
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Offered in Summer Session only
Non-degree applicable
Description: Introductory technology of furniture making: Plan reading, joinery, tools, power tools, and finishes; provides laboratory experience in furniture construction.

 

Introduction to Furniture Making

Course Number: WDTEC 250B
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WDTEC 250A
Offered in Summer Session only
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of WDTEC 250A: Advanced individualized instruction in more complex projects with appropriate laboratory experience.

 

Survey Course for the Skilled Trades

Course Number: WDTEC 255
Units: .5

Class: 1.5 hours laboratory (P/NP)

Corequisite(s) MACH 255, CARP 255, WELD 255
Description: Introduction to the skilled trades Carpentry: Topics include safety, career opportunities, and hands on experience. Part of a four part series survey class including CARP 255, MACH 255, WELD 255

 

Artisans in Wood I

Course Number: WDTEC 271
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: ESL 264

Course study under this section may be repeated one time.
Description: Training in basic woodworking and communication skills: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with tools and materials of cabinet and furniture making; safe and efficient application of machine-oriented woodworking techniques; emphasis on communication and problem-solving skills related to woodworking industry.

 

Artisans in Wood II

Course Number: WDTEC 272
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: ESL 264
Prerequisite: WDTEC 271

Course study under this section may be repeated one time.
Description: Continued training in woodworking and communication skills: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with advanced woodworking techniques; multiphase production techniques; project and production team management.

 

Occupational Work Experience in Wood Technology

Course Number: COPED 466N
Units: 1-4

hours to be arranged (GR)