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Wood Technology Courses

Wood Technology Courses

Spring Semester classes start January 22, 2018.

Continuing Students: If you have enrolled and received a grade (including W or I) in a class within the last two semesters, use your current User ID and Password to access your Student Center.  Login & Browser Help: http://web.peralta.edu/it/student-passportYou can search for classes here.  Select term then select “Laney” from the campus options, then drop down to “Wood Technology” in the subject line.  You don’t need to select anything else.  Click “SEARCH” to show all Wood Tech classes.

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Wood Technology Courses (Download PDF – 248kb)

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)