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CCOG for BCT 106 Spring 2024

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Course Number:
BCT 106
Course Title:
Hand Tool/Power Tool Use and Safety
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Course Description

Develops understanding of the hand tools and power tools used in the construction trades. Identifies commonly used hand/power tools, selecting the correct tool to complete assigned projects and working in a safe and competent manner. Emphasizes safety and care of tools. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Operate hand and power tools used by carpenters safely and effectively on the job sites.
  • Select the best suited tool for the task at hand.
  • Recognize safe and unsafe construction work sites conditions.
  • Maintain hand and power tools for effective use and longevity.
  • Research tools before purchasing.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Identify and describe the use of common carpentry hand and power tools.
  2. Demonstrate the safe use of common hand and power tools used in carpentry.
  3. Demonstrate proper maintenance of common carpentry hand and power tools.
  4. Collaboratively complete carpentry projects which incorporate the themes, issues and concepts of hand and power tool safety.
  5. Research and report on the manufacturers, quality, affordability, ergonomics, availability and service of hand and power tools.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts

  • Cutting hand tools
  • Boring hand tools
  • Abrasive hand tools
  • Shaping hand tools
  • Cutting power tools
  • Boring power tools
  • Abrasive power tools
  • Shaping power tools
  • Leveling tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Fastening tools
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Assembly, clamping & gripping tools
  • Tool maintenance
  • Job safety
  • Shop safety
  • OSHA regulations

Process Skills:

  1. Lay out and measure using a tape measure.
  2. Develop hand-eye coordination using hand and power tools.
  3. Operate power tools and use hand tools safely and effectively.
  4. Research and analyze data to evaluate tool attributes.
  5. Use critical thinking skills to determine the best tool for the task at hand.
  6. Work collaboratively with team member(s) to construct projects using hand and power tools.
  7. Recognize safe job site practices.
  8. Identify hand and power tools

Recognize safe use of hand and power tools.