CBTG1121 Power Tool Operation

This course is designed to introduce the student to the proper and safe operation and maintenance of the basic woodworking power tools and stationary equipment used in the cabinet industry. One or more required projects will be fabricated by the student during the hands-on operation of the tools and equipment covered during this course.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze stationary power tools
Analyze portable power tools
Manipulate measurement devices
Analyze tooling for woodworking equipment
Execute proper techniques for installing machine tooling
Discuss safety procedures for woodworking equipment
Execute proper machine setups safely
Maintain woodworking equipment
Execute proper machining techniques for solid wood material
Execute proper machining techniques for plywood material
Apply machining techniques for woodworking joinery
Execute layout processes for wood products
Calculate and machine wood product component parts
Execute proper sanding procedures for wood finishing tools
Execute proper product assembly procedures with fastening tools

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details