• Independent Carpentry

    Course Syllabus



    St. Helens High School


    Course:                                   Independent Carpentry 17003

    Prerequisites:                         Woodworking 17006 “C” or better

                                                    Woodworking 2 17049 “B” or better

    Articulated PCC course:      BCT 218 Woodworking Projects - 2 credits

    Course Period:                      1st, 2nd, 6th

    Course /office location:         Building D Room 64

    Course Duration:                  Full year  – (175 days X 50 min)

    Instructor:                              Joe Mauck                            

    Office hours:                          8:00am to 3:30pm

    Office phone:                         (503) 366-7416

    E-Mail            :                                   joem@sthelens.k12.or.us


    Course Description

    Independent/directed carpentry project based course.  Students will build personal and school related, or community needed projects for this course.  Pre-requisites are Woodworking and Building Construction. Credit is also available for proficiency as a senior projects class. Student will always have one personal project and one school project assigned of their choosing so as always to have assignments to do.


    PCC BCT 218 Woodworking Projects Course Description – 2 credit hours

    Designed for independent work on cabinet projects. Students are required to present shop drawings for instructor approval before beginning. Students must supply their own materials. Instructor will evaluate student knowledge of hand and power tool safety at first class meeting to determine whether skill level is appropriate for independent work.


    Required Equipment and Supplies

    1. Pencil (every day)
    2. Proper work clothing (no high heels, sandals, etc)



    At the end of the quarter I will assign students a letter grade based on the following criteria:


    A =  90% to 100%                  B =  80% to 89%         C =  70% to 79%                                             D =  60% to 69%                            F =    0% to 59%


    I will calculate your grade by expressing your total accumulated points at the end of the term as a percentage of the possible points. It will be a letter grade based on the following:


    1. Daily Formative Assessment —100% of your grade (10pt/day)

    Time cards will be graded at random times. They must be filled out daily, be legible, and written in complete sentences. An understanding of good work ethic and what is required in regards to daily grading can be found in the handout labeled “Good Work Ethic.” Students must have an approved project at all times.


    Daily participation/formative assessment points breakdown:

                10 pts… On time, 100% on task, completes clean-up work, safe

    5 pts… A combination or one of the following: Tardy, not always on task, no clean-up, unsafe, disrespectful, etc.

                0 pts… Absent, cutting class, defiant, unsafe, vandalism, etc.

    Students will have the option to make up points because of failure to fill out their timecard correctly.  Although this is not applicable in a real-life scenario, we believe that students should have the opportunity at this level to correct their mistakes and learn about consequences early.  Below are actions that students can perform to gain points back towards their grade.

    1. Apply themselves diligently to work (Instructor appointed or on their own) during their own time; i.e. lunch, AAP, T.A., or during a free period. 20 minutes will count as 10 points (one day missed).
    2. Gaining extra points throughout their regular period by working bell to bell and performing acts of leadership and recognized responsibility.


    In addition to the grading criteria you must meet the minimum requirements to pass:

    1. Pass ALL safety tests
    2. Complete all machine reports and check-outs in the first nine weeks


    Student must maintain a “C” grade continually to remain in the program.  Students whose grade falls below a “C” will be put on a plan of assistance for a period of up to two weeks.  Failure to complete the plan of assistance will result in removal from the program.


    PCC Grading guidelines:

    Letter Grades (A-F) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)

    For specific information related to PCC grading guidelines, please refer to the PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook accessible through your high school instructor and located at: http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/documents/student-handbook.pdf.


    Attendance and Make-up Policy:

    Attendance is mandatory and missed work must be made up on the students own time during office hours.



    Student Conduct:


    PCC: www.pcc.edu/about/policy/student-rights/student-rights.pdf#code-of-student-conduct


    Flexibility Statement: The instructor reserves the right to modify course content and/or substitute assignments and learning activities in response to institutional, weather or class situations.

    #1. Title IX statement

    The high school is responsible for providing access, accommodations, flexibility, and additional/ supplemental services for special populations and protected classes of students.


    Portland Community College is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working environment based upon open communication and mutual respect. If you believe you have encountered sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability on a PCC campus, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (971) 722-5840 or equity.inclusion@pcc.edu.

    #2. ADA statement

    Dual Credit Students

    Federal law requires that high schools provide disability services for students with a documented disability (through either an IEP for 504 accommodation plan), including those students who are taking Dual Credit classes at their high school location.

    On-campus students

    Students who experience disability related barriers in courses taught on PCC campuses should contact PCC Disability Services at http://www.pcc.edu/resources/disability/. If students elect to use approved academic adjustments, they must provide in advance formal notification from Disability Services to the instructor.


    Academic Integrity Statement: Dishonest activities such as cheating on exams and submitting or copying work done by others will result in disciplinary actions including but not limited to receiving a failing grade.


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    Assignments will be based on a student/school needs basis and will have a wide range of possibilities.


    Monthly Class Lectures and Assignments

    The dates below are tentative, and may be adjusted as we make our way through the year


                  Date                                      Class Topic/Task                                                         Notes  

                September                               Introductions/Syllabus
                                                                Hand Tool/Power Tool Use & Safety

                                        Machine Reports

                                        Project assignments

                October - June                         Various Projects



    In alignment with State and National standards, this course provides representation and assessment in the following areas:


    Common Career Technical Core Standards (CCTC) Numbers: AC-CST (1 – 9)


    CCTC Curriculum Template:



    Oregon Skill Sets Carpentry Focus area: COZ01.01 – COZ10.02



    Oregon Skill Sets Carpentry Focus area: COPF10.01 - COPF10.18