# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Carpentry I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Carpentry I (8601/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Applying Basic Construction Safety Standards (Core Safety)

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety legal requirements, including OSHA, VOSHA, and EPA.
  2. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  3. Inspect and maintain a safe working environment.
  4. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  5. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  6. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  7. Inspect course-specific hand and power tools to visually identify defects.
  8. Demonstrate lifting and carrying techniques.
  9. Demonstrate safe laddering techniques.
  10. Demonstrate safe scaffolding techniques.
  11. Report personal injuries, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  12. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  13. Pass a safety exam for shop/site safety and specific tool use.

Applying Hand and Power Tool Safety and Maintenance

  1. Identify the basic hand tools and commonly used power tools used in carpentry.
  2. Maintain hand and power tools.

Applying Mathematics Related to Carpentry and Construction

  1. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, with and without a calculator.
  2. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
  3. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, with and without a calculator.
  4. Convert decimals to percents and percents to decimals.
  5. Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
  6. Identify units of length, weight, volume, and temperature.
  7. Identify the basic geometric formulas for shapes common to carpentry.

Reading Blueprints

  1. Identify basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols.
  2. Identify different classifications of drawings.
  3. Interpret scale.

Performing Basic Carpentry Skills

  1. Communicate verbally and in writing, using construction terminology.
  2. Identify communication technology and hand signals common to the construction site.
  3. Check stock and assemblies for squareness.
  4. Measure materials, using a standard measuring device.
  5. Determine the levelness and plumbness of surfaces.
  6. Handle and store materials.
  7. Identify materials.

Cutting and Shaping Stock

  1. Crosscut and ripsaw stock to size, using hand and power tools.
  2. Bore holes, using hand and power tools.
  3. Square stock to 90 degrees.
  4. Cut a miter joint, using hand and power tools.

Working with Fasteners

  1. Apply clamping devices.
  2. Fasten stock with metal fasteners (e.g., nails, screws, staples).

Identifying Elements of Foundations and Forms

  1. Describe the functions of a builder's level and a laser level.
  2. Identify form maintenance.

Identifying the Elements of Floors

  1. Identify the sill plate.
  2. Identify a solid or composite wood beam/girder.
  3. Identify the lally (i.e., basement pole) column.
  4. Lay out floor framing detail on the sill plate.
  5. Identify floor joists.
  6. Identify the floor opening.
  7. Identify bridging and blocking.
  8. Identify subfloor sheathing.
  9. Identify subfloor-framing fasteners and adhesives.

Identifying Elements of Walls

  1. Cut wall plates.
  2. Identify the framing layout on wall plates.
  3. Identify studs, headers, jacks, rough sills, and cripples.
  4. Identify corner and tee posts.
  5. Identify types of headers.
  6. Identify types of door openings.
  7. Identify types of window openings.
  8. Identify metal-stud framing.
  9. Identify types of exterior wall sheathing.

Identifying Elements of Ceilings

  1. Identify ceiling-framing detail on the top wall plate.
  2. Identify the ceiling opening.
  3. Identify a strongback (i.e., stiffener, catwalk).

Identifying Elements of Roofs

  1. Identify roof framing detail on the cap plate.
  2. Identify common, header, and cripple rafters.
  3. Identify types of roof openings.
  4. Identify various types of rafters.