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Cabinetmaking
CABINETMAKING
CLASS CODE: CONST 300 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Cabinetmaking is a study of the materials and methods used in professional cabinetmaking. The class will study designing, planning, cost estimating, materials, and construction techniques for kitchen, bathroom, and other built-in type of cabinets using both traditional and metric construction methods. It will also cover the safe setup and operation of professional cabinetmaking equipment.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The following represents a breakdown of the assignments for this class and the approximate point value of each:

1. Worksheets = 200 points
2. Cabinet Activity = 500 points
3. Materials Sheets = 200 points
4. Cabinetware Tutorial = 100 points
5. Midterm/Final Exam = 200 points

Worksheets: Worksheets will be given on reading assignments. Generally a single worksheet will cover several assignments. Students are expected to complete the assignment by the day listed on the assignment schedule. Worksheets will be accepted for only one week after the due date with a loss of half of the original points.

Cabinet Activity: The class as a whole will be completing a major cabinetmaking activity. Each student will be assigned to a work group. The majority of assignments for this activity will be done within your group. It is expected that each student will be a contributing member of the group and work diligently to help the group succeed.

Materials Sheets: Each group will be required to complete a materials cost sheet for each phase of their cabinetmaking project.

Cabinetware Tutorial: As part of the activity for learning the Cabinetware software program, each student will be required to complete the online Cabinetware tutorial.

Examinations: A midterm and a final examination will be given. The midterm will cover materials as outlined in the assignment sheet, classroom discussion, and lab activities. The final exam will cover all materials from the course and will be comprehensive.

Grading: The following represents an approximate point scale for the final grade in this course.

A 94% B- 74% D+ 56%
A- 88% C+ 69% D 52%
B+ 84% C 64% D- 49%
B 79% C- 60% F Below 49%
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: After successful completion of cabinetmaking, the student should:
1. Be able to layout and design kitchen cabinets using industry accepted standards and guidelines.
2. Use computer assisted cabinet design software.
3. Setup and safely operate professional cabinetmaking equipment.
4. Plan materials and estimate cost for kitchen, bathroom, and other built-in type cabinets.
5. Demonstrate cabinet construction methods including casework, drawers, and doors.
6. Have an understanding of professional cabinet finishing materials and methods.
REQUIREMENTS: Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences or tardies may result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade. When possible inform the instructor in advance of possible absences. Reading assignments from the text will be given and the students are expected to complete them by the date given on the class schedule and come to class prepared to discuss them.

It is expected that each student will abide Brigham Young University-Idaho dress, grooming, and honor standards.

Feel free to consult with the instructor anytime you are having difficulty. Office hours are posted and/or by appointment.
PREREQUISITES: Const 100
OTHER: Text: "Modern Cabinetmaking," by William D. Umstatted

Supplies: All supplies for group projects in the class will be provided. It is important that each group keep an accurate record of supplies and materials used in their project so that a proper accounting and billing can be made.

Cleanup: Each student is expected to clean up his or her own area. This includes the workbenches and any machines used during the class period. All students are expected to reamin in the lab until cleanup is completed and the class is dismissed by the instructor.

Lab Time: Students will be allowed to work in the lab only during his or her regularly scheduled classes or on open lab times that are arranged by the instructor. Any exceptions must be cleared through the instructor on a case by case basis.

Disclaminer: The syllabus and assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and a schedule for this course. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. Any changes will be made with advance notice of the students during regularly scheduled class times. It is the responsibility of the student to attend class and to be aware of the changes.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001