/ Mr D. Carter


Course Description:

The Construction 10 (CNT 10) course is designed to promote an appreciation and development of the entry level skills required for the construction industry. Students will develop these introductory level skills necessary for the skilled trades industry through a combination of theory and practical projects.
The Aim of Construction 10 is to create an awareness of opportunities within approximately fifteen trade areas that comprise the construction industry. This Course incorporates new developments and practices related to foundations, flooring and truss systems, framing, workplace safety, and energy efficient home design.

Course Outline:
Module 1: Careers, Planning and Drafting 10%
This module allows students to explore the various careers related to the Construction Industry and also provides the opportunity for students to develop construction industry planning and drafting skills. These topics are investigated and practiced by the students during this module through the use of technology (such as , but not limited to, Sketchup) and specific production lab drafting/measuring tools.

Module 2: Workplace Safety and Professionalism 5%
This module aims to introduce and develop the concept of Production Lab and Workplace safety practices. The module stresses that safe work practices and professionalism are crucial to the prevention of work place injuries and must become a habit throughout daily living as well as in work environments. As part of this unit, students will complete the required safety test for all machinery/tools to be used in the production lab, will conduct themselves appropriately/safely while working in the shop and will maintain a safe, clean, professional work environment.

Module 3: Wood Frame House Construction - Theoretical 10%
This module is intended to introduce students to the various procedures and processes required for the construction of a wood frame residential building. Students will use technology to research, simulate and investigate to develop their knowledge of the theoretical concepts and skills related to this form of residential construction. The knowledge developed during this unit applies directly to the practical wood frame construction unit of this course.

Module 4: Wood Frame House Construction – Practical 40-50%
Students will complete one major practical component in the form of the “House Project” that requires all the knowledge, skills and safety practices that are taught during this course. If time permits, student will also have the opportunity to participate in a larger, real world construction industry related project and/or complete a 1 day off site carpentry skill development workshop.

Final Assessment: TBA% Course Outline TBD% Final Exam
Assessment of the above course material will be conducted following the assessment and evaluation processes described below:

Assessment is the process of gathering, from a variety of sources, information that accurately reflects how well a student is achieving the learning outcomes in a subject or course.

A) Formative assessment is to show growth over time, determine student needs, plan next steps in instruction, and provide students with descriptive feedback.
B) Summative assessment is to determine the extent to which learning has occurred for students.
Evaluation is the process of analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information and making judgments and / or decisions based on the information gathered.
Multiple Opportunities: Students will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their ability through a variety of learning styles such as conversations, observations and products/performances (COP) using methods that align with the skills and concepts assessed. For example, (but not limited to) checklists, descriptive feedback, practical assessments, homework, projects, portfolios, rubrics, self-assessments, written assignments, online quizzes, and ICA’s (in class assessments).
Communication of Student Achievement:
A collaborative effort of all stakeholders (student/parent/teacher) is important to ensure student academic success. In an effort to maintain communications, a numbers of avenues are available.
· Class Web sites are updated daily
· Marks and attendance can be checked at any time on the Parent/Student Portal of Powerschool. (If you do not have a password for the portal, please contact the main office.)
· Parents and students are encouraged to contact the teacher via email if they have any concerns regarding academic progress.