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The New York City District Council of Carpenters
Cabinetmaking Apprentice Program

 

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Titles of evaluated learning experiences
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Titles of evaluated learning experiences

First Year Related Instruction

Second Year Related Instruction

Third Year Related Instruction

Fourth Year Related Instruction

Fifth Year Related Instruction

Optional Course

Internship over five-year program


Descriptions and credit recommendations

Advanced AutoCAD

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 40 hours (10 weeks).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: import and manipulate architectural and shop drawings to prepare relevant portions of drawings for printing and distribution in the shop and field.
Instruction: Use of model and layout space, creating borders, how to create and manipulate layers, how to read and manipulate architectural drawings in AutoCAD, use viewports to scale drawings for printing
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the/ upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

1. Basic Sketching I
2. Basic Sketching II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Course 1: 35 hours (1 week). Course 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 or 2: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read, understand, and execute projects based on architectural woodworking drawings.
Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read drawings, translate drawings into accurate layouts on wood, cutting and assembling woodwork.
Instruction: Course 1: Read, interpret, and draw isometric and exploded isometric projections; read architect’s scale and become familiar with the types of drawings in the field through a review of kitchen layouts.
Course 2: Read and analyze a radius form drawing, drawing the form on vellum, transferring to material, then cutting, pressing and finishing a panel.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

1. French Provincial Cabinetmaking I
2. French Provincial Cabinetmaking II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Course 1: 35 hours (1 week). Course 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 or 2: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a full ability to read drawings accurately; layout a project; use all required machines to fabricate cabinets.
Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: fabricate and install raised panel (French Provincial style) doors.; complete cabinet by finishing with stain and lacquer.
Instruction: Course 1: Analyze project drawings; layout and fabricate the sub and face frames, and cabinet panels, in the creation of a cabinet in the French Provincial style.
Course 2: Craft doors with a raised panel, by performing calculations to determine proper door and panel size; use a router for shaping the stiles and rails and use a shaper for shaping door perimeter; stain and finish doors and cabinet; re-assemble.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

Hardware Installation II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify hardware types used in full-sized door installation (hinges, door knobs, strike plates); conduct accurate layout for door jamb installation and the placement of door hardware; properly assemble and install door jambs, doors and hinges, door knobs, and strike plates; and properly install pocket doors and door hardware.
Instruction: Students will learn about different types of hanging devices and the proper procedures for door preparation to create a door with a perfect swing. This course refines the apprentice's ability to interpret the architectural and technical information related to hardware installation. Students will learn to lay out hardware locations for hinge, strike plates, and door knob installation, procedures for installing different types of hinges and how to assemble and install a door jamb. This course also covers the installation of pocket doors.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

Internship

Location: Work sites approved by The New York City District Council of Carpenters.
Length: Minimum 1,300 hours per year over 5 years.
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course of the apprenticeship program in the field.
Instruction: This internship is designed to expose the student to a work setting under the mentorship of skilled cabinetmaking. Students work on various projects honing and reinforcing the skills and knowledge presented in the overall curriculum.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours per year for all four years in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/09).

Introduction to AutoCAD and Mastercam I

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: understand and discuss how AutoCAD and Mastercam facilitate high-volume production of parts in a shop environment; import drawings from AutoCAD to Mastercam; verify how parts will be cut; conduct final verification; cut all parts, and assemble the final project.
Instruction: The focus is on exposing students to the AutoCAD program. During the first week of the course, students will learn the basic functions of the AutoCAD program, including how to draw, modify, and dimension lines, shapes, and room drawings. Students will also learn to extract parts from a cabinet drawing and to export files from AutoCAD to Mastercam in preparation for cutting.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

Introduction to AutoCAD and Mastercam II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss how AutoCAD and Mastercam facilitate high-volume production of parts in a shop environment; Import drawings from AutoCAD to Mastercam; verify how parts will be cut; conduct final verification, cut all parts, and assemble the final project.
Instruction: Students will use the skills learned in Introduction to AutoCAD and Masteram II to extract all parts of a drawing and import those parts to Mastercam. Verifying how parts will be cut in Mastercam and making revisions to the file in order to compensate for thickness of actual material will allow students to gain experience in troubleshooting using the software. Students will then be introduced to standard practices for the CNC machine, conduct final verification of part cutting, cut all parts, and assemble the final project.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

1. Introduction to Cabinetmaking
2. Cabinet Fundamentals I
3. Cabinet Fundamentals II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Course 1: 35 hours (1 week).
Course 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Course 3 : 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 - 3: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the work that cabinet makers do and discuss the typical work requirements in a New York City cabinet shop; recognize and define common terminology used in the architectural woodworking industry; demonstrate ability to read a drawing and stock bill; accurately lay out, cut, glue, and clamp a basic project; correctly demonstrate understanding of and facility with mathematical operations and concepts commonly used in shops, and identify each tool in the cabinet shop and describe its function.
Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply concepts by laying out and constructing a tote box including basic finishing work (application of stain and lacquer).
Course 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: lay out, dry fitting, clamping, gluing and finishing a 3-step stool.
Instruction: Course 1: This course provides students with an overview of the scope of work performed by cabinetmakers, architects, and woodworkers. Basic project planning skills: understanding blueprints, sizing, estimating, hand tools and an introduction to power tools.
Course 2: Focus on project layout and the use of hand tools.
Course 3: Develop proficiency with basic hand tools and deepen ability to use the power tools common to the cabinetmaking trade; such as a router and table saw.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1-3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines(11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1-3 must all be completed to receive credit.

Introduction to Health and Safety

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and define physical and health hazards and toxicity of chemicals; recognize an emergency and take appropriate steps to prevent further injury; perform basic first aid and secure the injured person(s) until emergency personnel arrive; identify and demonstrate how to practice standard precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission; apply simple ergonomic principles and procedures to reduce the risk of injury to the muscles.
Instruction: This course creates awareness of the most prevalent hazards associated with the construction site and provides apprentices with the knowledge and skills necessary to help minimize the consequences of injury. The course covers the federal regulatory requirements that govern worksite safety and conditions (OSHA) and the following topics: First Aid and CPR, blood borne pathogens, and general ergonomics (effective ways to work to prevent injury and Cumulative Trauma Disorders). All training is conducted by OSHA-certified instructors.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking or related disciplines (11/09).

1. Introduction to Machining I
2. Introduction to Machining II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Course 1: 35 hours (1 week). Course 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 or 2: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: work on table saw, hand-drill, jointer, thickness planer, router, and sanding machine, to construct a toolbox.
Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: complete construction and finishing of tool box using appropriate power tools.
Instruction: Course 1: This course introduces common machine tools and safety procedures required to operate them.
Course 2: This course continues the student's work with common machine tools with an introduction to basic cabinetmaking machine joinery.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

1. Message Center Project I
2. Message Center Project II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Course 1: 35 hours (1 week). Course 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 or 2: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use previously introduced tools with an emphasis on learning to use the router properly. Course 2: Properly glue, stain, and lacquer a project.
Instruction: Course 1: Lay out and cut patterns; prepare lumber for cutting; use a router to shape the side panels of a project.
Course 2: Complete construction of message center; prepare all surfaces for finish; apply stain and lacquer.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

OSHA 30: Occupational Health and Safety 30-hour Course

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2005 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: learn and apply the federal regulatory requirements for worker safety on construction sites.
Instruction: This course creates awareness of hazards associated with the construction site and instructs apprentices with the knowledge and skills necessary to minimize injury. It covers federal regulatory requirements that govern worksite safety and conditions. Apprentices will be awarded on OSHA 30-Hour Construction Indudstry Certificate.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09). 30-Hour Construction Indudstry Certificate.

Panel and Cabinet Installation I

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: properly fabricate and install architectural wall panels.
Instruction: Construct and laminate architectural panel with a focus on aligning veneers, sequencing and cutting material to achieve the best aesthetic effect. Focus on the methods used to ensure proper vertical and horizontal alignment in installation—using benchmarks, axis lines, lasers and story poles.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

1. Panel and Cabinet Installation II
2. Hardware Installation I

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: Courses 1 or 2: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: Courses 1 or 2: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: cover laminates and solid surface materials in the fabrication of countertops and backsplashes. Seam creation and placement will be addressed. Construct an upper cabinet and learn proper installation procedures.
Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: build small cabinet; practice the installation of hinges, drawer and door pulls, levelers and drawer slides; taking into account the practical order of installation.
Instruction: Course 1: Students fabricate and assemble a countertop and an upper cabinet.
Course 2: Different types of hardware typically used for cabinet construction.
Credit recommendation: Courses 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).
NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

Veneers and Finishing I

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define and use terminology associated with wood veneers; understand how veneers are manufactured and used in architectural woodwork; cut and lay out veneers; select cores based on intended use of the piece; properly prepare core to receive veneers (e.g., sanding and using correct types of adhesive, depending on lamination method); describe and perform three different lamination techniques; vacuum press, clamping press, and heat application; and repair damaged veneer.
Instruction: This course concentrates on the selection, application and repair of veneers. Students cut and layout veneers for several sample pieces. For each sample, students plan and practice a different type of veneer match. Students repair veneer that has been damaged.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

Veneers and Finishing II

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - Present.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: differentiate between different types of stains, dyes and clear coat finishes; mix stain to match the color of a sample, discuss how different types of wood and veneer absorb stain and how the varieties of clear coat finish affect the appearance of a project.
Instruction: This course focuses on surface preparation (sanding), staining and applying a clear coat finish.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cabinetmaking and related disciplines (11/09).

Trade Unionism

Location: The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 35 hours (1 week).
Dates: September 2004 - November 2013.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss how and why labor unions developed in the United States; identify the ways in which workers have contributed to and been affected by the major historical events and social movements that shaped U.S. history; discuss the origin and history of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters; discuss how globalization and technology have changed the labor movement in the late 20th and 21st centuries.
Instruction: This provides students with a basis for understanding the major events in American history from the perspective of working people and the unions they formed. Students learn about the role of workers in the founding and growth of the United States; the rise of the labor union movement and its relationship to other major social movements; and how the changing global economy affects the labor movement in the United States and around the world.
Credit recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Cabinetmaking, Millwright, Carpentry, Electrician, Welding, Tool and Die, Welding Repair, Pipefitting and Plumbing, Construction Technology, and related disciplines (11/08).

Last Updated: March 18, 2014