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Wood Technology (WDTEC

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Laney College 2009 - 2011
The Wood Technology curriculum offers instruction in woodworking for career-oriented students, and includes access to one of the best-equipped shops in Northern California. Employment-oriented students are assisted in finding work making custom furniture, kitchen cabinets, commercial fixtures, architectural millwork, and a wide variety of other wood products. Instruction is highly individualized and is designed to allow flexibility in learning speed, design experimentation, and areas of emphasis. The two primary goals of all classes are to make each student a safe machine and/or tool user, and to provide her/ him with the problem-solving tools that relate to fourdimensional wood-based construction.

WDTEC 10L Wood Technology Laboratory I

4 units, 12 hours laboratory (GR) Corequisite: Wdtec 10 Acceptable for credit: CSU Laboratory practice supplementing theory presented in WDTEC 10. 0952.50

WDTEC 11 Furniture Cabinet Layout I

Degree Major/Certificate Requirements:
Dept/No. Title Units 3 4 2 3 4 FIRST SEMESTER WDTEC 10 Wood Technology I WDTEC 10L Wood Technology Lab I WDTEC 11 Furniture Cabinet Layout I SECOND SEMESTER WDTEC 20 Wood Technology II WDTEC 20L Wood Technology Lab II THIRD SEMESTER WDTEC 30 CAD/CAM Techniques in the Cabinet-Making Industry FOURTH SEMESTER WDTEC 40 Computer-Assisted Machining Techniques in the Cabinet-Making Industry Total Required Units:

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR) Acceptable for credit: CSU Drafting, layout, and detailing for the woodworking trades: Reading and making drawings, joinery appropriate to various cabinet grades, panel layouts, and geometric constructions. 0952.50

WDTEC 20 Wood Technology II

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR) Prerequisite: Wdtec 10 Corequisite: Wdtec 20L Acceptable for credit: CSU Continuation of WDTEC 10: 32mm cabinet-making systems, wood bending, advanced construction problems and techniques, finishing, hardware, adhesives and abrasives, hand-tool conditioning and use, and related class projects. 0952.50

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WDTEC 20L Wood Technology Laboratory II

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For Associate Degree General Education requirements, refer to page 112.

4 units, 12 hours laboratory (GR) Prerequisite: Wdtec 10L Corequisite: Wdtec 20 Acceptable for credit: CSU Laboratory practice supplementing theory presented in WDTEC 20. 0952.50

WDTEC 10 Wood Technology I

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR) Corequisite: Wdtec 10L Acceptable for credit: CSU Introduction to the technology of woodworking trades: Jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, panel saw, radial arm saw, drill press, shaper, router, line boring machinery, automatic edge bander, power sanders, hinge insertion machine, CNC machining; basic sharpening, joinery, planning, stock billing, assembly, finishing, and plastic lamination; care of and safety with tools and equipment. 0952.50

WDTEC 21 Furniture Cabinet Layout II

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR) Prerequisite: Wdtec 11 Acceptable for credit: CSU Continuation of WDTEC 11: Using the computer as a tool for designing, drawing, generating cut list, performing panel optimization plans, and doing cost and time analysis for the cabinetmaking industry. 0952.50

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4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR) Prerequisite: Wdtec 20 and 20L Acceptable for credit: CSU Fundamentals of computer-assisted design and construction techniques found in the modern cabinet shop: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with software and machinery commonly used in the woodworking industry. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Continuation of WDTEC 201A: Development of more advanced and complex joinery applications used in furniture and cabinetmaking; application of design principles appropriate to woodworking. 0952.50

WDTEC 40 Computer-Assisted Machining in the CabinetMaking Industry

WDTEC 210A Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery I

4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory Acceptable for credit: CSU Prerequisite: ? Fundamentals of computer-assisted machining techniques found in the modern cabinet shop: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with software and CNC machinery commonly used in the woodworking industry. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Instruction and practice in the selection, sharpening, conditioning, and use of high-quality traditional woodworking hand tools: Emphasis on hand tools from Japan—sharpening stones, chisels, planes and saws, and traditional Japanese joinery. 0952.50

WDTEC 48GA-MZ Selected Topics in Wood Technology

WDTEC 210B Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery II

.5-9 units, 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR) Acceptable for credit: CSU. See section on Selected Topics. 0952.50

WDTEC 200 Special Projects Laboratory

1-2 units, 3-6 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 201A Course study under this section may be repeated three times. Open laboratory for working on selected projects: Provides the opportunity for advanced laboratory practice with emphasis on complex planning and structures. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 210A Continuation of WDTEC 210A: Construction of a series of projects based on traditional Japanese joinery construction and use of specialty tools such as chamfer, rabbet, plow planes, kebiki, azebiki saws, yariganna (spear planes); more refined techniques of sharpening, planning, and joinery construction. 0952.50

WDTEC 210C Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery III

WDTEC 201A Furniture and Cabinetmaking for Other Majors

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 210B Continuation of WDTEC 210B: Development and presentation of advanced projects, with exploration of more substantial and mature joinery work. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Introduction to furniture and cabinetmaking: Safe and effective use of the machines, power tools, and hand tools of woodworking; basic construction projects. 0952.50

WDTEC 210D Small Yard and Garden Structures

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 210A Course study under this section may be repeated two times. Fundamentals of design and construction of small structures for the yard and garden: Focus on developing designs with structural joinery construction projects. 0952.50

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WDTEC 30 CAD/CAM Techniques in the Cabinet-Making Industry

WDTEC 201B Furniture and Cabinetmaking for Other Majors

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WDTEC 214 Table Design and Construction

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 201A, or 10 and 10L Introduction to table design and construction: Focus on traditional and contemporary design aesthetics and machine and hand-tool construction techniques. 0952.50

WDTEC 250B Introduction to Furniture Making

WDTEC 215A Advanced Furniture: Chair Design

4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Offered Summer Session. Prerequisite: Wdtec 250A Non-degree applicable Continuation of WDTEC 250A: Advanced individualized instruction in more complex projects with appropriate laboratory experience. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Design for construction of a contemporary chair: Emphasis on methods of construction used in frame, volumetric, and planar seating; elements of design, modeling and prototyping, and advanced construction techniques; unique chair design begun in the first semester completed in the second semester. 0952.50

WDTEC 252 Woodworking

WDTEC 215B Advanced Furniture: Chair Construction

1 unit each level, .67 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Non-degree applicable Course study under this section may be repeated three times. Introduction to woodworking: Emphasis on plan reading, joinery, tools, power tools, machines; and related laboratory projects. 0952.50

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 215A Construction of a contemporary chair: Cutting, machining, assembling and analyzing the chair developed in WDTEC 215A; emphasis on hands-on building of a finished chair. 0952.50

WDTEC 271 Artisans in Wood I

WDTEC 248GA-MZ Selected Topics in Wood Technology

.5-9 units, 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR) See section on Selected Topics. 0952.50

4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Recommended preparation: ESL 264. Course study under this section may be repeated one time. Training in basic woodworking and communication skills: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with tools and materials of cabinet and furniture making; safe and efficient application of machineoriented woodworking techniques; emphasis on communication and problem-solving skills related to woodworking industry. 0952.50

WDTEC 250A Introduction to Furniture Making

4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Offered Summer Session. Non-degree applicable Introductory technology of furniture making: Plan reading, joinery, tools, power tools, and finishes; provides laboratory experience in furniture construction. 0952.50

WDTEC 272 Artisans in Wood II

4 units, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/ NP) Prerequisite: Wdtec 271 Recommended preparation: ESL 264. Course study under this section may be repeated one time. Continued training in woodworking and communication skills: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with advanced woodworking techniques; multiphase production techniques; project and production team management. 0952.50

COPED 466N Occupational Work Experience in Wood Technology

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1-4 units, hours to be arranged (GR) 0952.50