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TECHNOLOGY COURSE SYLLABUS CIPcode46.0201 Instructor: ​ Randy Barnes Workphone: ​

Instructor: Randy Barnes Workphone:(816)630­9240



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Grade Level:11­12 Discipline:Career and Technical Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this course is to provide the students with training to enter the carpentry profession or a foundation for postsecondary education and provide them with a means of support. This course includes both classroom study and practical experience on the job site. The student will become familiar with both residential and commercial construction with an emphasis on residential construction. The instructor believes that through experiencing many aspects of construction, the student will expand his or her knowledge, skills and interests. The course will apply math concepts learned in core classes to real world applications and help the student find success in other courses. No prerequisites required.

INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY Students will be given challenging real­world projects and assignments typical of the construction field. High quality work is expected and students will be given opportunities to redo work until it meets standards. Classroom activities will include reading, laboratory activities, research, basic computer applications, projects, and problem solving. Major projects will include construction of a house or similar structure. Students will often work in teams, but will be expected to complete individual assignments in relation to the team's work. Assessment methods will include hands­on skills assessments, written exams, tests, and quizzes; oral and written research reports; reading assignments; and projects.

SIMULATED WORKPLACE ESACC will initiate a new simulated workplace philosophy to help students meet the demand for work ready employees. The simulated workplace environment enhances the Career and Technical Education (CTE) class with a mock company, allowing students to take on authentic workplace roles. Students will be immersed within an engaging workplace environment which offers support in addition to rigorous training while developing the necessary skill sets to be a high quality next generation employee. Students will fill various roles in the simulated classroom as they would at a real workplace. ESACC students will participate in class projects, community service projects, and other projects which are incorporated into the class through Simulated Workplace programming.

COURSE GOALS (This course’s curriculum is aligned with the Missouri department of elementary and secondary education carpentry standards) The student will:


Identify the different types of construction material and common uses.


Read, understand, and communicate effectively in the construction trades.


Use numeracy skills and processes to collect, analyze, and present data as it relates to construction


Demonstrate a thorough understanding of job site safety and the purpose of OSHA.


Recognize carpentry related tools and demonstrate proper and safe use of the tools.


Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the steps involved in construction of a house or similar structure and demonstrate the steps.

7) Demonstrate 21st Century Skills that include problem solving, time management, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communication, cultural sensitivity, ethical business decisions, integrity, and confidentiality. MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS Weekly Bell work (daily questions) Weekly quiz (covering current lessons) Participation (involvement in class, work on the project, and shop activities) Standards/competency assessments Semester/Year end Final exam consisting of both written and hands on skills demonstrations will be administered at end of each semester. All exiting seniors will be assessed using a third party assessment.

ASSESSMENT AND GRADING PLAN The primary goal of a standards­based grading system is to improve student achievement by focusing

instruction and the alignment of curriculum with the essential standards/competencies. District grading practices/guidelines include:

1. Include only scores that relate to the achievement of the standards

2. Use a variety of assessment methods to collect high quality, organized evidence of achievement

3. Use appropriate grade calculation

4. Use grading and assessment procedures that support learning

A 4.0 grading scale will be used to determine your student’s grade. For a conversion scale, please refer to the student handbook or visit Four point rubrics based on the scale below will be commonplace in assessing student achievement. 4= Skilled 3= Moderately Skilled 2= Limited Skilled 1= Unskilled 0= no Evidence

Employability Standard Employability skills are as important to the success of students as are the course standards. Equal weight will be placed on employability skills and on their course standards. Our main focus is on preparing students to be successful when they leave the Career Center whether they continue their education, enlist in the military or enter the workforce. The ESACC has determined that equal emphasis on employability skills and course standards is needed to ensure student success.

A student’s Overall Score = 50% Employability + 25% Lab Assessments + 25% Unit Assessments.

Re­Take policy: Students must complete an assessment retake form to re­take an assessment. Students may have to complete assignments to adequately prepare to re­take the assessment.

Make­up Work: Make­up work from absences is the student’s responsibility and is due within two days after returning to school. Excessive lateness is discouraged and could result in reduction of earned grade. If the student needs to use the classroom computer lab, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to schedule a time. A time can be scheduled for additional assistance if needed.

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PARENT­TEACHER COMMUNICATION The most convenient communication is via email. You may email me at


*A copy of the syllabi can be found on the class website