Occupational Safety and Fundamentals SYLLABUS

Instructor: Scott O’Bryant
Course Description: Occupational Safety and Fundamentals of Construction Technology is
designed to develop a variety of skills in the carpentry and general construction fields using the
Modern Carpentry and the NCCER curriculum. The C.H.S. Construction Curriculum objectives
are basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading and basic rigging.
Students will participate in classroom discussions, power point demonstrations, class assignments
and hands on demonstrations. Upon completion of modules, students will be tested using both
written and/or hands on test.
Class Rules: All CHS student handbook rules will be enforced. Students are expected to be
punctual, attentive, cooperative, prepared for class, respectful of others, and involved consistently
in project work. This will lead to a pleasant and productive work environment for all students.
Students are further expected to work in a safe manner, and to use tools and equipment with care
and according to instructions. Students are expected to concentrate on the current task and produce
their best quality workmanship. "Playing around" is not acceptable behavior around construction
Due to the hands-on nature of learning construction skills, approximately 40% of a student's
grades will come from daily class participation and exhibition of professional and employability
skills, graded on a weekly basis.
Note that students will not always have an activity assignment in each class or for the entire class
period. At these times participation points will be based on that student's observation of others
and willingness to assist others, involvement in planning upcoming work, reading or completing
study assignments.
Professional and Employability Skills include:
1) Checking in on time, ready to work
2) Safe and cooperative work habits
3) Proper care, use and storage of tools and materials
4) Care of the shop area and assisting in cleanup
5) Efficient use of time and materials
6) Following instructions
7) Dependability and honesty
8) Attitude and motivation
9) Leadership in project work and assisting less advanced students
Approximately 40% of a student's grade will come from completion of assigned study series,
written assignments and tests.
The final 20% of student grades will come from project work. Grades will be based on project
type and suitability, quality of workmanship, and extent of work involved. Grades may be based
on individual or group projects.
Students will need to provide a folder/notebook with pockets to keep up with his or her work. Various
handouts will be provided.
If time permits for students to perform personal projects, material will need to be purchased thru the
Please visit the schools website, along with the CHS Construction website for additional information and
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