Cabinetmaking I - #8604

     Syllabus – 2015-2016


    Instructor: Raymond “Jake” Gray

    Address: 49 Hornet Road, Fishersville, VA 22939

    Phone: 540-245-5006 - Ext. 235

    E-mail: grayj@valleytech.us

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students learn workshop,  tool safety and employability skills as they practice reading blueprints; estimating and selecting materials; cutting and shaping stock; assembling, fastening, and installing components; and finishing surfaces.  The technical, problem-solving, leadership, and creative skills learned in Cabinetmaking can be applied in industries well beyond construction trades and professions and can prepare the student for lifelong learning and success.



    • Identify and create a safe working environment

    • Interpret / Demonstrate sketching & working drawings

    • Perform basic Cabinetmaking skills

    • Demonstrate the ability to select and safely use major power equipment. 

    • Demonstrate the ability to select and safely use hand and portable power tools

    • Demonstrate cutting & shaping of stock / Basic – Advanced

    • Assembly using fasteners

    • Assembly & installing components (Clamps & Glue)

    • Demonstrate preparation for finishing


      Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction


      Occupations: Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Drywall Installer


      Industry Based Credentials: NOCTI, OSHA


      GRADING (Reporting) Philosophy / Policy: Under a competency-based system of student assessment, traditional grades are replaced by reports of student progress in demonstrating proficiency in meeting Learning Goals for Duty Areas of units and Learning Targets (competencies).  Because student progress will be measured cumulatively, formal grades will only be reported at the end of a semester.  Student progress will be reported as:


    • 4 = Exemplary / exceeds standard

    • 3 = Proficient / meets standard

    • 2 = Developing /  approaching standard

    • 1 = Beginning / well below standard

    • 0 = Insufficient work shown               

    A variety of assessment strategies including projects, lab demonstrations, oral reports, essays, student portfolios, student/teacher conferences, as well as traditional tests, quizzes and homework may be used to determine student progress. 

    Student behavior may be reported if necessary, but will not factor into the assessment of student performance.

    Traditional Grade/Competency Conversion:


    • 3.75-4.00:        A+

    • 3.26-3.74:        A    

    • 3.00-3.25:        A-    

    • 2.84-2.99:        B+    

    • 2.67-2.83:        B    

    • 2.50-2.66:        B-    

    • 2.34-2.49:        C+    

    • 2.17-2.33:        C    

    • 2.00-2.16:        C-   

    • 1.76-1.99:        D+    

    • 1.26-1.75:        D    

    • 1.00-1.25:        D-    

    • Below 1.0:       F