This program area offers exploration in basic construction and carpentry skills. Students can pursue more advanced techniques with higher level woodworking classes. If a student wishes to take home their finished woodworking projects, the materials fee is $40.00. Students can participate in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization, focused on preparing students for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. Free dual credit opportunities are available through State Fair Community College. Students completing the Woodworking course will have the opportunity to earn the Career Connections Level I, Career Connections Level II, and OSHA 10 Certificates.
Entry-level Career Options:
Recommended Post-Secondary Schools:
State Fair Community College
State Technical College of Missouri
Woodworking I (Introduction to Woodworking Technology)
In this course, students will learn introductory woodworking and basic construction skills through safety instruction, classroom study, hands-on use of tools and equipment, and building projects. Small, simple, inexpensive projects will be used as a springboard for advanced building projects in Advanced Woodworking and Construction Technology. A review of all aspects of the construction industry, such as career opportunities, house plans, technology, work ethics, etc. will be explored.Recommendation:
You should have good math skills and a willingness to work hard with your hands.Maximum Capacity:
15 students per class
Open to all grade levels
1 unit (non-repeatable)
Download: Intro to Woodworking Syllabus.pdfAdvanced Woodworking/Construction Technology
In this course, students will learn more advanced aspects of the woodworking and building industry through hands-on building and construction experience. Although the primary focus of this class is actual construction of projects, all aspects of the woodworking and construction industry will be explored. Some career opportunities include construction, construction management, general carpentry, cabinet-making, interior design, architecture, and manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on safety in all phases of the coursework. This course is paired well with Computer Aided Drafting. Free dual credit opportunity listed below.Prerequisites:
Introduction to Woodworking, Communication Arts I, Algebra I, and GeometryMaximum Capacity:
15 students per class
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
1 or 2 units available (repeatable at instructor’s discretion)
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour safety card.
Download: Advanced Woodworking Syllabus.pdf
Instructor: Mr. Jesse Allen
I have graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors of Science in Education (1994), and a Masters of Science in Special Education (1999). I have earned continuous career education certificates in Social Studies (7-12), General Science (7-9), and Carpentry (S-P). I am also a journeyman floor installer and am a sole proprietor of my own installation business. I am also the proud owner of rental property in both Boone County and Osage County.