• Program: Woodworking Technology
  • Course: Power Tool Operation
  • Course #: CBTG1121
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the proper and safe operation and maintenance of the basic woodworking power tools and stationary equipment used in the cabinet industry. One or more required projects will be fabricated by the student during the hands-on operation of the tools and equipment covered during this course.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze stationary power tools
Analyze portable power tools
Manipulate measurement devices
Analyze tooling for woodworking equipment
Execute proper techniques for installing machine tooling
Discuss safety procedures for woodworking equipment
Execute proper machine setups safely
Maintain woodworking equipment
Execute proper machining techniques for solid wood material
Execute proper machining techniques for plywood material
Apply machining techniques for woodworking joinery
Execute layout processes for wood products
Calculate and machine wood product component parts
Execute proper sanding procedures for wood finishing tools
Execute proper product assembly procedures with fastening tools

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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