Instructor Guides

 

All Instructor Guides are available as electronic downloads only. Please see Ordering Information for details.

Building Construction  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. Each lesson plan in the curriculum contains: detailed theory and demonstration steps; information sheets; handouts; transparency masters; written tests; and, performance tests. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in four sections:

  • Introduction
    • Hand Tools; Portable Power Equipment; Power Equipment; Blueprint Reading
  • Carpentry
    • Building Site Preparation; Floor Framing; Wall Framing; Exterior Framing; Interior Framing; Roof and Ceiling Framing; Roofing; Stair Construction
  • Cabinetry
    • Joints; Basic Fastening and Finishing; Casework Components; Veneers and Laminates
  • Masonry, Plumbing, Electricity
    • Concrete Forms; Masonry; Plumbing; Residential Wiring

RBCCD – Building Construction — $44.00
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Cabinetmaking  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in three sections:

  • Introduction to Cabinetmaking and Millwork
    • Orientation; Safety; Hand Tools; Portable Power Tools; Power Equipment; Materials; Blueprint Reading; Estimating
  • Basic Cabinetmaking
    • Wood Joints; Basic Fastening and Finishing; Casework; Measuring Devices; Measuring and Layout; Safety
  • Advanced Cabinetmaking
    • Finishing Surfaces; Laminates; Doors; Drawers; Cabinet Installation; Wood Joints; Casework; Blueprint Reading; Safety

RCMCD – Cabinetmaking — $44.00
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Carpentry  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in four sections:

  • Introduction to Carpentry
    • Orientation; Safety; Hand Tools; Portable Power Tools; Power Equipment; Materials; Blueprint Reading; Estimating
  • Basic Carpentry
    • Measuring and Layout; Building Site Preparation; Concrete Forms; Floor Framing; Wall Framing; Roof and Ceiling Framing; Step Construction; Safety
  • Advanced Carpentry
    • Materials; Floor Framing; Stair Construction; Wall Framing; Roof and Ceiling Framing; Safety
  • Residential Finishing
    • Materials; Exterior Finishing; Install Plywood Paneling; Interior Finishing; Exterior Finishing; Interior Floors; Interior Millwork; Safety

RCRCD Carpentry — $44.00
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Cosmetology Curriculum  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in seven sections:

  • Introduction to Cosmetology
    • Salon Safety and Ecology; Professional Development; Trichology; Haircutting, Shaping, and Styling
  • Chemical Methodology
    • Chemistry; Hairstyling Techniques; Trichology
  • Salon Practices and Management
    • Professional Development; Hairstyling Techniques; Design Decisions; Haircutting and Shaping; Nails and Skin Theory and Services; Salon Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Colorimetry (Hair Coloring and Lightening)
    • Coloring; Lightening; Problem Solving
  • Esthetics
    • Anatomy and Physiology; Skin Care Techniques and Products
  • Nail Care and Applications
    • Nails and Skin Theory and Services; Sanitation and Bacteriology; Salon Conduct
  • Nail Art and Applications
    • Professional Development; Nail Art Theory and Services

RCBCD – Cosmetology — $41.00 
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Drafting Design Curriculum  See Sample Lesson Plan

The lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, for all six areas listed below.

  • Introduction to Drafting Design
    • Applied Mathematics for Drafting; Drafting Instruments and Techniques; Lettering and Drawing Techniques; Multiview Drawings; Basic Dimensioning; Fundamentals of CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting)
  • Intermediate Mechanical Design
    • Section Views; Auxiliary Views; Threads and Fasteners; Pictorial Views; Dimensioning
  • Advanced Mechanical Design
    • Geometric Tolerancing; Auxiliary Views; Working Drawings; Intersections and Developments; Introduction to 3-D Solid Model Design; Career Readiness Project
  • 3-D Solid Model Design
    • Solid Modeling; File Translation; Multipart Assembly; Animation; Career Readiness Project
  • Introduction to Architectural Design
    • Residential Floor Plans; Foundations; Electrical Plans; Roof Design; Elevations; Sectional Drawings
  • Architectural Design II
    • Multilevel Residential Floor Plans; Building Specifications; Miscellaneous Details; Elevations; Roof Design; Residential Site Plan; Career Readiness Project

RDDCD – Drafting — $38.00
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Electrical Technology Curriculum  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, for six areas:

  • Basic Wiring
    • Orientation; Safety; Tools; DC Fundamentals; AC Fundamentals; Wiring Fundamentals; Troubleshooting
  • Residential Wiring
    • Blueprint Reading; Residential Load Calculations; Panels; Services; Transformers; Low Voltage Circuits; National Electrical Code; Estimating; Safety
  • Commercial Wiring
    • Conduit Bending; Commercial Circuits; Commercial Electrical Services; Metal Clad and Flexible Raceways; Electrical Blueprint Reading; National Electrical Code; Overcurrent Protection; Grounding; Raceways, Boxes, and Fittings; Safety
  • Industrial Wiring
    • Electrical Blueprints; Overcurrent Protection; Industrial Electrical Service; Transformers; Conduit Bending; Industrial Lighting Circuit; Duct System; National Electrical Code; Estimating; Safety
  • AC/DC Motors and Controls
    • AC-DC Motors; Electrical Controls and Devices; Basic Programmable Logic Controllers; Ladder Diagrams; Numbering System; Programming; Safety
  • Advanced NEC and Journeyman’s Preparation
    • Hazardous Locations; Modular Home Community; Commercial Garages; Theaters; Hospital; Airport Hanger; Service Stations; Explosion Proof; Special Equipment; Journeyman’s Preparation; Safety

RETCD – Electrical Technology — $42.00 
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Curriculum  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, for five areas:

  • Introduction to HVACR
    • Orientation; Safety; Tubing, Fittings, Soldering, Brazing; Blueprint Reading; Estimating
  • Compression Refrigeration
    • Basic Compression & Refrigeration; Domestic Refrigeration; Commercial Refrigeration; Refrigerant Recovery; Safety
  • Introduction to Electricity
    • Introduction to Electricity; Electrical Components; Wiring Diagrams; Safety
  • Electrical Components and Controls
    • Electrical Motors; Window Air Conditioners; Troubleshooting; Safety
  • Heating
    • Gas Heating; Electrical Heating; Heat Pumps; Preventive Maintenance; Safety

RACCD – HVACR — $44.00 
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Masonry  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in four sections:

  • Introduction to Masonry
    • Orientation; Safety; Blueprint Reading; Measuring; Estimating; Bonds; Block Laying; Brick Construction; Projects
  • Block Construction
    • Site Preparation; Blocklaying, Jointing, and Pointing; Safety
  • Brick Construction
    • Site Preparation; Bricking, Jointing, and Pointing; Safety
  • Advanced Masonry Applications
    • Special Applications; Chimneys and Fireplaces; Safety

RMACD – Masonry — $31.00 
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Plumbing  See Sample Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests in the following sections:

  • Introduction to Plumbing
  • Introduction to Pipefitting
  • Joining Pipes and Fittings
  • Pipe and Fittings
  • Plumbing Repair and Installation
  • Plumbing Applications
  • Pressure and Non-Pressure Systems
  • Weld Pipe Fabrication and Process Piping

RPL1 – Plumbing — $34.00 
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Television Production

Lesson plans are included in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in five sections:

  • Introduction to Television Production
    • History of Television; Safety Issues with Equipment; Basic Camera Operation; Sound for Television; Lighting for Television; Television Performance; Interviewing for Television; Writing for Television—Format, Style, Content; Editing–Basic Skills; Television Commercials; Television Public Service Announcements; Television News
  • Television Production—Writing/Producing/Performance
    • Basic Safety Skills; Television Ethics; Television Writing/Producing/Performance
  • Television Production—Studio Operations
    • Basic Safety Skills; Television Ethics; Television Studio Operations
  • Television Production—Photography/Editing
    • Basic Safety Skills; Television Ethics; Television Photography/Editing
  • Advanced Television Production
  • Production of Special Programs/Projects

RTVCD – Television Production — $25.00 
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Welding  See Sample Lesson Plan

The lesson plans are in Microsoft Word format. The instructor guide consists of lesson plans, written tests, and performance tests, in ten sections:

  • Introduction to Welding Technology Level 1
    • Orientation; Safety; Integrated Academics; Blueprint Reading; Welding Symbols; Oxy-Fuel Cutting; Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Fillet Welds, and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) Level 2
    • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding; Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Fillet Welds, and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) Level 3
    • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding; Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A)
  • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Groove Welds, and Welding Inspection and Testing Level 1
    • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Welding Inspection and Testing
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Groove Welds, and Welding Inspection and Testing Level 2
    • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Welding Inspection and Testing
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) for Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals Level 1
  • Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) for Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals Level 2
  • Welding Technology Special Projects

RWLCD – Welding — $40.00
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