Professional Crafts: Wood A.A.S.

A30360

The Professional Crafts: Wood curriculum provides individuals with traditional values of fine craftsmanship, creative design, and an entrepreneurial spirit for a small woodworking enterprise.

The coursework includes a strong emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving. Study involves a mix of theoretical and hands-on training combined with a blend of historical and modern methods of woodworking and small business management.

Upon completion of required coursework, graduates may earn a degree or a diploma. They should be prepared for self-employment, for positions in the craft industry, or for continued study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in important elements of designing and producing fine furniture and wood accessories.
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas. (GE I.1)
  • Create, manage, organize and communicate information through print and electronic media. (GE III.5)
  • Create a Craft Marketing and Business Plan
  • Design and produce items for various price points
  • Exhibit knowledge of Studio Crafts history, societal influences and production methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wood properties and selection; machine safety, operation, and maintenance
  • Apply drawing principles and design techniques to create, edit, render, and generate multi-view drawings using graphite and design software.
  • Demonstrate organization and documentation skills

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Natural Science/Mathematics

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 110Principles of Biology

4

GEL 120Physical Geology

4

SP, SU
BIO 140Environmental Biology

3

FA, SP, SU
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or an NC DAP score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Social/Behavorial Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCW 110Intro to Woodworking

8

FA, SP
PCW 111Framing Joinery/Design

8

FA, SP
PCW 112Production Design

4

SP
PCW 210Chair Design & Construction

7

FA
PCW 211Casework Design & Construction

7

SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
PCD 110Introduction to Craft Design

2

FA
PCR 11220th-Century Crafts

2

FA
PCR 212Craft Marketing

2

FA
PCR 213Craft Enterprise

2

FA
PCW 120Drafting for Woodworkers

2

FA, SP

General Elective

(Select 2 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCW 130Veneer, Marquetry, & Inlay

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 131Woodbending

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 132Composite Materials Construction

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 134Woodcarving

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 135Wood Lathe Work

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 136Wood Finishing

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 230Wood Design: Special Study

2

SU

Total Credit Hours: 64