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Handyman Skills

Handyman Skills - (Grades Mature 8-12) Industrial Arts Credit

Teacher:  Mr. Bill Trinklein

Time:  Friday  NOT OFFERED IN 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Class  and Material Cost:  $425
There is a $35 materials/copy fee included in the cost of this course.

Book: None - All instructional materials are provided by the tutor in our online course management system (Moodle), including: full-featured user guides, videos, sample documents, and links to high quality material on sites that are safe, secure, and free. 

Required Supplies: Students need to have a 2 & 1/2” or 3” Three-ring binder with five tabs. Students must also have access to a PC or Mac computer with an internet connection.

Prerequisite:  There are no specific prerequisites, however experience with Microsoft Excel or other worksheet program at a very basic level is very handy for working with the project plan template that is provided to the students during the first week of class as a tool for completing many of the homework assignments.

This course is geared to help young men and women learn to tackle many home improvement projects and repairs. The class covers all the handyman basics, i.e. mechanical leverage, tools, fasteners, indoor & outdoor construction, electricity & electrical wiring, low-voltage systems, plumbing, small engine repair, basic automotive maintenance, and lots more. By applying their knowledge and experience, students learn how to save money by attempting projects on their own. For example, each student will learn how to perform a disc brake job. If they do this just one time on the family vehicle, as opposed to taking the car in for service, they can recover the entire tuition for this class. Each class begins with a prayer and spiritual thought that is relevant and appropriate for every handyman or handywoman. Students not only learn handyman skills, but they also learn how to build materials lists, calculate costs, estimate labor and manage projects. Mr. Trinklein is very excited about teaching handyman skills and working with young people. His goal is not only to help students learn these skills and have a lot of fun in the classroom, but also to provide them with something extra that will give them an advantage, regardless of the career path the Lord leads them into. 

****This is a 2 hour class


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