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Skilled and Technical Sciences

Introduction to Skilled and Technical Sciences

This entry-level course is designed to prepare students for all subsequent courses.  Students will be introduced to the correct and safe use of hand tools, board drafting basics, computer aided design basics, linear measuring, woodworking, and metalworking.

Beginning Manufacturing and Processing

This course will introduce students to metal working.  Students will learn about proper safety practices, hand tool and machine tool use, fasteners, hardware, metal identification, sand casting, and gas metal arc welding.

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

This course will build upon the knowledge and skills from Beginning Manufacturing and Processing.  Students will learn advanced gas metal arc welding techniques, shielded metal arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding/cutting, and plasma cutting.  

Drafting / Computer-Aided Design I

This is an introduction to technical (mechanical/architectural) drawing.  Traditional drafting tools and techniques are taught as well as an introduction to AutoCAD.  Emphasis is on technical drawing, multiview drawing and computer aided design basics.

Computer-Aided Design II

This course builds upon the skills developed in CAD I.  Students will be taught dimensioning, isometric drawings, section views and auxiliary views.

Computer-Aided Design III

This course builds upon the skills learned in CAD II.  Students will be taught blocks (pre-drawn objects), architectural working drawings, mechanical working drawings and 3D modeling basics.

Computer-Aided Design IV

This course is an advanced course of architectural design.  Topics include:  architectural design, residential and commercial construction terminology/skills and blueprint reading.  Students will also use the design software Revit 3D.

Power Drive

The Power Drive program challenges students to design and build one person electric vehicles. Basic engineering and design concepts will be applied. Students will have the opportunity to compete at rallies in the spring in the areas of braking, maneuverability, endurance and vehicle documentation. Students will also learn basic auto maintenance and repair.

Woods I

This course is designed as the foundation for machine woodworking and cabinetry, teaching a general knowledge of building quality furniture. Students will use hand tools, portable power tools and woodworking machines. Class time is divided between a classroom setting and laboratory work. A small cabinetry style project is required

Woods II

Students will focus on pursuing a career in cabinet making.  Students will use advanced techniques to build a challenging woodworking project.  Plans from an outside source may be used, or the student may design the project. 

Advanced Woods

This course is designed for students who desire a more complete experience. Students will be able to research, plan, document and fabricate special projects of their choosing or projects may be assigned in Woods or CAD.  Specific goals, outcomes documentation, grading criteria, and time lines will be negotiated with students. 

Construction Technology I

Students will focus on pursuing a career in the construction field and will be introduced to the fundamentals of residential building construction.  Scaled construction projects, home maintenance hands-on activities and blue-print reading will be completed.  Construction safety will be taught throughout each unit.  Communication skills and teamwork will be emphasized.

Construction Technology II

This course builds upon the previous knowledge attained in Construction Technology I.  Students will further their knowledge of residential building construction and will be introduced to commercial building construction.  Scaled construction projects, home maintenance hands-on activities and blue-print reading will be completed.  Construction safety will be taught throughout each unit.  Communication skills and teamwork will be emphasized.      

 

 

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