The Industrial Technology curriculum introduces students to the skills and opportunities in the fields of graphic communications, wood technology, technical drawing and construction tech through the application of organized knowledge and problem solving techniques.
941 Design and Creation Level 4 .5 Credit - One Semester
Design and Creation will introduce the students to shop safety, tool usage, materials, basic shop math, joinery, finishing, and processes using woodworking techniques. In addition, the student will learn how to design and plan projects, and learn commonly used construction techniques. Each student is expected to design, plan, assemble and finish two projects or more. Be constructive; come build the projects of your choice. Student projects will have a lab fee to cover the cost of some materials used. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the art requirement.
942 Advanced Woodworking Technology Level 4 .5 Credit - One Semester
This course is a continuation of Design and Creation. Greater emphasis will be placed on design, construction techniques, advanced wood joinery, and quality workmanship. Safety will be top priority, as always. Tool identification and usage will be modified with specific techniques taught in jigs, and doing finer quality in craftsmanship. Learn to build fine furniture, containers and structures. Student projects will have a lab fee to cover the cost of some materials used. Prerequisite: Design and Creation or permission of instructor.
943 Architectural Design and Drafting Level 4 .5 Credit - One Semester
We begin this design course by studying the basic drafting techniques of orthographic, pictorial and schematic design. Using these skills we study the design, planning and layout of common residential house designs (Architectural Drafting). Each student will design his/her own houses with specific room layouts and floor plans. These drafting techniques will be taught both by using drafting tools and through a short introduction to (CAD) Computer Aided Drafting. Each student will also build a model of their design and as a class we will construct scale models of 2 bedroom homes from balsa wood. Note: This course can be used to satisfy the art requirement.
946 C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design) Level 4 .5 Credit - One Semester
Architectural Design and Drafting #2
This design course is a continuation of Architectural Design and Drafting. Students will learn the basics of computer-aided design. They will also learn how to apply the drawing techniques learned in Architectural Design to make computer drawings of floor plans, houses, and 3 dimensional objects.
944 Construction Technology Level 4 .5 Credit - One Semester
In this course, the student will learn how buildings are built. From ground level to roof, we study all phases of construction technology: concrete, frame, finishes, windows, doors, and heating. The student will compare techniques and styles in the building industry: past, present, and future. Students will sketch and plan their own structures, building, and bridges; and then construct scale models from these plans.