The Industrial Technology Education Department offers many beginning and advanced courses which provide life-long, practical skills for the individual regardless of future career goals. Students can explore a number of technical skill areas which can lead to the discovery of interests and abilities. Advanced courses allow for an in-depth study that permits an opportunity to develop a higher level of skills, while further testing interests and abilities.
- Agriculture School-to-Work Program/Industrial Tech Internship
- Blueprint Development & Drafting Design
- Building Trades
- Computer Aided Drafting Design (CADD)/3D Printing
- Drafting Technology
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Metals Fabrication
- Principles of Engineering
- Small Engines
Grade: 11, 12 This course is designed to offer students actual on-the-job training during the school day. Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply related in-school instruction to actual on-the-job training related to their career goals. Students are responsible for locating work station and providing transportation to and from their work station. Work stations are not limited to agriculture/industrial tech related careers and special arrangements can be made with the instructor. The class is designed to be offered during the last period of each day. Students may earn up to 4 credits in this class.
Grades: 11, 12 This course is part of the REACH program. Instruction covers the use of metalworking tools found in industry. Typical activities students will experience are the operation of the metal lathe, surface grinding to close tolerances, profile sawing of metal, and milling. In addition, information about materials, processes, and procedures will be discussed. Information covering career opportunities will be presented throughout the duration of this class.
Grade 11, 12 Students will learn basic building construction as it applies to standard wood frame techniques. The main project will be a utility shed which will be entirely fabricated on site with some prefabrication and finishing work done in the woodshop. Finally, we will work with Habitat for Humanity in new and renovated construction.
Grade: 11 This course will be part of the REACH program. It will familiarize the student with CADD and computer aided machining (CAM). Students will learn the design drafting process of the Master CAM computer program. Students will learn to transfer the machining programs to machine tools. Students will also develop 2D and 3D model designs, along with producing 3D printed models.
Drafting Technology 1
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the field of drafting and to gain a basic knowledge of mechanical drafting. Students will learn how to properly use the drafting machine and other drafting instruments to prepare various types of drawings. Students will be introduced to Autodesk Inventor 2017 and will have the opportunity to do drawings using the system. This course is recommended for students pursuing engineering or technology degrees in college.
Advanced Drafting Technology
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This drafting course is a continuation of Drafting Technology I.
It goes deeper into drafting techniques and covers more complex types of drafting operations. This course will help students further their knowledge and skills in the field of drafting/ architectural drafting. Students will also do several drawings using the Autodesk Inventor 2017 program. This course is recommended for students pursuing engineering and technology degrees in college.
Metals Fabrication 9
Grade: 9 This course is designed for the student who would like to explore the field of metals. Time will be provided for experimentation and creativity. This course includes the following topics: use of hand tools, sheet metal construction, metal lathe operation, foundry, and welding. Safety in the lab is included in all units of study.
Metals Fabrication 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12 Instruction covers the use of metal-working tools found in industry. Students will experience the operation of the metal lathe, surface grinding to close tolerances, profile sawing of metal, and milling. In addition, information about materials, processes, and procedures will be discussed. Information covering career opportunities will be presented throughout the duration of this class.
Metals Fabrication 2
Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Metals Fabrication 1
Students will further explore an area of the metal working industry. The student may choose from these areas: sheet metal work, machine tools, foundry, and electric welding (stick, GMAW, TGAW). Emphasis is placed on safety and quality in all phases of project construction. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the skills needed for entry-level career opportunities. A materials fee is required for students to retain their project. An additional focus will be on the manufacturing industry and the skills required to be a successful employee.
Small Engines 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12 An understanding of engine theory, operation, and analysis are provided to the student. The main instrument of instruction is the small (4-cycle) internal combustion engine. Laboratory work consists of school engine disassembly, inspection analysis, and reassembly.
Small Engines 2
Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Small Engines 1
In this section the student will have the opportunity to overhaul a small engine and systematically diagnose typical small engine malfunctions. The student will be required to bring in a personal engine for overhaul in this section. Students will be responsible for the purchase of all engine parts needed to complete the overhaul operation.
Super Mileage Vehicle Challenge
Grade 11,12 Prerequisite: Small Engines 1
Students will, as a team, design, engineer, and build a vehicle from the ground up. All skills needed for this type of fabrication will be reviewed as needed. The vehicle will be built to competition standards and specifications such that it will be eligible for competition. This course may have optional participation in activities outside of the regular course time frame.
Grade: 9 The ninth grade woodworking class involves the use of both hand and machine tools to construct a variety of projects. Emphasis is placed on safety, skills, craftsmanship, gluing, and assembly. This is an activity course with its major focus placed on shop work. A materials fee is required for students to retain their projects.
Grades: 10, 11, 12 This woodworking course is open to all students, with an emphasis on woodworking, machine operations, and project construction. Skill and craftsmanship are the major objectives. A materials fee is required for students to retain their project.
Advanced Woodworking/Finishing 1 & 2
Grade 11, 12 Prerequisite: Woods/Finishing 1
Students in this course will design and construct an individual wood project approved by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on project design, project construction, use of power equipment, and "craftsmanship". Materials fee information: students can secure their own materials or materials can be purchased from the school supplier. Project costs are involved.