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High School
- Intro To Engineering
- Advanced Shop
- Intro To IT
- Basic Woods
- Inter. Woods
- Adv. Woods
- Aviation

Middle School
- 8th Grade Ind. Tech



Introduction to Building Trades

Course Number: 17002

Rational Statement:

Students will gain insight into the career of building trades by experiencing the practical

skills needed to succeed in the construction industry.

Suggested Grade Level: 10-12

Topics Covered:

  • · Industry safety procedures
  • · Math Skills
  • · Hand, power, and pneumatic tools
  • · Blueprint reading and survey techniques
  • · Construction project
  • · Plumbing applications
  • · Electrical wiring applications
  • · Concrete construction applications
  • · Drafting design concepts
  • · Career Exploration
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Introduction to Architecture & Construction

Course Number: 17006

Rationale Statement:                    

This course will meet the students individual needs by examining related curriculum used to fabricate wood products.

Suggested Grade level: 9th – 12th

Topics covered:          

  • Safety
  • Wood identification
  • Project Assembly
  • Equipment
  • Math and Reading skills
  • Proper terms and definitions





Course Number: 17007

Rationale Statement:                       

This course will give the student the opportunity to explore and develop basic skills in cabinetry.

Suggested Grade Level: 9-12

Topics Covered:                     

  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Fasteners design assembly
  • Math and Reading skills
  • Wood joints and applications



Course Code: 20053

Rational Statement:

Aviation courses provide students with an understanding of the science of flight and typically

include the history, regulations, and possible career paths within the aviation industry. Aviation

courses usually cover physics, the relationships of weight and balance, principles of navigation

and flight control, ground and airport operations and services, and Federal Aviation Agency


Suggested Grade Level: 10-12

Topics Covered:

  • · History of Flight
  • · Principles of Flight
  • · Flight Environment
  • · Aircraft Systems and Performance
  • · Weather
  • · Navigation (Basic and Radio)
  • · Aviation Physiology
  • · Aerospace
  • · Career Possibilitie 







Introduction to Engineering Design

1. Course Description

Statement: In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students.

The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.

Topics covered:

  • Design Process
  • Design Concepts
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Teamwork
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Length: Grade Level: 9-10


Introduction to Industrial Technology   E   9-12            Sem                ½ credit

This course is an entry-level course for students interested in enrolling in any of the Industrial Technology classes.  Students will be exposed to the various careers in industry and learn to design and build wood/metal/plastic projects.  In addition, hand tool and power tool use and equipment safety will be covered.

Topics Covered:

  • Pictorial Sketching and Drawing
  • Orthographic Sketching and Drawing
  • Hand Tools, Portable Powers Tools, and Machines operation
  • Shop Safety
  • Woodworking Projects
  • Metalworking Projects
  • Plastics Projects




Intermediate Woods            E                     10-12              Sem                ½ credit

            PR—Basic Woods

This project based course is designed to provide further instruction and experience in woodworking.  Emphasis is placed on the safe and efficient use of power machines and equipment to complete assigned projects.

Topics Covered :

  • Hand tools, Power Tools, and Machine Operation
  • Shop Equipment
  • Shop Safety
  • Woodworking Project work




Advanced Shop                          E                     11-12              Sem                ½ credit

            PR—Advanced Woods & Instructor Approval

Through general discussions, presentations and activities, the students will gain knowledge and skill in shop management, equipment maintenance, time-management, and production practices.

Students have the option of building projects of their own design.