All courses are A-G approved including Wood 1, Wood 2 and Robotics
BEGINNING WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY - WOOD 1
This class is designed to give students a strong experience in the design and fabrication of cabinets and furniture. An emphasis is placed on working safely with hand tools, light power tools, and heavy woodworking machinery. Students are expected to build each of the required projects (must complete all to pass) that are designed to take them from very basic concepts of woodworking to more advanced processes and techniques. Topics to be covered include the properties and selection of woods, design and construction techniques, cost estimation, finishing processes, fasteners and tool maintenance.
ADVANCED WOOD WORKING - WOOD 2
Wood II is designed to give students a strong experience in the design and fabrication of cabinets and furniture. An emphasis is placed on working safely with hand tools, light power tools, and heavy woodworking machinery. Students are expected to build the required projects; a shed and bluetooth speaker, and mantel clock. Topics to be covered included the properties and selection of woods, design and construction techniques, cost estimation, finishing processes, joinery, fasteners, and tool maintenance. Upon successful completion of this course the student should have proficient skills that will assist in employment opportunities in the construction and cabinet industries. Additionally, the students’ skill level in regards to problem solving should be enhanced.ROBOTICSThis is a fast paced course that covers the basics of electricity and electronics. Students learn how to make circuits and diagnose problems in them. Students move on to electronics and learn how computers work and how to take apart and repair computers. The final section of the course goes into programming robots and takes students from guiding “dumb” robots all the way to “smart” robots which can make decisions on their own to adapt to situations. This course competes in the NASA Robotics competition called FRC or First Robotics Competition. Our robot teams compete in this highly competitive and advanced robot challenge against other high schools from across the state and country.
The courses below are articulated with ARC:
Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing Technologies
Learn to take an idea and create a product prototype. In this course, the student will learn to model in 3D, program parts and build a product. This introductory course provides our young engineers with the mechanical background necessary for successful engineering design. This course utilizes the most up-to-date industry leading software for engineering and manufacturing (AutoCAD and Fusion 360), as well as our machine shop. The program is designed with a pre-engineering emphasis. Throughout this program, students will explore design, drafting and machining through computer aided drafting and manufacturing tools. In addition to real world experiences, your student will obtain experience in problem solving and critical thinking. These are qualities needed to successfully enter college or career.
ARC - design 100
Engineering and DesignTechnology II- Manufacturing for Engineers
Learn to design for manufacturability and advanced modeling techniques. In the shop, students will become more proficient with automated manufacturing and further refine/develop skills in milling, turning and welding. The focus of this class is on intermediate and advanced concepts in Robotics, parametric modeling and engineering design
This course provides students with the opportunity to focus on one or more area of industrial technology, creatively pursuing new knowledge or solving a technological problem, by designing and building prototypes and working models. They will form a partnership with a community industry member who will mentor them through all of the steps from design to final prototype. Students will employ application of multiple fabrication techniques including tools and materials required for the manufacture of a prototype. Students will use manufacturing processes in the areas of forming, joining, assembly, mechatronics, mechanics, pneumatics and prototyping which includes hands on use of manufacturing equipment. They will read, write and analyze engineering drawings, set up and operate common manufacturing machines (shaping using the mill, lathe, welder, etc.), and utilize best practices for operating hand tools found in a common machine shop or hacker lab. The students will then be matched with mentors from the local business, arts and financial communities. Students will learn and apply appropriate information in order to complete a project and test it.
ARC welding 300