Industrial Education Courses
These pathway electives are semester courses taken in high school.
Automobile Care & Small Engine Repair
Students will learn about all aspects of owning a car—from buying the right car to performing routine maintenance and repair to ensure a long life for the investment. Oil changes, tire rotation, and detailing are a few of the things students will learn to do on their own cars. Students do not need their own vehicle. In addition, the students will learn how to repair and maintain small engines. Students will dismantle, inspect, and reassemble a small engine while learning the function of the internal parts.
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
Students will be exposed to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation that are used in any engineering career. Students will use 3D modeling design software to help design solutions to solve proposed problems and learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. College credits may be available if the student meets certain criteria.
Students will apply structural and mechanical skills in remodeling and renovations. In addition, students will learn the process of securing the required building permits, the management of subcontractors, and the coordination of formal building inspections. Students will troubleshoot design or logistics issues and provide possible solutions. Throughout the course, the safe handling of materials, personal safety, prevention of accidents, and the mitigation of hazards are emphasized.
Woods I (Manufacturing Operations I)
Woods Technology I is for the beginning student who may have little or no experience in woodworking. This course will focus on students learning the fundamentals of cabinet making so students can eventually build high-quality furniture on their own. Areas of study will include safety and the proper use of power equipment, identifying various woods, figuring board feet, types of fasteners, glues, and finishes. Students can build projects of their own design as time permits. Students will learn the production processes applied across manufacturing operations. Students will be able to demonstrate a broad array of technical skills with an emphasis given to quality practices, measurement, maintenance, and safety.
Woods II (Manufacturing Operations II)
Woods Technology II begins where Woods Technology I ends. The focus of Woods Technology II is on the design and construction of serious woodworking projects. Students are expected to make one or more major projects using various equipment. Areas of study include safety, problem-solving skills, career opportunities and becoming a better consumer. Students will learn the production processes applied across manufacturing operations. Students will be able to demonstrate a broad array of technical skills with an emphasis given to quality practices, measurement, maintenance, and safety.