Industrial Arts

The Industrial Arts Department provides students a hands-on approach to learning the principles of design and production. Through the development of teamwork and interpersonal communication skills, and while utilizing traditional practices combined with emerging technologies, students will be able to conceptualize, design and produce quality products.

WOODS AND METALS

In this course, students become familiar with the materials, processes, tools, machines, and practices of the wood and metal industries. During this course, which is both project and objective oriented, students gain hands-on experience in the operation of machines and tools which are common to construction and manufacturing.
All Student Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

ADVANCED WOODWORKING A & B

Wood working skills learned in Woods and Metals are further developed by the student during this course. Students are required to pass a safety test before working. All projects made in this course must have a complete set of plans, plan of procedure and stock bill. Dovetail, dowel, miter, mortise and tenon joints as well as other advanced woodworking techniques are used during the course. Students also work in wood turning and basic cabinet construction. Safety is stressed at all times during this course. Although most students take A & B in the same year, a student may just take Advanced Woodworking A. Students can take A & B in two different academic years.
Prerequisite: Woods and Metals
Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective
2 semesters - 2 credits

POWER AND ENERGY

In this course, students will learn about the various forms of power and energy that exist and are utilized in our everyday lives. This course specifically emphasizes three areas of power and energy: electricity, alternative energy and internal combustion engines. This course combines scientific principles with a hands-on approach where students will apply science to solving problems ranging from electrical circuit wiring to overhauling small gas engines. 
All Student Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

CAD TECHNOLOGY

This elective course in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) examines the origin, role and methods of communication of the graphic language of engineering and architectural drafting. Students will construct technical drawings and illustrations with the use of a computer and CAD software as well as learn methods of scaled sketching. Students will create original residential designs and communicate their ideas through floor plans, elevations, section views and 3-D models. Possessing ability or experience in Geometry would enhance a student’s performance in this course.
All Student Elective
1 semester – 1 credit

ENGINEERING CAD

This one semester elective course builds upon the engineering drafting foundations established in the first half of the introductory level CAD class. It is intended to challenge the student in advanced areas of technical illustration and utilize such illustration methods to create original designs. Drawing units include pictorials, advanced section views, auxiliary views, dimensioning, pattern developments and 3-D solids modeling. Students will also be involved in two design projects during the semester.
Prerequisite: CAD Technology
Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester – 1 credit

ARCHITECTURAL CAD

This one semester elective course examines principles and practices of residential architectural design. The architectural knowledge from the second half of the introductory level CAD class acts as the foundation for advanced architectural study. Students will create residential designs and communicate their ideas through floor plans, elevation views, section views, utility plans, site plans and 3-D model presentation drawings. Students will also construct scale architectural models.
Prerequisite: CAD Technology
Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester – 1 credit

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