Technology Education Curriculum

Length: Semester 
Prerequisite: None 
Entry Level: 9

Construction Technology is a course designed for beginning to intermediate skill levels in basic woodworking.  This course is designed to accommodate those who have taken middle school woods classes, as well as those who have no background in woodworking. Students will learn to properly identify and safely operate tools and shop equipment.  Class will cover wood classification, joinery, finishes and project planning and design. Students will then build a wood project of their choice.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Construction Tech I
Entry Level: 9

Construction Technology II is a continuation of Construction Technology I. First quarter of the semester will cover welding. Second quarter students will be able to build a welding project, woods project, or finish the project they started in Construction Technology I.  Welding will cover shielded metal-arc welding, wire-feed welding, oxy-acetylene welding, plasma cutting, and oxy-acetylene cutting.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None
Entry Level: 9

This course will provide an overview of small engines, energy, power, and transportation.  Small engines will include lab work. This course will also include many hands on problem solving activities, such as CO2 Cars, magnetic levitation vehicles, hydraulics, and bridge construction.

Length: Year
Prerequisite: Construction I & II with a “C+” or better and consent of instructor. In order to retake previous letter grade of B- must be earned.
Entry Level: 10

Custom Production is an advanced construction class. Students will develop advanced skills in woodworking, welding, design and planning.  Students will have the opportunity to complete individual projects of their own choice, as well as participate in school building projects. Students must be self-motivated to succeed in this class.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None
Entry Level: 9-12

The class focuses will be on basic 2D drawings, orthographic drawings, and 3D drawings using AutoCAD software. Students will also learn the basic drawing commands in Torchmate in order to create a project with the CNC. Students will get the opportunity to use the laser engraver, 3D printer, and CNC plasma cutter.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Engineering Design 1 with a B or better
Entry Level: 9-12

This class introduces students to the engineering profession where they will be creative and solve problems through exercises, activities, and projects. They will use Autodesk CAD programs, to model and apply the design process for a design they will crete. Students use the 3D printer and laser engraver and a mental CNC to produce their  products. Major Lesson Plan Units 1-Torchmate=Metal CNC project 2-Laser Engraver project 3-3-D printer project 4-Final project=a written tutorial on a complex multiple-step drawing in a Autodesk CAD programs.