PRINCIPLES  OF TECHNOLOGY I                                                            

Grades 9-10-11-12                                                                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

This course focuses on a variety of career options in the technical trades.  The areas in which we will be exploring will be drafting techniques and blueprint reading, welding using shielded metal arc welding, and carpentry fundamentals.  At the end of the course students will be presented with a task where they will design and build a project utilizing the skills learned throughout the course.

PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY II                                                           

Grades 9-10-11-12                                                                              1 Semester – .5 Credit

Preferred for students to complete Principles of Technology I

This course is designed as an exploratory course focusing in a variety of technical fields such as manufacturing, engineering and design, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems, and applied physics.  Throughout the course students will have projects focusing on a variety of technical ideas and theories through competitive testing against each other and students from other schools.


Grades 9 10 11 12                                                                                  1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Power & Small Engines students will learn about the adjustment, overhaul and maintenance of small gas engines.  Students actually disassemble, measure and reassemble a small gas engine learning parts and overhauls and operation.


Grades 9-10-11-12                       1 Semester – .5 Credit

This course consists of the various elements of woodworking.  The objective is to develop in each student a better understanding of the scope and future implications of the woodworking industry. Included in the course will be the basic skills necessary for safe hand and machine tool operation in working with wood and wood products, prepare a bill of materials and price estimate of project before beginning.  Experience is gained in cutting, drilling, wood joints, gluing, metal fasteners, sanding and finishing through the completion of individual projects.  Individual project costs are the responsibility of the student.


Grades 10-11-12                       1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: General Wood Technology

Course instruction will include safety, tools, equipment, materials and processes of residential construction through the use of textbooks, film, field trips, lectures and hands-on experience.  Some materials that will be covered are: cement, concrete, lumber, doors, windows an roofing.  Some processes are: permits, floor-wall framing, rafter framing, foundation, and shingling.  Related instruction will pertain to the study of mathematics related to the carpentry trade used in print reading and estimating materials and costs.


Grades 11-12       1 Semester – .5 Credit

Offered in EVEN years (Example: 2019-2020, 2021-2022)

Prerequisite: General Wood Technology

Cabinetmaking courses provide students with experience in constructing cases, cabinets, counter, and other interior woodwork.  Students learn to read plans, distinguish between various types of furniture construction and their appropriate applications, and how to use various woodworking machines and power tools for cutting and shaping wood.  Cabinetmaking courses cover the different methods of joining pieces of wood, how to use mechanical fasteners, and how to attach hardware.  Initial topics may resemble those taught in Woodworking course; more advanced topics may include how to install plastic laminates on surfaces and how to apply spray finishes.


Grades 11-12                1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: General Wood Technology & Carpentry – with a “C” grade or above preferred

Classroom instruction will be a simulated on-the-job construction site along with classroom study of the building construction field.  Activities include the design and construction of utility sheds, shelters and garages.  This course is recommended for students with a strong ability and desire to enter some type of construction vocation.


Grades 11 12                               1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Comprehensive courses introduce students to the various methods used to process and transform materials.  Processing techniques covered usually include casting, forming, separating, assembling, and finishing.  The courses may also include an overview of management techniques in planning, organizing, and controlling various segments of the manufacturing process, including design, engineering, production, and marketing.


Grades 11 12                               1 Semester – .5 Credits

Prerequisite: Manufacturing I

Manufacturing courses enable students to create various metal parts using various machine tools and equipment.  Course content may include interpreting specifications for machines using blueprints, sketches, or descriptions of parts; preparing and using lathes, milling machines, shapers, manufacturing math, and grinders with skill, safety, and precision; developing part specifications; and selecting appropriate materials.


Grades 10-11-12                1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Welding is a basic introductory and exploratory course in the fundamentals of common welding practices.  Content will cover equipment, safety and skills necessary to obtain knowledge of the functions, uses and practical skills in arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, torch cutting, MIG welding and plasma cutting.  All positions in ARC welding will be covered.


*Plant Safety/Welding Symbols combined were previously Advanced Welding

Grades 11-12                1 Semester – .5 Credit/2 Credits with Clinton Community College

Prerequisite: Welding Technology

PLANT SAFETY – .25 Credit/1 Credit with Clinton Community College

This course is fundamental to the safe operation of all machine tools within industrial application.  Students will develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work safely within all aspects of the manufacturing industry.  Basic safety, electrical safety, chemical health hazards, forklift safety and machine tool safety will be covered.

Welding Symbols – .25 Credit/1 Credit with Clinton Community College

In this hands-on course students gain knowledge and skills of types of weld joints, types of welds and what process is used to complete these welds.  Students also gain knowledge of welding symbols and how to read them.  Other aspects of welding covered include: reference lines, dimensions, weld size, weld position, standard location of welds, weld placement and how to read a weld gauge, overall tolerances and specifications on material finishes.