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Industrial Arts

Beginning Woodwork A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 9-12) 

This class is for students interested in woodworking, construction, and related fields. Students will learn woodworking skills and practice good workplace behaviors as they build a series of three projects. With each new project, students will learn assembly methods and will practice the safe use of hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery. 


Furniture Making A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Beginning Woodworking A/B/C 

This class is designed for students who have completed Beginning Woodworking and want to select and build their own pro-jects. Students will advance woodworking skills already acquired and learn new skills as they build a project or projects of their choice from prepared plans. Scheduling, effective work habits, cooperation, and safety will be emphasized. This class can be taken more than one year and can also be selected for more than one hour of a school day. 


Advanced Furniture Making A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Furniture Making A/B/C 

Advanced Furniture Making students will have the option to design and build furniture. They will also begin the collection of their own woodworking tools and learn the care and sharpening of their tools. This class can be taken more than one year and can also be selected for more than one hour of a school day. 


Drafting and Design A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Students will learn the language and basics of sketching and drafting. As their knowledge improves, they will have the oppor-tunity to apply the knowledge by using a computer-aided drafting (CAD) program. During the final marking period, they will design and draw projects using CAD. 


3-D CAD A, 3-D CAD B, and 3-D CAD C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Drafting & Design A/B/C 

Students will use a 3-D CAD program to draw mechanical components in three dimensions. They will learn how to create, modify, section, and render solid and sheet metal parts. The second trimester will focus on combining parts into assemblies and then editing assemblies. Students will also learn how to place their parts and assemblies into draft documents. 


Advanced 3-D CAD A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 11-12) 

Prerequisite: 3-D CAD A/B/C 

Students will build on their 3-D drawing skills as they learn kinematics where motion is added to an assembly. They will learn to edit components in an assembly to allow for motion and will learn how to develop the tolerances necessary for motion. 


Architectural Drafting A/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Drafting & Design A/B/C 

This class is designed for students interested in all phases of construction and interior design. Students begin by learning the conventions of architectural drawing. The students will then use a CAD program to design and draw a set of blueprints for a house, then construct a structural model. 


Advanced Architectural Drafting A,/B/C (3 trimesters, 1.5 credit, grades 11-12) 

Prerequisite: Architectural Drafting A/B 

This course helps students further develop their knowledge of residential design and construction. After reviewing the language and conventions of architectural drafting, students will draw a complete set of plans for a house of their own design. From their plans, students will then create a structural model with complete exterior and landscape detail. This class focuses on developing the visualization skills required for careers in construction, architecture, and landscaping.