Course Descriptions

Wood I

.5 Credit / Semester

Woodworking will be open to all students from grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. This class will meet five periods per week for one semester. The students will be exposed to wood structure, blueprint reading, price figuring, shop safety, hand tool and machine woodworking, staining, finishing and other basic woodworking procedures. The students will have an opportunity to work with various woods, hand tools and machines necessary to cut, shape, form and finish these woods into an acceptable finished project. A project or projects must be completed in size or numbers acceptable for the amount of the time spent in shop to receive a passing grade.  Project materials must be purchased by students.

Wood II
1 Credit / Year

Wood II will be open to all students from grades 10, 11 and 12 who have successfully completed Wood I and have shown proficiency in their ability to construct wood projects.  This class will meet five class hours per week for the entire year. Students will receive advanced instruction in many procedures covered in Wood I with special emphasis on selective machine cutting procedures. A special emphasis will also be given to design, planning, technique and craftsmanship in the construction of wood furniture. A project or projects must be completed in size or numbers, acceptable for the amount of the time spent in shop to receive a passing grade. Project materials must be purchased by the students.

Wood III

1 Credit / Year

Wood III will be open to all students from grades 11 and 12 who have successfully completed Wood I & Wood II.  The course is designed to further develop the skills and techniques acquired in Wood I and Wood II.  Students will dedicate one quarter of the year for a school related project approved by the administration.  For the remainder of the year students can design a project or select one from an assortment of options online. The project should include the following components: working drawings, list of materials, construction procedure, board feet calculations and final cost.

Introduction to Engineering Design

1 Credit / Year

  (IED) exposes students to design process, engineering standards, research and analysis, technical documentation, global and human impacts, communication methods, and teamwork. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity, project, and problem based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education. The course assumes no previous knowledge, but students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use a state of the art 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will develop problem solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course. Students will also learn how to document their work, and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community