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Technology and Engineering 2019-20

0 Credits Required for Graduation 

Practical and Professional Arts (PPA)
PPA courses also include...


Computer Aided Design 1 - CAD1

0.5 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This is an introduction to technical design, including basic drafting skills as well as learning advanced computer modeling and design software.

Prerequisite: None

Recommendation: creative students who are interested in learning design through traditional means as well as advanced computer design and modeling programs such as Trimble Sketchup and Auto Desk Inventor.

Required: No


Computer Aided Design 2 - CAD2

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

This class is an advanced study of computer drafting and design software, including techniques such as parametric modeling.

Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design 1 or Introduction to Engineering Design (a STEM course), or teacher approval

Recommendation: students pursuing post-secondary training in mechanical or architectural engineering and other related fields

Required: no


Graphic Arts 1 - GAF1

0.5 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is an introduction to graphic arts with an emphasis on computer graphics and vector graphic editing and creation. Class uses Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: none

Recommendation: interest in graphic communications

Required: no


Graphic Arts 2 - GAF2

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

Students will learn more in-depth techniques for working with and creating computer graphics, both vector and raster based. Class uses Adobe Illustrator.

Recommendation: students interested in pursuing further study and a career involving computer graphic based layout and design

Prerequisite: Graphic Arts 1 or teacher approval

Required: no


Digital Communications - DCOM

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

This is a semester course with emphasis on multimedia and audio and video editing.  Software platforms include Premier Pro and Animate.

 Recommendation: interest in communicating through multi-platforms

Required: no


Introduction to Mechanical Arts - IMA

0.5 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course provides a brief 4-5 week experience in each of the areas of technical arts classes such as CAD, Woods, and Metals. Students will be exposed to the basics to determine if they have an interest in continuing in a dedicated track. Students will also acquire skills they can use in the track they choose without dedicating a semester to it. (example: blueprint reading is a shared skill for both woods and metals)

Prerequisite: none

Required: no


Woodworking 1 - WOOD1

0.5 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This course teaches basic skills in the use of hand and machine tools in building and cabinetry projects.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Mechanical Arts or Junior/Senior with teacher approval

Recommendation: interest in woodworking or for future homeowner

Required: no


Woodworking 2 - WOOD2

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

Advanced use of skills learned in Woodworking 1.

Prerequisite: B- or better in Woodworking 1 or teacher approval

Recommendation: success and interest in woodworking

Required: no

Offered alternate years, opposite Building Construction


Building Construction - BCONS

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

The emphasis for this class is on frame house construction

Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Woodworking 1 or teacher approval

Required: no

Offered alternate years, opposite Woodworking 2


Welding and Fabrication - WELDFA (formerly Metals 1)

0.5 credit - available to grades 11, 12

Purpose:  Students will learn the basic skills required in metal fabrication and GMAW welding. Some of the skills covered will be learning how to setup and use equipment to cut, shear and saw, form, and bend metals. Students will also learn basic welding techniques using a spot welder, Stick, TIG and wire welder.  

Upon Successful completion student will receive dual credit for FVTC for the following:

Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety 10-621-105 1 Credit

 Prerequisite: Introduction to Mechanical Arts or  teacher approval

Required: no

Fee: There is an additional charge for the college credits. The college credits are received through Fox Valley Technical College. Please check here to find the fee range (look under Admissions/Tuition under the headline of FVL College Credit Classes, or contact a Guidance Counselor or the class instructor for the exact cost. FVTC credits are only available to students who complete courses in the junior or senior year.


Welding and Metal Sculptures - WELDMS (formerly Metals 2)

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

Purpose: This class is designed for students to learn basic metal forming and wire welding to create sculpture or art using metal as the medium.  Students will be exposed to various principles and methods of project design. Students will design and create a variety of projects using their mechanical and creative abilities.

Upon Successful completion student will receive dual credit for FVTC for the following:
Welding, Metal Sculptures  10-442-110 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Mechanical Arts or teacher approval

Required: No


 Welding for Industry - WELDIN

1.0 credit (1 semester course meeting, 2 consecutive periods per day) - available to grades 11, 12

This is a college level course that is designed to prepare the student for a career in metal working, engineering, or the trades. Students will get the skills they need for a high-demand, entry-level career in welding. Their training will cover environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. They'll learn how to read shop drawings, interpret detailed weld symbols and will receive hands-on training in welding on a variety of materials and positions. This is not a project driven class.

Course is comprised of 3 FVTC classes:

Weld Symbols 10-621-114 1 Credit Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.

Weld Print Reading 10-621-108 1 credit Provides practice in reading shop drawings. Topics include orthographic projection, auxiliary views, revolved sections, surface and centerline relationships, isometric drawings, scale drawing and tolerances.

GMAW Techniques 1 10-621-123 2 Credits Demonstrates welding on steel sheet metals and plates. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read basic weld symbols, and have an understanding of written welding procedures.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory Completion* of Introduction to Mechanical Arts and Welding and Fabrication or teacher approval

*Students will have completed the requirements to earn FVTC credit in prerequisite classes

 

Fee: There is an additional charge for the college credits. The college credits are received through Fox Valley Technical College. Please check here to find the fee range (look under Admissions/Tuition under the headline of FVL College Credit Classes, or contact a Guidance Counselor or the class instructor for the exact cost. FVTC credits are only available to students who complete courses in the junior or senior year.  

 

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