• Department of Industrial Technology
     
    Students may elect courses in industrial technology to fulfill the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career technical education graduation requirement. Courses that are under-subscribed may not run.
     
    850 Basic Home Maintenance (5 credits grades 11-12)
    This course introduces the students to the world of basic home maintenance and care. It includes a working knowledge of home construction, principles of carpentry, fundamental electricity, plumbing, roofing and introduction to small engines and basic auto; and an introduction to the tools associated with home maintenance. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    873 Architectural Design & Technology I (5 credits grades 9-12)
    This course will provide the student with an introduction to the world of mechanical drawing and architectural design. Areas of study will include house types and styles and influencing factors; residential design, basic components of house construction, and plan reading and drawing. The student will design a house and then draw all the plans, details and working drawings that would be necessary to build it. Time permitting a model will then be constructed using those plans and drawings. Students will also be introduced to computer aided drafting and design (CADD). Areas of study will include model building, construction systems, product innovation, and materials and processes. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    874 Architectural Design & Technology II (5 credits grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Architectural Design & Technology I.
    This course allows students who participated in Architectural Design & Technology I to take their drafting knowledge to a higher level. Areas of study related to construction and purpose of architectural drafting, e.g., design process, the purpose of documents required for construction. Students will develop a business/store project from concept through planning to completion using architectural auto-cad and in model form. Specific areas of concentration are electrical, lighting, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation floor plans. These tasks will be completed both on drafting board and on state-of-the-art personnel computers using various types of computer software. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    875 Computer Aided Drawing & Design I (5 credits grades 10-12)
    Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is a course which develops the student’s ability to prepare engineering designs using mechanical drawing skills and state-of-the-art computer hardware (IBM) and graphic software. The student prepares detailed industrial and/or architectural drawings by entering information into the computer using the alphanumeric keyboard, and the “mouse” and by printing completed graphic projects using plotting equipment. Areas of study include research and planning, technical design and presentation, and graphic communication (No keyboarding or computer experience is necessary). This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    876 Computer Aided Drawing & Design II (5 credits grades 11- 12)
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 875 Computer Aided Drawing & Design I with a grade of 76 or better average.
    This course provides students with a more advanced study in the world of CADD. Emphasis of study will be placed on more detailed research and planning, technical design and presentation, and graphic communication. Additional software from AutoDesk Academy will be utilized to develop solutions to real world problems. The movement of mechanical devices will be explored through drawing, modeling and testing ideas that meet specific design criteria. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    878 Communications Technology I, II, and III (5 credits grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete any full or half year course with a minimum grade of 76. Communications Technology I is designed to introduce students to various aspects of communications using television, and print as the media. Study focuses on programming, public relations, writing, and broadcasting with WHHS, the high school's radio station, Wings TV, the Wings Flyer; WINGS, Inc. the student corporation manages WHHS, Wings TV, and the Wings Flyer; and Channel One as in-house resources. Students enrolled in Communications Technology II will be regarded as team leaders in the areas of study where they excelled in Communications Technology I. Their particular focus will be training in areas that include sales/marketing, radio/television broadcasting/programming, finance, and public relations. They will also work closely with the instructor to develop skills in the areas of management, human relations, problem solving, time management, and budgeting. Students enrolled in Communications Technology III will be team leaders and/or be vice-presidents of operations for the team. Also, these students will be responsible for continuing the training of new students. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    881 Wood Tech I (5 credits grades 9-11)
    This course introduces the students to the world of woodworking. It addresses shop safety issues, as well as standard operating procedure. Utility of hand tools and stationary power tools is also addressed. In addition, instruction is provided in the areas of wood selection, joint construction, sanding, gluing, fastening, finishing, refinishing, and repair of furniture. In addition, students are required to create working drawings, materials lists, and material cost analyses. The student will be required to produce finished projects based upon his or her plans. Students will be responsible for the cost of materials used for independent projects at school price, or with the approval of the instructor, they may use their own materials. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    882 Wood Tech II (5 credits grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Wood Tech I.
    The student will explore more fully the areas covered in Wood Tech I. Each student will learn the safe basic operation of such machinery as the table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, surfacer and router. The opportunity for lathe work is also available. In addition, students are required to create working drawings, materials lists, and material cost analyses. The student is required to produce finished projects based upon his or her plans. Students will be responsible for the cost of materials used for independent projects at school price, or with the approval of the instructor, they may use their own materials. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    883, 884 Wood Tech III, IV (5 credits grades 11-12)
    Prerequisite: Wood Tech II and/or Wood Tech. III
    These courses are for the student who wishes to develop more complicated skills and techniques in cabinet making, furniture making, carpentry, laminate wood, wood bending and lathe work. In addition, students are required to create working drawings, materials lists, and material cost analyses. The student is required to produce finished projects based upon his or her plans. Students will be responsible for the cost of materials used for independent projects at school price, or with the approval of the instructor, they may use their own materials. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.

    886 Woodcarving (half year 2.5 credits grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Wood Technology I.
    This course is open to students who have successfully completed Wood Tech I, and provides students the opportunity to further their creativity using the wood medium. Advanced detail and painting is a part of this course. Specific areas of instruction include: history of wood carving; tool safety and maintenance; types of carving; animal anatomy; and finishing techniques. Student experience will also be enhanced through interaction with various guests facilitators. Students will be responsible for the cost of materials used for independent projects at school price, or with the approval of the instructor, they may use their own materials. This course satisfies 2.5 credits of the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    891 Introduction to Engineering (5 credits grades 9-12)
    Students will have the opportunity to design and build models. Projects will be tested using a variety of methods, including wind tunnel tests. Topics such as design and manufacturing, energy and transportation systems, simple machines, control technology, electronics, and robotics will be explored. This course will focus on a process that enables students to develop solutions to real world problems. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    865 Principles of Engineering (5 credits grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering
    This course will be based upon a design and problem solving approach. Students will be instructed in the various areas of engineering and then be asked to solve problems based on the skills and knowledge they have acquired. For example, students will participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition, where they will design and construct a robot based on electronic, mechanical and material processing skills. This will give them the opportunity to experience practical problem solving under the pressure of competition. This course satisfies the 5 credit 21st century life and careers/career-technical education graduation requirement.
     
    841 Computer Animation (2.5 credits, grades 9-12)
    Computer Animation Design includes a brief history of animation, sketching and storyboards, and three- dimensional animation design utilizing a software program that is being used by major television and movie companies. While using the computer software, students will create 3D objects, add materials and lighting, and finally give their objects life by animating them in a 30 second animation
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    896 Energy, Power and Transportation Technology (5 credits grades 10-12)
    This course will provide our students with hands on practical knowledge of how these critical systems within our society are constructed and operate. Studying modes of transportation and then applying these concepts in order to solve real life problems will provide students with a better understanding of how real world situations are addressed. Students will be introduced to both advantages and disadvantages of new power and energy systems in the 21st century and how they differ from the traditional forms while concurrently completing activities which pertain to them.