Introduces students to skills in the four core areas of residential construction: masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing. Students emphasize safety by preparing to earn the OSHA 10 card as they build or repair entire residential structures, using a variety of materials and tools.
This course is designed with the beginning drafter in mind. No prior knowledge is assumed. The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of the field. Topics will include: working with fractions, decimal equivalents, and an introduction to computers, single view drawings, orthographic drawing, isometric drawing and working drawings.
This course is designed for the more advanced student. The course provides essential information in straightforward language and with ample illustration of the basic concepts. Topics will include: dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views, revolutions, threads and fasteners, working drawings, developments and intersections, charts and graphs, cams and gears, and electrical and electronic drafting.
This course is designed for the more advanced student. The course provides essential information in straight forward language and with ample illustrations of the basic concepts. Prior training in technical drawing is assumed. Topics will include: floor plan layout, door and window sectional views, electrical plans, and many other areas related to architectural drafting.
This course allows students to acquire a foundation in technological material, energy and information, and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to further understand how and why techno1ogv works. They work in groups to build and control systems with engineering in the development of a technology.
Students work with a variety of computers, materials and systems to improve their skills and knowledge. Groups, working together, apply math, science and communication concepts, on a project that combines systems such as production, energy, communication, transportation, and other technologies. Thematic activities engage students in problems where they transfer the technological method to various environmental and industrial applications.
Students engage in the study of computers and microprocessors and their applications to manufacturing, transportation, and communication systems. Topics include computer equipment and operating systems, robotics, programming, control systems, and social/cultural impact of these technologies. Problem-solving activities challenge students to design, program, and interface devices with computer systems. Learning activities include robotics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and design, and control of electromechanical devices.