INDUSTRIAL ARTS STAFF
Tim Shealoberg@westex.org email@example.com
Wood I Computer Aided Design I, II, III
Wood Carving Engineering, Power & Technology
Advanced Wood Processing
Cabinetmaking and Furniture Construction
INDUSTRIAL ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
WOOD SHOP I CPA (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: None Wood Shop I is the fundamental course in which students develop knowledge and skill in the manipulation of hand tools and machines. The student is also exposed to industrial techniques and materials in the related fields of wood finishing, woodturning, and cabinet making. Opportunities are provided for students to develop an appreciation of the components of good design and to explore possible vocational interests. CABINETMAKING AND FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wood Shop I This course provides the student with the opportunity to explore furniture design and learn about the various furniture styles and their characteristics. Students will produce a piece of furniture during this course by making use of advanced techniques in joining and finishing. MACHINE WOODWORKING CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wood Shop I Machine Woodworking is an advanced course for those students wishing to further develop skills learned in Wood Shop I. Machine Woodworking focuses on more complex machine operations and more involved machine set-ups. These will allow the student to achieve more dramatic and professional looking results in the fabrication of wood artifacts. WOOD CARVING CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: None This course focuses on wood as an art form. Some history and background of woodcarving will be introduced. Students will learn fundamentals and differences between types of carving, such as relief carving, chip carving, carving in the round, and caricature. Topics such as care and sharpening of tools will also be covered in detail. Several carving projects will be produced during this course. ADVANCED WOOD PROCESSING CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wood Shop I This course concentrates on the aesthetic aspects of woodworking. Topics such as carving, wood bending, parquetry, and intarsia are incorporated into project work. COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING I CPA (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: None Students will learn all the basic commands associated with CAD drawing. The year will be broken into two areas: two dimensional drawings and three dimensional drawings (isometrics). Students will also be introduced to SOFT PLAN. Additionally, some small engineering projects will be dispersed throughout the year, including Battle Bots. COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING II CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CAD I and teacher recommendation Students will refine their CAD skills with more intense and difficult two and three dimensional projects. Additionally, they will be introduced to Architectural Desktop and Mechanical Desktop, as well as Solid Works, a parametric design and drafting software.
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING III CPA (Grades 11 and 12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CAD II and teacher recommendation Students will be involved with their instructor in a one-on-one independent study format. Each student will bring a project or concept which will have a strong emphasis in Architectural/Environmental Design. Examination of environmentally sensitive building and design will be emphasized throughout the year.
ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, & POWER MECHANICS CPA (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CAD I This course involves an active hands-on approach to solving technological problems. Students will act as engineering designers and translate technical ideas, sketches, and specifications into workable models and plans. The use of computer-assisted drafting is emphasized and applied. This course exposes students to engineering, technology, practical science, and to the engineering process in the creation of design projects. Robotics will be the medium through which they will translate real world problems into working solutions. Conservation laws are the overriding theme. Students will develop critical thinking skills using an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving by being challenged to find solutions to problems in the areas of energy conservation, construction, and applied engineering. Projects will include motion, controlling power, and the general applications of physics.