• INDUSTRIAL ARTS STAFF 

    Lee Oberg                                                        
    Tim Shea                                                                     
    loberg@westex.org                                                  tshea@westex.org                      
    Wood I                                                                    Computer Aided Design I, II, III                 
    Wood Carving                                                         Engineering, Power & Technology
    Machine Woodworking                                  
    Advanced Wood Processing
    Cabinetmaking and Furniture Construction
     
     

     
     
    INDUSTRIAL ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

     

    WOOD SHOP I CPA (Grades 9-12)                                                                     
    Credits 5
    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)
    Credits 5
    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)                                                           
    Credits 5
    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)                                                                    
    Credits 5
    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)
    Credits 5
    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)
    Credits 5
    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)        
    Credits 5
    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)                                                     
    Credits 5
    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)        
    Credits 5
    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.