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Technology Department

​Mr. Kinion​rickkinion@usd475.org
​Mr. Gross
JaredGross@usd475.org
​Mr. Wells

JefferyWells@usd475.org

​Mrs. Wilson​​norawilson@usd475.org
 

 ​Technology Education Dept Courses

Introduction to Industrial Technology

Semester──Grades: 9──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

An introductory course designed to instruct students in the basic skills necessary for all occupations in the Architecture/Construction, Manufacturing, and Transportation and Logistics areas includes: basic safety; industrial math; use of hand/power tools; blueprint reading; communication skills; employability skills; 21st Century foundation skills; and materials handling in a process-oriented manner.

This course will lay the foundation for the Construction, Manufacturing & Transportation pathway in the Career Academy.

Career Cluster and Pathways Exploration

Semester──Grades: 9──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

Explore career pathway topics while engaging real-world skills of problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills in a team environment.  Topics such as engineering, digital manufacturing, agri/biotechnology, aerospace, forensic science, healthcare/science, and intelligent systems may be addresses.

 

Metal Working and Welding Program

Welding I  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Intro to Industrial Technology or Technical Drafting I

This course provides the exploration of metal working and joining.  Students will study the occupations through use of a textbook and visiting related sites on field trips.  Textbook studies are reinforced with hands on activities of sheet metal work, threading, sand casting, use of hand tools, shop machines, (OAW) Oxy-Acetylene welding, (SMAW) Shielded Metal Arc Welding, (GMAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding, (OAC) Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, and (PAC) Plasma Arc cutting.  Activities are conducted in a teamwork environment. Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses for the course.

Welding II  

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Welding I

This course provides the study and hands on skills in joining metal. Related areas covered are tool and equipment safety, theory of the welding processes,

equipment set-up, corrective actions on identified welding problems, operation of metal shop equipment,

basic welding skills and print reading. Hands on activities include Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC), and building weld pads and weld joints in Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Activities are conducted in a teamwork environment. Leadership skills are introduced through Skills USA a student vocational organization. This course is the prerequisite for Welding 3. Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses for the course.

Welding III 

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Welding II

This course provides the study and hands on skills in joining metal. Related areas covered are tool and equipment safety, theory of the welding processes, equipment set-up, corrective actions on identified welding problems, operation of metal shop equipment, welder certification which conforms to American Welding D1.1 welding code and print reading. Hands on activities include Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC), and performing certification tests and weld joints in Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Activities are conducted in a teamwork environment. Leadership skills are introduced through Skills USA, a student vocational organization. The prerequisite for this course is Welding 2. Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses for the course.

Drafting Program

Technical Drafting I 

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

This is a course of mechanical drawing designed to give a basic understanding of all areas of drafting and to develop basic drafting skill.  CAD (computer aided drafting and design) will be introduced and used.

Architectural Drafting I 

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: C or better in Technical Drafting Graphic Design

This course is designed for students to earn fundamental skills and concepts necessary for architectural planning, designing, and drawing.  Students will learn to prepare architectural drawings that will be effectively and

accurately communicate ideas and designs to clients, contractors, and construction personnel.  CAD procedures will be used for drawing and presentations.

Architectural Drafting II

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Drafting I

This course is designed for students to earn fundamental skills and concepts necessary for architectural planning, designing, and drawing.  Students will learn to prepare

architectural drawings that will effectively and accurately communicate ideas and designs to clients, contractors, and construction personnel.  Advance CAD procedures will be used for drawing, presentations, and design applications.

Mechanical Drafting I 

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: C or better in Tech Drafting I

This is a course of advanced mechanical drawing designed to continue development of drafting skills and procedures used on more complex drawings.  Drawings will be produced by use of the CAD (computer aided drafting) system.

Mechanical Drafting II 

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: C or better in Mechanical Drafting I

This is a course study to learn the design of machine parts and the drawings used for manufacturing.  Formulas and writing of specifications will be taught.  The relationship of CAD/CAM procedures will be discussed.  CAD procedures will be used for drawings, presentations, and design applications.  3-D CAD will be introduced and used for some applications.

Advanced Studies in Robotics I

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

Intelitek's Robotics Engineering Curriculum (REC) used in this course is a program for applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The REC curriculum mixes the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and programming together with hands-on activities to create a blended learning experience.  The curriculum assumes no previous robotics knowledge.  In addition to the units listed below, entries to the KU LEGO Competition and to the VEX Robotics Competition will be constructed.

Semester One REC Units:

1.     Introduction to Robotics

2.     Introduction to VEX Programming

3.     Physics and Robotics

4.     Sensors

Advanced Studies in Robotics II

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Advanced Studies in Robotics I

Intelitek's Robotics Engineering Curriculum (REC) used in this course is a program for applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The REC curriculum mixes the disciplines of mechanical,

electrical, and programming together with hands-on activities to create a blended learning experience.  The curriculum assumes no previous robotics knowledge.  In addition to the units listed below, an entry to the VEX Robotics Competition will be constructed.

            Semester Two REC Units:

5.     Arms and End Effectors

6.     Introduction to Electronics

7.     Mechanical Properties

8.     Major Project

Advanced Studies in Robotics III

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Advanced Studies in Robotics I & II

Intelitek's Robotics Engineering Curriculum (REC) used in this course is a program for applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The REC curriculum mixes the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and programming together with hands-on activities to create a blended learning experience.

The curriculum assumes no previous robotics knowledge.  In addition to the units listed below, an entry to the VEX Robotics Competition will be constructed.

Semester Three REC Units:

9.     Advanced C Programming

10.  Industrial Robotic Arms

11.  Advanced Mechanics

12.  Major Project

 

Construction Program

Architectural Home Maintenance

Semester (Fall)──Grades:  10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: None

This class is designed to prepare the student for future home ownership.  It will provide some of the basics in home repair and maintenance that will be part of owning a home. Topics to be covered in the class would include plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other misc. home Improvement and repair procedures.  This class is a good chance to learn about some of the systems that

make a house function and will include many hands on activities so you can experience the processes covered in the class.

Architectural Construction Framing

Semester (Fall)──Grades:10-12──Credit: 1 (two class periods)

Prerequisites:  C or better in Technical Drafting I, Mechanical I, or Teacher Permission

This is a course designed for a person with an interest in architecture and/or construction.  Topics covered in this class will include building materials, safety, hand and machine tool use, and basic construction processes.  The main class activity will include the beginning construction of the project house for the school year.  Activities will include framing walls, installing trusses, enclosing roof and walls, roofing, and exterior window and door placement.  This class will be responsible for getting the house weather tight before the end of the semester.

Architectural Construction Finishing

Semester (Spring)──Grades:  10-12

Credit: 1 (two class periods)

Prerequisites:  C or better in Technical Drafting I, Mechanical I, or Teacher Permission

This is a course designed for a person with an interest in architecture and/or construction.  Topics covered in this class will include building materials, safety, hand and machine tool use, and basic construction processes.  The main class activity will include the completion of the of the project house for the school year.  Activities will include interior and exterior wall finish, cabinet installation, house trim, and flooring.  It is the responsibility of this class to complete the house so it is ready to be sold at the end of the year.

Architectural Cabinetmaking

Semester──Grades:  10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites:  C or better in Technical Drafting I

This class is designed for the student with an interest in finished cabinetry used in modern construction. Topics covered in this class include safety, hand tool use, machine tool use, and various materials used in cabinet and wood construction.  Various cabinet construction methods will be discussed as well as planning and completion of the cabinets and trim to be used in the house being constructed in by the Architectural construction process class.

Automotive Technology Program

Automotive Technology I  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra I

Automotive Technology I is designed to meet student needs at three levels. First, it is an entry-level course for students entering the automotive program of study. It is a prerequisite for advanced automotive courses. Second, it is designed to enable students to maintain their own vehicles and perform minor adjustments and repairs. Third, Automotive Technology I will make students better consumers for purchasing, driving, and maintaining automobiles. The systems covered in Automotive Technology I are cooling, lubrication, electrical, fuel, brakes, tires, and suspension with shop safety emphasized in all situations. Class time will be approximately 60 percent class work and 40 percent shop work.  A basic understanding of mathematics, chemistry, and physics is a must for success. Students should have access to an automobile to work on.  Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses for the course.

Automotive Technology II 

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: 1 (two class periods)

Prerequisite: B or better in Automotive Technology I

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in automotive or related mechanical fields.  Electricity and electronics will be stressed throughout the course as a foundation for diagnosis and trouble shooting.  Limited major repairs, drivetrains, brakes, suspension and steering systems, air conditioning, and manual and automatic transmission systems will be covered, with emphasis placed on testing and repair.  Students will use technical manuals and computer supported data to complete repair orders on a regular basis.  Class time will be approximately 30 percent class work and 70 percent shop work.  Students should have access to an automobile to work on. Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses and pass an online safety test for the course.

Automotive Technology III 

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: 1

(two class periods)

Prerequisite: B or better in Automotive Technology

I & II

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in automotive or related mechanical fields.  Electricity and electronics will be stressed throughout the course as a foundation for diagnosis and trouble shooting.  Limited major repairs, ignition systems, fuel systems, emission control systems, computerized engine controls and engine reconditioning and rebuilding will be covered, with emphasis placed on testing and repair.  Students will use technical manuals and computer supported data to complete repair orders on a regular basis.  Class time will be approximately 30 percent class work and 70 percent shop work. Students should have access to an automobile to work on. Students are required to purchase a pair of safety glasses and pass an online safety test for the course.

Technical Work Experience

Year──Grades: 11-12──Credit: Variable

Prerequisite: Advanced Class in Technical Education

This is an educational opportunity designed for the advanced student that has a vocational interest he/she wishes to pursue.  The student would have the

opportunity to work in the area of interest with a professional at a business.  Class would also be held part time to discuss job related skills need to succeed.  This work experience credit will only be awarded upon successful completion of the full year.

  
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