Industrial Arts Department
Earn college credit while still in high school.
Articulation is a joint agreement between area high schools and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) to accept high school credits toward an associate science degree. SWIC also has joint agreements with Illinois public universities to ensure that associate in applied science degree credits earned at SWIC will transfer to the universities.
- Your high school credit will apply toward a certificate or associate in applied science degree at SWIC.
- You will not have to duplicate courses you took in high school when you enter college.
- You will save time and money on your college education.
Credit will appear on your record when:
- You meet high school requirements and pass a written and/or practical test, when required, at SWIC.
- You have met with a SWIC program coordinator to talk about your program of study.
- You have completed 12 credit hours in your program of choice; plus complete the next highest course after the articulated course.
For further information: Call SWIC at 235-2700 extension 5206 or tech prep extension 5547.
** Indicates that students taking these courses are eligible for dual enrollment at SWIC
Introduction to Trades & Industry 1 & 2
Course #500 Grades: 9&10 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Course Fee:$22.50
This course consists of planned learning experiences designed to introduce students to the new technologies of the Illinois Plan for Industrial Education. Students will also be introduced to various types of trade and industrial occupations and the skills needed for those occupations. Instruction will foster an awareness and understanding of technologies in communication, transportation, energy utilization, and production. Safety will be stressed throughout.
Introduction to Welding **
Course #508 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1Course Fee: $60
Welding 1&2 is the first of a series of four welding classes that consist of planned learning experiences designed to provide the student with job entry level skills. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to:
2. Machine operation: grinders, metal saws, drilling machines and arc welders
3. Introduction to Oxy-Acety
4. Shielded metal arc welding: flat butt welds, vertical butt welds, horizontal butt welds, and overhead butt welds
5. Flame cutting: manual and semiautomatic
6. Heating and forming of metal
8. All position butt welding with heavier metal
9. Vee groove butt joints
10. Gas metal welding: flat butt weld, vertical weld, horizontal butt weld and overhead weld.
Welding 2 **
Course#515 Grade: 12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Prerequisite: 508 Course Fee: $60
Welding 2 deals exclusively with Shielded Metal arc welding (SMAW) Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in the four basic positions which are flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead. Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Plasma Cutting are also covered. Metal types and weld ability of different metals are also covered.
Small Engine Repair
Course#501 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 1 semester Credit: ½
Small Engine Repair: This introductory course provides experience related to maintenance, repair, and servicing a variety of maintenance equipment. Instruction includes safety principles and practices; combustion engine principles; maintaining, servicing, and repairing maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, and rotary tillers.
Course #502 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 1 semester Credit: ½
In Home Maintenance, students will address general repairs around the home that an average homeowner may face. Areas of interest include plumbing repairs and installations, electricity repairs, major appliance repairs, drywall exercises, heating and cooling systems maintenance, floor covering techniques, exterior siding installations, home emergencies and concrete repairs. The course shall consist of classroom lectures and demonstrations as well as various lab exercises. As in all our shop classes, safety is stressed in all lab exercises and at all times in the lab.
Manufacturing Skills 1 & 2**
Course #506Grades: 10- 12Length: 2 semestersCredit: 1Course Fee: $80
This course includes a sequence of tasks planned to provide educational experiences which will enable students to develop competencies needed for employment and/or continuing education in the manufacturing process. The students will receive practical experiences and develop competencies in using and working with lathes, horizontal and vertical milling machines, and grinders. Housekeeping and record keeping activities as well as other activities associated with manufacturing processes will be included. The students perform advanced operations on the lathe and shaper and work on the milling machine and surface grinder. Additional experience will include fabricating sheet metal, performing welding operations, and maintaining, installing, and removing machinery. Information and skills gained in Manufacturing 1 will be expanded to more complex operations and applications.
Manufacturing Skills 3 & 4
Course #507 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: 506 Credit: 1 Course Fee: $80
Manufacturing 3 & 4 includes a sequence of tasks planned to provide educational experiences, which will enable students to develop advanced competencies needed for employment and/or continuing education in the manufacturing process. The students will receive experience performing advanced operations on the lathe and shaper and work on the milling machine and surface grinder. Additional experience will include advanced operations in the skill of sand casting as well as maintaining, installing, and removing machinery. Students perform skills in advanced level metal casting procedure, such as mold making of machine parts and machining advanced level machine castings. This combination of manufacturing skills will enable a student to meet the needs of industry. Information and skills gained in Manufacturing 1 & 2 will be expanded to more complex operations and applications.
Auto Mechanics 1 & 2 (2 hour class)
Course #509/510 Grades: 12&11
Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: #501 Credits: 2 Course Fee: $30
The Auto Mechanics 1 course provides experiences related to maintenance, repair, and servicing of a variety of transportation equipment. Planned learning activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to auto mechanics. Instruction includes safety principles and practices, combustion engine principles and maintaining, servicing, and repairing different types of transportation vehicles. Auto Mechanics 2 will take the student past the fundamentals that he or she learned in Auto Mechanics 1. Auto diagnosis and repair through systematic steps will be stressed. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared for an entry level auto mechanic position or further study.
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 1 & 2
Course#512 Grade: 10-12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 This course is designed to provide students interested in a career in drafting with information and practical experience needed for the development of job-related competencies. The course content includes planning and organizing activities, researching information, and preparing various mechanical isometric views. This course emphasizes the areas of performing presentation techniques such as producing architectural drawings, interpreting codes, constructing structural working drawings, producing mechanical and electrical/electronic working drawings, and producing civil engineering drawings. Mathematical Learning Standards and workplace skills are addressed in this class.
Architectural CAD 1 & 2
Course #513 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: 512 Credit: 1
Architectural CAD 1&2 provides a foundation for students interested in architecture-related occupations. Typical drawings consist of such items as floor plans, foundation plans, elevations, roof plans, wall sections, kitchen details, stair sections, interior perspectives, structural sections, and fireplace details. Students will participate in learning experiences related to the design and building of a scaled model. Students will receive advanced knowledge and preparation in such areas as: site plans, kitchen and bathroom details, perspective drawings, electrical plans, plumbing plans and heating, refrigeration and air conditioning. Mathematical Learning Standards and workplace skills are addressed in this class.
Mechanical Drafting 1 & 2
Course #514 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: 512 Credit: 1
Mechanical CAD provides a foundation for students interested in engineering and related professions. CAD will be utilized in treating various types of mechanical drawings to include: multi-view projections, isometric drawings, sections, and auxiliary views. Students will generate engineer drawings using advanced mechanical CAD software and techniques. This course provides learning experiences related to principles and practices associated with: threads and fasteners, auxiliary projection, working drawings and completion of pictorial drawings (exploded view). Mathematical Learning Standards and workplace skills are addressed in this class.
Construction 1 & 2
Course #504 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Course Fee: $40
This is the first class for sophomores or juniors entering the construction sequence. The class emphasizes the construction industry. It is designed to provide comprehensive groundwork for construction. Instruction covers, but is not limited to, the topics of: blueprint reading, residential floor/wall roof framing, estimating structural computations, excavation, footings, and foundations. This course provides comprehensive background in the use of power tools. Instruction covers: interior walls, interior and exterior doors, window framing, roof and rafter construction, and finish carpentry work. Emphasis will be placed on good work habits and practices and the safety of both hand and power tools. The Illinois Learning Standards addressed in this class are mathematics, science, and language arts.
Construction 3 & 4
Course #505 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: 504 Credit: 1 Course Fee: $40
This class consists of planned learning experiences designed to provide the student with job-entry skills and knowledge. Learning activities emphasize the development of additional technical knowledge and skills as a continuation of Construction 1& 2. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, topics of safety, blueprint reading (ILS), building codes, mathematics (as per ILS), energy conservation (ILS), masonry construction, installation and maintenance of plumbing and electrical services, and construction methods. Instruction also includes, but is not limited to, the topics of safety, roof and rafter construction, window and door installation, finish carpentry and job procurement.