Industrial Arts Department
Introduction to Trades & Industry 1 & 2
Course #500 Grades: 9&10 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Course Fee:$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.
Small Engine Repair
Course#501 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 1 semester Credit: ½ Course Fee: $20
In this first semester course, students will learned the basics of mecahnics. Tools, parts and safety are the backbone of the class, Students will tear down and rebuild at least two lawn mower engines to identify how an engine works along with how to properly diagnose and repair common problems.
Introduction to Automotive
Course #571 Grades 10-12 Length: 1 semester Credit: 1/2 Course Fee: $20
This second semester class is typically taken in conjunction with Small Engine Repair and will focus on automotive systems. Routine meinatenance and learning the basics of how an autombile operates will be addressed. This class is a prerequisite to advanced automotive.
Auto Mechanics 1 & 2 (2 hour class)
Course #509/510 Grades: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Pre-requisite: #501 Credits: 2 Course Fee: $60
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.
Course #502 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 1 semester Credit: 1/2 Course Fee: $45
This first semester course will focus on basic electrical, plumbing, roofing, and drywall repair. Students will be able to identify, diagnose and repair many issues that can be found in any home. Students will also be taught hot to use basic handtools and work safely.
Introducation to Construction
Course #572 Grades: 10-12 Length: 1 semester Credit: 1/2 Course Fee: $45
The second second semester course is typicallky taken in conjunction with Home Maintenance and will introduce students to the various wood working machines. Students will be able to use miter, table and band saws, We will incorporate the use of wood lathes, shapers and planers. Students are allowed to complete a project of their choice after completing an assigned project.
Advanced Construction (2 hour class)
Course #575 Grades: 11&12 Length: 1 year Credit: 2 Course Fee: TBD
In our advanced construction course, students will be exposed to many facets of the construction industry. Areas of instruction include: concrete form work, framing, rafter construction, electrical, plumbing, roofing and siding. Students will also be taught how to create blue prints using architectural drafting. Students will have many projects to complete, as a class, each semester including a custom built shed. We are exploring the option to complete jobs around our campus as well as off site. In order to be eligible to take advanced construction, students need to have taken Introduction to Construction.
Manufacturing Skills 1 & 2
Course #506 Grades: 10- 12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Course Fee: $90
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: $90
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.
Introduction to Welding
Course #508 Grades: 10-12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Course Fee: $80 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:
- Machine operation: grinders, metal saws, drilling machines and arc welders
- Introduction to Oxy-Acety
- Shielded metal arc welding: flat butt welds, vertical butt welds, horizontal butt welds, and overhead butt welds
- Flame cutting: manual and semiautomatic
- Heating and forming of metal
- All position butt welding with heavier metal
- Vee groove butt joints
- Gas metal welding: flat butt weld, vertical weld, horizontal butt weld and overhead weld.
Course#515 Grade: 11&12 Length: 2 semesters Credit: 1 Prerequisite: 508 Course Fee: $80
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.
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 Course Fee: $20
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 Course Fee: $20
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.