Industrial Technology courses are designed to give students a better understanding of our industrial environment and the graphic illustration of ideas in a STEM Education environment. The Industrial Technology program is recommended for college prep students who are interested in pursuing careers in the fields of engineering and design. Other courses are directed toward individual student needs and are open for enrollment to all students.
Applied Technology I/II
These comprehensive STEM courses will focus on the basics of Mechanical Drafting, Computer-Aided Drafting, and Architectural Drafting. These courses will teach students how to take an idea from paper to project by using CAD software and CAM. This process will include elements of design, geometric constructions, orthographic projections, dimension standards, pictorial drawings, sectioning, auxiliary views, and 3D models. These courses will benefit students who are considering a career field in engineering, architecture, interior design, or any career that requires blueprint reading such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, or machinists.
This course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of woods, woodworking tools, methods, and procedures. Some projects will be assigned by the instructor (example: shelf, magazine rack, and plant stand). Students may select other projects. The following topics will be included: general safety practices, types of wood and layout, wood joints and fasteners, gluing and clamping, sanding and finishing, use of power tools (table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, router, drill press), use of hand tools (drills, belt sander, try square, measuring tape), and introduction of CAD/CAM and CNC routering through the use of the Torchmate.
Prerequisite: Woodwork I
This course is similar to Woodworking I with more emphasis will be placed on wood joints and more advanced projects (example: end tables, nightstand, and book case). Students will further their knowledge of the CAD program and Torchmate cutting system.
Prerequisite: Woodworking II
Students will be required to do individual wood projects and participate in class mass-production projects. Some out-of-class work will be expected. Students will be required to properly operate all power tools and hand power tools and know different wood joints. Students will also be able to operate the CAD program for use of the Torchmate cutting system.
Honors Woodworking IV
Prerequisite: Woodworking III
Students will be required to do individual wood projects and participate in class mass-production projects. Students will be required to properly operate all power tools and hand power tools and know different wood joints. Students will also be able to operate the CAD program for use of the Torchmate cutting system.
B.S. Education Technology, The Ohio State University