INDUSTRIAL ARTS COURSES

AUTO TECH 1, 2 Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Automotive 1 is designed to introduce the student to the technology, safety, system and careers related to the engine and the automobile. Stressing theory and knowledge through readings and research this course is a required prerequisite to the other automotive courses. Automotive 2 reinforces the knowledge acquired in Automotive Technology 1. Students have the opportunity to practice basic vehicle inspection and areas such as the electrical service and the servicing of the cooling system. (Recommended prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1)


AUTO ENGINE ELECTRONICS 3 Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

This course will provide the student with advanced knowledge about vehicle electrical systems. Students will also gain experience diagnosing electrical system problems. Emphasis is placed on job level skill development and to assist the student in developing the ability to take the State of Michigan Auto mechanics Certification Test for automobile electrical repair. The duration of this course is two hours per day for one semester. (Recommended prerequisite: Auto 1-2)


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE 4 Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to diagnose and service major internal engine performance problems including engine repair and diagnostics. Emphasis is also placed on developing the ability to take the State of Michigan Engine performance Certification Test. The duration of this course is two hours per day for one semester. (Recommended prerequisite: Auto 1-2)


AUTO BRAKES / STEERING TECH 5 Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to diagnose and service brake and suspension systems on passenger cars and light trucks. Emphasis is placed on job level skill development. This course will assist the student in developing the ability to take the State of Michigan Brakes and Suspension Mechanic Certification tests. The duration of this course is two hours per day for one semester. (Recommended prerequisite: Auto 1-4)


ADV AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 6 Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop hands-on experience simulating real-world employment in an automotive technology service facility. Employability skills as well as technical skills are emphasized. Diagnosis of drivability problems and review of instruction from previous courses are included. The duration of this course is two hours per day for one semester. (Recommended prerequisite: Auto 1-5)


HOME TECHNOLOGY 1 (FHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

In the Home Technology courses (I&II), students will be introduced to how homes are designed, constructed, maintained and renovated. This is a hands-on program that will include but is not limited to the following: design and construction of small models wiring of simple 120V electrical circuits repair/installation of plumbing systems installation of ceramic tile concrete work interior finishing of a home Math skills, including measuring, are emphasized throughout the course.


HOME TECHNOLOGY 2 (FHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Students in Home Technology 2 will continue to improve their construction and home building skills and knowledge. Topics that will be further explored in detail and depth include: (But, not limited too.) design and construction of small models wiring of simple 120V electrical circuits repair/installation of plumbing systems installation of ceramic tile concrete work interior finishing of a home Math skills, including measuring, are emphasized throughout the course.


WELDING TECH I Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level welding occupations. Students learn basic and advanced techniques in oxyacetylene, gas metal, shielded metal, and tungsten arc welding processes. Fabrication, brazing, cutting of metal products and blueprint reading are also taught. Proper workplace attitudes and behaviors are also practiced.


WELDING TECH 2 Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

Students are expected to take a leadership role among his/her peers while improving/completing performance objectives on all equipment and all of the welding processes. Students will learn all position welding, fabrication, and job welding. Students will be involved in welding competitions with students from other schools. Competitions may lead to awards, prizes, certificates and/or employment. Students who successfully complete this program may earn college credits through articulation agreements


WOOD TECH 1 Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

This one-semester, one-hour block course is taught at each high school. Wood Technology 1 is an introduction to materials, tools, machines and the procedures involved in the processing of materials used in industrial technology. Employment, safety procedures, measurement, design, hand tool usage, basic machinery, finishing and environmental concerns will be the focus of the course. Course instruction will center on materials and processes involved in product design and product manufacturing. Students will master trade-specific math skills as well as complete and exploration of career opportunities in the skilled trades Students are encouraged to join and compete in SkillsUSA.


WOOD TECH 2 Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation

This one-semester, one-hour block course is taught at each high school. Wood Technology 2 will emphasize occupations, safety, hand tools, hand power tools, machines, design, problem solving and environmental concerns. Exercises in gross and fine motor skills will be performed as projects become more challenging. Students will solve math and geometry problems. Science topics will be covered as they relate to material processing. Students are encouraged to join and compete in SkillsUSA.


WOOD TECH 3 CABINET MAKING Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Wood Technology 3 Cabinetmaking and Casework is an advanced class for students serious about woodworking as either a career, or to gain experience and skills for home improvement projects. The main focus of the course is the design, construction, finishing and installation of cabinetry and casework. The course will cover employment, safety, blueprint reading, heavy machine operation, laminating, and new product technology. (Recommended prerequisite: Wood Tech 1-2)


WOOD TECH 4 /ADV WOOD TECH Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Wood Technology 4 is a course emphasizing product design and marketing. The main focus of the course is the designing, planning , manufacturing and marketing of a functional product. Student will use prior skills in developing and constructing a useful product combined with marketing strategies to help sell the product. The student will work in small groups making individual parts and as a large group for assembly.


WOOD TECH 5/ADV CABINET (EFHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Wood Technology 5 is an advanced course for the serious woodworking student interested in cabinetmaking and furniture design and construction. This course may run for either one or two hours, depending on the student’s schedule. Students are required to design and construct a project or projects containing drawers, doors, advanced Joinery techniques and advanced finishing procedures.


WOOD TECH 5/ADV CABINET (EFHS) Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation

Wood Technology 6 is an advanced course for the serious woodworking student interested in cabinetmaking and furniture design and construction. This course may run for either one or two hours, depending on the student’s schedule. Students are required to design and construct a project or projects containing drawers, doors, advanced Joinery techniques and advanced finishing procedures.