NOTE REGARDING COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES: High school students taking college coursework under a concurrent enrollment agreement will be required to meet two criteria to stay in good academic standing with the college(s). 1) Must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and 2) must satisfactorily complete 67% of credits attempted. Failure to meet either of these two criteria may impact student enrollment and/or financial aid status when enrolling at a college after high school.

 

Mechanical Drafting

Residential Drafting

Beginning Woodworking

Advanced Cabinetry

Wood Technology
DC Electricity
Index

 

SUBJECT: MECHANICAL DRAFTING
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
The fundamentals of Mechanical Drafting will include instruction in the identification and correct use and care of drafting equipment, to include the drawing board, scales, angles, templates, and other related equipment. Students will also be introduced to the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), and how its importance relates to the drafting industry. Units in Mechanical Drafting will include, (but not limited to): Sketching, Lettering, Measuring, Single-view Drawings, Multi-view Drawings, Dimensioning, Shop Processes and tolerance to standards, Oblique Drawings, Isometric Drawings, and Perspective Drawings. Drawings for the class will be completed on drawing boards as well as CAD.

 

COURSE: RESIDENTIAL DRAFTING
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description: 
The fundamentals of Residential Drafting will begin with a review of basic drafting fundamentals (use and care of drafting equipment) and a review of CAD processes. Students will learn the processes of planning, designing, and material selection of residential structures through studies of various detail drawings and instructions. Working drawings will include floor plans, footing and foundation plans, electrical floor plans, detail drawings, elevation drawings, window and door plans, kitchen and bath plans, fireplace plans, stair plans, and other detail drawings as required. Drawings for the class will be completed drawing boards as well as CAD.

 

SUBJECT: BEGINNING WOODWORKING
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
This course will be an introduction to the use and care of basic woodworking tools and machines, as well as the various wood materials. Instruction will include problems involving the safe operation of the tools and machines, improving skills in the proper use of tools and machines, designing and planning a project, ways to purchase the various wood products, and the various processes used in the construction of a project. The primary emphasis of Beginning Woods will be the construction of basic woodworking projects, as well as basic cabinet and furniture construction processes. Other considerations of the class include safety, various finishing processes, and quality control. Each student will be required to choose at least one project for the class. There will be a charge for the materials used.  

 

COURSE: ADVANCED CABINETRY 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL:9, 10, 11,12
PREREQUISITE: BEGINNING WOODWORKING
Content Description:
This course will be a continuation of the Beginning Woods class. The course will begin with a review of the basic woodworking tools and machines, woodworking processes, designing and planning a project, and safety practices. Students will select an advanced cabinet or furniture construction project(s) to completer during the course of the term. The student's experience and skill level should be reflected in the completed project. A continuation of the study of advanced woodworking processes and techniques will also apply. Other considerations will include various wood finishing processes, quality control, and a strong emphasis on shop safety. Each student will be required to choose a project for the class. There will be a charge for materials used.

 

SUBJECT: WOOD TECHNOLOGY
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: ADVANCED CABINETRY
Content Description:
This class can be used as an additional course offering in the Industrial Technology area. It can be used for those students who have completed Beginning Woods and Advanced Cabinetry. The course description is similar to that used in Advanced Cabinetry.


SUBJECT: DC ELECTRICITY
CREDIT: One Credit  (3 sem. hr. ICCC)
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
DC Electricity is an Iowa Central Early Bird class. Students who complete this class will be able to attain 3 hours of credit with Iowa Central or any other community college in Iowa. DC Electricity consists of the study of basic DC electricity processes. Students will study the fundamental principles of electricity, ways of producing electricity, magnetism and electricity, ways of measuring electricity, electrical terms, electrical components, basic electrical circuits, and electrical safety. Classroom studies will be supplemented with numerous lab experiments.

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