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Basic Woods
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Basic Woods provides beginning experiences in wood working, using hand tools, portable electric equipment and the following stationary power machines: circular saw, planer, jointer, radial arm saw, band saw, drill press, jig saw, and sanders. "Core" projects are required for wood. Safety with tools, machines and equipment is stressed. (Safety glasses must be worn by all Shop personnel).

Grading: Quizzes and safety tests will be given, plus a cumulative semester exam. Machine safety and procedure tests will be given over all power tools. Projects will be graded on both design criteria and craftsmanship.

Homework: Homework consisting of machine unit questions or preparation for machine tests will approximate 1 - 2 hours a week.
 
 
 
 
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Advanced Woods
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in Basic Woods. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Development of advanced skills and knowledge of wood, with more emphasis on machine processes. Attention is given to the study of wood technology and project design. Individual projects are emphasized. Could be repeated for additional credits.

Grading: Individual projects, with quality (craftsmanship) and quantity (the amount of constructive activity of the project), are the major criteria. Quizzes and student participation in all areas of the class will be a factor in one’s grade.

Special Projects: Small group activities to produce charitable items, projects for exhibition throughout the semester.

Homework: Homework will consist of preparation for machine tests – this will take approximately 1/2 hour a week.
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Building Construction Technology
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: One semester of Basic Woods  
 
 
 
Description: This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction. The hands-on activities are designed to help students develop skills used in the Welding, Concrete, Electrical, Basic Carpentry, Drywall, and Painting construction trades. Safety, tools, math, and practical techniques will be taught in all of these areas.

Grading: Quizzes and unit tests will be given. All hands on work completed in class will be given a grade. A student's participation in all areas of the class will be a factor on one's grade.

Homework: Workbook assignments can be completed in class or at home. Homework assignments will total approximately 1/2 hour a week.
 
 
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Specialized Shop
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: Two (2) semesters of electives at Lutheran West or an equivalent (department approved) two years of shop in another school.
 
 
Description: The student will pursue a prescribed program with major projects in wood and metal and with the development of leadership qualities. Safety with tools, equipment and machines is stressed. This course may be elected for 2 years. (Safety glasses or masks must be worn by all Shop personnel)

Grading: A student's participation in all areas of the class will determine the student's grade.

Homework: Assignments are completed in class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2D Illustration
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course will provide a student with instruction in 2 dimensional technical illustration. Students will learn the principals and techniques associated with mechanical, architectural, and civil drawing and illustration. They will learn the use of mechanical drawing instruments and progress into the computer aided software, AutoCAD. Through AutoCAD, students will be able to relate and master the dame visual concepts learned manually to working on the computer. Typical applications of AutoCAD are taught with basic drafting and design concepts. The topics are covered in an easy-to-understand sequence and progress in a way that allows the student to become comfortable with the commands as knowledge builds from one chapter to the next. All drawings will be completed in class.

Grading: Students will be graded on completed drawings, worksheets, and assignments. Quiz and test results will also be factors on their grades.

Homework: Student homework consists of chapter readings, and assigned worksheets and drawings given in class.
 
 
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3D Modeling
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course will provide a student with instruction in 3 dimensional illustration and modeling. Students will learn how to use 3D modeling software to produce and prototype mechanical parts and assemblies. Students will also learn the principles and concepts behind 3D printing. Projects include, but are not limited to, the designing and assembly of a catapult, cellphone cover, and an everyday household item. All work is done in class.

Grading: Students will be graded on completed sketches, drawings, worksheets, and assignments. Quiz and test results will also be factors on their grades.

Homework: Student homework consists of research and readings along with assigned worksheets and drawings given in class.
 
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Engineering Technology
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 9-10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course is designed to help students understand the field of engineering and engineering technology. Students will learn the engineering design process to gain problem solving skills that are used in engineering applications. Students will be introduced to the engineering and technology related professions, possible advanced education, and lifelong careers.

Grading: Students will be graded in the following areas: Daily work, unit tests, vocabulary, and problem solving activities done in class.

Homework: Although most activities are completed during class, some projects and activities may be assigned. Homework will also consist of any research, development, and design done for several problem solving activities.
 
 
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Indpendent Study
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Selection by application with instructor approval. 
 
 
 
Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in industrial technology. The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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