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Mr. Hudson would like to welcome everyone to his classes this year.

Jay Hudson

Technology Education

BASIC AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE (formerly Power Technology)

Course # 773, Grades 9-12, 1/2 Credit, Quarter

Have you ever wondered how to check the oil in your car, change a flat tire, or know what all the lights on the dashboard mean? In Basic Automotive Maintenance, you will learn these skills along with how to purchase a vehicle, change the engine oil, and perform basic maintenance at home in the driveway. This course is open to all grade levels and will provide an understanding of basic automotive maintenance.

ELECTRICITY TECHNOLOGY 

Course # 775, Grades 9-12, 1/2 Credit, Quarter

In this course, you develop an understanding of electricity theory through a series of class and laboratory activities. Specific topics covered include: circuit analysis, testing, measuring, calculating using various electrical formulas, circuit assembly and wiring techniques. Class activities include using electrical bread boards with various electrical components and computer simulators for testing various electrical circuits. You will be required to complete a small electrical project of your choice as a final project.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Algebra 1B Concepts or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING AND DESIGN

Course # 779, Grades 9-12, 1/2 Credit, Quarter

Students in this course will learn the basics of computer-aided drafting software such as AutoCAD and Sketch. You will apply this knowledge in the creation of a variety of working drawings and 3D models. You will have the opportunity to experience 3D printing, projections, and basic elements of architecture and structures.

RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

Course # 767A , Grades 9-12 , 1/2 Credit, Quarter

This very cool, project-based course will introduce you to a variety of alternative and renewable energy types and topics. Class activities will include: using solar photovoltaic cells, wind turbine generators, and hydrogen fuel cells, connected with various electrical components. The application of math concepts is part of this course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Algebra 1B Concepts or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 1

Course # 767, Grades 9-12, 1/2 Credit, Quarter

Technology Education 1 is an exploratory course in which you investigate the nature of technology as it applies to your daily life. You employ a problem-solving approach to study a variety of topics which may include: robotics, computer programming, hydroponics, bridge and tower building, and manufacturing technology

 

WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY 1

Course # 771, Grades 9-12, 1/2 Credit, Quarter

You will develop an understanding of wood as a material by successfully planning and constructing projects from a given budget using both hand tools and power woodworking equipment. Woodworking Technology includes the following areas; wood materials, basic wood joinery, hand tools and machines, wood project construction, wood turning, adhesives and gluing, and wood finishing. Safety is an integral part of this course with a lot of time focused on student safety and training. You are required to pass general safety and individual machine tests with 100 percent accuracy, prior to being able to use any equipment.

WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY 2

Course # 781, Grades 10-12, 1 Credit, Semester

This course provides you the opportunity to develop advanced woodworking skills by constructing furniture, cabinets and wood turning projects. Emphasis is placed on drawer/door construction, advanced turning techniques and individual skill development. Again, as stressed in Woodworking Technology 1, safety to you and others is an integral part of this course. General and machine safety will be reviewed and passed with 100% accuracy prior to use of any equipment. Material fee required.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Woodworking Technology 1.

WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3

Course # 791, Grades 11-12, 1 Credit, Semester

This course builds on the skills of level 2 with greater emphasis on types of cabinet construction and individual skill development. Again, as with the other courses, general and machine safety will be reviewed prior to any equipment use. Material fee required.

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Woodworking Technology 2 and recommendation of the instructor.