MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS PATHWAY

Technology & Engineering's primary goal is active investigation into the world of technology as it affects our daily lives. Courses provide all students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and use technology; and to participate in our global, technical society as informed citizens, productive workers and wise consumers of products and services. Students can explore an area completely new to them; gain greater depth in an area of interest; and continue their career awareness and planning pathway. Students will develop valuable skills for life through the use of a variety of basic tools, equipment, and machines as well as advanced technology such as computer graphics, computer aided design and manufacturing, information technology hardware & software, and robotics essential to the engineering and design fields. Technology & Engineering courses provide an excellent foundation for students who intend to pursue education for careers in technical design or engineering.

Technology & Engineering offers college credit for select courses as noted through the College Career Pathways program partnership with the community colleges.

Manufacturing & Woodworking Technology I

1 Credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This introductory course within the Manufacturing career pathway provides students with experience in manufacturing processes and activities. Students will learn various methods to process wood and other materials in order to solve problems that appear from product conception to production. Units of study include safety, measurement and layout, manufacturing processes, research and development, production, and marketing. Students will work in collaborative teams to manufacture products designed to enhance the understanding of the production process. Students will learn how manufacturing impacts natural resources, society. and how industry makes finished products through small projects and woodworking techniques that incorporate wood turning, box making and cutting board design. Student projects may be constructed in a variety of wood, composite and other materials using modern techniques, and will incorporate computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) through the use of computers and computer-operated machine tools.

Manufacturing & Woodworking Technology II

1 Credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Manufacturing & Woodworking Technology I

In this extension of the Manufacturing & Woodworking Technology I course students will showcase basic principles while incorporating individualized product selection, design and prototyping. All aspects of production and woodworking will be explored including product marketing and fiscal responsibilities. Relationships will be formed with related business and modern manufacturing companies. The proper use and safe operation of woodworking hand, power and machine tools will continually be stressed, as will the role of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) through the use of computers and computer-operated machine tools.

Automotive Technology I - Conard Only

1 Credit 
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce students to the major systems and components found in today’s automobile. Students will participate in hands-on activities involving tools, equipment, technology and resource materials while learning how to properly care for and maintain an automobile. Topics include technology and the automobile, preventative maintenance, consumer and career awareness, and social and environmental impacts such as hybrid vehicles and alternative fuel sources. Related mathematical and scientific principles will also be discussed.

Automotive Technology II - Conard Only

1 Credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I

This course provides students with an opportunity to further develop the knowledge base and skills necessary for advanced study of automotive related careers. Throughout Automotive Technology II students will advance in a variety of areas and specialization through troubleshooting and diagnosis. This second year automotive course incorporates the theory and repair of ignition systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems, fuel systems, drive trains, brake systems, electronic controls and emissions. Related mathematical and engineering principles will also be discussed.

Transportation Technology - Conard Only

1 Credit 
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

In this course students will experience the world of transportation systems by studying and working with technology involved in air, space, land and sea transportation. Students will actively learn about propulsion, guidance, and control systems, and about the benefits and challenges posed by each of these transportation technology systems. In addition, students will build and launch rockets, build boat hulls and test designs in a hydro-test tank, make an aerodynamically-efficient car that is wind tunnel tested and raced, build and fly drones and hot air balloons, and learn about rail transportation systems. The numerous transportation career pathway possibilities in this vast field will also be explored.