Industrial Technology

Interactive Simulations


Industrial Technology 7 exposes the student to the area of power mechanics. The student will calculate horsepower and engine displacement. In teams of two or three students, the class will disassemble and reassemble a 3-horse lawn mower engine. Other areas of study include woodworking, where the student will complete a small project. There is usually a small fee for the project materials. Another area of study is measurement and lasers.


Industrial Technology 8 exposes the student to an introduction to electricity. The student will learn about the types of current and various meters used to measure electricity. Electrical generation will also be discussed with the student calculating electrical usage and cost. Students in Industrial Technology 8 will also complete a small metals project. The students will be exposed to the welders and plasma torch. If time permits, the 8th graders will have access to computer drafting software.


Drafting should be taken early in a student’s career for it will be of great benefit in most other industrial classes in the future. The focus will be the software AutoCAD 2000, which is software found in industry. The student will complete drawings in 2D, multi-views, isometrics, and solid models.


Computer Drafting will continue where Drafting left off. Students will also complete assembly drawings. The software to be used will be AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD Inventor.


Industrial Technology is an introductory course that finds a student spending nearly nine weeks in the four major areas of the lab. Sample activities include building a small tool shed in the construction area, designing and welding a car creeper in the welding area, overhauling an engine in the power mechanics area, and completing a breadbox from solid oak in the cabinetry area. The focus is hands-on activities.


The first semester of the class will be spent in the classroom learning the theory and operation of the various automobile systems. After each section, the students will experience hands-on experience in the lab. Second semester will provide the students with the opportunity to work automotive projects.


This course deals with the materials, tools, and processes of construction. Areas of construction to be covered include layout, framing, interior work, electrical wiring, plumbing, and some block laying. The major activity for this course is building a garage or something of that nature in the community. Traditional methods and processes will be used, but the latest developments in construction will be discussed from time to time. Students are required to supply their own tool belt and basic tools (e.g., hammer, tape). Construction I students will be lead in their daily activities by Construction II students.


This course is for the second year construction student. The material covered in this course is the same for Construction I, however the difference comes to the day-to-day activities. The Construction II student will be assigned a work crew made up of students from Construction I. Each foreman will need to determine the tools needed for the day, disperse his or her crew toward a work detail, see that his or her crew works together, assign clean up and evaluate each crew member daily. Construction II students are required to supply their own tool belt and basic tools (e.g., hammer, tape).


Students will gain some experience in the area of machine shop with an activity dealing with the metal lathe. Students will also form a company so that a mass production project can be completed. There is a fee associated with this project, with the average cost per student nearing $100.00, depending on the size of the project.


This course is designed to expose the students to the correct and safe use of the basic woodworking tools found in the woodworking shop. Also covered is the design, construction, and finishing of several required projects as well as individual projects. The students are required to purchase all material used in their projects.


This course is designed to help the student become familiar with many aspects of farming. Areas to be studied include: water issues, harvesting, field scouting, new technology, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Farm Service Agency, marketing, cash flows, and more. This class will include many one period long field trips.

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