Industrial Technology

  • All Industrial Technology courses will count for Practical Art credit. Students need 1.0 Practical Art credit to graduate.

    COMMUNICATIONS COURSES
    5095   ENGINEERING DRAWING AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING I
    Credit: ½  unit
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    Drafting I is an elective course which provides students the opportunity to become familiar with the fundamentals of drafting and the significance it has in our present way of life. This course allows the student to explore the major areas of machine and architectural drafting. Areas to be covered include sketching, lettering, mechanical drawing, pictorials, views of objects, and dimensioning. Drawings will be assigned with emphasis on accuracy, proper line technique, and neatness. Mechanical drawing and/or CAD will be utilized to complete drawings.

    5150 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING I
    Credit:  ½ unit
    Prerequisite:  Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I 
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This is a basic course in the study of architectural principles and drafting design. Areas of study will include area planning and floor plan design including elevation and perspective drawing. Creative drafting and design will provide students the opportunity to plan and draw their own set of residential plans. Mechanical drawing and/or CAD will be utilized.

    5100  ENGINEERING DRAWING AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING II
    Credit: ½  unit
    Prerequisite:  Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I and Architectural Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I OR Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I and Instructor Approval (or Instructor Approval)
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    Drafting II is an elective course that is a continuation of concepts learned in Drafting I.  Areas to be covered include lettering, geometric construction, exploded views, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning, threads and fasteners, pictorials, assembly drawings, and working drawings.

    5155 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING II
    Credit:  ½ unit
    Prerequisite:  Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I AND Architectural Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting I 
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    This is a continuation course in the study of architectural principles and drafting design. Areas of study will include: wall sections, stair sections, and sustainable system plans (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC). Students will also explore alternative energy sources and energy efficient elements for residential building. Three-dimensional modeling software may also be used to generate renderings and plans. The student will have the opportunity to complete his/her own set of residential plans. Mechanical drawing and/or CAD will be utilized.

    5240  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY 
    Credit:  1 unit 
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This is an introductory course in which you can learn the basics of electronics.  This course is highly recommended for all students who plan to major in an engineering field of study during college.  Some of the areas you will learn are basic electronics, careers in electronics, and basic electronic circuits. You will use this information to conduct experiments and build electronic projects.  Some of the projects you can build are: a three channel light show that flashes colored lights to the music on your stereo or radio; and intercom, a switch that you touch and it turns on a light; an electronic fish caller, strobe, a fuzz box for guitar distortion, LED flashers, and many others.  One-third of the class is spent in the classroom, and the rest is in lab work. Student material fees may apply.

    5260  ADVANCED ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
    Credit:  1 unit  
    Prerequisite:  Intro. to Electronic Tech and Instructor approval
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    In this class, you will learn about power supplies, radio and stereo amplifiers, and oscillator circuits that cause electronic clocks to keep time.  You will learn about basic digital circuits and controls used in computers. We will work with electronic switching and power control circuits. You will conduct some experiments and build projects incorporating the theories you learn.  Some of the projects include a 4-channel light show that flashes lights to music, electronic dice, a stereo powered booster amp, exploding star with LED's and others. About one-third of the class will be spent in the classroom, and the rest will be working in the lab.  Student material fees may apply. Note:  An application for an H grade may be requested for this course.

    5350  INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC ENGINEERING
    Credit:  1 Unit
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This hands-on introductory Robotic Engineering course is designed to introduce the students to the field of robotics and computer programming.  This class immerses the student in real world science and technology challenges. Over the course of the year, students strategize, design, build, program (Robot C+) and test autonomous robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, TETRIX®, and other models. Heavy emphasis is placed on acquiring programming skills in relation to motors, servos and sensors.  This course will provide the opportunity for students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).  Students will also develop career and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration and communication. Students in Robotic Engineering are strongly encouraged to participate in the Statesman Robotics Team and the FIRST® Tech Challenge.

    5357  ADVANCED ROBOTIC ENGINEERING
    Credit:  1 Unit  
    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Robotic Engineering
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    Advanced Robotic Engineering allows students to continue to explore mechanical systems, electronics and programming. Primarily a lab experience, this class provides students opportunities to design, build and program functional autonomous robots from a variety of professional platforms.  Students will design machines that can navigate diverse environments, recognize other robots, and manipulate objects. Unlike robots utilized in the introductory class, all Advanced Robotics are expected to be totally autonomous, meaning they should solve the problem with no human intervention. The class also explores other STEAM topics, such as digital logic, branding and artificial intelligence. Students will also develop career and life skills including critical thinking, design, project management, teamwork, strategic thinking and Gracious Professionalism-a philosophy that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Statesman Robotics Team and the FIRST® Robotics competition.  Students may repeat this class.

    POWER AND ENERGY COURSES

    5335  MODERN AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE                                                                  
    Credit:  1/2 unit                   
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    Limitations:  No concurrent or previous automotive classes.  You do not have to take this class to take Power Technology.
    This is a co-educational course designed to introduce students to the basic operating principles of the automobile.  The major topics to be covered are engine operation, preventive maintenance, purchase of automotive products and how to buy a car.  The student will complete, but not limited to the following activities on an automobile: how to change a flat tire, change oil, lubricate the chassis, jump start a car, add antifreeze, and how to perform routine maintenance.  Approximately 60 percent of the class time is devoted to theory, while approximately 40 percent of the time will be spent in the lab. A lab fee may apply.

    5300  POWER TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                   
    Credit:  1 unit                                                                    
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    Students do not have to take Modern Auto Maintenance before taking this course.
    Power Technology is a beginning power and transportation course designed to introduce students to the basic operating principles of the internal combustion engine and the automobile.  This course will introduce students to the design, construction and assembly of the internal combustion engine. Each student will disassemble, clean, measure, machine, assemble and troubleshoot a one cylinder engine.  Students will perform preventive maintenance and make basic automotive repairs. Other topics to be covered include hydraulics, pneumatics, and alternative energy. The major lab experiences will include small engine overhaul, automotive maintenance, brake work, lubrication, tire demount/mount and balancing.  Approximately 40% of the class time is allotted for classroom presentation and discussion. The remainder of the class time is devoted to lab work. Student material fees apply.

    5325/5340  AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
    Credit:  1 unit                                            
    Prerequisite:  Power Technology and instructor’s approval         
    Open to Grades:  11-12                                     
    Auto Technology is a continuation of an in-depth study of automotive systems, as well as automotive maintenance.  This course will develop problem solving abilities through the proper use of lab equipment. It will also provide occupational information for the college-bound student and the non-college bound student.  Major shop activities include a complete engine overhaul and the servicing of automotive systems including starting/charging, fuel delivery, ignition, brakes, exhaust and emission controls. Activities include identification, diagnosis, troubleshooting, repairs, estimating and billing.  Students will be introduced to collision repair technology. Students will use basic techniques to repair collision damage. Activities include dent repair, frame/unitized body clamping, pulling techniques, measuring, panel alignment, surface preparation, and the application of primers, sealers, base coats and topcoats.  There is a heavy emphasis on technique and both personal and material safety. Approximately 30 percent of course time is allotted for classroom presentation and discussion. The remainder of class time is devoted to lab work. Student material fees may apply. Note:  An application for an H grade may be requested for this course.

    5331  AUTO LAB - 1ST SEMESTER                                                                                              
    Credit:  1/2 unit                   
    Prerequisite:  Automotive Technology               
    Open to Grades:  11-12
    This is a first semester lab course designed to provide additional lab experience.  Activities to be covered are diagnostic computer tests, simulated Missouri State Inspection, and problem-solving techniques common in the transportation field.  Student material fees may apply.

    5332  AUTO LAB - 2ND SEMESTER                                                                                                             
    Credit:  1/2 unit                       
    Prerequisite:  Automotive Technology               
    Open to Grades:  11-12 
    This is a second semester lab course designed to provide additional lab experience.  Activities to be covered are diagnostic computer tests, simulated Missouri State Inspection, and problem-solving techniques common in the transportation field.  Student material fees may apply.

    MATERIAL AND PROCESSING COURSES

    5030  HOME MAINTENANCE
    Credit:  1/2 unit                                                                  
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    Limitations: not open to students who have taken or are concurrently enrolled in Wood and Construction Technology.
    This course is a one-semester course designed to teach basic skills, techniques, and principles used in general and household repair.  Areas to be covered are as follows: basic use of hand tools, furniture refinishing and repair, simple plumbing repairs, basic electrical household wiring, heating systems, exterior and interior maintenance, and use of power tools.  In covering the above areas, one-third of the class will be spent learning skills, techniques, and principles in a typical classroom situation. The other two-thirds of the class will be used to construct projects using the skills and techniques learned in class.  Examples of projects are as follows: shadow box, glass replacement, basic electrical repairs (including replacing an electrical light switch), replacing a fuse, putting a plug on an electrical cord, simple plumbing repairs, unclogging drains, repairing dripping water faucets, repairing a hole in a wall, and hanging pictures and curtain rods.  Most written work is completed during class time. Student material fees may apply.

    5060  WOODS AND CONSTRUCTION
    Credit: 1 unit                                                                      
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This year-long course will provide students exposure to the skills pertaining to machine, hand tool, and material use in industry.  Students will be given hands-on experiences in the processes of design, construction, assembly, and evaluation found in the construction world.  Students will complete projects to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. Approximately 75 percent of the time in this course will be spent in the lab.  Student material fees may apply.

    5080 ADVANCED WOODS AND CONSTRUCTION
    Credit: 1 unit                       
    Prerequisite: Proficiency in Woods and Construction I              
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    This advanced course in Woods and Construction is for students who wish to further explore industry and the skills associated with manufacturing.  The topics covered include the following: industrial manufacturing, technology of tools, designing, decorative effects, assembly methods, and quality control.  Each student will also design a mass-production project. The remainder of the projects and problem-solving activities will be the choice of the student with the instructor’s approval.  Approximately 85 percent of the time in this course will be spent in the lab. Student material fees may apply. Note:  An application for an H grade may be requested for this course.