Introduction to Technology (Grade 8)
A course that introduces the student to the materials, tools, and processes of the cabinetmaking, construction technology and drafting industries. The course includes AutoCAD design, safety and operational practices for both hand tools and power machines used in the woodwork industry. (First Semester)
*The following three classes are the woodworking side of the pathway to take in order*
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design I (Grades 9-12)
This teaches basic floor framing, wall building, sheetrock, and trim work.
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design II (Grades 10-12)
A yearlong course, which continues to develop the student’s skill and knowledge of the cabinetmaking industry. Students will construct and install cabinets in a residential dwelling.
Advanced Woodworking (Grades 11-12)
A progressive application level course furthering the study of CNC equipment, composite panel products, and veneering, and the processes involved with fabricating goods with these technologies.
*The following three classes are the drafting/CAD side of the pathway to take in order*
Drafting & CAD (Grades 9-12)
Frequently offered as an intermediary step to more advanced drafting courses (or as a concurrent course), CAD Design and Software courses introduce students to the computer-aided drafting systems available in the industry.
Architecture Design (Grades 10-12)
Drafting—Architectural courses introduce students to and help them refine the technical craft of drawing illustrations to represent and/or analyze design specifications, using examples drawn from architectural applications. These courses are intended to help students develop general drafting skills, but place a particular emphasis on interior and exterior residential (and light commercial) design, site orientation, floor plans, electrical plans, design sketches, and presentation drawings. In addition, students may prepare scale models.
Research & Design for Architecture (Grades 11-12)
Advanced research and application course that covers specific topics in design & pre-construction (drafting/architecture) to include management and “green design” skills.