High School

Industrial Tech Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 4500F INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRY

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CREDIT:  .5 (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADES:  9-10

This course is designed to inform students about today‘s industrial world, the kinds of industries in our region, and those in which we will be offering programs.  It is designed to expose students to a variety of occupations and provides minimum basic skill development that will enable students to make meaningful decisions about which industrial occupations area to pursue.  Through a variety of training activities, students will be exposed to career opportunities in the four systems of the Illinois Plan for Industrial Education, i.e. transportation, energy utilization, communications, and production. Experiences will start with basic employability skills needed by all workers and basic safety principles for industry.  Students will also be exposed to transition skills, vocational ethics, and generalized skills in this course.  Experiences will include resources, technical processes, industrial applications, and their technological impact. Exposure to all areas will be through a series of field trips, on-site visitations, guest speakers, and film and laboratory simulations.  Projects will include a hands-on approach with studies in the qualifications for the various job opportunities and activities in the laboratory, shop, classroom, and actual work setting.

COURSE NUMBER 4511S INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION

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CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Introduction to Industry or permission of the teacher
GRADE:  10-11

This introductory course deals with a variety of skills associated with construction occupations. It provides students with a study of basic skills needed in the area of building construction. Units of study include career opportunities in construction trades; basic safety practices and principles; basic construction tools and how they operate; standard building materials; basic blueprint reading; and building concepts and procedures. Learning experiences are designed to teach students about construction occupations and help students develop basic knowledge and skills for use in upper-level construction courses. Students will also be taught employability skills, vocational ethics, generalized skills, and transition skills.

COURSE NUMBER 4512A CONSTRUCTION I

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COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Introduction to Construction or permission of the teacher.
GRADE:  11-12

Construction I will provide students with experiences related to the erection, installation, and maintenance of residential buildings and related fixtures. Units of study will include a review of safety practices and principles, building principles, footings, foundations, and basement layout methods, as well as local, state, and national codes. A study of cost estimating, reading and interpretation of blueprints, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing, application of roofing materials, installation of exterior doors and windows, application and installation of sofet/facia and guttering, layout and construction of sidewalks, porches, and driveways, grade yards, observation and discussion of plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, rough and residential wiring are also included. This program is designed to equip students with basic employability skills in the construction occupations. Apprenticeship programs may be available (on an individual basis).

COURSE NUMBER 4513A CONSTRUCTION II

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COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Construction I AND INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION
GRADE:  12

Construction II will build on experience students had in the Construction I course. Units of study will include advanced safety practices and principles, insulating methods and materials, drywall applications, observation and demonstration of the installation of plumbing fixtures and systems, wall and ceiling painting, staining and varnishing doors, windows, and interior trim, installation of doors and interior trim, cabinets, finished flooring, and observation and discussion of installation of electrical fixtures.

COURSE NUMBER 4505 A ELECTRONICS I

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COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Intro. To Industry and Algebra I
GRADE:  11-12

Provided learning experiences relate to the testing, maintenance, and repair of electronic components and circuits. Planned learning experiences will allow students to become more knowledgeable of fundamental electronic theories and laws and to develop practical skills in testing, maintaining, and repairing selected electronic components, circuits, equipment, and systems. Units of instruction include safety principles and practices, AC circuits, electrical parameters and circuits, electronics component function and identification, advanced assembly skills, and the use and care of related test equipment. Students will be exposed to digital electronics and/or robotics. Selection of components and circuits will be carefully planned to provide learning experiences appropriate to individual student abilities and interests and will relate to job entry-level requirements of local employers. This course will help provide the understanding of electronic concepts needed by both the industrial electronic and the automotive student.

COURSE NUMBER 4506A ELECTRONICS II

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CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Electronics I
GRADE:  12

Electronics II will build upon the experience students had in Electronics I.  Units of study will include advanced safety practices and principles, testing and basic maintenance of electronic equipment and systems, troubleshooting techniques, alignment and calibration procedures, digital circuitry, logic circuitry, electrical and electronic schematics, and the use and care of related test equipment.  Also studied are the concepts associated with DC and AC electricity, semiconductors and digital circuits as they are used in industry.  Emphasis will be placed on ―hands-on lab work.

COURSE NUMBER 4517 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  .5 (1 SEMESTER)
PREREQUISITE:  INTRO TO INDUSTRY
GRADE:  10-11

This course will foster an awareness and understanding of manufacturing and construction technology. Students will be exposed to career opportunities in this field.  Experiences will include product design, materials and processes, tools and equipment including computers, safety, corporate structure, management, research and development, marketing and service.  Students will be exposed to site preparation, foundations, building structures, installing utilities, finishing and servicing structures.

COURSE NUMBER 4500F INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Introduction to Technology or permission of the teacher.
GRADE: 10

This course will begin to teach students basic skills needed to develop competencies for employment and/or continued education in the area of transportation. The major emphasis of the course will be placed on engine design, function, disassembly, and reassembly. The student will become familiar with basic tools and procedures of maintenance. They will also examine many of the components and gain an understanding of their function and operation. Dispersed throughout the course will be appropriate employability skills, generalized skills, transition skills, vocational ethics, and safety.