Technology Education courses explore the application of scientific principles to solve practical problems and teach the use of tools, materials, and processes of industry and engineering design. Related science and math principles are stressed throughout all courses while students develop skills using processes of the construction, manufacturing, transportation, and communications fields.
Our program is designed for all students regardless of educational or career goals and provides an in-depth foundation for career preparation. Students interested in pursuing engineering and/or scientific careers find Technology Education courses beneficial to their program of study. We encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities.
7310 Introduction to Woodworking CP1 Semester Grades 9-12 2 Credits
This course is the foundation for all woodworking courses at FHS. Introduction to woodworking emphasizes safe practices in the woodshop through the use of multiple stationary machine tools. Students will understand safe tool practices and operate each machine tool safely. Students will gain knowledge in measurement, layout, correct tool application, hand tool usage, use of fasteners and adhesives as well as wood joinery methods. Students also achieve comprehension of structural building techniques. Each student gains familiarity with these tools through introduction, identification, demonstration, use under supervision, and finally through assessment. Fundamental concepts taught in this class are the foundation to advanced woodworking courses. All students must pass required safety tests before operating equipment and/or machinery unsupervised. Any student unable to pass the required safety tests will not be allowed to operate specific machinery unsupervised.
7203 Intro to CAD and 3D Modeling CP1 Semester Grades 9- 12 2 Credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in a geometry course
In this course students learn foundational skills of computer aided drawings and renderings. This class will integrate Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Inventor, the professional software that is the standard for the engineering industry. With thorough instruction and demonstration, students will develop a foundation in isometric and orthographic projections of geometric figures in AutoCAD. Building on gained knowledge, students will use Inventor to render 3D models of objects and print these models using the MakerBot 3D printer.
7311 Advanced Woodworking CP2 Year Grades 10-12 4 Credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Woodworking and teacher recommendation. This course is the next step for FHS students interested in woodworking. Advanced Woodworking 1 engages students with more detailed furniture-based projects, mass production methods, and an individual project as part of the year long course. Students will be able to improve their technique on each stationary machine tool as well as acquire advanced skills in hand tool usage. Developing and engaging the use of jigs, tool selection, and correct procedures form the core of this course. Each student will build their own Adirondack chair in the duration of this course. All students must pass a required safety tests before operating equipment and/or machinery unsupervised. Any student unable to pass the required safety tests will not be allowed to operate specific machinery unsupervised.
7312 Construction Systems CP2 Year Grades 11, 12 4 Credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Woodworking and teacher recommendation. In this course students will build a scaled mockup of a home including a door, windows and a roof. From there students will construct a full-size shed as a fundraiser for the program. Students will build upon their gained knowledge and vocabulary of the woodshop to construct structurally sound assemblies. Students will understand layout, formal “stick-building”, correct hand nailing, and sequencing as it relates to construction. Also finishing aspects will be highlighted such as; sidewall shingles, roof shingles, trim along with fascia and soffit members. Each student will have an understanding to how a structure is built and the amount of work that goes into it. All students must pass a required safety tests before operating equipment and/or machinery unsupervised. Any student unable to pass the required safety tests will not be allowed to operate specific machinery unsupervised.