Industrial Technology

Randy Jarvis  472-2897 

The Industrial Technology Department at the junior high school level is dedicated to student exploration of various occupational cluster areas.Those clusters include the areas of Communication, Manufacturing, Construction, Energy, Power and Transportation, and Engineering.

 

Junior high school is philosophically meant to be a time when students get a chance to experience different interests and the skill sets associated with them. Through this process in industrial technology, students will get the chance to problem-solve, design, construct and manufacture, use power tools and high technology equipment, and evaluate project solutions.

 

Students should be able to make meaningful educational choices related to career interests as a result of taking the courses offered in the Industrial Technology Department.

 

IT - 01  Introduction to Industrial Technology
This class is designed to help students explore the impact of technology in the areas of manufacturing, communication, construction and energy. Students will use state-of-the-art technology, industrial computer programs and academic skills combined with group and individual problem-solving techniques to complete assigned activities and product manufacturing. Personal safety and work ethic are strongly emphasized.

 

IT-12 Communications and Engineering Technology
Students will study concepts and complete hands-on activities in communications and engineering technology. Activities may include bridge design and testing, desktop publishing, digital imaging, screen printing, air brushing, web page design, mechanical and computer-aided drafting, product design and testing, and multimedia presentations. Safe use of hand and power tools will be emphasized.

 

IT-14 Computer/Electronics/Robotics Technology
Computer activities may include software applications and hardware components, depending on lab availability. Students will explore electronic theory, construct and test basic circuits, and build simple electronic projects. Students will be introduced to robots, their applications, and may include some basic circuits, and build simple electronic projects. Students will be introduced to robots, their applications, and may include some basic programming and use of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Safety and proper tool use will be stressed.


IT-16  Power Energy Transportation Technology
Students will study concepts and complete hands-on activities in Power, Energy, and Transportation technology clusters. Activities may include internal combustion engine mechanics, solar energy applications, and vehicle design, construction and testing.  Safe use of hand and power tools is emphasized.


IT-23  Woodworking Technology - Basic
Students will use machines and processes basic to carpentry and cabinetmaking to construct and finish core projects. Safety in general shop procedures, hand tools, and power machinery will be stressed. Basic academics and problem-solving skills will be used daily. Class is approximately 20% classroom and 80% lab. This class is a prerequisite for IT 63 Cabinetmaking or IT 64 Carpentry.