Manufacturing Pathway

This pathway map represents a suggested sequence of courses leading to capstone, work-based learning, and post-secondary experiences which will assist students in being as successful as possible after leaving high school.  Although each student will personalize their experiences, the earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to fully explore the educational and community options available. These sequences should be coupled with appropriate core courses, as well as life-skills and courses in a student’s area of interest.

Course Descriptions:

Wood Fabrication 1 - formerly Introduction to Woodworking - TEC3010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $20

This foundational course puts students in the driver’s seat of their manufacturing and/or construction pathway.  Applying safety, measurement, hand and power tools, students will produce a variety of projects using wood.  From material preparation to the final product, students will use basic production processes, working drawings and a plan of procedure to complete skill developing projects.

Design and Drafting - TEC4010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12

This introduction to design and drafting covers the basics of creating a technical drawing using both sketching and computer‐aided drafting systems.  Student will become familiar with the basic commands and functions of the software while they solve problems and design solutions both on paper and 3‐Dimensionally on the computer. Students will learn the basics of architecture design and techniques also.   Students will learn major house and building styles by mimicking these styles while designing buildings.

Wood Fabrication 2 - formerly Furniture and Cabinetmaking - TEC3040, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $30
Successful students will have completed Wood Fabrication 1 with a “C” or better.

This course is a continuation of the Wood Fabrication sequence using modern materials and processes.  Students will learn advanced skills related to cabinet and furniture making, the use of panel products and jigs and fixtures. Students will explore career opportunities in wood product manufacturing.

Metals Manufacturing 1 - TEC4030, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $20  

This course is designed to acquaint students with hot and cold processes for manufacturing products with metal. Projects are completed in the areas of metal cutting, sheet metal‐bending and construction, threading‐interior and exterior, welding—spot, arc, and oxyacetylene. Metals Manufacturing 2 and Machine Tooling are Semester classes. Students may elect to take either course or a combination of the two. Units of study include: basic metals processes. This course is offered only at East.  

Wood Fabrication 3 - formerly Advanced Furniture and Cabinetmaking - TEC3050, 1.0-credit,  Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $35
Successful students will have completed Wood Fabrication 2 with a “C” or better.

Wood Technology 3  gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Wood Product Manufacturing. Based on their previous experience in this pathway students will work in teams to analyze problems and find solutions  Creativity, collaboration, time management, and teamwork skills are a must as products are developed from design, costing, to assembly and quality control.

Metals Manufacturing 2 - TEC4040, .5-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $20
Successful students will have completed Metals Manufacturing 1 with a “C” or better.

This is a sequential course to Metals Manufacturing 1 and covers advanced operations and techniques in the following metal fabrication processes: CNC machine shop, sheet metals, and welding. Completion of assigned group and individually developed projects is required. Units of study include: advanced individual projects, team project, and manufacturing industry. This course is offered only at East.  

Wood Fabrication 4 - formerly Fine Woodworking* - TEC3060, 1.0-credit, Grades 11-12, Course Fee:  $35
Successful students will have completed Wood Fabrication 3 with a “C” or better.

This capstone course is based on student mastery of manufacturing processes, utilizing the design process. Students will build projects, create and document the complete design and manufacture process from idea to completion.    (Dual/transcripted credit is offered by Madison College with transfer possibilities to other colleges and universities.)

Fundamentals of Construction - formerly Introduction to Construction - TEC3030, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30

In this hands-on focused light construction course, students will prepare for a career in the skilled trades. Through actual  planning and building, this class will design and construct a small structure. Topics covered include: job site safety, drafting, construction codes and fundamentals.  

**Industry Certification

  *College Credit