Applied Technology 

Applied Tech Strands- 2020


Small Engines :This course covers the operation of small (one or two cylinder) two and four cycle internal combustion engines. We will study and work with appropriate tools, materials and equipment, along with fuel, ignition, mechanical, and lubrication systems related to those engines. 


Auto 1: A study of the how and why of the design, construction and operation of automotive units through 50% classroom and 50% lab experience. Also, students will explore other power mechanics systems directly and indirectly related to the automobile. They will have hands on lab setting to put to use information gained in the lecture/demo settings. They will be expected to complete assignments, labs and participate in class.  


Auto 2: Students attend both lecture/demo and lab settings that will help them acquire an understanding of the subject. They will have hands on lab setting to put to use information gained in the lecture/demo settings. They will be expected to complete assignments, labs and participate in class. A crucial portion of this class will  also be documentation of the lab activities as well as sourcing parts, preparing job sheets and generating vehicle maintenance logs. Students will also be expected to follow the “ASE Code of Ethics” as described in class while in the learning environment. 


Auto Upkeep and Home Maintenance: From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep is the do-it-yourself automotive guide for the driver in you.  Auto Upkeep helps you keep safe and your vehicle reliable. Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians – all while saving money and getting credit.


Wood Technology: In this course, you will learn how to: safely use wood working equipment, use processes and techniques to create wood products.  Joinery, finishing, and fastener types will also be explored.


Construction Technology: In this course, students will explore the essential concepts associated with a residential construction project including:  blueprint reading, concrete/masonry, framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, drywall, finish carpentry, and interior/exterior finishes.  Students will participate in the construction of storage buildings or other projects to apply what is learned.


Welding I: This class will give students an introduction and broad overview of the welding industry and the various types of welding operations that are typically used.  Emphasis will be placed on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) which is the most popular form of electric arc welding. 


Digital Fabrication:  This course is a hands-on introduction to the equipment and resources that are available in the TBird Boiler Room (FabLab + Steam Lab) including but not limited to: laser engraver, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, and CNC router, plasma, mill, and lathe machines. Students will use the design process paired with the digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment in the Fab Lab to create solutions to problems. In today's global economy, high tech digital fabrication has become a major part of the manufacturing industry. This class will give students the opportunity to operate many of these pieces of equipment while using them to create exciting projects and explore their imagination and curiosity.


Capstone Construction:  This advanced course is designed to be an intensive, practical experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry.  Skills and concepts learned in Construction Technology will be further developed through the construction of actual structures.  Students will complete all phases of the project from rough framing to finish carpentry.  Students will be required to provide their own basic tools including a hammer and tape measure as well as necessary work shoes and proper clothing.  Prerequisite = Construction Technology