• Industrial Technology

    Industrial Technology Electives

    Beginning House Design - 1 credits (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None - Math and computer skills recommended
    This class allows students to design houses, interior & exteriors, and site plans. Students will learn about the form and function of building design as well as maximizing space and making structures appealing. The focus of this course is on the conceptual design of residential buildings. This is a great starter course to determine interest level for potential dual credit DMACC classes. Students will create three-dimensional computer-generated renderings, tabletop models, and a portfolio for future use.

    Computer Aided Design I (CAD 1) - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Recommended Beginning House Design
    This course prepares students for careers in engineering, technical illustration, products designing, AutoCAD, the industry standard CAD, solving problems, troubleshooting and experimenting with animation. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CAD119 Intro to Computer Aided Drafting.

    Computer Aided Design II (CAD 2) - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: CAD 1
    This course will provide students with advanced training in design using 3D visualization in mechanical design. A variety of product illustration techniques will be learned using multiple views, rendering, shading, and animation. Students may receive DMACC credit, advanced standing at some four year colleges, as well as complete a portfolio for employment in this area. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CAD125 Intermediate CADD-Mechanical.

    Architectural CAD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: CAD 1; Recommended Beginning House Design, Intro to Construction and Cad 2
    Would you like to design your own home? This course develops creativity in the design of a residential structure. The student will produce a set of conceptual plans which follow codes and show what the home will look like when built. This course is recommended for students interested in architecture, construction, or design technology. Design principles, layout concepts, and materials for construction will be explored. AutoCad, the industry standard for Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) programs, is taught in this course. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course CAD126 Intermediate CADD-Architectural DMACC requires students to complete CAD 1 (DMACC CAD119) before receiving DMACC credit for Architectural CAD.

    Introduction to Engineering & Design - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Algebra I
    Project Lead the Way - This class will will use 3D computer modeling software to learn the design process and solve design problems for which students develop, analyze, and create product models. Students will use solid modeling software to understand how design has influenced their lives; trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics; investigate the importance of energy in our lives and the impact that using energy has on the environment ; evaluate ways to reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency and waste management techniques; explore aeronautics, propulsion, and rocketry through hands-on projects involving math and science and trace how science has affected technology throughout history; learn about applied physics, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology though exploratory activities and projects. By engaging in relevant hands-on projects, students will unravel the mystery of digital circuitry. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course EGT 400 Intro to Engineering Design.

    Principles of Engineering - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering & Design, Geometry
    Project Lead the Way - In this course students will explore technology systems and engineering processes to find out how math, science, and technology help people; learn about aerodynamics, astronautics, spacelife sciences, and systems engineering through handson engineering problems and projects; apply biological and engineering concepts related to biomechanics, genetic engineering, and forensics; and work together to research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems through teams of students, guided by community mentors. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course EGT410 Principles of Engineering.

    Shop Fundamentals & Minor Service - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None Basic math skills recommended.
    This class is recommended to be taken before any other automotive course. This course will focus on the safe use of tools, measuring tools, fasteners, engine rebuild techniques, and other auto measurement related mechanics and maintenance.

    Auto Engine Rebuild - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Shop Fundamentals & Minor Service
    This course is open to students who have completed Shop Fundamentals & Minor Service or have permission from the instructor. This class will teach students how to rebuild a car engine and return it to like-new condition. The uses of measuring and special engine rebuild tools and processes will be covered.

    Brakes & Driveline - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Shop Fundamentals & Minor Service
    This course is open open to all students who have successfully completed Shop Fundamentals & Minor Service or have permission from the instructor. This class will teach the inspection and service of drum and disc brake assemblies and the service of hydraulic systems and wheel bearings.

    Introduction to Construction - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    This class is a fundamental course that explores the construction industry. It is an ideal course for students who enjoy creating, designing, and constructing projects or structures. In this activity-based course, students will experience the areas of finish carpentry (furniture, trim, and cabinetry), architecture (home design), and general construction (concrete and rough carpentry).

    Building Construction - 2 credits (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction
    Student meet two periods per day, and receive two credits. The course provides practical experience in the areas of concrete, masonry, and carpentry. Classroom activities focus on current building practices, building terminology, estimating materials, use of construction tools, and related mathematics. Laboratory activities include surveying, forming up and pouring a concrete slab, and constructing a two or three car garage, as well as finishing a basement. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 7 credit DMACC courses CON333 Materials/Construction Theory, CON336 Care/Use of Hand/Power Tools, and CON337 Construction Blueprint Reading .

    Cabinetry - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction
    This class will allow students to be involved in the planning and construction of a major project in the cabinet making and millwork field. Activities include advanced machine operations, custom woodworking, interior house trim, and selected individual projects.

    Advanced Trim & Finish - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction
    In this course students will explore in depth the trade of finish carpentry. Students will have the opportunity to perform many of the skills on residential construction projects. Students will be exposed to skills such as hanging and plumbing a door, doors and window trim, baseboard trim, exploration of millwork applications, and stairway construction and finish.

    Home Repair and Maintenance - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    In this course students will explore a broad base knowledge of home repair and maintenance. Students will have the opportunity to perform many of the skills necessary for residential maintenance. Students will be exposed to skills such as dry walling and repair, painting interior and exterior, basic electrical repair, basic plumbing repair, floor care, and furniture repair/refinishing.