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Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected

Architecture & Construction Course Descriptions

2209 | Principles of Construction: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

Principles of Construction is a foundational course in the Architecture & Construction cluster covering essential knowledge, skills, and concepts required for careers in construction. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to describe various construction fields and outline the steps necessary to advance in specific construction careers. Students will be able to employ tools safely and interpret construction drawings to complete projects demonstrating proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Standards in this course also include an overview of the construction industry and an introduction to building systems and materials.

 

2230 | Construction Technology: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

This is the foundation course to basic residential construction. Students will demonstrate competencies that are  nationally recognized by the construction industry. Students will learn and practice structural framing of floors, walls,  ceilings, and roofs. This course also includes the use of basic construction tools and machinery, applied math, and an  introduction to blueprint reading. This course teaches students industry safety including the use of all machines and  tools.

 

2282 | Woodworking Technology A: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite, Fee: $25

This course provides an overview of the planning, design, layout, and technical drawing interpretation for practical use in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and mill working. Different cabinet and furniture  styles used, various wood products and materials, and proper tool selection may also be covered. Students will be  introduced to the different construction processes in the cabinetmaking, furniture making, and millwork industries.  Students will learn about measurement, layout, shop drawings and cutting lists.  They will gain a basic understanding of the various kinds of materials used in the industry.  Students will learn to use selected woodworking tools and machinery.  Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized.  The construction of several projects will develop students woodworking skills.

 

2233 | Woodworking Technology B: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Woodworking Techology A, Fee $25

This course provides an overview of the planning, design, layout, and technical drawing interpretation for practical use in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and mill working. Different cabinet and furniture  styles used, various wood products and materials, and proper tool selection may also be covered. Students will be  introduced to the different construction processes in the cabinetmaking, furniture making, and millwork industries.  Students will learn about measurement, layout, shop drawings and cutting lists.  They will gain a basic understanding of the various kinds of materials used in the industry.  Students will learn to use selected woodworking tools and machinery.  Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized.  The construction of several projects will develop students woodworking skills.

 

2237 | Woodworking Technology II A: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Woodworking Technology B, Fee $25

Woodworking  Technology III provides continuing instruction in woodworking with a blend of historic and modern technology skills. This course includes in-depth instruction of hand tools, power tools, custom made tools, advanced woodworking techniques, drafting and wood science.

 

2282W | Woodworking Technology (Women): 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite, Fee $25

This course provides an overview of the planning, design, layout, and technical drawing interpretation for practical use in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and mill working. Different cabinet and furniture  styles used, various wood products and materials, and proper tool selection may also be covered. Students will be  introduced to the different construction processes in the cabinetmaking, furniture making, and millwork industries.  Students will learn about measurement, layout, shop drawings and cutting lists.  They will gain a basic understanding of the various kinds of materials used in the industry.  Students will learn to use selected woodworking tools and machinery.  Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized.  The construction of several projects will develop students woodworking skills.

 

2210CEFRHS | FRCC Mechanical Design 1 (EGT1101): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

EGT1101 - Principles of Engineering and Technology is designed to introduce students to the STEM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design solutions to others.     

 

2223 | Architecture: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Mechanical Drafting 1, Fee $25

Architecture is designed for advanced drafters to develop skills in the field of architectural engineering. This class will offer the experience in the development and design of structures using architectural design software. Students will develop drafting skills through reading architectural blue prints and generating floor plans for real world applications.

 

2221CEFRCC | FRCC 3D Modeling-Engineering Drafting 2 (CAD2455/CAD2459): 10 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts - no prerequisite, Fee $25

CAD2455 - Introduces parametric feature-based solid modeling 3D concepts to build confidence in 3D thinking and progresses to three-dimensional parameters. This course provides instruction on how to construct, modify, and manage complex parts in 3D space as well as to produce 2D drawings from the 3D models.

CAD2459 - Focuses on advanced techniques for translating conceptual design into manufacturing reality. Projects include parts, assemblies, drawings, bill of materials, revisions, communication, time management, and task prioritization. Course emphasis is on sheet metal, weldments, molds (casting and injection), leverage, large assemblies, advanced motion study, and miscellaneous other advanced commands and techniques. At FCHS: This course is the alternative vehicle design course. Students will design, build, and compete with an electric racecar.

 

2288 | Construction Systems 1: 10 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Principles of Construction, Fee $25

Students in this class will learn about various facets of construction in both a classroom and hands-on setting. This program of study is intended to prepare students for careers in construction by developing an understanding of the different phases of a construction project from start to finish. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the earlier phases of building construction, including site layout, foundation systems, framing systems, and electrical systems. At FCHS: This course is by recommendation only and will be double blocked with Geometry & by teacher recommendation.

 

7851CEFRHS | FRCC Introduction to Construction (CON110): 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Instructor Approval.  Fee: $25

This course explores the expanding array of careers within the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the construction industry through job site tours, hands-on experience, and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of job site technical skills and classroom theory. Students will also be required to pass OSHA Certification Test.

 

1774 | Work-based Learning: Construction: Various credits – grades 9, 10, 11,12 – Elective – no prerequisite

Students build on prior knowledge and skills in the program of study to further develop and apply employability and technical skills that prepare them for success in future career and postsecondary education. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in supervised practical experience on the job or in a classroom based job environment. A personalized learning plan is a requirement of this course.

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