Practical Arts

Computer Applications

Grades: 10-12
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credits
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: Computer Applications aims to prepare students to be technologically adept as effective citizens, and to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically-driven world. The class will provide opportunities for students to appreciate the application of computer technology and use of various software applications to perform meaningful tasks.

Foods and Nutrition

Grade Level: 12
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: This course will enable the students to obtain a basic concept of nutritional meal planning and preparation skills for application in our daily lives as Christians.

Graphic Design

Grades: 10-12
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credits
Prerequisites:While there is no coursework prerequisite, students are expected to enter the class with a basic understanding of using a computer; sophomore or higher status
Course Description:
Graphic Design is a course designed to help students develop their problem solving, analytical, and creative facilities while studying the field of graphic design in a project-based atmosphere.

Sewing

Grade Level: 11-12
One Semester or Full Semester Course: 0.5 Credit - 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: This course is about focusing varying abilities in the area of sewing fabrics in both a decorative and functional way. Students will be given the opportunity to use hand stitching skills and machine operation in a God pleasing manner. It will focus on fabrics, patterns, design and function for both apparel and domestic items.

Mechanical Drafting and Design

Grade Level: 11, 12
Full Year Course: 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: None (Geometry Recommended)
Course Description: The student will be introduced to the basic language of industry. Using sketching techniques and the fundamentals three-dimensional computer-aided drafting and design, the student will create sketches/drawings/models of various objects. The application of creative problem solving techniques is studied as well.

Architectural Design & Drafting

Grade Level: 11, 12
Full Year Course: 1.0 Credit
Prerequisites: Mechanical Drafting and Design
Course Description: This course is a "hands on" study of architectural design and drafting.

Small Engine Technology

Grades: 11-12
Full Semester Course: 1.0 Credits
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: The student will be introduced to the basics of small four-stroke cycle engines. This is a “hands on” class where the student will be tearing down and rebuilding small gasoline powered engines.

Introduction to Wood Technology

Grade Level: 11, 12
One Semester Course: 0.5 Credit
Prerequisites: None (Drafting Recommended)
Course Description: An elective course designed to offer students an opportunity to learn how to use tools (hand and power) to create and build assigned projects. There is both a classroom phase where the basics are first taught and a laboratory phase where the students will apply what they learned.

Cabinet Making/Mass Production

Grade Level:  11, 12
One Semester Course:  0.5 Credit
Prerequisites:  Introduction to Wood Technology
Course Description:  An elective course designed to give the student an opportunity to learn the techniques and skills needed to construct a simple cabinet.  The student also learns the basic fundamental principles of mass production.  If time allows, the student will work on a cabinet project of their choosing.

Home Construction Technology

Grade Level:  11, 12
One Semester Course:  0.5 Credit  (Note:  This class is only taught in the spring.)
Prerequisites:  Introduction to Wood Technology
Course Description:  This elective course will introduce the student to the basics of rough carpentry.  The student will learn about new materials and technologies in home construction and how to build the four main components of a house:  floor, walls, ceiling, and roof.  Shingling and siding will also be discussed.  The student will apply the knowledge they learned in the classroom by building scale models of some of the component(s).  Finally, the student will assist in building a structure of some sort that will be sold or donated to a local cause.

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