Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Automotive Technology

Tools, Grease and Computers!

Begin a lifelong educational process in the rapidly evolving and increasingly complex field of automotive diagnosis and repair.

Automotive Service Technician is a one-year course open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is intended to give you an in-depth study of engine reconditioning, engine tune-up, and suspension and braking systems. This course can be used either as career preparation in automotive service or for servicing your own personal vehicles. You will be exposed to practical applications of scientific and mathematical principles as they relate to the automobile. You will have a variety of hands-on opportunities in mechanical service so you can put into practice what you are learning.

Automotive Technology is a two-year sequence course for 11th and 12th grade students. This course will prepare you for entry into the many fields of the automotive industry. Each year begins with a unit on automotive maintenance, tool and equipment use and shop safety. During the first year, electrical systems and engine performance procedures are covered. The second year covers braking systems and engine repair. Each unit is taught only every other year making it a priority to enter the class as a junior. However, seniors are welcome, too. Just like an actual business, students schedule jobs, order parts, write work orders, and deal with customer satisfaction in our school auto lab. Basic computer skills are recommended because there is an online learning experience in the program. This course provides an excellent background for many college level automotive programs. College articulation agreements are in place at ACC, Ferris State University, Nashville Auto/Diesel College and University of Northwestern Ohio.

Classes

Auto Service Technician

This course is intended to take the student past the basic principles of the automobile to an in-depth study of engine reconditioning, engine tune-up, suspension and braking systems. This program is for the student interested in mechanics for his or her own use or as preparation for a career in automotive service. The student will be exposed to practical applications of scientific and mathematical principles, as they relate to the automobile. Students will have many opportunities for doing a variety of mechanical service. Having a driver’s license is desirable.

Automotive Technology I          

This is a two-year sequence for 11th and 12th grade students, which provides preparation for entry into the many fields of automotive industry. Each year begins with a unit on automotive maintenance, tool and equipment use and shop safety. Electrical systems and engine performance procedures are covered during the first year. Braking systems and engine repair are covered during the second year. Each unit is taught only every other year, making it quite important to enter the class as a junior. Seniors are welcome also. Students schedule jobs, order parts, write work orders, and deal with customer satisfaction. Basic computer skills are recommended because there is an online learning experience in the program. This class provides an excellent background for many college level automotive programs. 

Automotive Technology  II        

This is the second year of the two-year sequence for Automotive Technology.

Construction Technology

Blueprints, Hammers, Nails...Let's Build!

The Building Trades Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the construction field. When students have completed these classes, they are prepared to join the workforce as laborers, apprentices, and possibly trades people; and/or they are prepared to go on to college, university or trade school to further their education. Students learn to use the equipment and technology as it applies to laying blocks, framing, roofing, siding, trimming and finishing a structure. Safety is emphasized as well as blueprint reading and construction related math.

Prior course work in drafting and/or industrial arts is helpful and measurement math skills are needed. Our Building Trades students will build a house from foundation to completion at our Wildcat Court subdivision near Thunder Bay Junior High!

Classes

Construction Technology I


Construction Technology II


Advanced Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the construction field. At Alpena High School students build a house from foundation to completion on location (offsite from Alpena High) and may assist with Habitat for Humanity builds and other community construction opportunities. When students have completed these classes, they are prepared to join the workforce as laborers, apprentices, and possibly trade people.  Students are prepared to go on to college, university or trade school to further their education. You will learn to use the equipment and technology as it applies to laying blocks, framing, roofing, siding, trimming and finishing a structure.  Safety is emphasized as well as blueprint reading and construction related math. Students can earn a Certification in OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry.  At Alpena High School students build a house from foundation to completion on location (offsite from Alpena High).

Geometry in Construction

Study measurements, lines, angles, triangles and other shapes and three-dimensional figures, volume and more…then apply your learning while constructing usable projects such as a dog house, potting shed, storage unit, or even a house!  This course is an alternative approach to learning geometry and the skills needed in building projects.  A math teacher and building technology teacher will partner together to teach the unique class and students will earn the required geometry credit and will be able to continue to Algebra ll. Students can earn a Certification in OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry.Students will also earn a Construction Technology credit and may continue in our Construction Technology Program.  
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I.  Student must fill out an application and will be selected for this program according to criteria stated.  Further information and applications are available from the counselor.  There is a limited number of “seats” available.

Drafting & CAD Technology

Attention to Details!

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing are positions filled by drafters. Drafters put engineers’ sketches and drafts into comprehensive drawings that detail the specifications of a building or machine.

This course will allow you to acquire and utilize the necessary drafting and CAD skills needed to gain entry-level employment in the drafting and design industry. Emphasis is placed upon the proper communication between designers and fabricators of objects, utilizing skills in sketching, lettering, traditional instrument usage, computer-aided drafting, measurements, scaling, and dimensioning techniques. Using all the techniques learned and utilizing CAD software, you become the creator of technical drawings.

A career in drafting and CAD technology can lead to specialization in the fields of civil, electrical, pipeline or mechanical drafting. Come and explore the world of drafting!

Classes

Drafting & Cad Technology       

This course is designed to allow students to acquire and utilize the advanced drafting and CAD skills required for entry-level employment in the drafting and design industry.  Students will make use of traditional drafting and CAD techniques to create mechanical, architectural and 3D drawings.  Students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of civil, electrical, architectural and mechanical drafting should enroll in this course.

Advanced Drafting & Cad Technology

This course is a continuation of the drafting and CAD technology course. 

Welding Technology

Welders Play With Fire!

The more than 80 different welding processes give welders many varied career opportunities. Welders work on land and underwater and in various fields such as engineering, construction, robotics, and aerospace technology.

Welding I is part of a two-year welding program. It is a continuation of Introduction to Manufacturing. You will strengthen your knowledge of the welding processes and manual skills. Attention to detail and excellent eye-hand coordination are a must. There are three major types of welding: arc welding, gas welding and resistance welding. You will become competent in blueprint reading, welding symbols, electrical current and the various properties of metal. With the basic knowledge acquired from this course, you can advance to the Welding II course.

Welding II will prepare you to earn an American Welding Society entry-level skills certificate upon completion of the course. By course end you will become familiar with the tools and equipment used in manual and semi-automatic welding processes. You will understand the welder’s role in the work place and attain a sense of pride with your knowledge and acquired talent. Upon successful completion of all class requirements, you can earn an AWS skills certificate and eight credit hours of articulation with Alpena Community College in the manufacturing area.

Classes

Welding Technology I     

This course is the first year of a two year welding program. The course will give the students a continuation from the intro to welding course. Students will strengthen their knowledge of welding processes and job management skills. Welding processes like Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Ox fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting. Classroom Skills will be Math Skills, Drafting, Blue Print Reading and Welding Theory. These skills will be needed as the student moves to the next level in welding the American Welding Society -Entry Level Welding Certification Program. 

Welding Technology II   A.W.S. Certification

This course is designed to develop the welding skills of students who are planning to make welding a career. Students will be working on passing   performance qualification test in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, OFC and PAC. Students will be required to pass all tests to the American Welding Society QC10 standards. Classroom requirements will be studying the welding theories of each of the welding processes and passing the required test to the AWS QC10 standards. With successfully completion of the AWS Entry Level Welding Program the student will be ready for a College Welding Program or the World of Work as a Welder

Woodworking

Gain lifelong skills in the Woodworking Career and Technical Education Class.  Whether using these skills for a career, a hobby or as a future homeowner, everyone will be able to utilize the knowledge learned from this course.  Woodworking is a one year, two hour block class that utilizes and teaches safety, machine use and set up along with CNC programming.  Emphasis on blueprint reading and project planning go directly into the student's project from start through completion.  After successful completion of the course, students will be confident in tool safety knowledge and their woodworking skills and be able to use them in future endeavors.

Classes

CTE Advanced Woodworking Technology I

The 2-hour block section will allow students to work for two hours all year in the higher-level areas of wood working technology.   Students will examine and create furniture/cabinet construction while looking at joinery, manufacturing, machine and hand tools, CAD/CNC machining, wood technology, turning and finishing and project development through completion.   Safety is emphasized as well as print reading and design and construction related math.  An in-depth look into the home essentials of kitchen cabinetry and furniture building   

CTE Advanced Woodworking Technology II

The 2-hour block section will allow students to work for two hours all year in higher-level areas of wood working technology.