9 10 11 12
Auto Body 1
Automotive Technology 1
Building Construction
Computer Aided Design 1*
Computer Aided Design 2*
Computer Maintenance and Repair*
Electronics 1
Electronics 2*
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2
Wood Finishing
Woodworking 1
Architectural CAD*
Auto Body 1
Auto Body 2
Auto Body 3
Automotive Technology 1
Automotive Technology 2
Building Construction
Computer Aided Design 1*
Computer Aided Design 2*
Computer Maintenance and Repair*
Electronics 1
Electronics 2*
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2
Graphic Design 3
Graphic Design 4 - Adobe After Effects
Graphic Design 4 - Advanced Adobe Photoshop
House Wiring
Mechanical CAD*
Welding & Fabrication
Wood Finishing
Woodworking 1
Woodworking 2
Architectural CAD*
Auto Body 1
Auto Body 2
Auto Body 3
Automotive Technology 1
Automotive Technology 2
Automotive Technology 3*
Building Construction
Computer Aided Design 1*
Computer Aided Design 2*
Computer Maintenance and Repair*
Computer Networking*
Electronics 1
Electronics 2*
Engineering Concepts
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2
Graphic Design 3
Graphic Design 4 - Adobe After Effects
Graphic Design 4 - Advanced Adobe Photoshop
House Wiring
Mechanical CAD*
Personal Automotive Care
Welding & Fabrication
Wood Finishing
Woodworking 1
Woodworking 2
Woodworking 3
Architectural CAD*
Auto Body 1
Auto Body 2
Auto Body 3
Automotive Technology 1
Automotive Technology 2
Automotive Technology 3*
Building Construction
Career Internship (AT)
Computer Aided Design 1*
Computer Aided Design 2*
Computer Maintenance and Repair*
Computer Networking*
Electronics 1
Electronics 2*
Engineering Concepts
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2
Graphic Design 3
Graphic Design 4 - Adobe After Effects
Graphic Design 4 - Advanced Adobe Photoshop
House Wiring
Mechanical CAD*
Personal Automotive Care
Welding & Fabrication
Wood Finishing
Woodworking 1
Woodworking 2
Woodworking 3

*Courses are approved for dual credit through Moraine Valley Community College as transferable credit with a grade of A or B.

** Approved for articulated credit with Illinois State University. Students must earn an A to receive college credit.

Architectural CAD*

Prerequisite: CAD 2 with C or better
GradeLevel: 10-12
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2

Students will apply the AutoCAD skills needed to communicate architectural ideas in an efficient and accurate manner. Students will study the basic elements of planning a residence, and combine them to form a set of architectural plans using 2D AutoCAD and 3D Revit Architecture software. They will use Revit to create a virtual three-dimensional animated example of their completed house, and construct a physical scale model of their home using foam board and balsa wood. Students interested in careers within architecture and engineering are encouraged to enroll.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Auto Body 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits.05

Students will develop knowledge and skills in the care of the automobile. All areas of auto body and refinishing work are covered, including: welding, body tools, straightening, plastic filler, surface preparation, minor repairs, painting, detailing and shop safety. The student will develop the basic skills of an auto body repair technician.  These courses meet at the Stagg and Sandburg auto facilities due to space.

 

Auto Body 2

Prerequisite: Auto Body 1 with C or better
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1 (2 periods)
Credits: 1

Students will develop technical knowledge and skills required to enter the field of Auto Body Repair. Areas of study include: full car restoration and repair, minor collision work, mig welding, fender and panel replacement techniques, masking and automotive paint preparation, basic knowledge of paints and modern HVLP spray gun equipment, full car painting procedures, and industrial housekeeping/safety.  These courses meet at the Stagg and Sandburg auto facilities due to space.

Auto Body 3

Prerequisite: Auto Body 2 with ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1 (2 periods)
Credits: 1

Students will develop the advanced knowledge, state-of-the- art tool and technical skills development that are necessary for successful placement and advancement in the field of modern auto body repair. Students are trained in leadership teamwork skills for major car repair. Areas covered in detail are: shop safety shop management, estimating, advanced welding and fabrication, frame straightening, uni-body construction and specialized repair considerations. Production masking and auto paint preparation skills development, full shop spray equipment and mastery of H.V.L.P. painting techniques using base coat/clear coat finishing products. The emphasis of this course is mastering the skills necessary for the graduating student to enter a career trade, or to pursue advanced technical school training in the field. This course meets at the Sandburg auto facility due to space.

Automotive Technology 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn the basics of automotive safety and how to service and recondition small engines, typically emphasizing four-cycle engines. These courses provide students with opportunities to troubleshoot and repair speed controls, lubrication, ignition, fuel, power transfer, cooling, exhaust, and starting systems; use hand, power, and overhaul tools; and read and interpret service manuals and parts’ catalogs.

Automotive Technology 2

Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will be introduced the basic skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels. Instructional units include engine performance, automotive electrical system, integrated computer systems, lubrication, exhaust and emission control, fuel systems, cooling system, braking, and power train.

Automotive Technology 3*

Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 2 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1 (2 periods)
Credits: 1

Students will continue to build on the skills and concepts introduced in Automotive Technology 1 and 2. Instructional units in this course include computerized diagnostics, new vehicle servicing, steering and suspension, braking, automotive heating, transmissions, testing and diagnostics, drive train and overall automobile performance.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Building Construction

Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will develop skills in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall work, math and blueprint reading.

Career Internship (AT)

Prerequisite: Application Process
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2

The Industrial Cooperative Education program provides career education at the senior level. Its purpose is to prepare selected students for useful employment in industrial and technical occupations while they complete their high school education. As a result of their successful participation, the student completes an academic curriculum with an applied technical component. The mandatory component of IROC-AT is the student related program, Skills USA

Computer Aided Design 1*

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn to visualize and graphically describe 2D solutions to typical drafting problems using AutoCAD software as a drafting and design tool. The class is a great choice for those who wish to explore the areas of engineering, architecture, drafting, and other related fields.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Computer Aided Design 2*

Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design 1 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will continue their pre-engineering, architecture, and design skills from CAD I by developing an understanding of intermediate CAD concepts and commands necessary to create, edit, and plot CAD drawings in 2D and 3D modes. Students will be introduced to Inventor for their 3D drawings and will also use a 3D printer for their projects.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Computer Maintenance and Repair*

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn the basics of computer design, configuration and repair. Included will be foundation information that would allow students to move towards A+ Industry Computer Repair Certification. Computer repair training gives students a marketable skill leading to internships and employment.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Computer Networking*

Prerequisite: Computer Maintenance & Repair with ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

CS Students will have the opportunity to receive training in computer networking, an emerging job market. This course is the first phase of a two-part program. Students will be able to participate in a seamless curriculum that is initiated at the secondary education level and is completed at the post-secondary institution (MVCC).

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Electronics 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Student will learn basic DC and AC electrical/electronics concepts and circuitry. Circuit characteristics, test equipment and measurements. Concepts are reinforced using experiments and projects.

Electronics 2*

Prerequisite: Grade of ‘C’ or better in Electronics 1
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn to analyze the operation of diodes, transistors, capacitors and inductors in AC circuits. Students will construct projects to assist their understanding of electronics.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Engineering Concepts

Prerequisite: Physics or currently enrolled in a Physics class
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This course is designed for students who want to explore the field of engineering and its career possibilities. The major engineering fields will be looked at, and students will learn about the theory and hands-on skills for each discipline. The course is project based and students will develop engineering problem solving skills through a series of activities and projects. Students will often work together in design teams to overcome problems of design, development, production, and the testing of a product. Students will utilize a 3D printer to create their prototypes.

Graphic Design 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will be introduced to the areas of graphic design, a study of its career paths, and the use of various software tools. The students will manipulate, create, and apply special effects, while also restoring digital images using Adobe Photoshop. The students will also create screen- printing projects using a digital workflow process with the use of Adobe Illustrator.  Students will have the opportunity to take home all finished projects.

Graphic Design 2

Prerequisite: Graphic Design 1
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will continue to develop their use and skill sets with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The students will concentrate on their use of advanced special effects and manipulation in Photoshop, while Adobe Illustrator will focus on the development of vector-based designs and images that transfer to various textiles and materials.  students will be introduced to the digital prepress process.  Additionally, students will begin the development of their professional portfolio.

Graphic Design 3

Prerequisite: Graphic Design 2
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will further develop their skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator using advanced layer techniques, video editing, 3D manipulation and be introduced to 3D printing. Students will also be introduced to Adobe InDesign for digital prepress output and layout design. Throughout this course students will continue to create their professional portfolio.  Students will be able to obtain Adobe Certification in Illustrator.

 

Graphic Design 4 - Adobe After Effects

Prerequisite: Graphic Design 3
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will apply their skill sets from Graphic Design 3 to design and create video animations and specialized visual effects using Adobe After Effects.  This capstone course is geared towards students in the Graphic Design sequence that want to focus upon video and animation design. Students will be able to obtain Adobe Certification in After Effects.

Graphic Design 4 - Advanced Adobe Photoshop

Prerequisite: Graphic Design 3
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will apply their skill sets from Graphic Design 3 relating to Adobe Photoshop. This capstone course is geared towards students in the Graphic Design sequence that want to focus upon advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques and effects, including advancing their 3D knowledge and 3D printing knowledge.  Students will be able to obtain Adobe Certification in Photoshop.

House Wiring

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will be introduced to electrical theory and vocabulary used in residential wiring. This course will be of value to those students who wish to investigate careers as electricians or for those who simply wish to become consumers of electrical devices.

Mechanical CAD*

Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design 1
& Computer Aided Design 2 with ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

Students will have the opportunity to learn engineering standards and advanced techniques through CAD and 3D modeling software. They will learn to visualize in three dimensions with the use of Inventor software, creating photo-realistic objects, animation, and utilize a 3D printer for projects. Students interested in careers within architecture, engineering, or manufacturing are encouraged to enroll.

*This course may be offered as a Dual Credit option.

Personal Automotive Care

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn basic auto maintenance, automotive systems, and consumer information to acquaint them with the fundamentals of owning and maintaining an automobile. Not intended for students in the automotive sequence.

Welding & Fabrication

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will gain knowledge and hands-on skills in welding and basic metal fabrication processes. Topics dealing with shop safety, metallurgy, arc and gas welding, reading technical materials, shop math, and other related topics will be studied throughout this course. Also, various fabrication and assembly techniques will be used by the students, as well as utilization of various jigs and fixtures needed for project construction.  This course meets at Stagg due to facilities.

Wood Finishing

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students explore the use of various wood finishes. Project work includes refinishing a piece of furniture brought in by the student. Class work involves a study of finishes and applications.

Woodworking 1

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This course introduces students to the various kinds of woods used in industry and offers experiences in using selected woodworking tools. As students advance, they focus on learning the terminology necessary to safely use power tools and machinery. Students will go through the process of taking a project from blueprints and raw materials to a finished product. Organization, safety, basic math, and reading skills are developed through organized projects and teamwork.

Woodworking 2

Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

In this course, students will distinguish between various types of furniture construction and their appropriate applications, and how to use various woodworking machines for cutting and shaping wood. Students will gain experience in constructing cabinets and other interior woodwork. Emphasis is placed on safety, planning, applied math, understanding technical drawings, teamwork, time management, and quality workmanship. This course covers the different methods of joining pieces of wood and the use of mechanical fasteners. Seniors may take Woodworking 2 and 3 concurrently with administrative approval. Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 with a ‘C’ or better.

Woodworking 3

Prerequisite: Woodworking 2 with a ‘C’ or better
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

This course introduces students to the basic design and fabrication of residential cabinetry and custom furniture. The course also exposes students to the millwork industry. Instruction includes safety practices in using hand tools and power equipment. Students will focus on selecting appropriate materials, project design and completing high quality projects. Seniors may take Woodworking 2 and 3 concurrently with administrative approval.