Departments & Programs - Technology Education

Overview

The woodworking courses offered at NWSS are designed to introduce students to general joinery practices in a shop environment.  Students will expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons and vocabulary.  They will have the chance to safely build skills by working with hand tools, portable power tools and stationary woodworking machines.  Projects are designed to give the students as much experience and knowledge as possible dependent on their skill level while also helping them to develop the ability to solve technological problems.

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TECHNOLOGY 10: WOODWORK #379

Wood Technology is an introductory course in which students will learn their basic woodworking skills. This course is a hands-on course involving the use of wood and wood composites. The safe use of all machines is demonstrated and students must pass a competency test before using each. Students will design and create a variety of teacher and student selected projects. Students will become familiar with the safe use of tools and machinery while developing skills in problem solving, joinery, and time management as per industry standards.  PREREQUISITE: NONE
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TECHNOLOGY 10: GIRLS ONLY WOODWORK #378

Wood Technology for Girls in grades 9-12. It is a first level course in which students will learn basic woodworking skills. This course is a hands-on course involving the use of wood and wood composites. The safe use of all machines are demonstrated and students must pass a competency test before using each. Students will design and create a variety of teacher and student selected projects. Students will develop skills in problem solving, joinery, and time management in a safe and comfortable environment. This is the same as the WOODWORK #379 but aimed at providing girls with a more comfortable, less intimidating environment. PREREQUISITE: NONE

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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY (WOODWORK) 11 #479

This course is a level 1 woodworking course intended to build upon skills learned in Technology 10 Woodwork. Students will build teacher selected projects using hand and power tools. The major areas of learning will be in Joinery, assembly drawings, finishing, hand tool maintenance, and the safe and proper use of power tools. There will also be a self-directed component to this course involving a student selected project. PREREQUISITE: NONE

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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY (WOODWORK) 12 #585

This is a senior woodworking class and a continuation of Carpentry and Joinery 11 with students designing and building projects of their choice. The course is designed for students with above average woodworking skills or those considering a career in cabinet making. PREREQUISITE: Carpentry and Joinery 11.
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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY 12: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION #639

This course is open to students in grades 11 and 12. This program will introduce students to the design and fundamental techniques used in residential construction such as competency in the use of tools and materials, understanding building codes and blueprint reading. It is a great choice for those who enjoy working with tools and technical instruments. This experience could equip students towards a trades apprenticeship program in the future. PREREQUISITE: NONE

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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY 12: WOODCRAFT PRODUCTS #635

This woodcraft class is an introductory course in which students learn how to design and make objects from wood materials using carving, turning, and cutting techniques. This course is open to all students in grades 10-12. Students will learn the basic uses and safety procedures for power wood working and wood carving tools. Students will be involved in woodcarving, intarsia, model making, wood turning, and special wood crafting design projects. PREREQUISITE: NONE