INDUSTRIAL ARTS DEPARTMENT (IND)
1. MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (HM)
IND HM-00 Building Maintenance Experience
Course Description: To qualify for credits, the student is required to complete 240 hours of on-the-job training in building maintenance, house repairs, home improvements and installations.
IND HM-01 Building Maintenance and Repair
Course Description: The goal of this course is to train the student in the more important aspects of home maintenance and repair.
IND HM-02 General Shop
Course Description: An introduction to the use of basic handyman tools, how to select and purchase tools, safety with tools, tool care and sharpening techniques. Students are expected to acquire a good understanding of the use of various basic tools.
IND HM-03 Advanced General Shop
Course Description: Students learn to use power tools by working alongside and observing an experienced worker. Safety techniques are emphasized. Students under 16 lacking skill are only permitted to use power tools under supervision. Students who have successfully learned how to run pieces of shop equipment such as power saws, routers, planers, bandsaws, lathes, etc., can obtain .5 credits for each piece of equipment they are skilled at using. (List all equipment they are skilled in using.)
Credits: .5 per piece of equipment, up to 5 credits
IND HM-04 House Painting (Indoor and Outdoor)
Course Description: This is a course in house painting, stripping paint, choosing paint, painting techniques, types of paint, conditioning paint, storing paint, surface preparation and dry wall or plastering surface, doing dry wall repair and painting ceilings, use of a roller, applying the finish coat, inspecting and maintaining siding, paint faults, solving exterior paint problems, brush cleaning and care, use of various other tools and techniques in house painting. Students must paint, or participate in the painting of, a room, an outer wall or a fence.
IND HM-05 Wallpapering
Course Description: The student studies how to hang wallpaper, and successfully and attractively wallpaper a room. To obtain credit, students must wallpaper a room or a portion of a room.
IND HM-06 Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
Course Description: This survey course explores refrigerator parts, troubleshooting, compression continuity, locked rotor repair, hot-shotting the compressor, reverse rotation method, checking capacitors, humidity, maintenance of air conditioners, etc.
IND HM-07 Electrical Installations and Repair (Assistant)
Course Description: Students learn about the history of discoveries related to electricity, home installations, tools, solving problems, electrical basics and procedures, wiring for appliances, understanding OHM's Law, various wiring systems, transformers, saving energy, reading symbols, etc.
IND HM-08 Plumbing Fundamentals
Course Description: This course covers how plumbing works, cold and hot water supply systems, mains supply, meter reading, drainage and septic systems, plumbing tools and materials, taps and faucets, traps, unblocking drains, using the plumber's snake, installing and repairing toilets, plumbing emergencies, gas leaks, gutters and down spouts, working with and repairing pipes, plumbing tips, water conservation tips, plumber's vocabulary, winterizing (in cold climates), etc.
IND HM-09 Shop Work Practical Skills
Course Description: This course teaches students valuable practical skills that every maintenance man should know. Several interesting work projects are offered in this course and students are encouraged to further study and develop in areas of interest to them.
IND HM-10 Swimming Pool Care and Maintenance
Course Description: The student learns about pools and their care, including cleaning, filtration systems, solar heaters, pool water chemistry, winterizing (in cold climates), etc.
2. CONSTRUCTION SKILLS (CT)
IND CT-00 Construction Practical Experience
Course Description: The student is required to complete 240 hours of on-the-job training in any of several aspects of construction work ranging from carpentry to building construction to landscape and cement work, etc. Time spent becoming familiar with the tools needed for a job will be credited towards the practical experience.
IND CT-01 Basic Carpentry
Course Description: The student learns about setting up a workshop, various fastening techniques, measuring and marking, clamping tools, cutting, drilling, planes, wood-shaping techniques and tools, glues and adhesives, joinery, finishing, choosing lumber, interior paneling and trim, lumber materials, patching holes, hanging doors, patching walls, varnishes and stains, repairing furniture, first aid, etc.
IND CT-02 Basic Metal Work
Course Description: The student studies tools and techniques of working with metals including hacksaws, chisels, filing, finishing, drilling, tap and die work, using pullers and "easy-out" tools, spanners and wrenches, pliers, rivets, joints, soldering, brazing, welding principles, sawing, cutting, bending and forming, curves, seams, tempering metals, fixing dents, bending pipes, and sheet metal work.
IND CT-03 Glass Work and Windows
Course Description: The student learns to use a glass-cutter, techniques of drilling glass, replacing broken windows, reglazing metal-framed windows, sliding doors and storm windows.
IND CT-04 Tiling and Flooring: Materials and Techniques
Course Description: The student learns about ceramic and plastic tiles, tiling walls, floor tiles, replacing tiles, patching sheet goods, laying linoleum, fixing vinyl, laying carpet and making carpet repairs, fixing floor and stair squeaks, wood floor repairs, etc.
IND CT-05 Insulation and Moisture Control
Course Description: How to insulate walls, ceilings and attics.
IND CT-06 Concrete and Cement Work
Course Description: Students study about choosing of mixing materials, calculating area to be covered, calculating amount needed, deciding on a mix, mixing by hand or mixer, area preparation, forms, planning, laying a screen, concrete casting, cement blocks and bricks, settlement, cracks and shrinkage, cement plastering, etc.
IND CT-07 Bricklaying
Course Description: The student learns the principles of brick or block-and-mortar construction, taking part in a project for practical application.
(Note: Additional credits awarded for skills acquired through independent study. See page 4.IND.5 for examples of additional credits for skills acquired.)
3. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE (MM)
IND MM-00 Mechanic Practical Experience
Course Description: The student is required to complete 240 hours of on-the-job training in work directly related to mechanical repairs.
IND MM-01 Automobile Mechanic
Course Description: The course covers the many aspects of car maintenance and repair, and includes practical training with a competent overseer.
IND MM-02 Small Motor Repair and Maintenance
Course Description: The student must become familiar with the workings, maintenance and repair of a small internal combustion motor.
(Note: Additional credits awarded for skills acquired through independent study. See page 4.IND.6 for examples of additional credits for skills acquired.)
4. BASIC ELECTRONICS (EL)
IND EL-00 Electronics Practical Experience
Course Description: The student is required to complete 240 hours of on-the-job training in work directly related to electronics repairs, installations, setting up computers, etc.
IND EL-01 Basic Electronics
Course Description: Students study electronic symbols, circuit diagrams, basic components, learn to identify and become familiar with the function of resistors, diodes, transistors, capacitors, soldering, circuit laws and units, magnetism, using a digital multi-meter (DMM), various circuits and networks, radio fundamentals, digital electronics, reading color codes, etc.
IND EL-02 Computer Installation and Maintenance
Course Description: Types of computers, parts of a computer, how computers work, the computer's memory, special applications, etc. Students learn to do basic maintenance on a computer, such as removing the hard disk, cleaning a computer, connecting network wires, etc. 240 hours of experience working with computers is required to obtain credit.
(Note: Additional credits awarded for skills acquired through independent study. See page 4.IND.7 for examples of additional credits for skills acquired.)
5. FAMILY DRIVER (DR)
IND DR-00 Drivers Training
Course Description: After having a basic knowledge of driving and obtaining a learners permit or license (as applicable), the student can begin "behind the wheel" training with a licensed driver in preparation for obtaining a license. Full credits due upon receipt of license. (Please check into and abide by local laws in this matter.)
IND DR-01 Drivers Training Practical Preparation
Course Description: The student studies about the many aspects of car maintenance, road safety and local driving laws and regulations.
IND DR-02 Family Driver Experience
Course Description: After they have earned their drivers license, in order to qualify as a Family Driver students must have 20 hours of supervised driving with a competent driver in the Family, satisfy the assessment of their Family driving overseer, and have a written recommendation by two members of the Home teamwork. (An already experienced driver who has a valid drivers license and considerable Family driving experience, and who receives a recommendation from two of the Home teamworkers that he/she is a safe, competent driver, does not have to meet the 20 hour requirement. They do, however, need to complete the reading list in IND DR-01.)
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