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Hands-on Minds-on Learning

Career Technical Education


   
First NameLast NameDepartmentRoom NumberEmail AddressVoice Mail Extension (925-280-3950 ext. XXXX)Position
Steve Boone Career Technical Education Tech 3 sboone@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5232 Teacher
Don Dupont Career Technical Education Tech 1 ddupont@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5298 Teacher, Department Chairperson

Course Offerings

Architectural Design (ROP)
Architectural Design-CAD ROP is a course in which students express themselves visually and are able to showcase their creativity. Instruction will be given in the following areas: elements of design, architectural history, sketching, model building and computer design. The course gives students confidence in organizing ideas, utilizing ideas in new and useful creations, and reinforces concepts and ideas learned in mathematics, art, and social science. Students learn how to layout and develop pictorial drawings including floor plans, elevations, electrical, mechanical and roof plans while using shading and shadowing techniques.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Engineering Drawing
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Engineering Drawing
Engineering Drawing
Engineering Drawing is a survey instructional program that prepares individuals to plan, prepare, and interpret mechanical and machine, architectural, civil, structural, piping, electric and electronic topographical, and other sketches; to use reproduction materials, equipment, and processes; and to develop, plan and process drawings. Students learn the basics of boards and instrument drafting and the elements of Architectural Design and an Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and 3-dimensional printing.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Engineering Drawing-Advanced
A wide variety of drawing experiences will be offered to the second-year students. The program will cover gears and cams, primary and secondary geometric construction, auxiliary view, drawing intersection planes, review of orthographic projection, limited inking experience, revolutions, pencil tracing experience, sheet metal development on paper, vellum and mylar, solving word problems through pictorial representation, sketching and use of decimals in dimensioning.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Engineering Drawing
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Auto Technology
Auto technology develops knowledge of basic technical and operational aspects of automobile principles. Students receive both classroom and practical lessons in various systems that make up the modern automobile. Students will be using knowledge learned in other courses such as math and science in a real world application. Curriculum covered: shop orientation and safety; use of manuals; data retrieval systems; tools and equipment; preventative maintenance; troubleshooting, component operation; consumer information and the purchase of cars; parts, labor and tools/equipment. If the school site offers this course as an ROP course, the student must be in 11th or 12th grade in order to enroll.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Auto Technology, Advanced
Open to second and third-year auto students, this course offers instruction in advanced technology and practices, tune-up, emission control, power transmission, brakes, machine operations, diagnostics, computer controls suspension, steering, fuel systems and engine overhaul. There is prescribed amount of time allotted to class instruction; however, the great majority of time is spent in the shop on live vehicles. Students may enroll in one, two or even three periods. Students are encouraged to take two periods (20 units/year) to provide sufficient time to complete live hands-on projects. Since this course is funded by ROP, students may have an opportunity to take more courses than would normally be allowed. For third year students, a field study program at local automotive facilities is an additional option.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Automotive Technology
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Wood Technology
Wood Technology is a hands-on minds-on course that provides students with the knowledge to safely operate and maintain both hand and power tools as well as woodworking machines. Throughout the year, students will complete several projects while learning the identification and use of tools, woods, and basic joinery and finishing techniques. Emphasis is placed on safety, responsibility, and cooperation.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Wood Technology-Advanced
Advanced Wood Technology provides the student with the opportunity to further develop the skills learned in Wood Technology, with the addition of advanced joinery and finishing techniques, and the use of additional materials such as plastics, metals, and casting resins. Students will be encouraged to plan and develop projects of their own conception. Throughout the year, emphasis is placed on safety, responsibility, and cooperation.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Wood Technology
UC/CSU Approved? - No

Furniture Design
Furniture Design, History and Construction is a technical and aesthetic exploration of three-dimensional design through the media of wood, metal, glass, plastic and casting resins, with an emphasis on the artistic expressive possibilities of furniture. Included in the course will be basic drawing and planning skills, design skills, and advanced woodworking skills. Students will analyze the sculptural and architectural nature of furniture design, explore the elements of the contemporary art furniture movement, and create their own interpretations of traditional and contemporary furniture concepts, which may serve as functional pieces and/or works of fine art. This course satisfies the UC and CSU visual and performing arts entrance requirement.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Wood Technology
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes