Jefferson High School offers several industrial technology courses, including Project Lead the Way engineering, woodworking, construction, and auto tech.
Industrial technology courses
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering
Project Lead the Way engineering courses include:
- Introduction to engineering design
- Principles of engineering
- Digital electronics
- Civil engineering and architecture
- Computer integrated manufacturing
- Aerospace engineering
- Computer science principles
This course covers the use of basic measuring tools, layout, and the fundamentals of woodworking with an emphasis on the correct and safe use of tools and machines. Students will learn to read drawings, create plans, complete mathematical calculations, use precision measuring tools, and the processes of planning, drawing, and constructing basic wood products.
Prerequisite: woodworking I and teacher recommendation; this course explores a greater variety of tool and machine usage along with more complex applications. Correct and safe use of equipment is emphasized as students develop technical knowledge and skills with design and build projects. Students have the opportunity to build specialized projects with their purchased materials.
This course covers the use of basic measuring tools, layout, and the fundamentals of construction with an emphasis on the correct and safe use of tools and machines. Students will explore the construction industry from the architect’s drawings and surveying building sites to the finishing procedures on a structure. Framing and finish carpentry, drywall, electrical, and plumbing will be studied. Students will participate in construction projects and activities.
Prerequisite: construction I and teacher recommendation; this course explores the more detailed concepts of the construction industry from the architect’s drawings and surveying building sites to the finishing procedures on a structure. Students will design, estimate, and build construction projects and activities. Framing and finish carpentry, plumbing, estimating, and electrical will be studied.
Consumer auto mechanics
Consumer auto mechanics is a semester course intended to introduce students to the theory of operation, design, and maintenance of the automobile. The course will look at the purchase, maintenance, and repair of the automobile from the point-of-view of a car owner. The basic systems of the automobile will be covered and the student will participate in hands-on labs related to common maintenance and repair including safety, tools, equipment, and systems such as cooling, lubrication, and battery/ignition.
Advanced auto mechanics
Prerequisite: consumer auto mechanics and teacher recommendation; this course is intended for students who are thinking about a career related to auto mechanics. Students will learn to diagnose common automotive problems and will be introduced to repair of several systems of the automobile including charging systems, starting systems, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, wheels, tires, drive train, and alignment and steering.