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Industrial Arts

Wood Design I

Students will be working with power tools and equipment, so they must be able to exercise mature behavior befitting a potentially hazardous environment while in the wood lab and in the classroom. Because students must pass the required safety tests before they are permitted to work in the shop, students should possess grade level reading and writing skills (as well as basic math skills), or special arrangements must be made with the teacher prior to the start of class.

Satisfies the district Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
PREREQUISITE(S): None


Wood Design II

This is an advanced course in which students are encouraged to concentrate in a specialized area such as cabinet making. Emphasis is placed on the project problem approach in acquiring skill through the use of tools and machines and the application of mathematics and science. Modern industrial techniques and materials are introduced. Safe and professional work practices will be stressed at all times while students further develop the skill and knowledge they acquired in Wood Design I through their continuing use of woodworking machines, power tools and hand tools.

Satisfies the district Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
PREREQUISITE(S): Grade of “C” or better in Wood Design I


Furniture and Cabinet Construction

This is an advanced course in which students are encouraged to concentrate on an area of cabinet construction or furniture construction. Emphasis is placed on the project-problem approach in acquiring skill through the use of tools and machines with the application of mathematics and science. Modern industrial techniques and materials are introduced. Students are encouraged to develop their own designs and to experiment with the tools, materials, and processes used in the industry. This is a two period class.

PREREQUISITE(S): Student must receive a grade of “C” or higher in high school Wood Design or have the instructor’s approval for entrance to this class


ROP Auto Service

This course is designed to prepare students with skills necessary for entrylevel positions within the auto service field. Students will learn automobile tune-up, wheel balance, lubrication, front-end alignment, and brake system repair. The course also includes ignition, charging, electrical, transmission and fuel system diagnosis and repair. Students intern the last 8 weeks of second semester. 

Both semesters must be taken. PREREQUISITE(S): None

Our Instructors

Robert Rennie

Mr. Robert Rennie

Wood Technology

robert.rennie@simivalleyusd.org


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Mr. Russ Martin

ROP Automotive Technology

russell.martin@simivalleyusd.org