Technology Education

Mosaic: Woodwork 9

This course is a design build course. The students learn the principles of design, create their individual designs based on a fixed set of criteria. This will include the use of ideation sketches. Students also will learn the use of wood finishes according to the project requirements.

These will be teacher driven projects that will introduce students to the shop and machines.

Students will also begin to learn the variety of wood species and their specific uses. Students will also learn the environmental impact of forestation and how to minimise that impact on the environment.

They will learn shop and machine safety.

Wood 10/11/12

This course continues the design build program. Students will design projects through the use and creation of plans and drawings. They will build according to good joinery practices. They will understand identification, characteristics, properties, and uses of wood from various species.

They will learn techniques for stock breakout and woodworking using a variety of tools and equipment, including stationary power equipment including the safety practices for each piece of equipment.

They will learn the use and care of hand held tools as appropriate.

There will be one mandatory project and then the student will be free to build a project (projects) of their choice and design.

Power 10

Students will learn the components of an internal combustion engine. They will disassemble and reassembly an engine. They will learn the all the systems that are involved in an engine from lubrication to hydraulics. They will learn the terminology associated with each system.

They will learn about hand tools and power tools specific to mechanical repair and maintenance. They will learn the maintenance requirements for internal combustion engines.

The course will give an overview of the major systems in a vehicle including braking, exhaust, and fuel systems.

The course is about 50% theory and 50% hands on.

Metal 10/11/12

Students will learn the following:

  • Complex metalworking and design
  • Operation and safety of welding equipment
  • Casting methods
  • Finishing purposes and processes
  • Sequence of steps when working with powered and non-powered equipment
  • Sheet metal layout, forming, and fabrication
  • Heat treatment purposes and processes
  • Future career options and opportunities in metalworking contexts

* When students have taken Wood or Metal 10, 11 and 12, there are many additional shop electives that they can select through their counsellor for graduation credits.