Technology Education

Industrial Technology Education at BMHS provides students with an opportunity to explore a variety of technology driven courses ranging from Automotive to Computer Aided Design. With this knowledge students are provided with skills to select an area that is best suited to their interests and abilities for a Career or post-secondary application.

Career Cluster

Career Clusters identify pathways from high schools to two-year and four-year technical colleges, universities, graduate schools, apprenticeship programs and the workplace so that learners can recognize the relationship between what they learn in school and what they can do in the future.

Courses

Exploring Technology Courses

New course allows students to have different experiences in the Technology Education area.

Exploring Technology (H1000) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of technology through experiences in blueprint reading construction, cabinet making, automotive, welding, machining, manufacturing and engineering in order to gauge one’s ability and interest in careers encompassed within the world of technology. This course is the stepping-stone to basic and advanced technology education courses.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Cabinetry 1 (H3035) *NEW* .5 credit

Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology

This course will be targeting students who are potentially interested in a career in the cabinetry and millwork field. Key curricular concepts in this course will be teaching students proper operation and safety in a cabinetry shop as well as basic cabinet creation techniques related to construction, joints, finishing, etc.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Cabinetry 2 255 (H3030) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology & Cabinetry 1

This course is designed for students in the second level or middle of the pathway for the building trade’s field. This semester long course will have students learning and practicing basic to moderate level topics in the building trade’s field. Students in this course will produce accurate blueprints and build full-scale cabinets and furniture to industry standards. Key concepts students will learn in this course are: safety, designing and using blueprints; quoting and price estimating; basic residential cabinetmaking; basic operation of power equipment used in the building trades industry; interior trim work; and advanced level furniture
construction techniques. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce and complete accurate and high quality products related to the building trade’s field.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Construction Technology Courses

We have four different levels of Construction courses. Each course in more advanced than the next leading to a (Student House Build) project where students will build a home to sell.

Construction 1 (H3005) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Exploring Technology

This course is designed for students at the beginning of the pathway for the building trade’s field. This term long course will introduce students to the basics in the building trades field. Students in this course will accurately design blueprints and build to scale; a model home to industry standards. Students in this course will also learn fundamentals in cabinet and furniture building. Key concepts students will learn in this course are: safety; designing and using blueprints; basic residential framing for floor, walls, and roof; basic operation of power equipment used in the building trades industry; basic joinery and cabinetry. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce and complete accurate and high quality products related to the build trades field.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Construction 2 155 (H3006) .5 credit

Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology and Construction 1

This course is designed for students in the middle of the pathway for the building trade’s field. Students in this course will accurately design and build industry standard modules. Key concepts students will learn in this course are: safety, designing and using blueprints; basic residential framing for floors, walls, and roofs and on the safe operation of power equipment used in industry. Students will also learn the industry standards for Electrical, HVAC, Masonry and Plumbing. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce and complete accurate and high quality products related to the building trade’s field.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Construction 3 250 (H3012) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Construction 1 and Construction 2

This course is designed for students who wish to enter into the final stages of the building trade’s field courses. This semester long course will have students learning and practicing expert level topics in the building trades. Students will accurately design blueprints and build full-scale modules to industry standards. Key concepts included: safety; designing and using blueprints; quoting and price estimating; residential construction techniques of floors, walls, and roofs and the use of power equipment used in the building trades industry. Students will also complete labs related to interior and exterior finishes, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, masonry and sheet metal. Students will be assessed in their ability to produce and complete accurate and high quality products related to the building trades.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Construction Technology 4 Practicum Student House Build 355 (H3021) 4.0 credits

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Construction 1, Construction 2 and Construction 3.
Those that do not meet this requirement must have instructor approval. This is a year long course that will require 2 blocks per day.

NOTE: Students will be required to supply their own fully loaded and operational tool belt for the job site.

This course is designed for students at the end of the pathway for the building trade’s field. The Building Trades Practicum 355 course will be a year long course in which the students will actively be working with skilled tradesmen in building a full sized home in which will later be put on the real estate market and sold. Students in this course will learn and participate in building a home from start to finish. Students will get on the job training in many different aspects of residential construction. Students will be expected to display and produce high quality craftsmanship with satisfactory precision for retail sales and meet all residential building codes. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce and complete accurate and high quality products related to the building trade’s field.

Skilled Trades Internship 350 (H3024) 2.0 or 4.0 credits

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Construction 1, Construction 2, Construction 3, and Building Trades Practicum

The Skilled Tradesman Internship 350 course will be a yearlong course in which the students will actively seek employment working for an area business in the building trades field. Students in this course will learn how to create a resume, apply for a job, and perform a job interview. After accepting a position, students will work side by side with professionals in the construction or cabinetry profession. Students will
get on the job training in the position and eventually will be expected to produce high quality products with satisfactory precision for retail sales. Students will be assessed by their ability to be hired into an
industry position and how well they perform their duties in the workplace on a daily basis for the year.

Student House Build Sign Up 2016-2017

Please complete the following survey if you intend to sign up for the Student House Build Project for the 2016-2017 school year.

Student House Build Sign Up 2016-2017

Information Technology Courses

Three different levels of IT courses available for students interested in learning the basics of computers, networking, routing, LAN switches, repair, upgrading, and more!

IT Fundementals (H4001) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9,10,11,12

The key audiences for this class are students who are not sure if they are interested in the information Technology field. The course emphasizes the practical application of skills and procedures needed for hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting systems. Emphasis will be on both theory and hands-on activities. This class is an introduction class and so there are no prerequisites.

IT Network 1 (H4001) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals

IT Network 1 is designed for students with basic PC skills and foundational math and problem solving skills. Students are not expected to have knowledge of binary math and algorithms. Emphasis will be on both theory and hands-on activities. This class is a second level class, which will require students to have completed IT Fundamentals.

The curriculum consists of four courses:

  • Networking for Home and Small Businesses
  • Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
  • Introducing routing and Switching in the Enterprise
  • Designing and supporting Computer Networks The courses are delivered sequentially, and each course is a prerequisite for the next course.

IT Network 2 (H4004) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals, IT Network 1 or Instructor Approval.

IT Network 2 is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills, such as students pursuing degrees in engineering, information technology, math, or science. Students are expected to know binary math and understand the concept of algorithms. Emphasis will be on both theory and hands-on activities. This class is the Third Level class, which will require students to have completed IT Fundamentals and IT Network 1.

The major projects are:

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Routing Protocols and Concepts
  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • Accessing the WAN

Automotive Technology (Eclipse Center)

Hands-on, modern-day mechanic shop allows students to work on real cars through three levels of courses. National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program. Develop the skills to enter into the local work force!

Automotive Technology I (H0039) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
One Term
COURSE LOCATION: HENDRICKS CENTER
Recommended: Coveralls, Safety Glasses

In this first-level class, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the modern day automotive technical servicing including, careers, basic maintenance, cooling system service, vehicle electrical systems, routine and preventive maintenance and safe use of vehicle lifting and hoist mechanisms. Instruction is also given in S/P2 internet bases safety, tools/equipment use and using computer service information.

Automotive Technology II (H0040) 1.0 credit *Gateway Tech

Grades: 10, 11, 12 1.0 credit
One semester, Two Terms
Prerequisite: Recommended C or better in Automotive Technology I.
COURSE LOCATION: HENDRICKS CENTER
Recommended: Coveralls, Safety Glasses

The course consists of a combination of classroom instruction, computer-based learning activities and hands-on lab work. Topics covered include careers, engines diagnostic and performance, brakes, cooling and electrical systems as well as advance maintenance.


Gateway Technical CollegeNOTE:
Advanced or transcripted credit course. You will receive college credit after graduation if you enroll in the college within 27 months of graduation.

Automotive Technology III (H0041) 2.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12
Full year, Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Recommended B or better in Automotive Technology II and/or have instructor approval.
COURSE LOCATION: HENDRICKS CENTER
Recommended: Coveralls, Safety Glasses

The course consists of a combination of classroom instruction, computer-based learning activities and hands-on lab work. Successful completion of the three Autos courses will prepare a student for entry level as an automotive tech. Topics covered include careers, fuel and emission systems, advanced engine performance, transmissions, steering, suspension and alignment as well as heating and air conditioning.

Welding and CNC Machining

State of the art machines:  Miller welding machines and Haas CNC machines.

Basic Machining 132 (H3033) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12,
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology

This course is designed for students who are potentially interested in a career in the machining field. Key curricular concepts in this course will be teaching students basic machining operations and intro to metal working equipment to include; computer numerically controlled mills & lathes.

Fee : Students will pay for material used.

Advanced Machining & CNC Operations 232 (H3031) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology and Basic Machining 132.

This course will be targeting students who are interested in and/or actively pursuing a career in the machining field. Key curricular concepts in this course will be teaching students advanced metal machining techniques using both manual and CNC equipment. Students will be based on standards or the *NTMA. Projects in this course will be much larger than those of Basic Machining and will be relevant to situations they may/will encounter in a machining career.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.
*National Tooling and Machining Association

Basic Welding 131 (H3032) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology

This course will be targeting students who are potentially interested in the welding field. Key curricular concepts in this course will be teaching students basic welding processes (MIG and TIG primarily), welding positions, basic joints, and technical drawings. This course will prepare students for Advanced Welding & Fabrication.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Advanced Welding & Fabrication 231 (H3034) .5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Exploring Technology and Basic Welding

This course will be targeting students who want to further their knowledge in welding and/or are actively pursuing a career in the welding field. Key curricular concepts in this course will be teaching students welding processes (MIG & TIG primarily) and advanced welding positions and joints. Projects in this course are much larger than those in Basic Welding and will be relevant to situations they may/will encounter in the welding career.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Welding / Machining Internship 330 (H3023) 2.0 or 4.0 credits

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring-Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design and Basic Machining

Seniors work an average of 15 hours per week in the Welding / Machining field while earning at least the minimum wage and must remain in the program one full school year. Students may be released during the school day or work after school. Supervision and evaluation is a shared responsibility of the instructor and the employer. Recommendation by the instructor is required and acceptance into the program is through an
interview process by the employee.

Fee: Students will pay for material used.

Manufacturing Practicum 335 (H3020) 2.0 credits

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design.

This course is designed for students at the end of the pathway for the manufacturing field. The Manufacturing Practicum 335 course will be a yearlong course in which the students will be designing and building various substantial sized projects to compete in state and national events. Projects may include, but not limited to: High Mileage Vehicles, Mini Baja Cars, ¾ custom choppers, and high school formula cars.

PLTW (Project Lead the Way)

Introduction to Engineering Design {PLTW} (IED) (H1011) 1.0 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. Along the way, students will learn basic drafting and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) skills.

Fee: $10.00

Principles of Engineering {PLTW} (POE) (H1013) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology and Introduction to Engineering Design

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. This course helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Students will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes to learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. Through hands-on experience students will develop a strong foundation of the analysis, problem solving, design, and modeling skills used by engineers and those in related professions.

Fee: $20.00

Digital Electronics {PLTW} (H3013) 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Geometry or Core Math III Co-requisite: Algebra II or Trigonometry

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. Digital Electronics is part of the Project Lead the Way curriculum, which is aimed at students interested in becoming engineers. This is a lab-intensive course which introduces students to the world of microchips, logic gates, and fundamental digital circuit design. Students design digital circuits using computer software and then build the actual circuits using electronic components. Technical school or college credit in this course may be available to students who pass an exit exam.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing {PLTW} (CIM) (H3017) 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Principles of Engineering (POE)

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated
approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Fee: $20.00

Civil Engineering & Architecture {PLTW} (CEA) (H3018)

Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Basic Carpentry

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and
services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Fee: $20.00

Engineering Design & Development {PLTW} (EDD) (H3019) 2.0 or 4.0 credits

Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Exploring Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering (POE), and Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) OR Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

This course is part of the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program. Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program. It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Fee: $30.00

Department Faculty

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Tammy Spoerk’s Page

PLTW | Project Lead The Way Engineering

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Exploring Technology

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Civil Engineering & Architecture

Engineering Design & Development

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Mike Wagner’s Page

Construction | Cabinetmaking

Construction 1

Construction 2

Construction 3

Cabinetry 1

Cabinetry 2

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Brian Michels’ Page

Information Technology / Automotive

Automotive Technology I

Exploring Technology

IT Fundementals

IT Network 1

IT Network 2

Terry Schindler

Terry Schindler

CNC Manufacturing/Welding

Machining and CNC Operations 1-3

Welding 1-2

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