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Computer Applications In this one-semester required course, students will review and improve their keyboard technique. Using MS Word, students will learn about letter format, tables, reports, and precise use of the software. Concepts of desktop publishing, spreadsheets (Excel), and presentation (PowerPoint) will be taught. Ethics in the use of the computer and email will be discussed. This course is a prerequisite for all other computer classes. Required of all sophomores.
Consumer Economics The goal of this elective one-semester course is to give the students some practical knowledge in the areas of budgeting, banking, savings, credit, insurance, investments, and money management. The course also includes several hands-on projects and experiences that apply the knowledge. Open to all juniors and seniors. Consumer Economics meets the Michigan Social Studies Standards (4.1.1 - 4.1.6)
Applied Technology I and II This course consists of 2 semesters of instruction. All students, male and female, grades 9-12, are encouraged to take one or both of these semesters. The intent of the course is to introduce the student to as many different areas of technology as possible in the time allowed. Many hands-on activities are planned that spark and hold students interest. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, Drafting, Wood Technology, Rocketry, Mousetrap Vehicles, Metal Technology, Robotics, Lasers, and Video Production. (Lab Fee: $35.00)
Auto Mechanics A one-semester course in which each student will develop an understanding of the internal combustion engine and the systems, which surround it. Limited lab time will be utilized to maintain students autos. All aspects of owning an automobile will be included.
Engineering Drawing The courses previously offered, Architectural Drawing and Technical Drawing will be combined and the content will focus more on Engineering Drawing. Emphasis will be placed on reading prints and plans to help anyone interested in a career in Engineering and Design.
Pre-Engineering The class will include Engineering-based problem-solving activities. A hard look at materials; plastics, metals, and wood and all of the various characteristics involved with them will be scrutinized. The processes used to manufacture these materials will also be discussed.
Graphic Arts This one-semester course involves the exploration of the printing field. The student will generate image to be printed on the latest computer technology. One can hardly get away from products of the Graphic Arts! Did you realize you are reading one right now! Students will print using offset presses, as well as creating and printing using screen presses. Field trips to local industries will enhance the classroom instruction. All students, grades 10-12, are encouraged and welcome to take this course.
Woodworking Woodworking is a one-semester course in which each student will obtain the knowledge and skill to produce a specific cabinet design. Proper use of hand and power tools will be presented. Safety practices and lab maintenance will be emphasized. (Fee: $75.00 for materials.)
Foods This one semester course combines the study of nutrition and healthy eating with the opportunity to plan, prepare and enjoy some basic recipes and foods. Making wise food choices and basic food preparation skills are emphasized in the course, along with current issues in nutrition. No experience in cooking is necessary. All students, male and female, grades 9-12, are encouraged to take this class.