Trades Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT)

Credits: 6
Prerequisite: None
Required for: Any of the 20 level TMT strands (Construction, Mechanics, Welding)

This CTS cluster is an introduction to the trade shops at FCHS.  This course will involve classes in the fabrication (welding), construction and mechanics areas and will focus on the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the trades programs. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the correct use of tools, machines, safety and shop culture.

TMT provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for employment or further education. The course will engage students in learning opportunities to discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways.

Projects:

  • Construction: Small table, cutting board, or clock project
  • Fabrication: Arc welding (SMAW) and Oxy-acetylene welding
  • Mechanics: Basic car maintenance and engine fundamentals

Construction Technology

TMT 10 | Introductory Construction

Credits: 2 (potential to earn additional credits)
Prerequisite: None
Required for: Construction Tech 20
Fees: Varies depending on material (Oak; Poplar; Pine)

This is the introductory course in the woodworking sequence.

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the fundamentals of woodworking. The student will study the correct use of tools and machines, shop processes, safety, wood identification, abrasives, gluing and clamping, joinery, measurement, and shop mathematics. Woodworking skills will be developed as the required projects are constructed.

Modules included in this course

  • CON 1010 Basic Tools and Materials
  • CON 1130 Solid Stock Construction

Students can attempt other modules for extra credits
Extended Modules (See Instructor)

  • Con 1910 – Con Project A
  • Con 1140 – Turning Operations
  • Con 1120 – Project Management

Typical Projects

  • Clocks, Chess Board, Cut Boards, Bowls
  • Small Pedestal End Table or Plant stand
  • Small Wall Shelf

Con Tech | Cabinetry 20 (Intermediate)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: TMT 10
Required for: Cabinetry 30
Fees: Varies depending on project, size, materials chosen, finish, etc.

This course is to give students an understanding of fine furniture-making, wood turning, and finish carpentry skills. Shop safety, tool use and care, cabinetry processes, planning, estimating, sequencing, and procedures will all be explored while constructing an intermediate woodworking project.

Previous knowledge and skills are required to expand and continue to build on.

A mandatory project is provided, however students have the option to select their own if they meet the required criteria.

The focus is on the process and learning rather than the mark.

The skills learned in this course will without doubt contribute to mastery skills and knowledge in the next two levels.

Modules

  • Con 1120 – Product Management
  • Con 1160 – Manufactured Materials
  • Con 2130 – Box Construction
  • Con 2140 – Frame and Panel
  • Con 2150 – Finishing and Refinishing
  • Con 2910 – Con Project B

Extending Modules (See Instructor)

  • Con 2120 – Multiple Materials
  • Con 2160 – Web and Face Frame
  • Con 2170 – Door and Drawer
  • Con 2180 – Wood Bending
  • Con 2920 – Con Project C

Typical Projects

  • Night stand
  • Chests
  • Guitars
  • Wall cabinet
  • stands
  • Splined boxes
  • Picture frames
  • Turning projects (bowls, ball caps, hollow vessels, etc)

Con Tech | Cabinetry 30 (Advanced)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: Cabinetry 20
Fees: Varies depending on project, size, materials chosen, finish, etc.

This is course is for students who are now at an advanced skill level and ready to learn how to design, plan, estimate, properly sequence, and construct an advanced woodworking project.

Students have more flexibility and choice in the modules and projects they choose to construct but must demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and skill.

Modules

  • Con 3910 – Con Project D
  • Con 3920 – Con Project E
  • Con 3150 – Furniture Repair
  • Con 3130 – Leg and Rail
  • Con 3140 – Surface Enhancement

Extended Modules (See Instructor)

  • Con 3120 – Tool Maintenance
  • Con 3160 – Cabinets and Countertops
  • Con 3170 – Layout and Installation

Typical projects

  • Table (leg and rail with a veneered top)
  • Entertainment unit
  • Bookcase / Shelving unit
  • Dresser
  • Coffee Table
  • Desks
  • Hutch
  • Beds

Con Tech | Carpentry 20 (Intermediate)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: TMT 10
Required For: Carpentry 30
Fees: Projects are paid for by students, or in some cases, customers

Students learn how to frame a floor, wall, roof, and use their finishing skills on required projects. Basic math and trigonometry skills are used throughout this course.

Many projects are built outside so proper clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (closed-toe shoes & safety glasses).

The focus is on the process and learning rather than the mark.

Modules

  • Con 1070 – Building Construction
  • Con 2035 – Floor Framing
  • Con 2045 – Wall Framing
  • Con 2050 – Roof Framing
  • Con 2100 – Agri-Structures
  • Con 2910 – Con Project B

Extended Modules (See Instructor)

  • Con 2060 – Doors, windows, siding
  • Con 2920 – Con Project C

This course is designed for “second time students” in our shop. Students now have the option of completing some Carpentry modules if they want to. Students will learn how to frame a floor, wall, roof, and finish off using finishing skills to “fine tune” the project’s final appearance. An understanding of basic Math and Trigonometry is helpful as they are used often throughout this course. This course is mostly completed outside so proper clothing and P.P.E is required for success and safety. Students may be expected to cover costs of projects if there are no customer projects to construct. The focus in this course should still be on the process and the learning not the mark.

Typical project

  • Small Garden shed
  • Dog Houses
  • Playhouses
  • Picnic Tables

Con Tech | Carpentry 30 (Advanced)

Credits: 5
Prerequisite: Carpentry 20
Fees: Projects are paid for by students, or in some cases, customers

This is course is for students who are now at an advanced skill level and ready to learn to design, plan, estimate, properly sequence, and construct an advanced carpentry project with a hip/valley component to the roof.

Students have more flexibility and choice in the modules and projects but must demonstrate a higher level skill set.

Students will learn how to construct a basic set of stairs, frame a roof with a hip or valley component, and complete a quality project in a given time frame.

Basic math and trigonometry skills are used throughout this course.

Many projects are built outside so proper clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (closed-toe shoes & safety glasses).

The focus is on the process and learning rather than the mark.

Modules

  • Con 3910 – Con Project D
  • Con 3920 – Con Project E
  • Con 3040 – Stair Construction
  • Con 3110 – Site Management
  • Con 3210 – Advanced Framing Systems

Extend Modules (see Instructor)

  • Con 3210 – Advanced Framing Systems
  • Con 3060 – Doors and Trim
  • Con 3070 – Floor-covering

Typical projects

  • Set of stairs
  • Calf Shelter
  • Horse Shelter
  • Large Shed
  • Pole Frame Shed
  • Garage/Cabin
  • Gazebo

Fabrication (Welding)

Fabrication 20

Credits: every student must earn a minimum of 5 credits
Prerequisite: Trades, Manufacturing, and Transportation
Required for: Fabrication 30 Level

  • FAB2030 Oxy-Fuel Welding
  • FAB2050 Arc Welding 1
  • FAB2040 Thermal Cutting
  • FAB1100 Fabrication Principles
  • CTR2110- 2150 Project 2A-E
  • FAB2070 Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • FAB2020 Print Reading
  • FAB2060 Arc Welding 2
  • FAB1110 Bar and Tubular Fabrication
  • FAB1130 Principals of Machining
  • FAB2130 Precision Turning 1
  • FAB2140 Precision Milling 1
  • FAB2010 Structural Engineering

Fabrication 30

Credits: every student must earn a minimum of 5 credits
Prerequisite: Fabrication 2

  • FAB3170 Bas Metal Arc Welding 2
  • FAB3050 Arc Welding 3
  • FAB2160 Custom Fabrication
  • FAB2170 Pipe Fitting
  • CTR3110- 3150 Project 3A-E
  • FAB3060 Arc Welding 4
  • FAB3030 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • FAB3070 Pipe Welding
  • FAB3110 Materials Testing
  • FAB3160 Prefab Principles
  • FAB3020 Metallurgy
  • FAB3130 Precision Turning 2
  • FAB 3140 Precision Milling 2
  • FAB1160 Production System

Mechanics

The CTS mechanics strand offers students hands-on experience, knowledge and skills related to the design and maintenance of transportation vehicles and the impact they have on the environment and the economy.

Mechanics 20

Credits: every student must earn 5 credits minimum
Prerequisite: Trades, Manufacturing, and Transportation
Required for: Mechanics 30 Level

CTS modules:

  • MEC1090 Electrical Fundamentals
  • MEC2090 Electrical Components
  • MEC2100 Power Assist Accessories
  • MEC2110 Braking System
  • MEC2120 Hydraulic Accessories
  • MEC2020 Vehicle Maintenance
  • MEC2030 Lubrication and Cooling Systems
  • MEC2040 Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • MEC2050 Alternate Fuel Systems
  • MEC2060 Ignition Systems
  • MEC2130 Power Trains
  • MEC2140 Transmissions and Transaxles
  • MEC2150 Suspension Systems

Mechanics 30

Credits: every student must earn a minimum of 5 credits
Prerequisite: Mechanics 2

Students usually complete 1 or more of the following bundles of courses (CTS modules):

  • MEC2160 Steering Systems
  • MEC2070 Emission Control
  • MEC3010 Buying and selling vehicles
  • MEC3020 Vehicle value appraisal
  • MEC3030 Engine Diagnosis
  • MEC3040 Engine Tune-up
  • MEC3050 Engine Replacement
  • MEC3060 Engine Reconditioning 1
  • MEC3060 Engine Reconditioning 1
  • MEC3070 Engine Reconditioning 2
  • MEC3090 Computer Management Systems
  • MEC3070 Engine Reconditioning 2
  • MEC3090 Computer Management Systems
  • MEC3150 Wheel Alignment
  • MEC3140 Drive Train Repair