Industrial Technology

Faculty

Chuck Prong M.S. University of St. Francis cprong@pontiac90.org
Ryan Woith B.S. Illinois State University rwoith@pontiac90.org
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Course Descriptions

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (256)
Class Level: 09 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
Communication Technology is a course designed to foster an awareness and understanding of the technologies used to communicate in our modern society.  Students gain experience in the areas of design and drafting, radio and television broadcasting, computers in communication, photography, graphic arts, and telecommunications.
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY (258)
Class Level: 09 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
Production Technology is a course designed to foster an awareness and understanding of manufacturing and construction technology.  Through a variety of learning activities, students are exposed to many career opportunities in the production field.  Experiences in manufacturing include product design, materials and processes, tools and equipment including computers, safety procedures, corporate structure, management, research and development, production planning, mass production, marketing and servicing.  In construction, students are exposed to site preparation, foundations, building structures, installing utilities, and finishing and servicing structures.
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY (259)
Class Level: 09 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
Transportation Technology is a course designed to foster an awareness and understanding of the various transportation customs that make up our mobile society.  Through laboratory activities, students are exposed to the technologies of and career opportunities involved in material handling, atmospheric and space transportation, marine transportation, terrestrial transportation, and computer uses in transportation technology.
METALS (265)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None
This is a beginning course which covers the fundamentals of basic metalworking. Fundamentals will be stressed and skill development will be emphasized in the following areas: safety, layout, drilling, bending, cutting, filing, grinding, riveting, soldering, use of hand tools and measuring devices. Oxyfuel and SMAW welding are also covered. Completion of Introduction to Technology-Production is recommended.
DRAFTING I (275)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Intro to Tech Communications recommended
Drafting—General courses, usually offered as a sequence of courses, introduce students to the technical craft of drawing illustrations to represent and/or analyze design specifications and then refine the skills necessary for this craft.  Drafting—General courses use exercises from a variety of applications to provide students with the knowledge and experience to develop the ability to perform freehand sketching, lettering, geometric construction, and multi-view projections and to produce various types of drawings (working, detail, assembly, schematic, perspective, and so on).  Computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems (if available) are typically introduced and used to fulfill course objectives.
DRAFTING II (276)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Drafting I
Drafting II is a continuation of the technical craft of drawing illustrations to represent and/or analyze design specifications and then refine the skills necessary for this craft.  Drafting—General courses use exercises from a variety of applications to provide students with the knowledge and experience to develop the ability to perform freehand sketching, lettering, geometric construction, and multi-view projections and to produce various types of drawings (working, detail, assembly, schematic, perspective, and so on).  Computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems (if available) are typically introduced and used to fulfill course objectives.
SMALL GAS ENGINES (285)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Intro to Tech-Energy or Transportation is recommended
Small engine repair is an instructional program that prepares individuals to troubleshoot, service, and repair a variety of small internal-combustion engines, involving both two and four cycle engines used on portable power equipment.  Planned activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and technical skills related to troubleshooting, repairing, identifying parts and making precision measurements.  Safety will be a key component of this class.  Students will also be exposed to career opportunities related to small engines.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN I (290)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Intro to Tech-Energy or Transportation is recommended
This course introduces students to the basic skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels.  Instructional units include engine performance, automotive electrical system, integrated computer systems, lubrication, exhaust and emission control, steering and suspension, fuel systems, cooling system, braking, and power train.