Practical Arts


Woods 1
VOC1012 - All Grades - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This is a one-semester class designed to introduce students to the process of changing a raw material into a finished product. Students will use traditional woodworking equipment along with modern computer aid drafting (CAD) and computer aided machining (CAM) tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis.

Woods 2*
VOC1013 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This one-semester course is designed for students interested in learning more about woodworking and modern manufacturing. Students that are looking for a God-pleasing hobby or are interested in a possible woodworking career should take this course. Students will use traditional woodworking equipment along with modern computer aided drafting (CAD) and computer aided machining (CAM) tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis.
Prerequisite: C in Introduction to Woods

Woods 3*
VOC1014 - 11th/12th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This course is designed for students that are considering career possibilities in woodworking, machining, the trades, or engineering. Emphasis is given to problem solving. Students will build on their previous skills of changing raw materials into a finished project. Students will use traditional wood working equipment along with modern CAD, CAM, and CNC tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis. This course may be taken for one or two semesters.
Prerequisite: C in Woods 2

Computer Aided Design
VOC1021- 11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
The first semester of this course introduces students to mechanical design using SolidWorks software. Students will learn how to design 3D parts, assemblies, and drawings. Many parts will be designed on the computer and then manufactured by students.

Computer Applications
COM1002 - 9th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This is a one-semester required class for all freshmen. It is designed to obtain a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. Students will work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, and Moodle. The use of the internet and social media in a God-pleasing way will also be addressed.

Introduction to Computer Programming - ONLINE COURSE
COM1007-10th/11th/12th Grades- Semester 1
Introduction to Computer Programming is a hands-on introductory computer-programming course. Students will learn the fundamental programming techniques of the Visual Basic language, while setting a foundation for the learning of other programming languages. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

Web Page Design - ONLINE COURSE
COM1006 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 1
Students will learn HTML commands and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) so they can create effective WEB sites without the purchase of WEB design software. They will also study the principles of creating an attractive, useful, and user-friendly site as well as how to post their site and have users find it on the World Wide Web.
Prerequisites: None, but students should have basic knowledge of computer folders and saving files to a variety of locations. Familiarity with picture editing software is helpful, though not required.

Multi-media Principles and Design - ONLINE COURSE
COM1005- All Grades - Semester 1
Students will use web-based resources to combine the use of text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in fun and exciting ways. Exploration will include audio and video creation and publishing, and some basic image manipulation. Ethical and legal responsibilities when using and publishing audio and video content will be discussed.
Prerequisites: None

Computer Graphics - ONLINE COURSE
COM1008 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
Computer Graphics will introduce students to raster and vector graphic editing software to create, edit, and manipulate images and drawings. These skills can then be applied to complete projects in other courses during and after high school, in the workplace, and for personal use.
Prerequisites: None, but basic computer knowledge is assumed

Game Programming - ONLINE COURSE
COM1010 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
This is a course for students with some experience in writing computer code. Using the .NET framework programs Microsoft Visual C# Express 2008 (2010) and XNA 3.1 (4.0), students will develop an environment for creating simple 2-D game programs. Using step-by-step instruction and hands-on projects, students will learn how to develop, test, run and debug games that feature graphics and sound effects. The code developed for each project will be saved in a code portfolio for future use as base programs for more expanded gaming programs.