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Woodworking, CAD, Digital Media and Technology

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General Description

Prerequisite: None

Having fun building projects, learning useful skills, in a comfortable environment is the goal of this year-long class. Would you like to learn to use a computer to make your work easier and more productive using Google or Microsoft Products?  Do you seek opportunities to work with wood to create and build in comfortable lab environment?  Do you like to communicate ideas through pictures and videos?  Would you enjoy learning how to design, draw plans or patterns?  Are you imaginative, innovative and seek opportunities for self-expression?  Do you have a desire to learn a variety of skills that will help you throughout your life?  If so, this “hands on” class may be for you.   Students will spend a focused amount of time in “4” distinct career areas:  woodworking, CAD drafting, computer technology and digital photography.


  • Woodworking Machine Set up and Operation
  • Portable Power Tool Use
  • Project Construction
  • Software and Technology Integration
  • 3D Printing
  • Career Exploration
  • Lab Safety
  • Multi-View Drawing Creation (AutoCAD)
  • 3D Printing & Design (Solidworks / SketchUP)
  • Blueprint Reading 
  • Multi-View Drawing Creation 
  • Product Design & Development
  • Laser Technology (Versa Laser)
  • Career Related Behaviors
  • Elements & Principles of Design
  • Google Apps Projects
  • Microsoft Office Products Creation
  • How to Take Good Pictures
  • Photoshop Computer Skills
  • Short Video Creation
  • Project Evaluation, Critique and Self Reflection

Theory of Action

Career and Technical education courses introduce students to a variety of high demand and high skill career pathways and connect the student's future career goals to innovative learning environments.  With an emphasis on real world, real life skills, Career and Technical Education takes students where they need to go to be prepared for their future. Through integrating and applying 21st century skills, technical knowledge, and core academic learnings,  our goal is that every student will graduate from EHS prepared for the job market and postsecondary education. Whether students plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether they have a set clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, all students benefit from participating in CTE courses and programs of study.