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Computer Graphics
MEC Academy Industrial Arts Wheel
Drafting
Advanced Drafting
Manufacturing Tech
Advanced Manufacturing Tech
Woodshop
Advanced Woodshop
Mill Cabinetry
Administration of Justice
Sports Occupations

Introduction Applied Arts courses cover many different interests, skills and pathways. Applied Arts courses may be found in this section as well as dispersed throughout various departments. For more information about the ROP Program, please refer to the ROP information page. Within the Industrial Arts Program, students who complete a predetermined sequence of courses in a given area are entitled to receive a certificate of competency in that area concentration. This is Soquel High’s recognition of students’ academic focus and achievement. Additionally, the course work is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in industry or to provide them with a good foundation for further study.


Course Descriptions

GRAPHIC DESIGN (ROP)

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied or Fine Arts for SHS; for UC/CSU, f
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Computer Graphics is a course that explores the drawing techniques and tools used in computer art and graphics. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of commercial art and how this art is used in design and illustration, photography, multimedia presentation, and desktop publishing. A systematic and structured approach is used to complete a wide range of projects. The career opportunities in computer graphics and video effects are explored. This course is for those interested in the applications of art and careers in the art field, as well as those interested in the creative and artistic aspects of computers.


MEC ACADEMY INDUSTRIAL ARTS WHEEL

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
9 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SHS
Prerequisite: See information in 'Academies'
Co-requisite: English 1 MEC
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the three industrial arts (metals, woods and drafting) taught at Soquel High, and to start students on a pathway that will lead through ROP and Cabrillo classes to employment or study in the construction trades. Students will cycle through units on Business, Economics of Labor and Trade, Drafting – technical drawing, Metal Shop, Drafting – C.A.D., Woodshop, and Bicycle Repair.

DRAFTING 1A/1B

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
9-12 Sem. or Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SHS
Prerequisite: 1A-none; 1B-Drafting 1A and teacher permission
Course Description: In Drafting 1A/1B, the student will learn to use standard drafting tools, standard line types, and the use of templates and compasses. Students will also be introduced to AutoCAD, common drafting software used in industry. Emphasis will be placed on drawing procedures and problem-solving. Students will learn the language of drafting. First semester will cover flat drawings, orthographic projection, and isometric drawings. Second semester is done entirely on the computer, increasing students’ knowledge of AutoCAD. Second semester students usually complete an existing set of house plans which include a site plan, a floor plan, and elevations. Two semesters of drafting is the equivalent of one semester of CAD work at a community college program.


ADVANCED DRAFTING

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 Yes

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SHS
Prerequisite: Drafting 1 and teacher permission
Course Description: Students will concentrate on either an architectural emphasis or an engineering emphasis at this point. Architectural students will design and draw a set of floor plans using both AutoCAD and ArchiCad. Students will construct a scaled model of their home. Engineering students will draw machine parts, technical illustrations, cams and gears using Solid Works, a three-dimensional software program commonly used in industry. Students will also use MasterCam, a CNC milling program.

MANUFACTURING TECH 1A/1B

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
9-12 Sem. or Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SHS
Prerequisite: 1A-none; 1B-Manufacturing Tech 1A and teacher permission
Course Description: Part 1A of this course is an introduction to metals manufacturing procedures and how various metals can be worked into usable forms. You will learn about metals as a material and how to use various hand tools and machines. The course will include sheet metal fabrication, industrial casting forge work, heat-treating, basic metallurgy, and ornamental forming techniques. Part 1B of this course is a continuation of Part 1A with additional skills including oxy-acet, welding and cutting, use of machinist's lathe, and more advanced sheet metal processes. This course will assist in gaining entry-level skills for many occupations and be of great value to future engineering students. Lab fee required.


ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECH

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 Yes

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SHS
Prerequisite: Manufacturing Tech 1B and teacher permission
Course Description: Students will advance welding skills through instruction in and use of arc, M.I.G. and T.I.G. welders. More advanced machine tools such as sharps, milling machines and more complex machinist's lathe operations will also be covered and practiced through assigned and student-chosen work. Course is designed to further entry-level skills. Lab fee required.

WOODSHOP 1A/1B

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
9-12 Sem. or Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SH
Prerequisite: 1A-none; 1B-Woodshop 1A and teacher permission
Course Description: Part A is an introductory course to provide knowledge in woodworking for use in either a vocation or an avocation. Students will be given instruction in the safe operation of woodworking machine tool such as the table saw, surface planer, jointer, scroll saw, band saw, power sander, lathe and drill press. Students will learn about basic drawer construction, bookcase construction, available woods, fasteners and finishes. Part B is a continuation of Part A, with additional skills in furniture construction. Lab fee required.


ADVANCED WOODSHOP

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SH
Prerequisite: Woodshop 1B and teacher permission
Course Description: Introduction of advanced tools and techniques. Building cabinets and furniture, design and record-keeping. Lab fee required.

MILL CABINETRY (ROP)

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SH
Prerequisite: Completion of one year of Woodshop recommended
Course Description: Program is geared to the mature student who is interested in exploring avenues of vocational woodworking. Each student has his/her own project and/or projects brought to the class by "customers." Some projects are singular and others are done as cooperative efforts. Either way, the emphasis is on proper method and accurate machining. Parents should take note that their children can use this class to produce high-quality furniture for the home. Instructor can help in job application, resume development and other occupational opportunities.


ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (ROP)

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
11-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Applied Arts for SH
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Students learn the basics of law enforcement including a working knowledge of state and federal law and varied segments of the judicial system. The course of study includes the following: a historical survey of American police agencies, with emphasis on California law enforcement; philosophy of origin of crime and social impact; development of criminal justice system, current trends and their relevance to local law enforcement; hiring and testing processes for positions in law enforcement; laws of arrest, search and seizure; court process; penal and vehicle codes, what constitutes a crime; child abuse and related offences; drug and alcohol abuse and related offences; participation in a ride-along program with a local law enforcement agency. This year-long class is articulated with Cabrillo College for credit.

SPORTS/RECREATION-RELATED OCCUPATIONS (ROP)

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
11-12 Year 5/5 No

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the career opportunities within the sports and recreation job market. Students will participate in a combination of interactive classroom instruction, skill practice both in the classroom and at sports-related community worksites, and receive three different certifications as a result of successful completion. Students will explore many areas in sports medicine, sports management, sports pedagogy, and sports science through hands-on, applicable lab work. Additional credit may be earned through the Sports Occupations Work Experience program.