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SAN DIEGUITO ACADEMY 2011-12 Elective Course Catalog

Applied Technology Intro to Technology (K7658) Students in this class are exposed to some of SDA's wonderful electives. In one semester each student spends 3 ½ weeks in these classes: Woodworking, Photo Arts, Theatre Arts, Studio Arts, and Computer & Information Technology. In most classes students complete fun and creative projects in a hands-on environment.

ROP Auto Technology (K7502) This class is designed as a basic course in automotive service, maintenance and repair. It is also an introductory class for those interested in a career in any mechanical field. The course content includes automotive safety, tool use and safety, automotive maintenance, minor service techniques including checking of fluids, lubrication, battery service, cooling system service, wheel, tire & suspension service, brake service, and performance of the minor electrical tune-up. Hands-on experience with tools, lifting equipment, service equipment, test equipment, and automotive components is included. Daily access to a car is helpful. Upon completion, students are eligible for up to 6 units of college credit at Mira Costa Community College.

ROP Auto Engine Performance (K7501) This course takes a more in-depth look at automotive and engine systems. In addition to many of the concepts covered in Automotive Technology, we will be looking closely at how and why engines are built, and the advantages of proper maintenance. There is no pre-requisite for this course, but it is preferred that you have taken Auto Tech, have your license, and access to a car on a daily basis. Upon completion, students are eligible for up to 6 units of college credit at Mira Costa Community College.

Metal Technology 1 (K7561) This hands-on fun elective is where you’ll get to make all kinds of projects out of metal. Once you learn the basics you can specialize in projects of your choice; from rings to car bumpers to skateboard rails; your creativity is the only limit. There is a dedicated area for jewelry making and all new welding machines. Students taking this class are qualified to be on the “build division” of the Robotics Team and will be much better prepared to start an engineering major, fabrication career, jewelry or art career path.

Metal Technology 2 (K7562) This class will build on all skills learned in Metals 1 and allow time for custom projects. New projects will include advanced machining projects, precious metal clay for jewelry, glass bead making, bronze casting using lost wax and silicone molds, advanced computerized milling, art sculptures, off road accessories and many more.

ROP Welding and Metal Fabrication (K7503) In this fun and exciting class you’ll learn every major welding process there is and get the chance to complete many small and large projects of your choice. Most students will become certified in at least one type of welding process. This class will develop skills related to engineering, precision measurement, welding, fabrication, weld testing, cutting, and bending metal. Upon completion, students are eligible for 3 units of college credit at Mira Costa Community College.

Robotic and Engineering Technology (K7673) Are you interested in engineering, computer aided design, prototyping, fabricating what you design in metal, and learning about robotic technology? This class will spend about 8 weeks in a computer lab creating 3D designs for robots with Solidworks software and then move to the metal shop to focus on fabricating the

robot designs made on the computer. Skills taught in the metal shop fabrication techniques, advanced machining, computerized milling, and














will include layout, gas tungsten arc Robotics team, but

Robotics team participation is not required to be in the class.

Wood Technology I (K7571) Imagine a world without trees

. Learn to appreciate wood as a

material intertwined with your life. In this exciting course you will learn to make wood projects

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