Skilled & Technical Sciences

  • SkillsUSAThe Skilled and Technical courses provide students with important knowledge and skills in STEM related fields. Students also learn work-related skills such as teamwork, leadership, decision making, and problem-solving, and the application of the design process. Students enrolled in these courses also have the opportunity to participate in either the SkillsUSA student leadership organizations. These organizations encourage leadership development; social awareness; and responsibility to school, family, and the community.

    Students may also participate in competitions that enhance work-related and collaborative skills.

    CONSTRUCTION A/B
    Course Code: STS 560/561
    Full Year:  1.0 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Manufacturing 1, Landscape Construction or HomeShop 1/Welding1 
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Core +

    MANUFACTURING DESIGN 1 (video)
    Course Code: STS 552
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Enrolled or Completed Algebra 1
    Grade Level: 9-12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Core +

    Interested in an Engineering, Manufacturing or Technology career?  Consider this exciting, hands-on interactive course.  Using 3D modeling software, students learn the design process, solve design problems as they develop, analyze and create products.  Use creativity, visualization, communication skills, teamwork and problem solving while using 3D modeling software.  Students will employ engineering, math and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems using a state of the art 3D solid modeling design software. Emphasis is placed on 21st Century Skills necessary to be successful in furthering education and pursuing a career.  Various projects will be created using 3D printers and CNC hardware.

    MANUFACTURING DESIGN 2
    Course Code: STS 553
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Manufacturing Design 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Core+ & OSHA 10

    Manufacturing Design 2 will continue to build on CAD design skills and how this knowledge is used in creating the fast moving visual and mechanical world we live in. Precision measurement and application make a big difference in how the pieces fit together. Learn how to use tools such as dial calipers measure needed for the design and creation of various projects.

    MANUFACTURING DESIGN 3
    Course Code: STS 554
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Manufacturing Design 2
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Core +

    Manufacturing Design 3 is a broad-based project oriented course to expand a student’s understanding of engineering and engineering technology career possibilities.  Students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and hands-on problem solving skills to create solutions to challenges based upon engineering concepts. Emphasis is placed on Work Readiness Skills. Projects include building simple machines, hydrogen-solar cell cars, trusses and bridges, projectile launchers, self-propelled cars and many other projects.

    MANUFACTURING DESIGN 4
    Course Code: STS 555
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Manufacturing Design 3
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Core +

    Manufacturing Design 4 is about using the modeling and design skills you have learned to program machines to build projects for you. Students will use computers to program lasers, cutting metal with a milling machine and 3D printing. Get ready to create your own designs and compete in class challenges to be shared with the school.

    WELDING 1 (formerly Home Shop) (video)
    Course Code: STS 574
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  Yes, SPSCC WELD100 (5 cr), Bates WELD103 (2 cr); or Clover Park WELD106 (5 cr)
    Certification:  Precision - Welding (595); Career Safe Welding & Cutting

    Tired of sitting at a desk all day? Want to put both your hands and mind to work? Then make the choice not to be a “desk potato” and sign up for Welding. This class is a semester long course that allows students to gain practical application skills in basic arc and gas welding, tool identification, cold metal, copper pipe soldering and use of the cutting torch. Students will be instructed on safety, project design and fabrication.

    WELDING 2 (video)
    Course Code: STS 575
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Home Shop 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Bates WELD107 (1 cr) and WELD104 (3 cr); or Clover Park WLD110 & 112 (7 cr)
    Certification:  OSHA 10, Precision - Welding (595-596)

    Continue to develop your skills and work in a team environment on class projects. Students will learn how to weld pieces of metal together using arc, oxygen acetylene, and MIG welding processes. Specific skills development will be based on the college credit competencies for torch cutting and individual preferences. All students will learn workplace safety and test for the OSHA 10 certification.  OSHA 10 is required for enrollment in Home Shop 3.

    WELDING 3 (video)
    Course Code: STS 576
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Home Shop 2 & OSHA 10
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Bates WELD105 (5 cr)
    Certification:  Precision - Welding (596)

    Advanced skills in reading blueprints, creating projects using all three welding processes, and being group leaders are a focus in this class.  Students must be self-motivated and responsible.  You will learn to manage your time on projects.  To earn college credit in arc welding and oxygen acetylene welding, you will need to show mastery of the concepts basic horizontal and some vertical welding and invest time and practice the skills.

    WELDING 4 (video)
    Course Code: STS 577
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Home Shop 3 & OSHA 10
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Precision - Welding (597)

    Advanced skills in managing a group, writing blueprints, arc welding, oxygen acetylene welding, MIG welding, and projects are a focus in this class.  You will also be learning Project and Shop Management skills.  As a leader, you will be expected to assist and mentor novice students.  To earn college credit in arc welding, oxygen acetylene welding, MIG welding, and torch cutting, you will need to show mastery of the horizontal and vertical weld concepts, how to read and write a blueprint and invest time and practice the skills.

StageCraft

  • INTRO TO STAGECRAFT (video)
    Course Code:  STS 520
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9-12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  Yes, OSHA 10

    Get involved in the technical aspects of theater and performance art! This course is designed as an introduction to stagecraft. In this course, students will develop technical skills in costuming, stage make-up design and application, scenic painting, and set construction. OSHA-10 General Industry certification is pursued as a part of the course. 

    SCENIC DESIGN
    Course Code:  STS 521
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE
    Prerequisite:  Intro to Stagecraft with “C” or better and OSHA 10 Certified 
    Grade Level: 9-12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    This course is designed to help students integrate and build upon concepts and skills acquired in “Intro to Stagecraft” and apply them to new concepts, such as lighting/sound operation and design. In this course students will design, draft, and render theatrical scenery, and obtain proficiency in the use of all the systems in YHS’s PAC, as well as develop other career and technical skills.

    STAGECRAFT PRODUCTION A/B
    Course Code:  STS 522/STS 523
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE
    Prerequisite:  Intro to Stagecraft with “C” or better, Scenic Design with “C” or better
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  No

    This course is designed to refine the concepts and skills acquired in previous courses (Intro to Stagecraft, Scenic Design) and provide students with the opportunity to research, design, develop, and build a fully realized play production of their own making. In this course students will study and respond to a variety of theater experiences, showcasing collaborative, analytical, interpretive, and problem-solving skills.