• Manufacturing

     

    Planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

    Courses available at Kodiak High School

     

    3-D Modeling/Engineering Design

    Grade Level(s): 9-12; Yearlong course
    Prerequisite(s): None
    3-D modeling students will create virtual solutions to real-world design problems and then "print" a working prototype using a Dimension 3-D printer. Skill development in this class focuses on SolidWorks software, technical drawing, machine tools and mechanical design. Students who qualify will also have the opportunity to team with students in other schools as part of a long-distance problem-solving activity. State and national competitions may also be available. This is a great class for the designer, innovator, and motivated problem solver. Students will be able to pursue a Solid Works certification.

     

     

    Introduction to Engineering

    Grade Level(s): 9-12 Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This STEM course is a basic introduction to engineering for all students. Students who complete this course will learn the concepts needed to develop their ideas into solutions that will improve our lives. Students learn to work in teams to solve a problem. Typically, this has been a transportation problem. In the past, students have built an electric car that went on to compete in an electrathon competition in Nebraska. This is a very hands-on class. Students will be challenged to produce a solution that has followed a design process. Student select teams to work with based on student strengths and interest. Teams include a research team, design team, fabrication team. Students will vote for team leaders that will help to run the lab activities. Progress is monitored using ghant charts and weekly status reports.

      

    Welding I

    Grade Level(s): 9-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Students are required to provide their own safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet and coveralls. Offered for dual credit. Course Fee is $30 Per semester (includes cost of OSHA card)
    Students will learn the basic theory and practice of fusing ferrous metals. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is the process emphasized. Students gain experience with a selection of welded joint designs and a variety of electrodes. Standard industrial safety procedures are stressed.

     

    Technical Drawing for Welding

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Welding I and teacher recommendation required. This course is designed to teach welding students the basics of print reading and design. The idea is to have students be able to read and interpret a set of working drawings in the welding lab. Students will be exposed to Solidworks and will design projects using industry standard software. Students will be able to understand the alphabet of lines, section views, auxiliary views and orthographic projection. Students will have the opportunity to work in the welding lab from a set of plans they have developed. The emphasis here is the development of the plans, not the welding. This is not a welding course. However, students in this course must have welding experience to be able to work in the lab. Students will be responsible for materials and supplies to work on personally designed projects.

     

    Welding II

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Welding I; Teacher recommendation required. Offered for dual credit. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet and coveralls. Course Fee is $30 Per semester
    Students will learn the basic theory and practice of fusing ferrous metals. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) are the processes emphasized. Students gain experience with a selection of welded joint designs. Standard industrial safety procedures are stressed. 

     

    Welding III

    Grade Level(s): 11-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Welding II; Teacher recommendation required. Offered for dual credit. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet and coveralls. Course Fee is $30 Per semester.
    Students continue learning the theory and practice of ferrous and non-ferrous metal fusion. Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding are two of the processes emphasized. Students will also use oxygen- acetylene and plasma- arc cutting systems. Projects in both steel and aluminum will develop design, layout and fabrication skills. Career opportunities in welding and related technical fields are explored. Standard industrial safety procedures are stressed.

     

    Welding IV

    Grade Level(s): 12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Welding III; Teacher recommendation required. Offered for dual credit. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet and coveralls. Course Fee is $30 Per semester. This class prepares students to attend post-secondary education in the field of welding. Students will gain introductory experience in Oxy-Acet and Tig Welding. They will also be introduced to basic CAD and blueprint reading to include welding symbols. Students will be introduced to metallurgy and how it applies to the welding process. A final project will be completed to apply the skills learned throughout their time in welding.