York Community High School

Wood Technology 1 and 2

Course Teachers

Calenberg, Daniel (630) 617-2400 ex.7341 Industrial Tech Teacher dcalenberg@elmhurst205.org
Ross, Ken (630) 617-2446 Industrial Tech. Dept. Leader: SkillsUSA Advisor kross@elmhurst205.org
Stolz III, Joseph (630) 617-2400 ex.7166 Graphic Communications Teacher jstolz@elmhurst205.org

Course Descriptions

#0565 Wood Technology 1

Grades 9-12 / 1 Semester—1.0 credit

This beginning woodworking course is designed for students interested in developing woodworking skills for a profession or a hobby.  It is the course on which further work in cabinetmaking and carpentry is based.  Proper procedures in construction are realized by designing and building projects including the proper use of different joinery, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques. Students will read and apply instructions and execute measurements for proper construction, a foundational skill in any STEM field. Instruction in care, use, and operation of hand tools and power machines is also a vital part of this course.  The Construction Career Cluster is  investigated and a study is made of present and future possibilities in these career fields.


#0557 Wood Technology 2

Grades 9-12 / 1 Semester—1.0 credit
Prerequisite:  Wood Technology 1

This course is designed for the student who is interested in learning more advanced woodworking skills. Frame constructed furniture, the use of plywood, and techniques in jointing, fastening and laying out materials are studied. STEM concepts are further explored as students learn about the use and application of wood finishes appropriate to the product.  This course is designed for those who wish to know construction techniques used in high quality furniture. The Construction Career Cluster is  investigated, and a study is made of present and future possibilities of these career fields. This course is a must for anyone considering a career in furniture design, construction management, cabinetmaking or building trades.


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