Industrial Arts

Course Outline Industrial Arts

Mr. Morton


Course Overview

Through Career and Technology studies (CTS), secondary schools in Alberta are responding to the many challenges of modern society, helping young people develop daily living skills, and nurturing a flexible, well-qualified work force.

Safety is of the utmost importance in Industrial Arts. An open book safety test is given out at the start of each semester and needs to be completed with a mark of 90% before a student can begin any work in the shop. A student may complete and hand in the test as many times as they need in order to receive the mark of 90%. To compliment this, safety meetings will be held, as well as periodic safety assessments.

Students are expected to plan their own projects, planning sheets must be completed and submitted to the teacher before any work can begin. Part of planning is determining the cost of the materials needed, all materials bought through the school must be paid for prior to the project being taken from the school.

Course Expectations

General learner expectations describe the basic competencies that are integrated throughout the CTS program. Within an applied context that is relevant to personal goals, aptitudes and abilities, the student in CTS will:

*Demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for

achievement and fulfillment in personal life

*develop an action plan that relates personal interests, abilities and aptitudes to

career opportunities and requirements

*use technology effectively, linking and applying available tools, management

and processes to produce a desired outcome

*develop personal management skills

*improve social interaction skills

*demonstrate appropriate verbal, written, composition, summarization and

presentation skills

*use basic computation and measurement principles accurately and efficiently

Physical Distancing and Safety Protocols

*At the start of each class, students will come in through the main door and use the hand sanitizer available. If a student wishes they may use the sink and soap to wash their hands instead.

*Masks must be worn in the shop. If you require a “mask break” you may go to the table attached to the metal break. One person is allowed a “mask break” at a time. Each student is allowed one “mask break” per class.

*All items must be sanitized before and after use. Sprayers and wipes will be made available to the students.

*Scrap project materials will be placed in a quarantine area where it will sit until the instructor has deemed it appropriate to use.

*Students will be issued a pair of safety glasses that will be their own glasses, only to be used by them. Safety glasses will be handed in to the instructor at the end of each black to be placed into individual containers for safety. Students will pick up their safety glasses at the beginning of each class.

*Though not necessary, students are encouraged to buy and bring their own work/welding gloves. If a student is unable to bring their own and would like a pair of gloves, talk with Mr. Morton.

*The coveralls that belong to the school may be used, but they must be put into the laundry basket to be washed. A student may not put a worn pair of coveralls back on the hooks to be used again without washing.

*Mr. Morton’s office and the decal/silk screening room will be off limits to students for the time being. Once class resumes and the semester is underway this will be reassessed.


Teacher Evaluation of Project Work 60%

Student Evaluation of Project 20%

Project Planning                                          10%

Safety                                                          10%

Units of Study




  • Modes and Mechanisms Vehicle Service and Care

  • Engine Fundamentals

  • Electrical Fundamentals

  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

  • Mechanical Systems

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Lubrication Systems

  • Fuel Systems

  • Braking Systems

  • Power Trains

  • Manual Transmissions

  • Engine removal and Installations

  • Engine tune-up

  • Power Train Repair

  • Plastic and Fibreglass

  • Career Transitions

  • Project Modules

  • CADD Fundamentals

  • CADD Applications

  • Sketching and designing

  • GTAW

  • Basic Electrical Wiring

  • Bicycle Repair

  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

  • Introduction to Construction and Fabrication

  • Basic Electric Welding

  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding

  • Sheet Stock Fabrication

  • Fabrication Principles

  • Bar and Tubular Fabrication

  • Principles of Machining

  • Print Reading

  • Oxy Fuel Welding

  • Thermal Cutting

  • SMAW 1

  • SMAW 2

  • GMAW 1

  • Sheet Metal Fab 1

  • Sheet Metal Fab 2

  • Forging Fundamentals

  • CNC Mill

  • Precision Lathe Work

  • Precision Milling

  • Custom Fabrication

  • Metallurgy and Heat Treating

  • Specialized Welding

  • SMAW 3

  • SMAW 4

  • Cylindrical and Conical Sheet Fab

  • CNC Lathe

  • Advanced Lathe Work

  • Advanced CNC Milling

  • GMAW 2

  • Construction Building Construction

    • Product Management

    • Solid Stock Construction

    • Turning Operations

    • Manufactured Materials

    • Con Projects

    • Site Preparation

    • Concrete Forming

    • Floor Framing

    • Wall Framing

    • Roof Structures

    • Exterior Finishes

    • Electrical Systems

    • Plumbing Systems

    • Agri-Structures

    • Multiple Materials

    • Furniture Making 1 & 2

    • Finishing Cabinetmaking 1 & 2

    • Wood Forming

    • Manufactured Systems

    • Stair Construction

    • Wall & Ceiling Finish

    • Roof Structures

    • Door & Trim

    • Floor covering

    • Renovations

    • Furniture Making 3 & 4

    • Furniture Repair

    • Cabinet Making 3 & 4

    • Production Planning & Management

    • Framing Systems 2