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 100% 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 100%. To compliment this, daily safety meetings will be held, as well as periodic safety refresher quizzes.

          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



Teacher Evaluation of Project Work          60%

Student Evaluation of Project                     20%

Project Planning                                         20%


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