West Fork High School
|ENG-105 Composition I||Arlo Stoltenberg||3|
|ELT-115 Electronic Concepts||Greg Helmich||3|
|AGS-105 Animal Science I||Kathryn Bonzer||3|
|BUS-130 Intro to Entrepreneurship||Abbee Dickman||3|
|SDV-160 Career Decision Making||2|
|WEL-335 Ag & Industry Welding||Ryan Bochmann||2|
|ELT-745 Maintenance Shop Operations||Brian Mason||3|
|ENG-106 Composition II||Arlo Stoltenberg||3|
|AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy||Kathryn Bonzer||3|
|BUS-161 Human Relations||Abbee Dickman||3|
|CON-305 Cabinetry & Millwork||Greg Helmich||1|
|SDV-135 Job Seeking Skills||1|
|ELT-190 Intro to Tech Computing/CAD||Brian Mason||3|
AUT-113 Transportation Fundamentals (3 s.h.)
This course will require many of the basic elements required to be successful in transportation courses. The concepts covered include basic electronics and an introduction to basic shop equipment. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving, proper use and application of equipment, study of electrical and mechanical diagrams, and ability to identify equipment needed in repair situations. Coursework will include many hands-on exercises with industrial grade equipment. (30-30-0-0)
AGS-109 Animal Science I (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to provide students with a general overview of the livestock industry. It identifies the ways in which domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, fiber, shelter, protection, fuel and emotional well-being. Students will develop an understanding of and be able to apply the basic principles of animal selection, breeding, genetics, feeding, health, and husbandry practices. As a student, you will become familiar with the economic and social issues that confront the livestock industry. (45-0) Equivalent to 70-112, AGSS-701.
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy (3 s.h.)
Topics covered include: plant anatomy and physiology; plant classification and ID; pest classification and ID; and pesticides, pest management, application equipment, calibration, laws/regulations. Students will take the Iowa Core Manual examination as a requirement for this course. (38-15) Equivalent to 90-160, AGAS-701
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
This course introduces the concept of Entrepreneurship beginning with identifying characteristics of the Entrepreneur, evaluating opportunities, feasibility, financing, and planning for success. Students will also understand the need for a contingency plan as well as an exit strategy. (45-0)
BUS-161 Human Relations (3 s.h.)
Human Relations is a course designed to improve the student’s ability to function in the workplace. This class will work on increasing the student’s self-awareness and improving their ability to get along with customers, coworkers, and supervisors Equivalent to 15-241, BUSN-105
CON-305 Cabinetry and Milwork
This competency-based course prepares students for entry-level positions in the cabinetmaking and millwork, furniture making and woodworking industries
ELT-115 Electronic Concepts (3 s.h.)
Electronic Concepts is an introductory survey of electricity and electronics suitable for students interested in pursuing a career in such technical fields as electronics, automotive, HVAC, and other fields that require knowledge of basic electrical/electronic concepts. Topics include safety, shop and lab practices, motors and controls, direct and alternating current, and semiconductor and digital electronics. Course work consists of problem solving, computer-assisted instruction, computer simulation, and hands-on exercises with industrial grade equipment. (30-30) Equivalent to 96-132, INDU-701.
ELT-190 Introduction to Tech Computing & CAD (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Ability to key-enter the equivalent of 25 words/minute at a computer keyboard. Introduction to Technical Computing and CAD is designed to familiarize the student with microcomputer basics relating to occupations in the industrial/technical area. Topics include computer hardware, operating systems, commands and tasks, disk organization and access, word processing, spreadsheets, and two-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD). The student should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week in the Electromechanical Systems Technology lab to accomplish the required modular learning labs. (15-60) Equivalent to EMST-701, 91-104.
ELT-745 Maintenance Shop Operations (3 s.h.)
The student is introduced to shop equipment generally found in the industrial maintenance environment. The student uses safe setup and produces parts with metal saws, drills, grinders, basic welding and cutting, thread repair, anchors and fasteners. The student use of mechanical prints to identify parts in assembly and repair situations is practiced, along with the use of catalogs to find and order repair parts, study of bearings and seals, applications, and failure analysis. (15-61) Equivalent to 96-156, EMST-805.
ENG-105 Composition I (3 s.h.)
Improvement of skills in reading, writing, and listening with an emphasis on expository methods of development and personal experience as supporting material. Students may be requested to use word processors and the Writer’s Workbench analyses programs, the Writer’s Workbench STEPS programs, and the structuring sentences video series. Students must meet minimum competency requirements in writing to receive a grade of C or higher. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-104, ENGL-101, 30-101, ENG-102.
ENG-106 Composition II (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ENG-105, Composition I, or ENG-102, Composition Speech I. Students must have earned a C or higher grade in Composition I or Composition & Speech I before enrolling in Composition II. A continuation of ENG-105 Composition I, with an emphasis on argumentative and persuasive writing, on research methods, and on language. Students may be requested to use word processors, Writer’s Workbench analyses, Writer’s Workbench STEPS, and sentence structuring videos. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-102, ENGL-105, 30-102, ENG-103.
SDV-135 Job Seeking Skills
Develop skills necessary to enter the job market and experience long-term career growth. Students learn basic job seeking techniques, job keeping skills, and strategies for continued growth.
SDV-160 Career Decision Making (2 s.h.)
Introduction to a structured career decision-making process, including self-awareness, career and educational information, economic information, and related activities/projects. (30-0-0-0) Equivalent to 89-152, SDEV-106.
WEL-335 Ag and Industry Welding (2 s.h.)
This is a basic arc/oxy-fuel welding and cutting course. The students will perform introductory skills in SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW welding, oxy-acetylene welding and oxy-fuel cutting. The student learns safety procedures relating to welding subjects and general shop safety. (15-30)