PAA

 

———  PRACTICAL & APPLIED ARTS COURSES  ———

 

CLOTHING AND FASHION 10

Prerequisite: None

Students will have the opportunity to complete several projects over the course of the semester. These projects will allow students to explore different sewing techniques, textile science, alterations, wardrobe planning and construction detail.

 

CLOTHING AND FASHION 30

Prerequisite: None

Principles of design and how they are used in clothing are addressed. A history of fashion and a look at the current fashion industry is studied. As well, wardrobe planning and creating optical illusions in clothing to suit various figure types is part of the course. Several projects will be completed.

 

COMMERCIAL COOKING 10

Prerequisite: None

This is an introductory course into the area of commercial food preparation. Students look at the industry and will cover the topics of the pantry, rice and pasta, soups and stocks, vegetables and fruits, and the bakery. Students will have the opportunity to learn theory and participate in labs.

 

COMMERCIAL COOKING 20 

Prequisite: Commercial Cooking 10

This class will review basic measuring skills, and Food Safety. The topics of basic baking skills, cooking with grains, fruits and vegetables, milk and milk products and eggs will be covered in detail. Yeast products and Pastries may be covered given time and interest. The material will be covered using assignments, lecture, projects and hands-on work in the kitchens.

 

CONSTRUCTION 10 (Woodwork)

Prerequisite: None

Students will be learning shop safety, measurement, basic power tool use, basic hand tool use, basic joinery, and basic finishing techniques. These are taught through the construction of two or three projects (time depending).  There is a large emphasis on safety and accuracy of work.  Students will be required to work independently and in groups.  Students are encouraged to wear work clothes but are not required.  There is a fee for materials and shop supplies used.

 

CONSTRUCTION 20 (Woodwork)

Prerequisite: Construction 10

Construction 20 builds on the techniques taught in Construction 10.  Students will build one or two intermediate skilled projects.  Safe and accurate work is a requirement of the course.  Students are encouraged to wear work clothes but are not required.  There is a fee for materials and shop supplies used.

 

CONSTRUCTION 30 (Woodwork)

Prerequisite: Woods 20

Construction 30 builds on the techniques taught in Construction 20.  Students will build an advanced project. Safe and accurate work is a requirement of the course.  Students are encouraged to wear work clothes but are not required.  There is a fee for materials and shop supplies used.

 

FOOD STUDIES 30

Food Studies 30 covers modules on kitchen safety, the Canada Food Guide, the preperation of different cuisines, nutrition, and an exploration of careers related to food and nutrition.

 

LIFE TRANSITIONS 20/30

These courses take students through a real life simulation and helps them to recognize the decisions that must be made over the course of a lifetime. A variety of topics will be addressed including relationship development, conflict resolution, support resources, money management, credit, insurance, mortgages, health care, parenting and child development. 

 

MECHANICS 10

Mechanics 10 focuses on three main units: Brakes, Small motors, and Vehicle maintenance.  There is a strong emphasis on hands on work in the auto shop.  Students will be required to have proper clothing (Coveralls or work clothes).  In the shop safe work habits are encouraged, as well as accuracy for the work being done.

 

MECHANICS 20

Prerequisite:  Auto 10

Mechanics 20 builds on the knowledge gained in Mechanics 10. Students will be able to work on their own vehicles if the work fits into the units being covered in class.  Students are not required to have their own vehicle, a vehicle will be provided to be worked on. Students will be required to have proper clothing (Coveralls and work clothes).   There is strong emphasis on group work and accuracy of work.

 

MECHANICS 30

Prerequisite: Mechanics 20

Mechanics 30 builds on the knowledge gained in Mechanics 20.  Students will be able to work on their own vehicles if the work fits into the units being covered in class.  Students are not required to have their own vehicle, a vehicle will be provided to be worked on. Students will be doing more in depth procedures (Ex: Cylinder heads, timing belts).   Students will be required to have proper clothing (Coveralls and work clothes).  There is strong emphasis on group work and accuracy of work.

 

WELDING 10

Prerequisite: None

The objective of Welding 10 is to develop familiarity with the terms, tools, equipment, and techniques of welding.  Safety, care, and the proper use of tools, materials and equipment are a priority in this class.  Students will practice Oxy/acetylene cutting, Oxy/acetylene, MIG and Arc welding.