Industrial Technology at OEHS - Community Unit School District 308

At OEHS, we offer a number of different programs
in the Industrial Technology (IT) area.
Automotive Technology
CAD and Design
Project Lead The Way- Pre-Engineering
Our programs are designed to give students career
and technical preparation for entry into the world
of work or secondary education, as well as real
world employability skills.
Our IT programs at OEHS are credit classes
that can fit into any elective spot in a student’s
We offer full credit classes (year long or
blocked in a semester) and ½ credit classes
(semester long) to allow students the ability to
fit their desired classes into their schedules.
Select classes also satisfy core class
requirements, Dual Credit (College Credit), or
hold AP status.
We invite you to
attend our IT open
house at OEHS on
Wednesday Dec. 11th.
The event will take
place in the vocational
annex at OEHS from
Parents, students, and
all community
members are invited
to come see our
facilities, talk with our
staff, and see current
demonstrating skills
from classes and
displaying projects.
Our industrial
technology staff at
OEHS are highly skilled
teachers that specialize
in their content area.
Each staff member
attends professional
development update
training each year to
ensure they are giving
students the best and
most relevant
educational experience
we can.
Automotive Technology at OEHS
provides students with the
foundations of the mechanical
automotive field.
Our program is based on hands-on
live work in a shop environment.
We have a 5 bay service shop, and
an automotive classroom with an
engine lab.
This provides students with real
world application while teaching
them critical thinking and problem
solving skills.
Our facility is supplied with
industry standard tools and
equipment for students to gain
experience with.
Many of our students obtain
employment, internships, or go on
to secondary education in the
automotive field.
Students will also gain a few
industry recognized certifications
while in the program.
We offer 4 automotive
classes for students of all
grade levels.
Introduction to Automotive
 Automotive Engine Service
 Automotive Electrical and
Diagnostic Systems
 Automotive Service
After taking Introduction to
Automotive Technology,
students are able to take any
class in any order to suit their
schedule, interests, or needs.
Introduction to Automotive
Technology is a prerequisite
for all other automotive
It is a ½ credit class
(1 semester)
In this class students will
learn basic automotive
maintenance, safety, shop
operations, tools, and
The majority of the shop
work includes vehicle safety
inspections, basic
maintenance, fluid changes,
and tire work.
Engine Service is a 1 credit
class that is year long.
In Engine Service, the
student will learn theory
and operation of modern
Students will also learn
how to diagnose engine
problems on cars.
Each student will rebuild
a complete engine in class
as well as work on
engines in cars.
Automotive Electrical and
Diagnostic Systems is a 1 credit
class that is year long.
In this class students will learn
basic electricity, wiring
diagrams, vehicle electrical
systems, and modern engine
and vehicle computer control
Students will learn to work on
these computer systems with
industry standard current scan
tools and computers.
This class will give students the
same diagnostic and electrical
skills that current technicians
have and are using in the field
Automotive Service Operations
is a 1 credit class that is 1
semester. It is a blocked class
which means it will take up two
periods per day.
In this class students will work
on tires, brakes, steering
systems, suspension, vehicle
maintenance, and basic service.
This class is run like a full
service shop and gives students
the mechanical skills to work on
This class is also a Dual Credit
class. Students can earn college
credit through Waubonsee
Community College for taking
this class and passing with a B
or higher grade.
Woods I is a one semester, half
credit class.
Students learn the operation of
many woodworking machines
including the jointer, table saw,
band saw, and miter saw.
This class also uses hand-held
tools like drills and routers.
Tool and machinery skills are
practiced while building
projects like tables, mirror
frames and small cabinets.
Finishing techniques are also
used to create professional
looking furniture.
“Woods II” is a one credit class
that is offered one period all
year, or one semester as a
blocked class.
Students choose a project they
can use in their own home.
Typical projects include desks,
entertainment centers and other
Raised panel doors and drawers
are introduced.
“Advanced Woods” is also a
one credit class offered one
period all year, or one semester
as a blocked class.
Students begin the class
designing their own cabinetry
Students often choose to
customize furniture with
specialty hardware, glass doors
or lighting.
Problem solving becomes more
independent with instructor
Introduction to Technical &
Computer Aided Drafting is a 1
semester, half credit class.
This introduction course works in
both board drafting &
dimensioning, as well as computer
aided drafting using the most
current CAD software!
Students will learn to create
mechanical multi-view drawings,
including section views &
auxiliary views, necessary for
Students will gain CAD
experience using the newest
version of Autodesk software,
including AutoCAD and Inventor!
Honors Engineering Courses
This first course in the Project Lead
the Way Engineering curriculum
provides a foundation and is a prerequisite for all subsequent
advanced PLTW course work.
IED is a teaches skills necessary for
innovation and engineering
documentation using an
engineering design process. The
course includes the basics of
measuring, sketching and drawing,
3-dimensional CAD modeling,
prototyping, and applied
IED is a problem-based learning
course, where students discover
solutions to real world problems
and develop their engineering skills
through hands-on activities and
POE is a challenging, broad-based survey
course that introduces students to the
fundamental concepts of applied
mathematics in engineering. Students design
and construct projects in the fields of
mechanical and electrical engineering. This
course is similar to a first semester college
course and is an important course of study for
a student exploring a career in any field of
The course of study includes:
Energy Sources
Energy Applications
Machine Control
Fluid Power
Material Properties
Material Testing
DE is a course in applied
logic that explores the
application of electronic
circuits and devices.
Students will be introduced
to digital circuits that are
commonly found in video
games, watches, calculators,
digital cameras, and
thousands of other devices.
Throughout this course,
students will work to design,
simulate, program,
prototype, solder, and test
various forms of digital
CEA is a course that
provides an overview of the
fields of civil engineering
and architecture. Students
use state-of-the-art software
to solve real world problems
and communicate solutions
through hands-on activities
and projects. This course
covers topics such as: roles of
civil engineers and
architects, project planning,
structural design, soil
testing, surveying and
project documentation &
EDD is an engineering research
course in which students work
to research, design and
construct a solution to an openended engineering problem of
their choice.
Students apply principles
developed in the preceding
PLTW courses and are guided
by a professional mentor. They
must present progress reports,
create a set of working
drawings, build a prototype,
submit a final written report,
and defend their solutions to a
panel of outside reviewers at
the end of the school year.
This course is similar to a senior
research college course!
Guy Tiberio
Automotive Technology
[email protected]
Ben Niles
[email protected]
Gina Korczak
[email protected]
Mike Dutton
[email protected]

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