There are a variety of technology education courses at Wellsboro High School. Below, you will find a listing of the courses that I offer with a summary of the course and a link to the class website and class expectations. The class website has information about the day-to-day operation of the class. The class expectations pages has the course syllabus, behavioral expectations, and grading rubrics.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of these classes.
Small Engine Technology
This is a one semester course that focuses on the theory and operation of different types of fuel powered engines and the overhaul and repair of small gas engines.
This is a one semester course that introduces the basic theory of electricity—what it is, how it is used, how it is produced, and how it is safely used. Practical aspects are stressed rather than the purely scientific aspects.
Link to Electricity Class Website
This course introduces the basic properties and installation techniques used in plumbing. The course will cover various types of supply and drain lines and pipefittings; interpreting specifications and blueprints to install water distribution, waste, and vent systems; installation of appliances and equipment; and troubleshooting and repair of common plumbing problems. The safe and appropriate use of tools will be stressed throughout the course.
Link to Plumbing Class Website
The introduction to engineering course will focus on the basic principles of engineering. Safety and ethics will be covered at the beginning of the course. Through the use of hands-on projects, students will learn problem-solving and teamwork skills as they apply to the engineering field. Additionally, manufacturing and industrial systems will be introduced.
Link to Engineering 1 Class Website
Shop Maintenance & Repair
This is a one semester course that focuses on preventative maintenance on shop machinery and the properties of AC/DC motors, gas and diesel, water- and air-cooled engines. Also included will be instruction on tool sharpening, electrical repair and basic fabrication.