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Vocational Educational – Class Offerings

As part of NUA’s desire to educate the Head, Heart and HAND, hands-on opportunities are available to either gender in the following class/lab settings.

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Approximately half of the student’s time will be spent in class work and half in hands on experiences on small engines, vehicles and vehicle components. This class will meet three periods a day five days a week for 18 weeks and will be available to grade 12 students. Mechanics and welding will be paired together for a full year of hands-on vocational instruction.

  • Mechanics Safety.
  • Tools and Machines of the mechanics trade.
  • Engine Systems - 2 & 4 stroke – diesel and gasoline, valve trains, fuel, exhaust, emissions, charging, starting and ignition.
  • Drive trains – clutches, transmissions, drive lines, differentials.
  • Brakes – disc and drum.
  • Suspensions systems.
  • Preventative maintenance, servicing and troubleshooting.

Approximately eighty percent of the student’s time will be spent in hands-on lab experiences and twenty percent in the classroom. This class will meet three periods a day for eighteen weeks and be available to grade 12 students.

  • Safety in the metals trades.
  • Tools and machines of the trade.
  • One, two and three G position welding - stress tested, four G if time permits.
  • Project design and construction.

The student will spend one fourth of the semester rendering multi-view instrument drawings to facilitate construction of woodworking and metals projects. The remaining three quarters of the semester will be spent in residential masonry architectural renderings -- foundation, floor, elevations, electrical and plumbing plans. This class will meet three periods a day, five days a week for eighteen weeks and will be available to grade 11 students. Drafting and woodworking will be paired together for a full year of vocational instruction.

Approximately seventy-five percent of the student’s time will be spent in the woods lab and twenty-five percent in class related experiences. This class will meet three periods a day five days a week for 18 weeks and will be open to students in grade 11.

  • General woodshop safety.
  • Materials of the trade – woods, glues, finishes, fasteners, etc.
  • Design, milling, assembly and finishing of multiple woods projects.
  • Safe use and care of non-power & power hand tools.
  • Safe use of and care of woods machines - tables saws, planers, jointers, miter saws, etc.
  • Manufacturing processes.