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Drafting & Design 9 Carpentry & Joinery 12 (Cabinet)   Auto Technology 10
Drafting & Design 10  Carpentry & Joinery 12 (Furniture)    Auto Technology 11
Drafting & Design 11 Carpentry & Joinery 12 (Woodcrafting)  Auto Technology 12
Drafting & Design 12  Drafting & Design 9 - 12 Auto Technology 12 (Engine & Drivetrain)
Woodwork10 Power & Energy 9  
Carpentry & Joinery 11  Metal Fabrication & Machining 11 (Art Metal)   
Carpentry & Joinery 12 Metal Fabrication & Machining 12 (Art Metal)  


Look around the world we live in.  Everything we touch and see can be drawn and designed.  Did you ever wonder how architects and engineers produce blueprint drawings? In Drafting & Design courses you will learn auto-CAD, Inventor and Revit, the same computer programs used in these professions and many others.  You will learn the basic types of technical drawings and how to draw them on the computer.  Mechanical drafting styles will be used to draw machine parts and the like.  Architectural drafting styles will be used to draw house plans.  By the end of the course you will be able to draw the complete set of plans needed to build a house, 3D solid models, 3D animations and fully rendered layouts.  These courses are valuable for students looking to go into engineering at university.  Unleash the designer in you!!!  Take Drafting & Design

Students can start in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12!  There are three levels of Drafting & Design classes to choose from.  In grade 9 or 10, students start by taking Drafting 9/10. If a student wishes to start in grade 11 or 12, they can do so by taking Drafting & Design 11.  As student progress towards Drafting & Design 12 they are presented with open-ended project based learning opportunities.  These fun and engaging courses open the doors to the world of design and rapid digital prototyping.

Drafting and Design is rated one of the top three high school design programs in British Columbia and #1 in the Fraser Valley.  (*Based on results from 2008 Skills Canada Competition.)   


This course introduces the student to the hand tools and power tools found in industry and in a good home hobby shop.  The safe and best way to use the tools is learned while confidence is developed in this safe environment.  Students can make small tables, cabinets, chairs, pictures and mirror frames, and lathe projects such as bowls, trays, judges’ gavels and more. 


This course reinforces the safe use of tools and equipment.  More advanced projects especially in furniture making and cabinet making are introduced.  We also make projects for the school and community such as display cases and theatre scenery and props.


This course is geared towards students who are creative and like working with hand tools.  Various aspects of woodcarving, veneering, fretwork and intarsia will be covered in this class and students will build various projects of their own choice and design.  Students who took Woodwork 10 and enjoyed it will now be able to take this in-depth course that will allow students to learn in-demand craftsmanship skills. 


This course allows the students to continue to build a variety of projects, specializing in a favourite area of carpentry work.  This is a directed studies course where the student sets out a plan for this course.  The teacher and student ensure that the Provincial Learning Outcomes for the C & J course are met.


This is the study of motorized vehicles and how potential power is harnessed and put to work.  Students will be working in groups, discovering the principles of internal combustion engines and the benefit of alternate energy sources.  Students will use shop engines to design and build a motorized go-cart.  Teams will compete for the best design and riding functions.


This course continues with the designing and creating of motorized vehicles.  Students will work in teams to construct a mini-bike using shop materials and engines.  Theory will involve steering geometry, gear ratios, and engine principles along with safe welding techniques.  Finished ‘works’ will be test driven and evaluated on design and function.  An important course if you are planning to take Auto 11.


This course is the introduction to motorcycle and automotive technology.  Students learn theory, basic shop safety and hands-on repair all in a true ‘auto shop’ setting.  The students will work school, students and customer’s vehicles while learning safe shop practices.  If motorcycles interest you, there will be a number on hand needing repair work.  A great course for someone wanting to know more about the car or bike you own.


Recommendation:  Automotive Technology 11.  Open to Grade 12’s who have taken Auto 11.  This course is geared for those students who truly enjoy working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.  While Auto 11 covers the topics of how a car works, Auto 12 gives the students a more challenging hands-on experience along with the appropriate theory.  Braking systems, auto electrical, transmissions and emissions are just a few of the topics covered.  Since the basics were covered in Auto 11, a great deal of time will be spent in the shop working on projects.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12 – Engine and Drivetrain

Recommendation:  Automotive Technology 12.  For those students who have a passion for anything mechanical or are planning a career in the automotive industry, this course is a must.  This course is a shop learning experience where students will demonstrate their learning by working on motors and transmissions and is almost exclusively hands-on.  This course is usually offered in the second semester in order that any student who has taken Automotive Technology 12 may be able to register for this course.


From metal furniture to decorative art, this course offers an opportunity to learn the technical and artistic aspects of creating practical and decorative projects out of metal.  This course is open to those who have taken metal work course before as well as those who have not.  Students start with small projects, learning the technical processes necessary for creation of major projects. Students help to evaluate their projects, with the help of the teacher, based on the selected elements and principles of artistic design.  

METAL FABRICATION & MACHINING 12 – Art Metal & Jewellery

Recommendation:  Metal Fabrication and Machining 11 (Metal 11A).  The focus of this course is metal fabrication.  It is open to students who have attained a “B” in Metal Fabrication 11 or other students who have a background in art or technology, with teacher permission.