Central Dauphin High School

437 Piketown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 • 717.703.5360

Quality to the Core

 Course Description
This course is designed to be a continuation of Engineering and Design II with an increased emphasis on selecting, designing, and constructing more advanced pieces of furniture.Students will continue to refine their manufacturing skills by choosing an independent study project that they will complete throughout the year The major percentage of class time will be spent on project construction, however special instruction and demonstrations will be given to machine setups, special cuts, routing techniques, and mass production/duplication activities. Students must purchase all materials needed to complete their projects.
 Course Objectives
  • Develop proper lab safety techniques and practices. SAFETY IS OUR GOAL.
  • Develop appropriate shop machinery skills and practices.
  • Research real life examples of engineering careers.
  • Develop proper terminology that is used in a lab setting.
  • Develop problem solving skills.
  • Improve time management skills and meet required deadlines.
  • Receive safety instruction & evaluation.
  • Participate in classroom discussions.
  • Participate in group work.
  • Complete problem-solving tasks through practical applications.
  • Complete hands-on construction activities.
  • Complete activities to develop research, design, construction, testing, & evaluation skills.
  • Present oral reports and demonstration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core concepts through written, oral, and poster presentations.
  • Gain knowledge from guest speakers and videos.

Class Rules

  • Lav Policy - Students must ask permission to use the pass whenever necessary whether working in the lab or classroom.
  • Tardies - Due to the extreme distance between classrooms, students will have no more than 2 extra minutes to arrive to class. After 2 minutes a tardy slip will be issued.
  • Respect other people, property, and yourself.
  • Be prepared for class. Due to lockers being so far from the classroom, students may not go to their lockers to get supplies.
  • Do not open the outside door for any reason except for emergency.
  • NO tobacco products of any kind allowed in the shop.
  • Swearing policy - Don’t Do It
      Tenative Assignments
      Independent Studies
      Article Reviews
    Independent Study Examples
    Picnic Table built by Joe C.