Industrial Tech

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of board drafting and drafting tools. Students draft multiple projects which they then construct in the woodworking lab. They are introduced to measuring, plan reading, and to a variety of hand and power tools. Shop safety is taught and practiced. First semester plans also include learning the fundamentals of electricity. Students construct a circuit with a junction box, outlet, switch, and light. Two hands-on modules are practiced, one with electricity and one with communication. Metal working is explored 2nd semester with students learning and taking part in tool making, sheet metal work, welding and fasteners. Basics of a gasoline engine and introduction to the different systems of an automobile are covered in this class, as well. Light auto maintenance stations are set up for students to participate in the Transportation aspect of this class.

Industrial Tech Staff

Jim Hagedorn (Lead Teacher) - 309-698-7552 -

Jim Hagedorn, an Industrial Technology Teacher, graduated from Western Illinois University where he was a scholarship athlete on the football team and a member of the Outdoor Club. Mr. Hagedorn earned his Masters Degree from Olivet University in 2005. During his 20+ years at EPCHS he has taught Drivers Ed., coached football and wrestling, and is the Lead Teacher of the FCS and Ind. Tech Departments. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, wife Cheryl and his sons, Grant and Cole. Mr. Hagedorn also enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, racing stock cars, and exercising.

Michael Baxter - 309-698-7567 -

Industrial Tech Resources

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