Skilled and Technical Sciences

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The Skilled and Technical Sciences Program Area houses the following Pathways:

The Automotive Repair Pathway introduces students to the basic auto shop safety and safe use of hand and power tools associated with the automotive repair industry. Students will focus on the major aspects of engine repair and performance, electrical and electronic systems, brakes, suspensions and steering, heating and air conditioning and automatic and manual transmissions and drive train. Students will experience project based and laboratory exercises that will enhance their understanding of the automotive power train. This pathway aligns to the auto program at the College of Western Idaho.

The Collision Repair Pathway prepares students on the basic of welding and correct processes employed in order to restore a damaged vehicle to its original condition.  Students will be guided in the proper use of hammers and dollies, plastic fillers and the basic refinishing operation. Surface refinishing, replacement of glass and trim accessories and advanced instruction in conventional and unibody construction is provided.  This pathway aligns to the auto program at the College of Western Idaho.

The Construction Technology Pathway develops student’s knowledge and practical application of OSHA safety rules and regulations as they pertain to the residential construction industry.  Students will be acquainted with the use of a variety of hand and power tools used in the construction industry and develop the skills necessary to compete in a variety of building projects.

The Cosmetology Pathway narrows the overall focus of cosmetology to the principles of hair design, shampooing and cutting styles. Students will develop the basic understanding of beauty and wellness with specific information related to cosmetology, nail technology and esthetic industries. 

The Law Enforcement Pathway currently offers its introduction course at each of the three comprehensive high schools. Students will be introduced to the foundations of general police work and the criminal justice system.  Instruction will include the foundations of social and psychological studies, national, state and local laws related to the civil and criminal aspects of today’s society.

The Power Sports Technology Pathway at the Nampa School District is based on the industry standards followed by accredited Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) certified instructors. The pathway is aligned to the Power Sports and Small Engine Repair Technology program at the College of Western Idaho.

The Welding Technology Pathway is based on the American Welding Society’s (AWS) industry standards and is aligned with the Welding Technology program at College of Western Idaho.