Folsom High School 2021-2022




    COURSE: Introduction to Manufacturing & Product Design                                

    INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Bias    

    PHONE: (916) 294-2400      

    EMAIL:  Abias@fcusd.org                          



    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course represents a contextualized, laboratory-based, integrated curriculum for students to learn about communication, energy, production, and integrated technology systems and processes that affect their lives. Students develop critical thinking skills through a variety of multimodal, problem-solving techniques. Students will receive introductory level exploratory instruction on topics including proper use of hand tools, machinery tools, print reading, application of basic mechanical concepts , designing and creating models using 3D printing, CNC machine and Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Metal technology, basic welding concepts, basic machining processes. Integrated content focuses in an age of rapidly advancing technology; and provides students with the basis for making wise academic and career choices.


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:  Folsom High School is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  Activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability or any other unlawful consideration.



    Quarter and Semester Grades are based on accumulated earned points. Exams, quizzes, homework, class work, presentations, group projects and class participation will be assigned a numerical value based on importance. Keep all graded work in your Engineer’s Notebook. Class participation may include work generated in class and sent home for completion, quizzes, group activities, and other work as assigned.



    Assignment grades will be posted to PowerSchool on a regular basis for student and parent access.


    MAKE-UPS:  All tests and assignments are due upon returning from an absence. It is the responsibility of the student to request missing work and clarify expected due dates. Some assignments are given a number of days in advance with an absolute due date. Such long term assignments may be turned in early, but they will be considered late if turned in after the class period, even if the student is absent. Please check the PAWSport for additional information regarding this school policy. The only exceptions will be those assignments GIVEN during the absence. These will be due two days after your return unless the assignment was designed to be completed over several days. It is the responsibility of the student to inquire about any and all missed work and to make the necessary arrangements for its completion. If a student is on campus any part of a day in which an assignment is due, the work must be turned in that day to receive credit, even if the student missed class. A STUDENT WITH AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE(S) MAY NOT MAKE UP MISSED WORK.


    ATTENDANCE/TARDIES: Regular attendance is critical for success in this course. Upon return from an absence, it is the responsibility of the student to request missed materials and assignments. Tardies are a class disruption and may show a general lack of concern on the part of the student. Two tardies per semester will be without consequence for unforeseen circumstances such as traffic or restroom stops.  The FHS late policy noted in the PAWSport will be followed for additional tardy incidents.


    LATE WORK POLICY: Late work will be accepted up to midnight on November 30, 2021 for the Fall Semester, and April 30, 2022 for the Spring Semester. However, points will be deducted for turning in assignments late. Any assignment turned in more than a week after ther due date, will be given half credit. NO work will be accepted after these due dates. 


    EXTRA CREDIT:  Extra Credit assignments may be given occasionally throughout the semester. Extra Credit assignments will be given to class and posted on the teacher website



    MATERIALS: Besides the basic pen or pencil, students should bring their own 128GB thumb drive. This will be used to save AutoCAD projects, CNC coding and other misc assignments


    If you are unable obtain thumb drive, please  email me so we can make other arrangements.


    We recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own student or donate materials to the school and are welcome to do so at any time. The supplies listed are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school’s academic program. All required materials and supplies will be provided by schools to students at no cost.



    DONATIONS:  State law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for educational activities; many of our programs rely on financial contributions from participating families. Please know that a donation is not required to participate, and families that choose to contribute may do so at any amount. A suggested donation can help sustain school wide programs.

    If making a donation to the class, please make check out to:  Folsom High School.  Cash donations will be accepted and a receipt given to your child.




    ACADEMIC DISHONESTY/PLAGIARISM:  In order to encourage students to follow our Academic Honesty Policy (please refer to the PAWSport), Folsom High School is implementing Turnitin.com, an originality-checking software program.


    All grade levels (9-12) across the disciplines will have access to use Turnitin.com as an educational tool to help support academic accountability. For further information related to our Academic Honesty Policy, please review the PAWSport.





    Folsom High School 2021-2022




    COURSE: Introduction to Product Innovation, Design and Manufacturing


    INSTRUCTOR:        Mr. Bias



    To the Student’s Family:  Please sign below indicating that you have reviewed course expectations and grading policies for this course and return this form to me.  I appreciate your time and support. 


    Please feel free to email me at:  Abias@FCUSD.org




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