Welcome to the Materials Technology (Wood) & Construction Studies Department @ Crana College
Mr Mc Dermott
These subjects are ‘hands- on’ and involve working with tools and machinery on physical things like wood, metals and plastic. They involve designing, planning and building things.
Materials Technology Wood (MTW) is one of the technology subjects offered at junior cycle. In MTW you will learn to design small projects and the skills required to use tools and equipment to make your designs. You will work mainly with wood but also with other materials. You will learn about wood as a material and how it is produced.
How will Materials Technology Wood be useful to me?
You will know the correct procedures to follow when developing an idea into a finished artefact using the design process e.g. a piece of furniture or a child’s toy etc.
You will be able to identify different trees, recognise their importance to us and our environment.
You will also have the skills to make objects from wood and know how to apply appropriate finishes to them, e.g. paint, varnish, stain or polish.
Will MTW be very different after the Junior Certificate?
MTW develops into Construction Studies in senior cycle.
In this subject:
- The emphasis is on the principles behind building and construction
- There is a large amount of practical work involved in the course
- Drawing skills learned in MTW will be further developed.