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 My name is Mr. Morrison. I have been teaching at Valencia high school for the past 14 years. I teach four levels of construction technology. The classes are BITA 1, BITA 2, BITA 3, and BITA4. BITA stands for Building Industry Technology Academy. These classes are administrated through PYLUSD and the North Orange County ROP along with support from CBIA California Building Industry Association . BITA1 is considered an entry level class. Students in BITA 1 will learn the basics of construction technology. Some of the things a first year student will learn are: how to measure using a tape measure and architectural scale, how to use shop equipment, how to construct small projects, and the major project which is how to construct a scale model home. BITA 2 is a foundation year for the BITA program. Second-year students will incorporate prior knowledge from BITA 1 to construct full-size structures that incorporate electricity, plumbing, drywall finish, carpentry, and roofing. Our third and fourth year students will use prior knowledge learned in BITA1 and BITA 2 to produce capstone projects such as the check-out counter in our schools library, the trophy case located in the gymnasium, playhouse house for the preschool program, and concession stand for the softball program.

This year’s BITA program is very fortunate to be incorporating a computer lab into the learning process. Students will be using the lab to learn computer assisted drafting, home design, cost analysis, job research and any other industry applications that apply.

Along with teaching at Valencia high school I also enjoy music, golf, hiking, fishing, the Dodgers and most importantly my amazing family.



Assignment Number 1 week of March 16th

Read Construction News article using AVID Strategies and answer questions 

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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
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Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Dr. Andrea Norman, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8685. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

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