St. Thomas More Collegiate is proud to offer a popular specialized course for students interested in building an electric or acoustic guitar. Students will be instructed in a step-by-step building method. Each student will be encouraged to use their creativity in design and finishing techniques. Career opportunities will be presented in repairing and building guitars at the professional level. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of music genres and will also be given lessons on how to play the guitar.
The Industrial Education Department also offers a half-year elective Woodworking course introduces students to the proper setup and safe use of power tools and power machines, primarily the table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, and surface planer. By their choice of specific projects and assignments students develop specific skills which will enable them to calculate materials and costs and to manufacture quality modern and/or traditional furniture.