In the first semester, instruction is
bilingual (Spanish/ English) and
focused on safety and foundational
ESL follows the wood tech curriculum
skills in context.
Students focus on operating
computerized machinery, and
developing professional job skills.
Instruction is primarily in English,
with Spanish language support by
classmates. Technical vocabulary,
computer skills, workplace
communications, and customer
Team of Instructors: First
Rosendo Deltoro is a graduate of
Laney’s Woodworking Program with
many years of industry experience.
Saul Montoya brings his long
experience as manager of a wood
shop to the Carpinteria Fina
Daniel DeYoung, longtime ESL
instructor and bilingual educator,
provides instruction in English with
Spanish language support.
Team of Instructors: Second
Myron Franklin B.F.A. is department
chair of the Laney Wood Technology
Program and the Carpinteria Fina
Program Director, with 20 years of
Sonja Franeta, ESL instructor and
former industry machinist, is an
advocate for immigrant students and
a proponent of contextualized
teaching and learning.
Students improve professional skills
equipment, focusing on computer
aided design and machining.
The department offers CAD CAM
classes which teach advanced
computer assisted design and
manufacturing (WDTCH 30,40).