Can I particpate in shop classes?

Sure, shop class should be on the level. After all, using tools is one of the most human things a human being can do. Just be aware you should keep the big bench-mounted tools at arms-length,literally, from your ICD. Handheld tools?Six inches away. And always remember what your mother always told you about using electrical equipment: be sure it's grounded properly, and in good working order.