The Technology Education Department

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  • Technology Education Course Selections

    8753  Digital Photography & Screen Printing       0.5 Credit     Grades 9-10

    This course is open to all students interested in digital photography, image and video clip editing, basic animation, and textile screen printing.  Adobe Photoshop CS3, Windows Movie Maker II, Microsoft Power Point and Word 2007 will be utilized to create and present a variety of class projects.  Projects will include, but are not limited to: image enhancement, synthetic images, posters, cards and stationary, T-shirts, and portfolio development.  The screen printing unit is based on computer graphic design techniques, photo emulsion screen preparation, and textile printing.  Students who wish to repeat this course for credit may do so only with teacher recommendation.


    8759  Energy and Power Technology            0.5 Credit      Grades 9-10

    This course is open to all students interested in technology and its applications in our changing world.  Students will use computer and internet resources to explore and apply problem-solving strategies, communication mediums, materials processing, structural analysis, energy, electronics theory, basic constructions and mechanical concepts.


    8773   Introduction to Robotics               0.5 Credit     Grades 9-10

    Introduction to Robotics a STEM course providing a survey of beginner robotics topics. Problem solving skills focusing on the engineering design process will be explored. Topics include programming, hardware, movement, automation, remote control. Students will be presented with challenges to demonstrate their understanding of course content.


    8774 Honors Introduction to Engineering Design        1 Credit       Grades 9-10

    Students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using engineering notebooks and 3D modeling software. Are you ready to design the future?

    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level foundation course in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Program. In IED students are introduced to the engineering profession and a common approach to the solution of engineering problems, an engineering design process. Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will progress from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. Through both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems, students will solve problems as they practice common engineering design and development protocols such as project management and peer review. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards, and they will use current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions. In addition the development of computational methods that are commonly used in engineering problem solving, including statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, are emphasized. Ethical issues related to professional practice and product development are also presented.


    8779 Principles of Engineering (H)     1 Credit           Grade 10    (Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design)

    Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.


    8775        Wood Technology                 1 Credit       Grades 9-10

    (*NOTE :  any student added after the first mid-marking period, must pass all safety tests at 70% or higher*)

    This course is organized to expose students to a wide range of wood technologies.  Course content presents the basic and joinery skills needed to build basic furniture.  Proper use of hand and power tools, woodworking machinery, and safety procedures will be covered.  Measuring and wood joinery will also be covered.  All students must be proficient (70% or higher) in measuring and safety in order to receive credit for this class.  Students will be responsible for the cost of their projects.


    8777   Electronics I                        1 Credit      Grades 9-10

    This is a STEM course providing a survey of introductory electricity and electronics.  Problem solving skills focusing on the engineering design process will be explored.  Topics include resistor networks, Kirchoff's laws, analog circuit analysis, breadboarding, use of test equipment, simple robotics, printed circuit board assembly, and career connections.  This course will require students to use algebraic equations and concepts during circuit analysis.


    8783  Computer-Aided Drafting I       1 Credit     Grades 9-10

    This course provides students with the concepts and skills necessary for the creation of technical designs and drawings.  Drafting skills are developed through the use of both freehand and computer-assisted drawings.  The course covers applied drafting concepts appropriate for designs in manufacturing, architectural, mechanical, and civil engineering.


    8785   Computer-Aided Drafting II        1 Credit        Grade 10  (Prerequisite:  Computer-Aided Drafting I)

    This is a course in computer-aided design and drafting using two-dimensional orthographic projection drawing techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on personal computer-based CAD systems through a series of increasingly difficult drafting assignments culminating in a presentation quality final project and portfolio of completed drawings.