The Technology Education Department

  • Technology Education Course Selections

    9775 WOOD TECHNOLOGY I 1.0 Credit Grades 9-12
    (*NOTE : any student added after the first mid-marking period, must pass all safety tests at 70% or higher *)
    Basic Furniture Building 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.

    9777 WOOD TECHNOLOGY II 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
    (prerequisite: 80% in Wood Technology I or teacher recommendation)
    This course introduces basic cabinetmaking skills. Topics covered include: material selection, layout, case construction, drawer and door construction, and finishing techniques. This course includes the design and construction of various projects. Students will be responsible for the cost of their projects.

    8777 ELECTRONICS I 1.0 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course is a survey of electricity and electronics. Typical electrical and electronic principles are covered. Practical applications including solving, breadboarding, use of test equipment, simple robotics, and printed circuit board assembly will also be covered. The course will focus on covering the basic concepts of electricity and its applications within our society.

    8779 ELECTRONICS II 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
    (prerequisite: Electronics I)
    This course is an advanced study of electricity and electronics. Focus will be on students’ use of electronics to create complex answers to problem-solving scenarios. Typical electrical and electronic principles are covered. Practical applications including solving, breadboarding, use of test equipment, simple robotics, and printed circuit board assembly will also be covered. This course will also focus on covering advanced concepts of electricity and its applications within our society.

    8753 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & SCREEN PRINTING 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
    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.

    8783 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING I 1.0 Credit Grades 9-12
    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.
    (Note: This course may also be used to satisfy the Computer Technology Elective requirement)

    8785 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING II 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
    (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.

    8787 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING III 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    (prerequisite: Computer-Aided Drafting II)
    This course provides instruction in advanced computer-aided drafting techniques in addition to creation of three-dimensional drawings. Students progress from two-dimensional projection to wire frame, surface modeling, solids modeling, and rendering. 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.

    8759 ENERGY AND POWER TECHNOLOGY 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
    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.

  • Our Teachers

     

    11/12 Building

    Mr. Curran                 Email  curranp@casdschools.org

    Mr. VanBuskirk         Email  vanbuskirkg@casdschools.org