Technology and Design 1
Technology and Design 2
This course will emphasize the nature of inventing, the social and economic consequences of inventions and the application of the design/problem solving process to the development of "new" products. Students will learn to identify real world problems and will be encouraged to research and develop problem solutions. The students will further develop their solutions by modeling and prototyping. The background provided to the student by the Technology Exploration course will allow individual activities on a wide range of topics in this course.
Grades 10-12 only *Prerequisites apply, see your Guidance Counselor.
Technology and Design 3
This course will emphasize technological problem solving processes and other topics unique to the development of technology. The topics studied in the Invention and Innovation course will be explored more in-depth, with an emphasis on the processes of research and development of solutions to technological problems. Students will focus on the use and application of knowledge gained in other content areas, especially mathematics and science.
Grades 11-12 only *Prerequisites apply, see your Guidance Counselor.
"This course is currently NOT being offered, but may be offered in the future."
Senior Seminar in Technology H
This is a two-period, advanced level, senior course for the serious student who will continue his/her academic development in engineering or a related field. It is designed to give students who have mastered theoretical content practical experience in applying scientific and mathematical concepts in a technological context. The intent of this course is to engage students in problem solving, critical thinking and inquiry. Students will be afforded opportunities to efficiently research topics of interest and apply learned concepts in a "real-world" setting. Every attempt will be made to schedule the program during the last two periods of the school day allowing for an easier transition for internship candidates. Careful selection of student participants is essential due to the independent student initiative required by the design.
Grades 12 only *Prerequisites apply, see your Guidance Counselor.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design 1 (CADD)
This course is designed to teach the methods of technical illustration used in design related careers, including engineering and architecture. Students will learn methods of visualization and representation such as isometric drawing, perspective drawing and multi-view projection. Students are introduced to the continuously growing role of computers in design fields and are given hands-on experience in the use of AutoCAD, the most widely used CADD software package. The content of the course also provides students experience in the practical applications of mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design 2 (CADD)
In this course students will further develop their working knowledge of AutoCAD as they participate in more in-depth, longer term projects. Activities require students to apply knowledge gained from the first year course to applications in, but not limited to, mechanical engineering, architecture, structural engineering, and civil engineering.
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Drafting and Design 1.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3 (CADD)
In this course students will be given the opportunity to explore in greater detail one of the design fields they were introduced to in CADD 2. Three dimensional rendering and animation will be introduced at this level. Students interested in pursuing a design-related field will be encouraged to develop a portfolio.
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Drafting and Design 2.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design 4 (CADD)
In this course students selecting this course will be encouraged to further enhance their portfolios with increasing complex designs and/or commissions. Opportunities for senior externships will be explored.
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.
This course exposes the students to basic woodworking theory and construction techniques in manufacturing. Time is devoted to the development of proficiency and application of complex procedures on more advanced equipment. Students are given flexibility in project selection predicated upon their interest and abilities.
Prerequisite: Grades 9-12
This course is the second full year of a possible three year continuum of the study of wood fabrication. It presents the student with an in-depth experience of the unique properties of certain woods, forestry, and the industrial applications of the acquired technologies. Emphasis in the creation of projects is placed on originality of design and quality of assembly and finishing techniques.
Prerequisite: Woods 1
This is an advanced course in wood technology and requires a student to demonstrate originality and skill development in planning and construction of quality furniture, including lathe turnings. Independent working habits are encouraged and career guidance is offered for those students seeking entry into a woodworking related field.
Prerequisite: Woods 2
Construction Concepts and Design
The purpose of this course is for students to apply content knowledge and skills gained from previous technology education courses, such as CADD, Technology & Design, and/or Woods specifically to the construction of homes and other structures. Students review basic concepts of CADD, engineering, and wood working and then apply them to design and construction. Topics include basic building codes, archetectual plans, basic electrical, basic plumbing, and structural design.
Pre-requisites apply. See your counselor.
Home Ownership and Basic Home Repair (2.5 Credits): This course is open to upper class students enrolled in a specific section of Personal Financial Literacy. Students will be challenged to develop the knowledge required to purchase or rent a home and the basic understanding how their home works (electricity, heat, plumbing, insurance). Students will also learn and apply the skills needed to make basic repairs to their homes.