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Technology Education

Updated January 2015

TITLE:             7th Grade Technology Education

PREREQUISITES:  Requirement for 7th Grade

DESCRIPTION:  7th Grade Technology Education is a one semester course spent exploring the four areas of technology: communication, transportation, manufacturing and construction.  Students will gain a better understanding of the changing world around them by working on a variety of activities which may include: logo design, magnetic levitation vehicles, manufacturing unit, airplane design and construction, bridge design and construction.

OUTCOMES: 
1. Develop an understanding of technology and how it shapes our world.
2. Develop problem solving and group skills.

ORGANIZATION:  One Semester

 

TITLE:             8th Grade Technology Education

PREREQUISITES:  Requirement for 8th Grade

DESCRIPTION:  8th Grade Technology Education is a one semester course spent exploring the four areas of technology with an emphasis placed on communication technology to include orthographic and pictorial drawing using Auto CAD, a computer aided drafting and design program. Transportation technology will also be explored to include rocket and air powered car design and construction.
OUTCOMES: 
1. Examine how technology affects our lives.
2. Develop problem-solving skills.

ORGANIZATION:  One Semester

 

TITLE:                        11th Grade Technical Explorations

PREREQUISITES: Requirement for 11th Grade

DESCRIPTION:  11th Grade Technical Explorations is a one semester course spent exploring the technologies associated with energy production, basic electronics, 3D drafting and design, 3D printing, CNC machining and Lego robotics.  Projects will include designing and constructing various electronic circuits, building an electric motor and constructing various robots.

OUTCOMES:

  1. Examine how various technologies impact our lives.
  2. Explore career opportunities.

ORGANIZATION:  One Semester

 

 

TITLE:             Architectural Drafting and Design

PREREQUISITES: Students in grades 10 - 12

DESCRIPTION:  This course will allow students to learn architectural drawing as it relates to residential construction.  Students will design a complete set of drawings for a home of their choice.  The majority of the drawing will be done on Auto CAD a computer aided drafting program.

OUTCOMES: 
1.  Students will create a complete set of house plans to include foundation plan, floor plan, elevation views and a section view.

ORGANIZATION:  Semester, every other year rotation with residential construction.

 

TITLE:             Woodworking Technology

PREREQUISITES:      Students in Grades 9 - 12

DESCRIPTION:  This course is an introduction to basic cabinet construction.  Students will gain an understanding of the materials in cabinet construction and learn the proper way to use hand and power tools.  Principles of design, joinery, framing, and finishing will be discussed, with each student completing a small oak cabinet.

OUTCOMES:

1.  Students will be able to design and construct their own project.
2.  Students will make decisions regarding the aesthetic qualities as well as the practical end use of the product.
3.  Students will learn basic cabinet construction.

ORGANIZATION:      Semester, every other year rotation with residential construction.

 

 

TITLE:             Production Cabinetry

PREREQUISITES:  Students in grade 10 - 12

DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to build on the material taught in woodworking technology.  Students will study production methods, material selection and use, as well as installation techniques, layout, and pricing.  Students will be required to design, calculate an accurate piece list and build a project of choice.

OUTCOMES:
1.   Students will be able to assess the needs of the customer and integrate these needs into an efficient and cost-effective end product.
2.   Students will create accurate material and price lists.
3.   Students will create accurate project design drawings using Auto CAD.

ORGANIZATION:      Year long

 

 

TITLE:             Residential Construction Technology

PREREQUISITES:  Students in Grades 10 - 12

DESCRIPTION:  Students involved in Residential Construction Technology will have the unique opportunity to learn about carpentry by building a house.  Students will learn a variety of construction skills to include estimating, reading a plan, floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, shingling, insulating, hanging sheetrock, and finishing sheetrock.  Students will also be exposed to plumbing systems and electrical wiring.

OUTCOMES:             
            1.  Students will be able to read and understand cost estimates
            2.  Students will learn to accurately read and build off a plan.
            3.  Students will be able to demonstrate proper layout and construction of floor, wall and roof systems.
            4.  Students will learn safe and proper tool use.
            5.  Students will learn basic construction skills that will serve them well throughout their lifetimes.

*SPECIAL NOTES*

This class will meet 7th and 8th hour.  However, students will be allowed to take the class for either 7th or 8th hour to help free up their schedules for other classes.  A student taking the class both hours will receive 2 credits each semester, students taking the class for one hour will receive one credit each semester.

 

 

TITLE:                        Robotics

 

PREREQUISITES:  Students in Grades 10-12

 

DESCRIPTION:  Students involved in Robotics class will have the opportunity to design and build various mechanisms related to careers in robotics and engineering.  This class will focus on understanding: pneumatic systems, basic electronics, and drive systems to include gears, belts and chains.  Students will design their robotic creations to compete against other robots designed by their classmates. 

 

OUTCOMES:

  1. Develop an understanding of careers related to robotics and engineering.
  2. Learn how to be productive members of a design and build team.
  3. Gain an understanding of various systems associated with robotics
  4. Learn to use Auto CAD for designing various parts and assemblies.

 

ORGANIZATION:  Semester, every other year rotation with residential construction.

 

 

TITLE:                        Introduction to Construction

 

PREREQUISITES:    Students in Grades 10-12

 

DESCRIPTION:  This class is designed to give students a basic knowledge of construction principals to include:  design, layout, framing, window installation, siding and roofing installation.  Students will design and build a fish house on a metal frame which will be auctioned off at the completion of the semester.

 

OUTCOMES:

  1. Learn basic carpentry skills.
  2. Learn to be a productive member of a design and build team.
  3. Learn proper power tool use.
  4. Learn proper hand tool use.

 

ORGANIZATION:  Semester, every other year rotation with residential construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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