Course Descriptions

 The high school Technology Education program is an individualized and specialized activity-based program that is concerned with understanding the evolution, application, and significance of technology. In-depth study is provided in the technical components of communication, power/transportation, and manufacturing/construction technologies. Emphasis is given to the application of mathematical and scientific principles. Technological enrichment, career development and technical literacy are provided while broad employability skills are developed. Courses in Technology Education are open to students in all program sequences.

T250 INTRO. TO WOOD MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

This course is designed to teach the student the proper and safe use of all power woodworking machinery. This knowledge will be used to complete a required project. It is recommended that this course be paired with Introduction to Construction Technology.

T251 INTRO. TO WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

Students will develop a basic understanding of the design and behavior of structures. Through laboratory activities, students will learn how structures are designed, why certain materials are used, how structures withstand loads, and the impacts of structures on societal, biological, and technological systems.

T260 INTRO. TO HOT METALS TECHNOLOGY(s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

This course offers the student the opportunity to develop basic skills in the technologies involved with arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, and forging. It is recommended that this course be paired with Introduction to Cold Metals Technology.

T261 INTRO. TO COLD METALS TECHNOLOGY (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

This one-semester course emphasizes studies of the technologies involved with production activities in metal machining, milling and sheet metal forming. It is recommended that this course be paired with Introduction to Hot Metals Technology.

T252 WOOD MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 10-12 6/6 1.00

This course provides the student with training in the processes involved in the selection, design and fabrication of a selected project. Of major importance will be the proper and safe operation of all power woodworking machinery.

T253 WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 10-12 6/6 1.00

Students will develop a basic understanding of the design and behavior of structures. Through laboratory activities, students will learn how structures are designed, why certain materials are used, how structures withstand loads, and the impacts of structures on societal, biological, and technological systems. Students will design and implement a community-based project.

T255 ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS (cs) 10 3/6 0.25

This course introduces students to the world of technology and teaches them basic concepts needed in every career. The course will introduce them to technological knowledge that will assist them in making more intelligent career choices. Areas of technology to be explored include the following: enterprise systems, power and energy, materials and processes, control systems, design and fabrication, automation, and communication.

T262 HOT/COLD METALS TECHNOLOGY 10-12 6/6 1.00

This course is designed to provide in-depth study and skill development in metal fabrication and manufacturing techniques using electric and mixed gas welding technologies, hot metal forging, and metal casting technologies. In addition, experiences are provided in a variety of metal machining techniques with an emphasis on individual project design and construction.

T271 INTRO. TO COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

Subjects covered will include: care and use of drafting equipment, lettering, orthographic projection, sections, auxiliaries, pictorials, developments, and computer-aided drawing. It is recommended that this course be paired with Introduction to Visual Communications Technology.

T272 VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 10-12 6/6 1.00

This course provides an in-depth study of the most important technologies found in the printing industry: desktop publishing, photo-offset reproduction and screen process printing. Computer desktop publishing programs, photographic film handling and processing, and printing press operation are highlighted activities.

T273 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN - CADD 10-12 6/6 1.00

This course is appropriate for every student who desires to increase his/her technical knowledge through the use of computers. The course will involve an in-depth study of the following: orthographic projections, sections, auxiliary drawings, pictorials and developments. Work is performed on a PC running ACCU-CAD software. This course is highly recommended for any student considering a career in engineering.

T280 TRANSPORTATION AND POWER TECHNOLOGY (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

Students will explore different power and transportation systems used throughout history. Steam, rocketry, aviation, and magnetic levitation are some of the systems that will be introduced. A major emphasis will be placed on the operation, application, and maintenance of 2- and 4- cycle internal combustion engines.

T350 ADVANCED FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY 11-12 6/6 1.00

This course will involve experiences designed to develop advanced level skills in the design and manufacture of products. Individual experiences will be provided in design and problem solving, current trends in technology and career opportunities.

T355 PROJECT HOVERCRAFT- INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS (cs) 11-12 6/6 1.00

The Project Hovercraft-Integrated Technology Concepts (ITC) program is a one-year program based on team-based master projects. Student teams select a master project from one of the seven technology sectors and then design and build an invention or idea related to the technology sector chosen. Project statements also instruct teams to research the technology sector itself including its nature, history, current events, and career opportunities to further enrich their learning from the project.

T370 PHOTOGRAPHY (s) 11-12 6/6 0.50

This course is designed to introduce the student to 35mm, silver halide, and digital photography. Experiences are provided for the student to master the operation of most popular cameras and equipment, film development, and a variety of processes in the printing darkroom. Considerable emphasis is placed on artistic interpretations and expressions in photography, and major studies include lighting and textures, studio photography and modeling, abstract photography, and color photography. Successful completion of this course will allow the student to create photographs for a portfolio. In addition, students will gain experience in computer manipulation of photographic images through the use of the digital camera and photoshop software.

T373 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 11-12 6/6 1.00

Students will design and create the necessary drawings for a residential construction, including a floor plan, basement plan, wall section, elevations, stair detail, fireplace detail, plot plan, and a pictorial rendering. Work is performed on a PC running ACCU-CAD software. Also, with time permitting, each student will build an architectural model of their individual design.

T374 ADVANCED COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 11-12 6/6 1.00

This is an advanced computer course dealing with technical problem solving in mechanical drawing. Additional types of drawings will be included such as working drawings, structural drawings, and schematic drawings.