Technology Education Courses

601112 - Graphic Communications

Graphic communications is the study of advertising and how we graphically relay information in society. Through projects surrounded by the design of advertising campaigns and newsletters students will learn about the principles of texture, line, copy, art, color, repetition and balance in relation to graphics. This class may be taken more than once with the approval of the instructor and an approved learning activity plan.

Prerequisite: None 
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12 
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601115 - Developing Mobile Apps

This course focuses on the principles of computer science from the perspective of developing mobile applications.  Students will use the mobile programming language "App Inventor" to design and build mobile apps for Android tablets and smart phones.  The only limit to the type of app you will build is your own imagination!  

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Introduction to Developing Mobile Apps
Credit: .5
Grades: 10 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601116 - Introduction to Developing Mobile Apps

In this course student will be introduced to the principles of computer science from the perspective of developing mobile applications.  Students will learn the mobile programming language "App Inventor" to design and build mobile apps for Android tablets and smart phones.  The only limit to the type of app you will build is your own imagination!  Upon successful completion, interested students may take the full year Mobile Applications class.

Prerequisite:  None
Credit:  .50
Grades:  9  through 12
Length:  1 Semester 
Weight: 1.0

601807 - Internet and Web Design

This course is designed to introduce the basics of design for use on the World Wide Web. The students will be completing their own web site.  Students will be working with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Microsoft Frontpage. They will learn the In’s and Out’s of surfing the Web.

Prerequisite: None 
Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12 
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601805 - Architectural Drafting & Design

This course is a study of residential house design and construction. Students will be discussing the elements required to design and build structures for today’s families. Emphasis will be placed on proper design, presentation, and building codes with minor studies in graphic presentation,  famous architects, local designs and town planning.

Prerequisite: None 
Credit: 1
Grades: 9 through 12 
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601806 - Engineering Drafting

This course is a study of advanced drafting skills and mechanical application. Areas of study include Orthographic Projection, Auxiliary View Drawing, CADD and Isometric Drafting. Students will apply their skills through the construction of several projects. All projects will be designed as a class. Examples of projects that may be included are Electric Car, Hovercrafts, Solar Water Heater, etc.

Prerequisite: None 
Credit: 1
Grades: 10 through 12 
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

601810 - Woodworking I

Introduction to woodworking is an full year course studding the field of wood technology. This is an excellent foundation course for Woodworking 2. It is designed to instruct students in the areas of reading project drawings, knowledge of woods and uses, calculations of materials, numerous joinery designs, wood lamination and project procedures. A major emphasis will be placed on shop safety, proper hand and power tool usage and wood processes. This course provides students with an in-depth introduction to the woodshop and the student will gain practical knowledge needed to work on their own projects or continue on with lifelong skills in woodworking and construction. Students will construct various teacher assigned projects as well as the opportunity to create, design and build personal projects of their choice with teacher guidance and close supervision.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.0
Grades: 9 through 12
Weight: 1.0

601811 - Woodworking II

This is a full year course that is designed for the student who is seriously interested in investigating opportunities in the woodworking industry.  Students will explore the basics of cabinetwork through a series of activities that will result in an advanced level product (or series of products).  Areas that will be covered include product design, aspects of cabinetwork and casework, assembly, finishing, lumber specifications, cost estimation, and careers in the woodworking industry.

Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Credit: 1.0
Grades: 10-12
Weight: 1.0

601803/601804 - Manufacturing Technology - Metals

Students will discover the following areas of metals: Welding, machine tool design, and sheet metal fabrication, and CADD CAM. Production design and safe use of tools and machine are required from all students. Students can choose from a wide variety of set projects or be assigned projects based on skill level. Multiple skill levels provide for a learning atmosphere that may not always be teacher directed. Students may take this class more than once.

Prerequisite: None 
Credit: ½ each semester
Grades: 9 through 12 
Length: 1 semester each
Weight: 1.0

601808 - Introduction to Video Production

Students will become skilled at pre-production, production and post production techniques.  This class is designed for students that will enjoy a different type of classroom environment.

Prerequisites: None
Credit:   .25
Grades:  9 through 12
Length:  1 semester
Weight:  1.0