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Sean Hughes Denise Trifaro
James Linker Michael Miesemer

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Communication


Communication Systems 1/2
Design and Drawing for Production 1
Computer-Aided Design 1/2

Graphic Communications

1/2
Media Productions I 1/2
Media Productions II 1/2
Advanced Media Productions 1
Architectural Drawing 1/2

Electronics


Electricity Electronics 1/2
Design and Drawing for Production 1
Communication Systems 1/2

Computer-Aided Design

1/2
Energy and Power 1/2

Material


Technical Drawing 1/2
Design and Drawing for Production 1
Construction Systems 1/2

Manufacturing Systems

1/2
Production Systems 1/2
Computer-Aided Design 1/2
Residential Structure 1

Transportation


Electricity/Electronics 1/2
Transportation Systems 1/2
Land Transportation 1/2

Auto Service Technology I

1/2
Auto Service Technology II 1/2
Advanced Auto Service Technology 1
Technical Drawing 1/2
Design and Drawing for Production I 1/2
Computer-Aided Design 1

Pre-engineering


Technical Drawing 1/2
Design and Drawing for Production 1
Computer-Aided Design 1/2

Architectural Drawing

1/2
Principles of Engineering 1

 



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Course Descriptions

1202 Communication Systems - 1/2 Credit

This course examines how people communicate information and ideas.  Student participation in individual and group laboratory activities involving photo image editing, desktop publishing, audio/sound design and presentation graphics.  Students will be introduced to the latest communications technology and career opportunities.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1203 Construction Systems - 1/2 Credit

Construction Systems provides instruction in all aspects of construction.  Areas covered are needs assessment, blue prints, planning, occupational assessment, history, funding, new techniques, and materials.  Each student will construct a model section of a structure to a scale of 1" = 1' - 0.  The processes of construction are covered with the construction of this model (foundations, superstructures, enclosure systems, and utility systems).  One major project (model) and a comprehensive final examination are required.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1204 Energy and Power - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  Students must have had a minimum grade of C+ or better in Electricity/Electronics.

Energy & Power will provide high school students with the opportunities to directly test and evaluate the theories and practices of the Electricity/Electronics course offered  Through the utilization of direct evaluation techniques, such as performance testing, students will relate energy and power applications to areas directly affecting changes and improvement in the lives of members of the global community.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1205 Production Systems - 1/2 Credit

Students will learn about the areas of manufacturing and construction (structures), their resources, processes, products, and quality assurance relating to each area.  Both areas are project oriented with the manufacture of a student-designed mass production project, and the construction of a scale model bridge.  Students will use hand tools, machine tools, standard machines, and computerized stress-testing equipment.  A comprehensive final exam is required at the conclusion of the course.  Each student must design, construct, and test a model bridge.  All students are involved in the mass production of the assembly line project.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1206 Transportation Systems - 1/2 Credit

This course provides an overview of aerospace, land and marine transportation systems.  Students will study various forms of transportation, internal and external combustion, pneumatics, hydraulics, automated control systems, energy and power principles.  Technical innovation and environmental impact on all forms of transportation will be addressed.  Grading in Transportation Systems is comprised of weekly tests, quizzes, and homework.  This course is predominantly lesson, demonstration and text.  This course is the prerequisite for all the automotive courses.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1207 Electricity / Electronics - 1/2 Credit

This is a foundation course covering electron theory, charges, circuits, sources of electricity, voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's law, Watt's law, multi-meters, AC & DC, magnetism, electronic components, and semiconductors.    Requirements include constructing an operating motor, assembling a minimum of two electronic projects and etching their circuit boards.  Demonstrating basic skills in using test equipment is also required.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1208 Technical Drawing - 1/2 Credit

This is a foundation course covering basic technical drawing techniques and the use of drafting tools.  Topics taught include measuring, scaling, orthographic projections, auxiliary views, sectional views, isometric drawings and oblique drawings.  A comprehensive final exam is required at the conclusion of this course.  Students must successfully complete a prescribed number of drawings each marking period.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1209 Design and Drawing for Production - 1 Credit

This course emphasizes creative problem solving, designing, and technical drawing skills which reflect the approach used in business and industry to create new products.  Students will develop solutions to various design activity problems.  Proposed solutions are researched, sketched, refined, and rendered as technical drawings.  Activities will include, but are not limited to, re-designing and producing an existing product, the Scale Model Bridge Building Contest, magnetic levitated vehicles, compressed air-powered dragsters, and independent design activities.  In addition, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer-aided drawing which they may apply to the design activities.  This course satisfies the one-credit requirement for art/music.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1210 Architectural Drawing - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  Technical Drawing or Design and Drawing for Production

A college-preparation course exploring architectural styles, construction methods and materials, building codes, and sound architectural principles.  Students will prepare all drawings using Chief Architect design software.  Drawings will include floor plans, foundation plan, elevations, and construction drawings.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1211 Computer-Aided Design - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  Technical Drawing or Design & Drawing for Production

Computer-Aided Design utilizes the use of computers and computer-related equipment to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the design, drafting, and development of manufactured products.  Students will acquire basic skills in the use of computers, printers, plotters, and the use of CADKEY software to develop three-view, three-dimensional and solid drawings.  Students are graded on each of the assigned projects and a comprehensive final exam.  Offered both spring and fall semesters.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1212 Architectural Drawing and Model Construction - 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Technical Drawing or Design & Drawing for Production

Includes all aspects of Architectural Drawing 1210.  In addition to creating plans using Chief Architect software, students will actually construct a scale model of the house they design.  This structure will be placed on a landscaped site designed by the student.  Students will prepare a site plan, blueprints for a home, a landscape plan, and construct a scale model of the structure and its site.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1213 Graphic Communications - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of C of better in Communication Systems

Students will study graphic communications and how it interfaces with other mediums of communications.  Required laboratory computer activities include advanced photgraphic digital imaging, desktop publishing, and vinyl signage.  Related career opportunities in the graphics industry will be discussed.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1241 Land Transportation - 1/2 Credit
PrerequisiteMinimum grade of C of better in Transportation Systems

This course investigates the various systems of land vehicles.  Some of these systems include:  Power Train Systems, Ignition Systems, Charging and Starting Systems, Fuel Systems, Lubrication Systems, Cooling Systems, Brake Systems,  Suspension Systems, and Electrical Systems.  Land Transportation is a "hands on" course; the majority of class time is lab centered.  Students will be instructed in the operation and safety of all the automotive service equipment.  Students will be required to demonstrate their mastery of this equipment.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1215 Auto Service Technology I - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisites:  Minimum grade of C of better in Transportation Systems and Land Transportation.  Electricity/Electronics is recommended as a co-requisite

In this course, students will gain the skills needed for entry-level employment and administration to advanced technical programs in post secondary and technical schools.  Topics include:  tire and wheel service, lubrication service, exhaust work, cooling system service, maintenance and repair; which includes bulbs, hoses, switches, fuses and electric motors.  Auto Service Technology I and II are live automotive hands-on classes.  Students will be required to perform all the duties of a Service Writer, Shop Foreman, and Line Technician (light work) on a rotational basis.  Outside work is contracted, the work order is written, the repair is performed, and the customer is billed.  Quizzes and lab performance make up seventy percent of the grade.  The remainder of the grade is calculated from the student's individual billable hours  Class overtime is also factored into the student's grade.  Students may work during study halls, lunch and after school.  The Auto Lab is always available for Auto Tech students.

Grades Taught:  11-12

1216 Auto Service Technology II - 1/2 Credit
PrerequisitesTransportation Systems, Land Transportation, and Auto Technology I.  Basic Electricity/Electronics is strongly recommended as a co-requisite.

In this course, students will gain additional automotive skills and continue to develop those skills introduced in Auto Service Technology I.  The topics covered include:  Electrical and Fuel System trouble shooting, Emission Control System service,  Brake System service, Tune-up, Advanced Automotive line work and four formed of welding.  Students will concentrate on their elected areas of expertise.  Live work and applicable mini lessons comprise the bulk of the class time.  Grades are calculated from quizzes and the student's individual billable hours.  A lab file record consisting of bills and written work will be kept for future employers or technical school recruiters, offering an example of the student's accomplishments in Auto Technology II.  Advanced Auto Service Technology is offered second semester only.

Grades Taught:  11-12

1217 Residential Structures/Set Construction - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of any one of the following courses:  Land Transportation, Production Systems, Design & Drawing for Production, Transportation Systems, or teacher recommendation.

This course is a study of the many systems and skills involved in the construction of living space.  Course content includes resources (e.g. planning, materials, finances) and processes (e.g. specialized foundation, framing, enclosing, roofing, and utilities).  Areas of Passive and Active Solar Design and construction are evaluated.  Activities include the design and building of both models and a full-size construction.  Offered fall semester.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1218 Media Production I - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisites:  Minimum grade of C or better in Communication Systems and Graphic Communications

In Media Production, students will review Communication Systems Technology.  Required laboratory activities consist of performance competencies using audio/video computer systems in the production facility.  Students will also explore possible career opportunities.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1219 Media Production II - 1/2 Credit
Prerequisites:  Media Production I

In this course, students will continue to study the processes of electronic mass communication systems.  Student activities will focus on communication concepts, proposal development, script/scoreboard creation, and electronic production techniques applied to individual and group projects.  Student projects will utilize computer applications in advanced photo imaging, authoring interactive media and non-linear video editing.

Grades Taught:  10-12

1220 Advanced Media Production (Independent Study only)
1 Credit

Prerequisites:  Media Production I and II

Advanced Media Production will allow students to continue the development of media production skills in interactive media, non-linear editing, computer graphics, desktop publishing, or presentation graphics.  Students will work independently on small group of individual media-related projects.  This course is offered as an independent study course ONLY.  Students will be scheduled in a Media Production class and work on advanced projects under the direct supervision of the teacher.

Grades Taught:  11-12

1221 Advanced Auto Service Technology (Independent Study only) - 1 Credit
Prerequisites:  Transportation Systems, Land Transportation, Auto Service I, Auto Service II, Basic Electricty/Electronics

Students will be scheduled into a double period of Auto Service Technology I and II classes and will do advanced work independently under direct supervision of the teacher.  These students will function as mentors, lead technicians, shop foreman, or Service Manager of the Automotive Technology I and II students.  Responsibilities will include shop productivity reports, technician training, customer service follow-up, advertising, and generating a financial statement of all accounts receivable.  In addition to working with the introductory-level students, a semester project commitment must be outlined, approved, and initiated.  Semester projects might include:  V8 or V6 engine construction, FWD, 4WD, driveline reconstruction, electric vehicle construction, etc.

Grade Taught:  12

1222 Principles of Engineering - 1 Credit
Prerequisites:  Earth Science Regents and Biology Regents requirements met and enrolled in Math B, or instructor recommendation.

Principles of Engineering introduces students to the design-engineering process.  Through case studies that will include teamwork, extensive research, a hands-on approach, and technical communication skills, students will follow the process involved to develop solutions to basic engineering design problems.  Students will apply the principles of mathematics and natural sciences to the final development of the case study where applicable.  Engineering disciplines investigated will include, but are not limited, to, mechanical, structural, design analysis, creative design engineering, and technical communications.

Grades Taught:  10-12
This course may be used to fulfill the third year credit requirement of math or science.

1252 Production Systems - 1 Credit

This course covers systems of manufacturing and construction; their resources, processes, products, and quality assurance.  The impact of the manufacturing and construction industries on the economy, environment, and society are explored.  Students will actually design and manufacture a project and build a scale construction project.  Computerized stress-testing equipment will be used to test student designs and constructed projects.  Activities include model bridge design, building, and testing and the mass production of student-designed projects.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1253A Transportation Systems - 1 Credit
PrerequisiteThis class is a prerequisite for all the automotive courses.

This course presents an overview of Aerospace, Land, and Marine transportation systems.  Students will study a variety of power systems, energy sources, chemical, mechanical, and electrical systems.  This course is predominantly lesson, demonstration, and text.  Tests, quizzes, and homework are required.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1250 Technical Drawing - 1 Credit

Students will study the basic concepts and principles of technical drawing, projection, size, description, basic techniques and tools, and pictorial representation.  This course is required for any student who is considering a technology sequence.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1255 Construction Systems - 1 Credit

This course provides instruction in the construction aspects of production.  It is organized around the universal systems model of inputs, resources, processes, outputs, and control as major topics.  These five topics have been specifically tailored to construction of a structure on site.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1257 Design and Drawing for Production - 1 Credit

This course emphasizes creative problem solving, designing, and technical drawing.  The course reflects the approach used in business and industry to create new products.  Students will develop solutions to various design activity problems.  Proposed solutions are researched, sketched, refined, and rendered as technical drawings.  Activities will include, but are not limited to, re-designing and producing an existing product, the Scale Model Bridge Building Contest, magnetic levitated vehicles, compressed air-powered dragsters and independent design activities.  In addition, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer-aided drawing which they may apply to the design activities.  This course satisfies the one-credit requirement for art/music.

Grades Taught:  9-12

1259 Electricity/Electronics - 1 Credit

This is a foundation course covering electron theory, charges, circuits, sources of electricity, voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, multimeters, AC & DC, magnetism, electronic components and semiconductors.  Requirements include constructing an operating motor, assembling a minimum of two electronic  projects and etching their own circuit boards.  Demonstrating basic skills in using test equipment is also required.

Grades Taught:  9-12


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