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 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Design & Drawing for Production  Principles of Engineering
Computer Aided Design Advanced Furniture
 Woodworking Residential Construction
 

Welcome to the Technology Department

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION 20 WEEKS – 1/2 CREDIT or 40 WEEKS - 1 CREDIT

Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

This course can be used to fulfill the Art or Music graduation requirement.  .Students will design, draw and construct within pertinent areas of technology.  Units will cover topics ranging from aerospace technology to complex energy systems.  Popular units may include but are not limited to: Rocket design and construction, mechanical drawing, dragster design and construction, solar cooker design and construction, hydroponic systems and residential structure design and construction.  Heavy emphasis is placed upon drawing & design, problem solving and implementation of concepts learned.  The use of some machines and hand tools will be used to complete and enhance hands on projects.

NOTE: STUDENTS CAN DROP THIS COURSE AT 20 WEEKS, BUT CANNOT ENTER 20 WEEKS UNLESS THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE FIRST 20 WEEKS AT A PREVIOUS TIME.

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WOODWORKING 20 WEEKS – 1/2 CREDIT Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

This course is intended as a foundation for all other Technology courses as well as an excellent general Technology course for students not seeking a Technology sequence.  In this course, students will make several woodworking projects with various available hardwoods. In so doing, students will learn to operate every machine tool in the Technology Department safely and effectively.  Activities will include the use of lathes, planers, jointers, shapers and table saws as well as many hand tools. At the end of the course, students will possess an excellent basic knowledge of materials and the process used to work them.  Students interested in any technical career will benefit from this course. PREREQUISITE: NONE

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ADVANCED FURNITURE 20 WEEKS - 1/2 CREDIT Levels: 9,10,11,12

This course is for those students who have already taken the basic Woodworking class as a prerequisite. Individual furniture projects will be created mostly from available hardwoods. Projects may include end tables, lamps, desks, stools and chairs. Advanced machining , finishing and joinery will be taught.  PREREQUISITE: Woodworking

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COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING 40 WEEKS - 1 CREDIT Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

* Articulated credit with Broome Community College

Computer Aided Drafting is an essential communicating method of our technical world.  Students interested in careers in Engineering, Design, Architecture or any technical trade will benefit from a background in Computer Aided Drafting.  In this course students will learn to prepare technical drawings, both at a drafting board and on a computer.  Course activities will be many and varied and students will learn to make several types of drawings used in industry and business.  Some activities will involve making the objects that students draw.  Course may also include a field trip to a local industry or architectural design firm using CAD.  However, the majority of the course work will be done on a computer.  Computer operated drawings will be completed in areas of mechanical, 3-D, architecture and landscape utilizing the latest AutoCAD software.  PREREQUISITE: NONE

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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION: 40 WEEKS/20 WEEKS – 1 CREDIT or 20 WEEKS 1/2 CREDIT Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

This course is a hands on introduction to Residential Construction.  This course is especially well suited to those students interested in careers or further training in the building trades and related fields.  Students will learn basic skills in residential carpentry, residential wiring, plumbing, roofing, drywall, siding etc.  Hands on projects are worked on daily. The class will build a storage building outside on the school property and will construct full size mock-ups.  Knowledge gained in this course can be applied to all building trades, home maintenance and service occupations as well as careers in sales of building materials, supplies, and equipment. Students who are considering any career involving electricity or electronics will also find this course helpful and practical.

NOTE: STUDENTS CAN DROP THIS COURSE AT 20 WEEKS, AND EARN 1/2 CREDIT, AND ALSO ENTER AT 20 WEEKS TO RECEIVE 1/2 CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.

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Principles of Engineering- This course is designed to help students understand what engineering is at a level that is appropriate to their knowledge of mathematics and science. It is also designed to inspire students to explore career pathways in engineering and technology. This class will help students develop the technological literacy and problem-solving skills that are valuable in today’s world as well as first-year postsecondary engineering and engineering-technology programs. Units discussed may have “hands on” projects to help reinforce engineering concepts. Heavy emphasis is placed on problem solving and science concepts. 

·     Students may use this course to fulfill the 3rd year science requirement.

·   Students who desire to take this course need prior approval by the science department chair.


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