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Technology Course Descriptions

ADVANCED FURNITURE
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade 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: Successful completion of Woodworking.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Computer Aided Design 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. Students will also create 3-D objects utilizing the 3-D printer. 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.

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit or 40 Weeks - 1 HS 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.

DESIGN THINKING
20 Weeks – ½ HS Art or Tech Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This Design Thinking course gives students the opportunity to learn through different design and create hands-on project-based challenges. Throughout this class students will be challenged to think outside the box and use critical thinking skills while working on multi-step problems. Students will be given the chance to think creatively and problem solve real world complications in team and individual tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVIVAL
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
In this class, students will study how to survive in our ever-changing environment. With an emphasis on the outdoors, this class will teach students how to identify various life-sustaining elements of nature and to appreciate their surroundings. Stress will be placed on humanity’s impact on our ecosystems. Students will examine the first-hand observations and experiences of survivalists and nature writers. This class will also provide students with hands-on experiences such as tracking game; growing, gathering and storing food; making candles and soap; building basic shelters.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Living Environment Biology, outdoor clothing, and footwear.
 
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
GradeLevels: 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.

ROBOTICS
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
This curriculum leverages the “coolness” of robotics, and the excitement of head to head competition to inspire and engage students. Students will walk through the design process and build mobile robots to play several sport-like games. During this process they will learn key STEAM principles, and robotics concepts. At the culmination of this class, they will compete head-to -head against their peers in the classroom, and a local robotics competition against other local high schools sponsored by the Raymond Corporation in Greene, NY. This modular and project-based curriculum teaches the design process in an engaging, hands-on manner to help teachers challenge, motivate, and inspire their students. By moving students through an actual engineering project, students quickly understand the relevance of what they are learning. Extension activities in mechanical, electrical and systems engineering will be used to reinforce concepts and their applications to beyond robotics.The curriculum is created to ensure that students with varying learning styles and levels can accomplish the lesson goals. No prior robotics experience is required. Beginners are able to advance sequentially through the units to gradually increase their knowledge and skill level. However, you must be at least a sophomore to take the course.

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
In this class students will study land, water, flight and space transportation systems in an integrated STEAM curriculum. The past, present and future of flight and space vehicles will be explored through rocketry, balloons, model plane flight and drones. Human powered boats will be constructed and cumulative activity will be the construction of a single passenger electric vehicle to be used in an interscholastic competition of efficiency.

WOODWORKING
20 Weeks – ½ HS 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.

NIEMIEC, ADAM
Technology Teacher
REID, GRAY
Technology Teacher
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