• Course Listing

    WOODWORKING 1(FY) (S) (AD) GRADES 9-12

    This course is designed to introduce students to the tools, materials, machines and technology used in woodworking. Initial projects will be assigned by the instructor; later projects will be selected/designed by the student. Areas of study include construction, wood turning, laminating, and wood finishing. An experience in manufacturing may be undertaken by each class.
    Experience in planning and designing woodworking activities and the development of safe work habits form integral parts of the instructional program.

    WOODWORKING  2(FY) (AD) 10-12

    This course is designed for students who want to further develop their woodworking skills and knowledge. The correct and safe use of handtools a n d machines is stressed. Attention is given to the development of careful planning, design, accuracy, skill, judgement, and workmanship. Students are given an opportunity to select, design, plan, and develop laboratory activities (projects). The research of woodworking topics is an important part of this course. Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed Introduction or Essentials of Woodworking, or have the permission of the instructor.

    ENGINEERING & ROBOTICS (S) (AD) GRADES 9-12

    This course has been designed to expose students to the rapidly expanding technologies of Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Three Dimensional Modeling, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Robotics. Students will use hardware, software and computer applications to engineer, design and produce solutions to assigned problems.
    Students will gain experience in creating computer aided drawings, controlling robotic systems, and manipulating manufacturing processes and control systems, both electronic and mechanical. Computer programs, controls, and sensors will be explored as they apply to automated machines, tools, and systems. Both commercial and residential applications will be investigated. Students will gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in our modern technological society.

    HONORS ENGINEERING & ROBOTICS GRADES (FY) 10-12

    This course has been designed for highly motivated students who would like to explore the rapidly expanding technologies of Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Three Dimensional Computer & Traditional Modeling, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Numerical Control, Computer Interfaced Components, and Robotics. Students will use hardware, software and computer applications to engineer, design, and produce solutions to assigned problems. Technical research and professional presentations of the material will be required as part of the overall curriculum.
    Students will gain detailed experience in creating computer aided drawing, controlling robotic systems, and manipulating manufacturing processes and control systems, both electronic and mechanical. Computer programs, controls, and sensors will be explored as they apply to automated machines, tools, and systems. Both commercial and residential applications will be investigated. Students will gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in our modern technological society. This course is recommended for those students who are looking into the fields of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Students enrolling in this course must have successfully completed or be enrolled in a course of Algebra 2, Geometry, and Physics. In addition, some background in programming is recommended due to .Basic. and .C. being used in class.

    ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS  (FY) (S) (AD) 9 -12

    This course provides an opportunity for students to gain fundamental knowledge of electronics and applied scientific principles. The subjects covered are atomic theory, current, resistance, voltage, power, electrical production, series and parallel circuit analysis, Ohm.s, Watt.s and Kirchoff.s laws, and digital circuitry. Students will be introduced to digital electronics through the study of numbering systems, Boolean algebra, Karnough mapping, combinational logic circuits, encoders, decoders, displays and counters. The second semester will cover sequential logic circuits including flip-flops, counters, shift registers, arithmetic circuitry, multiplexing, digital to analog converters, and system analysis. The students will utilitze the laboratory.s computer programs to simulate digital circuitry, design printed circuit boards, and to analyze and solve circuit problems. Students will also investigate the theory, operation, and application of major electronic components. Experiments and projects are designed to reinforce theoretical principles. Some circuit design, soldering techniques, project construction, and tool use are involved in individual projects throughout the year. Contemporary topics in electronics and safe working practices are stressed throughout the course.

    HONORS ELECTRONICS 2  (FY) GRADES 10-12 

    This course is being offered to those students who anticipate furthering their education in an engineering program.
    The first semester will include AC and DC analysis as applied to resistive, capacitive, and inductive circuitry, including impedance and reactance. Discrete semiconductor theory will include diode and power-supply principles and applications along with bipolar transistor and amplifier operation. The students will breadboard experiments and utilize meters and oscilloscopes to analyze the circuitry.
    The second semester will be devoted to digital electronics which will include combination logic, Boolean Algebra, encoders, decoders, seven segment displays, and counters. Students will construct experimental circuitry demonstrating the principle of each topic. Everyone will be required to utilize the laboratory's computer to solve various analysis and design problems. There will be a CADDbased schematic diagram and printed circuit board design required as an out-ofclass assignment.
    Individual/group projects will be required with special emphasis on creative problem solving and design.
    Students enrolling in this course must have successfully completed or be enrolled in a course in Algebra 2 and Geometry.

    DRAFTING AND DESIGN 1(FY) (S) (AD)GRADES 9 -12

    This course is highly recommended for students considering careers in any field of engineering. The following areas will be explored during this year long course: sketching, use of mechanical drawing instruments, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, revolutions, auxiliary views, fasteners, pictorial and working drawings, surface developments and modeling. Students will develop fundamental skills through boardwork and the use of a Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program.

    DRAFTING & DESIGN 2(FY) (AD) GRADES 10-12

    This course is designed for students who wish to explore advanced problems dealing with machine parts and accessories, sheet metal pattern development, mechanical perspective drawings, and other forms of three dimensional drawings. Emphasis will be placed on understanding two and three dimensional forms through standard board practices and through the use of the computer (CADD). The student enrolling in this course should have successfully completed Essentials of Engineering Drafting and Design or have the permission of instructor.

    HONORS ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN  (FY) 10 -12

    This course is highly recommended for students wishing to explore careers in architecture and architecture related fields. During this year long course students will study basic structural planning, design, and construction. Class time will be devoted to problem solving, creating archectural plans and construction of models. An introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) will be presented. Students enrolling in this course must have successfully completed or be enrolled in a course of Algebra 2, Geometry, and Physics.

     

    GRAPHIC ARTS 1(FY) (S) (AD) GRADES 9 -12

    This graphic arts course is designed to introduce students to Graphic Arts Technology. Areas included in the course are letterpress, screen printing, and lithography (photo-offset). Methods of preparing copy for reproduction are explored along with design, special printing techniques, and finishing operations. The computer will be used for project design and page layout. Programs such as PageMaker, TypeStyler, FreeHand, PhotoShop, and Colorize will be explored. Students will be expected to complete projects such as cards, letterheads, envelopes, tickets, programs, and printed T-shirts, using the printing methods mentioned above. A notebook/portfolio of the student.s work is to be kept by each student. This is an excellent opportunity for art students to explore industrial reproduction techniques, and the artist.s role in graphic reproduction.

    GRAPHIC ARTS 2(FY) (AD) GRADES 10-12

    Advanced Graphic Arts is for those students who wish to explore the various methods of graphic reproduction. The emphasis in this course will be on advanced photo-offset techniques such as halftone, duotone, reverses, screen tints, special effect screens, posterization, and color process printing. Also included will be multi-color techniques for design and layout, advanced press operation, and maintenance. Students will be involved in producing projects using these advanced processes. The role of computers in pre-press imaging and copy preparation is an integral part of the course. The student enrolling in this course should have successfully completed Essentials of Graphic Arts or have the permission of the instructor.

    ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN (S) GRADES 10 -12

    This course provides the student with the opportunity to actively study and gain an overview of the many aspects of the planning and drafting areas of the field of architecture. The student will investigate problems relating to small home design and complete drawings for specific assignments.

    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION (AD) GRADES 9 - 12 

    Students will develop and broaden their computer skills and use the principles of graphic design while solving real-life layout problems. The course will focus on digital imaging using scanning, digital cameras, clip-art and original illustration to design creative materials. Professional software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker will be used to layout, retouch, create, and design products fit for publication, web pages, and art shows. This class is highly recommended for people entering into the fields of graphic design, publication, illustration, web design and commercial art.

    MULTIMEDIA (AD) GRADES 9 - 12

    This semester course is offered to students who wish to explore the blending of various media into a computer program. The media will include still pictures, video, animation, audio, CD-ROM, and text. Students will author computer programs using these media for instruction or explanation of a subject they have chosen to investigate. Professional multimedia sofware, audio capture software, graphics programs, video capture software, and animation programs will be used to complete assignments ( Internet, Adobe, PhotoShop and Illustrator, Microsoft Power Point and Superlink Multimedia).

    WEB PAGE DESIGN (AD) GRADES 9 -12

    This semester course is offered to students who wish to explore various uses of the Internet through the building of web pages and web sites. Students will use computer hardware and webpage authoring software to design and produce their websites. Students will gain experience in working with HTML code, web authoring software, digital images, video, gif animations, and appropriate web design and layout. Internet sites authored will be school or community service related. Students who choose this course should have a working knowledge of computers.

    PHOTOGRAPHY 1(FY) (S) (AD) GRADES 9 - 12

    This full year course is designed for the student who wishes to explore black & white photography. The essentials course includes all assignments covered in the introductory photography course plus the following assignments: studio work, action, mounting photographs and photographic special effects. The student will read, answer questions, and perform laboratory activities for each assignment. Student performance is evaluated by testing and laboratory performance on assignments.

    PHOTOGRAPHY 2(FY) (AD) GRADES 10-12

    This course is designed for the serious student who wishes to pursue photography beyond the material covered in the Introductory and Essentials of Photography courses. The course will cover advanced assignments including the following: portfolio of work, portraiture, photographic montage, photo research projects, and special camera and darkroom techniques. The student will be required to do some reading and writing, but will concentrate mainly on laboratory activities. Student performance will be evaluated by a variety of critique formats. The student is required to have his/her own camera (no polaroid or instamatic types). The student enrolling in this course must have successfully completed Introduction to Photography, Essentials of Photography, or have the permission of the instructor.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY (FY) GRADES 10 - 12

    This course is designed for the self motivated student as an offering above the advanced level course. Potential students must have successfully completed Advanced Photography as the prerequisite to this course. Students accepted into the course will select a concentration or .Unit Study. in an area of their choice. Students will complete research, experiments, and examples as well as a paper totaling approximately ten pages.

    HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY (FY) GRADES 11- 12

    This course is designed for highly motivated students as an offering above the advanced level course. Potential students will be accepted to the course on an individual basis. Students must submit a portfolio for approval and acceptance to the course. Students considering this course should be enrolled in Honors or Accelerated English programs. Students accepted into the course will select a concentration or Unit of Study in an area of their choice. Students will complete research, experiments, and examples as well as a paper totaling approximately fifty to seventy-five pages.

    ENERGY, POWER & TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 1(FY) (S) (AD) GRADES 9 -12

    This course is designed to introduce the student to different sources of energy produced from various power sources. The student will learn how power is produced by steam and combustion engines, CO2, and rocket propulsion, and how this power is used to propel machines, automobiles, airplanes, rockets and boats. The student will be introduced to alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and fuel cell technologies. The student will also work with pneumatic and hydraulic systems and learn how they are applied to automated manufacturing systems and entertainment technologies.

    ENERGY, POWER & TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 2 (FY) (AD) GRADES 10-12

    The student, having learned the basics in the Essentials course, will have the opportunity to become familiar with more in-depth automotive principles of operation, and systems including automotive computer control and diagnostics. The student will also become more intensely involved with power transmissions, hydraulics, pneumatics and propulsion systems. The student will actively apply these principles through problem-solving design activites throughout the course. The student enrolling in the course should have successfully completed Essentials of Power Technology or have the permission of the instructor.

    KNOW YOUR CAR (S) (AD) GRADES 9 -12
    This course is designed for students who would like to learn about the machines which serve their everyday needs. The course will deal with the automotive field and include work sessions, outside demonstrations, and in-lab lectures. Topics to be covered will include consumer knowledge about (1) automotive care and cosmetics; (2) principles of operation; (3) identification of automotive systems; (4) computer controlled automotive systems; (5) locating and identifying problems; (6) buying used cars; (7) and everyday safety procedures.