Technology Education Department

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21st Century Core Values and Beliefs

Technology Education seeks to enable students to become resourceful, self-sufficient problem solvers in a world increasingly infused with technological innovations. Students will develop skills in analysis and communication in order to better understand and interact with the rapidly changing technological landscape.In order to accomplish the above, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and an appreciation for the importance of accepting individual responsibility, developing a solid work ethic, and learning to plan and work effectively
  • Select and use appropriate measuring tools to accurately gather, manipulate, and communicate information
  • Exhibit the safe and proper selection and use of technical equipment, materials, and processes
  • Discover and develop talents, aptitudes, and interests of the individual related to technical pursuits
  • Demonstrate an awareness of career opportunities
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to solving problems
  • Demonstrate skills needed to find, use, and communicate information effectively
  • emonstrate an appreciation, understanding, and ability to evaluate a product and its processes as a response to human needs and wants
  • Exhibit an understanding of the relationship between academic concepts and practices to their applications in a technological setting

WHS Learning Expectations Assessed:

  • Demonstrate the skills to work independently
  • Organize and evaluate information for its relevance to a question or problem
  • Observe critical


Course Strands

Graphic Design

Introduction to Computer Graphics - TEC411

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 9-12

This course introduces students to the design process and the principles of design. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving and relating graphic design to communication. Students will study the principles of design, color theory, typography, and will use major design software including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Design elements of both print and Web publications will be introduced. Students will also explore career options in the graphic design industry.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement.

Advanced Computer Graphics - TEC412

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 10-12

This course will provide students who may be interested in a career in Graphic Design to advance their skills in both design principles and computer graphic programs. Students will learn how to integrate Photoshop and Illustrator images into print and web publications. Students will also learn many of the advanced features of Photoshop and Illustrator, and how they are used in industry. Students will use skills learned to produce quality projects in both print and web design formats.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement.

Pre-requisite: Intro to Graphic Design. Students may opt to enroll in both Computer Graphic Design and Advanced Graphic Design in the same school year.

Flash Animation and Design - TEC413

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 11-12 or permission of instructor

Students will be introduced to the incredible world of flash animation and design. Students design and build animation using Macromedia Flash. Students will learn how to create rich interactive experiences for the Web, from banners and interactive menus to a complete Web site, using Flash. The objective of this course is to make you a proficient user of Macromedia's Flash Program and to enable you to design complete web animations using this valuable tool.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement.

Pre-requisite: Computer Graphic Design or permission of instructor.

Computer Graphics/Information Technology Capstone Project - TEC414

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 11-12 or permission of instructor

A capstone project gives the advanced student the opportunity to enhance skills in the design and reproduction of graphic communication systems. The student will develop his/her own course of study under the guidance, and subject to the approval, of the instructor. A completed application form is required and must be approved by the instructor in advance.

Pre-requisite: Computer Graphic Design or permission of instructor.


Woodworking

Woodworking Technology I - TEC701

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 10-12

This is a one-trimester course designed to introduce the student to basic woodworking concepts and product design. Students will be encouraged to become familiar with the basic hand tools, woods, power equipment, basic wood joints and joinery processes. Wood, tool identification, adhesives, clamping techniques, and wood substitutes are explored. Students will have an opportunity to participate in constructing a wood project.

Through the kinds of experience and knowledge gained in this course, students will begin to develop an appreciation of good industrial design, craftsmanship, orderly procedures, safe work habits, pride in their individual work, integrity, proper work ethic, and have an understanding of how to use the tools, machines, woods, and devices properly and safely.

Note: All students must pass a general safety test with a 100% as well as a safety test for each power machine as demonstrated by the instructor.

A lab fee of $15.00 will offset the cost of materials used.

Woodworking Technology II - TEC702

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 10-12

This is an advanced course for one trimester designed to allow the student to explore detailed aspects of the woodworking trades and industries. Instruction is given in the methods and techniques of designing and construction of basic cabinets and carcass type furniture. Emphasis is placed upon prefabricating, assembly, utilizing fasteners and hardware, laminates and finishes to give the student an overall understanding of the cabinetmaking process.  Quality is emphasized in developing and reading working drawings to produce the finished core project. Possible opportunites for future employment in the woodworking industries are also explored.

Through the kinds of experience and knowledge gained in this one trimester course, the student will develop a confidence in craftsmanship, pride in their individual work, and an appreciation of quality tools, mahcines, and wood products.

Pre-requisite: Woodworking Technology I. A lab fee of $15.00 will offset the cost of materials used.


Pre-Engineering

Project Lead the Way: Forging New Generations of Engineers

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a series of courses that use hands-on experience to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers by immersing them in rigorous engineering problem solving. PLTW is an engineering pathway designed to teach students engineering principles that apply to areas such as electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering. Students gain the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow's technical fields and the confidence to believe in themselves.

Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized curriculum and students who succeed in this program will be eligible for college credits while in high school that are transferable to many schools of engineering. The following colleges, to name just a few, are a part of the PLTW network: Duke University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of New Haven, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

For more information about PLTW, go to http://www.pltw.org/ and talk with your school counselor.


Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) - TEC301

4 Credits (2 Trimesters)
Open to: Grades 9-12

Introduction to Engineering Design is the first course in a series of "Project Lead the Way" (PLTW) courses. This class is an opportunity for students to understand the many aspects to engineering technology and to consider the many exciting high paying career opportunities that exist in the field. The class involves theoretical and hands-on problem solving activities. Using 3-D computer modeling software, students learn the design process, and they solve design problems as they develop, analyze, and create product models.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement. 

Pre-requisite: Algebra I or concurrently enrolled. Students may be asked to purchase and/or supply their own materials at a very minimal cost.

Note: Students who choose Introduction to Engineering Design should not take Intro to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).


Principles of Engineering (PLTW) - TEC303

4 Credits (2 Trimesters)
Open to: Grades 9-12

Principles of Engineering is the second course in a series of "Project Lead the Way" (PLTW) courses. This course exposes students to careers in the field of engineering. Students explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes while learning how engineers and technicians actually use the math, science and technology in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. Students will also consider concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement.

Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry or concurrently enrolled. Although it is recommended that students have Introduction to Engineering as a pre-requisite, it is not a requirement. Students may be asked to purchase and/or supply their own materials at a very minimal cost.


Digital Electronics (PLTW) Accelerated (A) - TEC304

(Interdisciplinary Math and Technology Course)

4 Credits (2 Trimesters)
Open to: Grades 11-12

Digital Electronics is the third course in a series of "Project Lead the Way" (PLTW) courses. Students in this class will use computer simulations to learn about the logic of electronics as they design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices.

Elements of this course will support the ICT digital portfolio requirement.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Engineering and/or Principles of Engineering, or permission of the instructor, and enrolled in college prep math. Students may be asked to purchase and/or supply their own materials at a very minimal cost.

Technology Capstone Project - Engineering - TEC305

4 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grade 12

An engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the three preceding courses and are guided by the engineering instructors as well as community members. They must present progress reports and submit a final written report by the end of the trimester.

Pre-requisite: POE and/or IED and DE and approval from the instructor.

Architectural Design I

2 Credits (1 Trimester)
Open to: Grades 10-12

Students who completed either Introduction to CAD and/or Introduction to Engineering and are contemplating a career in architecture should consider this course. Students delve into the nuts and bolts of architecture to learn how properly structures can be designed and built. Careers in architecture and engineering will be explored.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to CAD, IED, or POE
Note: This course meets the ICT requirement