Technology is a one year course taught by two teachers. The two
teachers are to guide students through several two week learning
modules. Students will be asked to learn, think, work together, and
make different applications. The modules that could be covered are:
communication skills, electricity, drafting, flight, computer
applications, laser and light ,robotics, gas cutting, production,
construction, plastics, aerospace, gas welding, mug
welding,careers,structures,CO2 cars and computer numerically
Technology follows that same format as Exploring Technology except the
learning modules are four weeks in length. The modules are the same as
the ones in exploring technology. Modules included are drafting,
printing, woodworking, plastics, metals, welding, computer applications,
engineering structures, small gas engines, performance vehicles,
electronics, applied physics, and computer controlled machines.
is a one year course with emphasis on producing a product to meet a
specific need. Students will construct a group project to learn team
work, leadership, production techniques, time management, goal setting,
computer skills, and proper use of resources. This project will be used
as a fund-raiser for a person in need. In addition, students will be
involved in individual projects, computer numerical control, and mass
Production II will
further develop the students ability to produce products to meet a
specific needs. Students will select individual projects which will help
them develop the knowledge and skills need to produce products. Emphasis
will be placed on time management, goal setting, meeting time schedules,
safety, using computer hardware and software and producing a product
with a computer numerically controlled machine. Other production
techniques will be discussed.
Production III is designed for senior students wanting advanced study in
the production technology area. These students will be responsible for
completing an individual project, designing and coordinating a mass
production project, and completing an advanced project on the computer
numerically controlled machine.
This course is divided into four sections: Architectural Drafting,
Mechanical Drafting, Graphic Arts and Problem Solving. In the
Architectural Drafting section will place emphasis on a house the
students will design. In Mechanical Drafting section the students will
be introduced to orthographic projection and pictorial drawings. In the
Graphic Arts section, emphasis will be placed on design, layout, camera
and darkroom operations, stripping, playmaking and offset presswork. In
the Problem Solving area, the students will be given different problems
to come up with a solution.
Visual Communication II is a combinations of Drafting, Graphic Arts and
Problem Solving. In the Drafting section, the student will have an
option of advanced mechanical or architectural drafting. In Mechanical
Drafting, emphasis will be placed on tool and machine design. In
Architectural Drafting, emphasis is placed on both commercial and
residential design. In the Graphic Arts section, the students will
develop a working knowledge of the offset processes to produce an
attractive printed piece. In the Problem Solving section, the students
will be given different problems to solve.
This course is mainly for students who are interested in Drafting,
Graphic Arts or related professions. This course is an in-depth study of
Drafting or Graphic Arts, whichever the student chooses.
The student will have the option of Architectural Drafting, Mechanical
Drafting, or Graphic Arts. The student will select the area of his
interest and do the required work in that area.