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FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY     COURSE NUMBER: 1700                              

Academic     Grades 9–10

Full Year – 1 Credit

Class Description

This is the introductory course of the nationally recognized Engineered by Design series of performance based courses. Students in this class work in small groups to design and produce solutions to problems related to manufacturing, construction, energy and communications technologies. Students use computer technology to assist in researching project solutions, generating CAD drawings of their designs and to document and reflect on the solutions they have developed.

 

 

 

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 3:  Information, Media and Technology Skills

Expectation 4:  Innovative Thinking

 

CONSTRUCTION I     COURSE NUMBER: 1701                              

Academic     Grades 10-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Students work individually and in small groups using hand and power tools to achieve specific goals. Students design, layout and produce wood products and small construction projects. Students are often called upon to produce products for the school and community.

 

 

 

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 4:  Innovative Thinking

Expectation 5B: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: B. Civic Awarenes

 

CONSTRUCTION II     COURSE NUMBER: 1702                              

Academic     Grades 10-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Students work individually and in small groups using hand and power tools to design and produce wood products and small construction projects.  Students develop increased design and fabrication skills. Students learn to use elaborate joinery and more complex machinery to produce products. Students are often called upon to produce products for the school and community.

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites: Construction 1

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

Expectation 5B:  Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: B. Civic Awareness

 

ENGINEERING DESIGN     COURSE NUMBER: 1703                              

Academic     Grades 10-12

Full Year – 1 Credit

Class Description

This is an advanced course developed as part of the nationally recognized Engineered by Design series of performance based courses. Students in this course design and produce solutions to problems in the fields of manufacturing, construction, transportation, and energy. Students use computer technology to assist in researching project solutions, generating CAD drawings of their designs and to document and reflect on the solutions they have developed.

 

 

 

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I     COURSE NUMBER: 1704                              

Academic     Grades 11-12

Full Year – 1 Credit

3 College Credits

Class Description

Students produce engineering drawings and designs using Solid Works, a three dimensional CAD program. Students practice computerized design techniques needed for manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on creating 3D solid models from 2 dimensional drawings.  Students then apply Maker technologies including laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC machines to prototype their designs.

 

 

 

 

 

This course is aligned with CAD requirements of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Quinebaug Valley Community College. TMHS students may qualify to earn 3 college credit in this class.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS     

COURSE NUMBER: 1711                              

Academic Grades 11-12       

Semester = .5 Credit

3 College Credits

Class Description

This course introduces the basic principles of blueprint reading for Manufacturing. Topics include significance of line types, orthographic projections, sketching, dimensioning and tolerances. Students will interpret blueprints for mechanical parts in order to visualize the part and calculate necessary dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

This course is aligned with Blueprint Reading classes of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Quinebaug Valley Community College. TMHS students may qualify to earn college credit in this class.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

ARCHITECTURAL CAD     COURSE NUMBER: 1705                              

Academic     Grades 11-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Students will complete designs and drawings for new home construction, home additions and commercial construction using Graphsoft’s ArchiCAD. Students will produce drawings and elevations necessary to complete the construction process. Students also construct models to illustrate their designs.

 

 

 

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 3:  Information, Media and Technology Skills

Expectation 4:  Innovative Thinking

VIDEO PRODUCTION I     COURSE NUMBER: 1706

Academic     Grades 9-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Emphasis will be given to pre- and post- production stages, as well as training for independent assignments and “electronic news gathering.” Students will learn the basic principles, procedures, and techniques of television production. The course includes instruction on operation of cameras, scripting, special effects, editing, composition, and lighting.

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION II     COURSE NUMBER: 1707

Academic     Grades 9-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

The advanced video/media class offers students a hands-on training in advanced digital video skills. Students will learn advanced skills in digital camcorders, non-linear editing software and Television studio equipment. The emphasis will be on refining advanced skills and techniques including planning, producing, directing, editing and performing for video. Team and individual productions will be produced. Students will tape, produce and broadcast videos of school and community events. The course will emphasize creating a flexible and creative working atmosphere.

 

 

Prerequisite: Video Production I

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP     COURSE NUMBER:1708                         

Academic     Grades 9-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

The Radio Broadcast internship course focuses on practical training experiences in a Radio Station workplace environment. Interns professionally support specific programming, learn about radio programming while striving to maximize the experience through activities that shed light on career development.

 

 

Prerequisite: None, but students who have taken Mass Media will receive first consideration.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: B. Civic Awareness

 

RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP     COURSE NUMBER:1709                         

Academic     Grades 9-12

Full Year- 1 Credit

Class Description

The Radio Broadcast internship course focuses on practical training experiences in a Radio Station workplace environment. Interns professionally support specific programming, learn about radio programming while striving to maximize the experience through activities that shed light on career development.

 

 

Prerequisite: None, but students who have taken Mass Media will receive first consideration.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 3: Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: B. Civic Awareness