Technology

TECHNOLOGY 

FACULTY

Brandon Donato Lou Fisher
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I-–MECHANICAL (ELECTIVE)

This is an introductory course designed to introduce the student to computer-aided mechanical design.  Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply design concepts using modern 3D solid modeling CAD software.  This course will emphasize the design development process of a product and how a model of that product is produced, analyzed, and evaluated using a computer- aided design package.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam


COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II-–ARCHITECTURAL (ELECTIVE) This course will introduce the student to architectural design by utilizing modern computer-aided design software. Students will develop all required plans (floor, plot, foundation, elevations, sections, etc.) and 3D model simulations of typical residential homes.  All aspects of home design will be introduced.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam CONSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)

This course is designed to help the student understand how a residential building is constructed.  Students will be introduced to the skills needed to plan and construct a home. Course content will include planning, materials, cost estimating, framing systems, mechanical systems, and finish work.  A small storage shed may be produced as a class project.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION (ELECTIVE) This is an introductory course designed to blend technical drawing, art, and production.  Students will be introduced to basic areas of technical drawing (sketching, dimensioning, orthographic, geometric construction, sectional, development, pictorial, etc.) and will apply these drawing types to creative problem-solving activities.  Students will utilize the design process to develop creative solutions for design problems. Various modeling processes may be used to produce solution prototypes. +This course fulfills the NYS requirements for 1 unit in Art or Music

CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (ELECTIVE)

This course will be an introduction to a wide variety of computer-related topics.  The class will concentrate on computer programming in Python but we will periodically touch on related topics on how computers work, the hardware they use, and how they communicate with each other on a network.  Topics to include but not limited to: Identifying computer hardware, building a working desktop, troubleshooting hardware issues, installing operating systems, managing operating systems, network communications, troubleshooting network issues, coding, robotics, and ethics.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam COMPUTER SCIENCE DISCOVERIES (ELECTIVE)

This is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. Topics include:  Web Development and Animation and Games Development.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (ELECTIVE) Manufacturing is a secondary level course designed to build additional skills to produce primarily wooden- made products.  Higher skilled employees are in high demand in the manufacturing trades. Skill development will include measurement, layout work, proper and safe use of tools and machines, and finish work.  Student project work may include individual activities or group assignments. Prerequisite: Production Systems CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (ELECTIVE)

This is an introductory level course designed to introduce the student to the process and proper procedures for turning raw wood into finished products such as furniture or cabinetry.  This course is designed to teach the student lifelong skills in the areas of woodworking. Skill development will include measurement, layout work, proper and safe use of tools and machines, and finish work.  Student project work may include individual activities or group assignments. 

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam MATERIAL PROCESSING I (ELECTIVE) 

This course introduces the student to a variety of materials and the processes used to manufacture a product.  Materials for processing may include various metals, woods, plastics, fiberglass, and composite materials. Students will produce a variety of projects using hand tools, power tools, and machinery utilized in the manufacturing industries.
CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam
MATERIAL PROCESSING II (ELECTIVE)

This course will focus on the manufacturing   processing of various metals. Metal processing may include bending, forming, threading, casting, fitting, forging, separating, grinding, finishing, brazing, welding, turning, and milling.  Students will produce a variety of projects using hand tools, power tools, and machinery utilized in the manufacturing industries. Prerequisite: Material Processing I
CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

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