2014-2015 Technology & Engineering Course Descriptions
In the Technology & Engineering courses, students will be responsible for paying for the cost of their projects. Each student is required to have a pair of safety glasses. Students can bring in their own glasses or students have the opportunity to purchase safety glasses for $3.00.
Technology & Engineering-7 gives seventh grade students the opportunity to participate in hands on, minds on labs and projects that expose them to the different areas of technology. This 9 week class is packed full of fun and challenging activities. During this course the students will cover different areas of technology that include: Introduction to Measuring, Drafting & Auto CADD, Reading Project Plans, Woodworking, Transportation, and Problem Solving.
Introduction to Technology & Engineering #900
This course allows students to participate in hands on, minds on projects that expose them to technology. The class curriculum is full of challenging projects that cover the four areas of technology: communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Students will learn about the problem solving process through designing & building a balsa bridge, explore woodworking by making projects, create projects using the laser engraver, learn about drafting and CADD by designing a CO2 dragster, build and program robots, screen print t-shirts, and make commercials during a video production unit. Intro to Technology will be offered every other year, opposite of Communication Technology. (Offered 2014-2015) 1 Credit Grades 9-12
Communication Technology #905
This project-based class covers three main areas of communication: Digital Photography, Screen Printing, and Video Production. Students will be making projects that include: Web Pages, Enhanced Digital Photos, Screen Printed T-shirts, Laser Engraved Photo Boards, Photo Collage Boards, and multiple Videos. Students’ will be using Photoshop, Imovie, the Epilog Laser Engraver, as well as the Communications Lab during this course. Communication Technology will be offered every other year, opposite of Intro to Technology.
(Offered 2015-2016) 1 Credit Grades 9-12
Do you like to work and build things with your hands? This class is designed to give students’ knowledge and hands on experiences in woodworking. Students will learn about materials used in woodworking, measurement and layout, reading project plans, machine safety rules, how to safely operate woodworking machinery (planer, jointer, table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, jig saw, drill press, and portable router), squaring a board, gluing up stock, sharpening & repairing tools, woodworking joints, and finishing processes. Majority of the class time will be working in the Woodworking Lab.
1 Credit Grades 9-12
Advanced Woodworking #960
The purpose of this class is to give students a chance to further expand their woodworking skills. Students will get the chance to research, plan, and build a piece of furniture for this class. Students will learn about lathe operations, frame and panel construction, furniture doors, and leg and rail construction. The major portion of class time will be spent working on an individual woodworking project. Advanced Woodworking will be offered every other year, opposite of Construction Technology. (Offered 2015-2016) Prerequisite: Woodworking #915 1 Credit Grades 10-12
Construction Technology #920
The purpose of this class is to give students a chance to learn about different areas of building construction. Students will learn how to operate and safely use various portable power tools, practice safety on the job, learn about footings and foundations, framing (floors, walls, ceilings), roofing, prefabricated construction and careers in construction. Students will be working on various construction projects in and around the school and for members of the New Lisbon School District. The majority of class time will be working in the lab on various projects. Construction Technology will be offered every other year, opposite of Advanced Woodworking. (Offered 2014-2015) Prerequisite: Woodworking #915 1 Credit Grades 10-12
Design & Engineering #930
The purpose of this course is to give students a basic understanding of concepts and techniques surrounding drafting, design, and engineering. Students will also be exposed to careers available in the design and engineering industry. Students will learn traditional drafting techniques as well as learn how to use available CADD programs. Students will be given real world problems to design, engineer, and test their solutions. 1 Credit Grades 9-12
Advanced Design & Engineering #N/A
The purpose of this class is to give students a chance to further expand their designing skills through various CADD programs and projects. Majority of the class time will be spent working on independent design projects. This class will be run during the same time as Design & Engineering #930. 1 Credit
Mechanical Applications #125
This course is designed to help students develop mechanical knowledge and skills used in industry. Welding skills and metal fabrication activities will be emphasized through exercises and hands on projects and labs. This course will provide the student with a variety of welding skills. Topics include: career opportunities, basic metallurgy, types of metal fabrication, mathematics used in metal fabrication, project layout, metal laboratory safety, metal working hand tools, metalworking power tools, arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, plasma arc, and tool repair and maintenance.
1 Credit Grades 9-12
Technology & Engineering Lab Assistant #965
The student will assist in classroom and laboratory activities in the Technology & Engineering area. Responsibilities will include: machine maintenance and repair, demonstrating various lessons, leading group work/discussions, lab upkeep, safety and clean up checks, and individualized projects. The purpose of this class is to give advanced students more responsibility and challenge working within the following subject areas: Intro to Tech, Woodworking/Advanced Woodworking, Construction, Communication Tech, or Design Engineering. You must have already taken the course that you will be a Lab Assistant in.
Prerequisite: REQUIRES INSTRUCTORS WRITTEN APPROVAL 1⁄2 or 1 Credit Grades 12