Course DescriptionsTECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSE OF STUDY
All Technology Courses meet graduation requirements for visual/practical/performing arts.
Emphasis is placed on developing residential architectural plans. All facets of the house design will be explored. Problem solving solutions to specific design problems and creation of models are an integral aspect of the course. Drawings will be completed using AutoCAD. Prerequisite: Drafting and Design I and II.
DRAFTING AND DESIGN:
This course is designed to introduce the students to the technological world of drafting communications. The terms, careers, methods, and drawing types used in drafting and design are introduced to the student. Students will complete technical sketches, geometric constructions, orthographic projects, and pictorial drawings. Computer Aided Drafting is a key component of the course.
DRAFTING AND DESIGN II:
This course is designed for students to further develop CAD skills and increase their knowledge in drafting. Students apply their knowledge of drafting to more technical and challenging drafting and design activities. Three-dimensional modeling software will be an integral part of the curriculum. Prerequisite: Drafting and Design I.
ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY I:
Basic course in a series of two electronics courses. It covers basic principles, ohm’s law, electrical devices, home electronics, instruments, and test equipment. Experiments and practical projects are included. Computer software will be used to simulate circuits for testing.
ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY II:
Basic course in a series of two electronics courses. It covers the basic principals of DC electrical circuits and an introduction of AC theory. Other studies will include electron theory, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm's law, capacitance, inductance, transformers, and meter operation. Students will apply theoretical knowledge in competing experiments and electronic projects where circuits are built. Computer software will be used to simulate electronic circuits for testing. It is recommended that students have completed Algebra 1. Prerequisite: Electronics I.
Focuses on problem-solving and design. Problems involving gear design, cams, and linkages are among some of the topics covered. Designs and drawings will be completed using AutoCAD. Prerequisite: Drafting and Design I and II.
TV Broadcasting TECHNOLOGY I:
Emphasizes both theory and hands-on experience in video production. Covers preproduction planning, camera use, lighting, and sound recording techniques, as well as electronic editing and computerized character generation.
TV Broadcasting TECHNOLOGY II:
Students will refine and expand the skills acquired in Media/Video Technology I and receive advanced instruction in electronic news gathering and other programming formats. Emphasis will be placed on completing independent study assignments to be aired on Lenape District TV Channel 18. Organizational skills, writing skills, professionalism, and the ability to work cooperatively are necessary for success in this class. Prerequisite: Media/Television Technology I.
TV Broadcasting TECHNOLOGY III:
Examines the vocational experiences of working in a television production studio as well as advanced scripting and preproduction planning. Research based script writing will be covered and incorporated into a documentary style writing assignment. Prerequisite: Media/Television Technology I and Media/Television Technology II.
Gives students an in-depth look at the field of digital photography. Students are taught the basics of digital photography from composition to basic photo-manipulation and color printing using imaging software. Hands-on computer experience is provided to all students on the photography lab equipment included color printers, scanners, and digital cameras.
This is a comprehensive course that includes instruction in the areas of digital photography and graphic design. Knowledge gained in Photography I will be expanded on in this course as we explore areas of individual interests and abilities. At all levels the use of computers will be utilized in the use of software filters and effects tools. Projects will be assigned and work will be required outside of class. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Photography I.
This course builds on the solid foundation of technical skill and design principles developed in Photo I and II and offers the chance for students to pursue specialized interests related to photography and digital imaging including multi-image production and photo-illustration. A strong curriculum that emphasizes both theory and practice characterizes this course. Prerequisite: Photography I and II.
Designed to instill awareness of the technology that surrounds today’s rapidly changing environment. Thinking, problem solving, and design skills will be developed through a variety of class projects. Students will learn and apply skills in the communications, manufacturing, construction, and transportation areas.
Teaches the use of hand tools in the procedures of cutting common wood joints. Safety practices in the use of hand held and stationary power equipment is enforced. Students construct teacher prescribed and individual woodworking projects.
Assumes basic knowledge of hand tool use, and power equipment safety procedures and operation, and individual projects of a higher level of advancement and proficiency are constructed. Career opportunities in woodworking are presented. Prerequisite: Woodworking I.
WOODWORKING III (Double Period):
Teaches the use of hand tools, power equipment, safety procedures, and line production. Career opportunities in woodworking are presented. Finer cabinetry methods of construction will be stressed. Students will work on projects and high levels of proficiency will be expected. A knowledge of basic woodworking is required. Prerequisite: Woodworking I and II.
WOODWORKING IV :
An advanced level class where students have the opportunity to strengthen their skills through theory and practical applications in labs. Students will develop their problem solving, decision making, and critical-thinking skills. Units of study will include lumber types, period studies, shop applications, finishing, and safety. This course will prepare students for possible home projects as well as career opportunities and development. Prerequisite: Woodworking I, II and III.
Teaches the basics of hand tools and machines used in woodworking. Special emphasis is given to safety and measurement. Project selection and grading will reflect the students’ individual talents.