All Technology Education Courses meet graduation requirements for 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Technical Education. Courses with (●) also meet Visual/Performing Arts requirements.
Automotive Technology (Double Period – Cherokee and Seneca only)
Emphasis is on the internal combustion engine, ranging from the simplest two-cycle to complex automobile engines. Practical hands-on experience is a part of the classroom activity. An overview of automotive careers is included.
Auto Lab 1 and Auto Lab 2 (Seneca only)
In the ASE Automotive Certification Program at Seneca High School, the Double Period is presented as two separate courses: Automotive Lab 1 and Automotive Lab 2.
Alignment Fundamentals (Seneca only - Semesterized)
This course is designed to give future technicians, or students interested in vehicle service, the information needed to learn the fundamentals of automotive alignment. Students will be exposed to four-wheel alignment theory, instrument operation and common adjustment methods found on domestic and imported passenger cars and light trucks. The class will include an overview of common suspension and steering systems and instruction on proper inspection procedures.
Automotive Diagnostics (Seneca only - Semesterized)
This course is designed to give future technicians, or students interested in vehicle service, the information needed to learn the skills to diagnose vehicles efficiently both with and without the use of on-board diagnostics equipment. The course will teach in depth use of the on-board diagnostic equipment that has recently been introduced into the automotive shop. The students will learn to communicate by speaking with the “customers” of the vehicle. This course will enable students to implement techniques learned in previous automotive classes.
Construction, Building and Contracting (Cherokee only)
Construction, Building, and Contracting is the second year in the four-year Construction, Building, and Carpentry Career Pathway Program. The program is designed to allow students leaving high school the ability to directly enter the workforce or continue their education in the building trades. This second year, following Woodworking One, will act as a hands-on building block for those students interested in pursuing a career as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, mason, roofer, general contractor, construction site manager, architect, or engineer. Prerequisites include successful completion of Woodworking 1 along with an application process to enter the Career Pathway Program.
Advanced Construction and Carpentry (Cherokee only)
This is the third year course in the 4-year career pathway program. This course will continue to build upon the skills and knowledge obtained previously. The course will include the use of the design process, business concepts in construction, and the manufacturing of projects/materials. Drafting/sketching using computer based programs such as Revit, Onshape Sketch-Up and Fusion 360 will be included. Instruction and skills surrounding the sue of blueprints within the field will be addressed. Additional content will include but not limited to; design, installation, repair, framing, foundations, electrical, plumbing, roofing, flooring, and sheet rock. The course will also provide a foundation to the quickly changing realm of sustainable “green” design in construction. Woodworking 1 and Construction, Building, and Contracting will be the required prerequisites along with the completion of the application/acceptance to the career pathway program.
*Drafting and Design 1●
Introduces the world of design through technological and engineering concepts, including terms, careers, methods, and drawing types used in drafting and design. Students will gain 'mechanical' and 'technical' drawing skills using tools and industry standard computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD. The students will complete various collaborative design challenges as well as open ended design tasks using the tools and skills learned. This course is recommended for students considering careers in industrial design, engineering, architecture or design. *Offered as RCBC Cap Course at conclusion of Drafting & Design 2*.
*Drafting and Design 2●
Designed to further develop design and STEM knowledge to complete more technical and challenging drawings using an industry standard 3D parametric modeling program such as Inventor. This course heavily applies modeling techniques and strategies using tools, materials, and machines such as 3D printers. Students will complete a number of hands-on collaborative design challenges, open-ended tasks. Prerequisite: Drafting & Design 1. *Offered as RCBC Cap Course.*
Students will develop technical and creative skills to completely design and draw residential 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 this course. Drawings will be completed by hand, the use of industry standard computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD, and Revit. Prerequisite: Drafting and Design 1 and 2. Students can take Architectural Design and Engineering Design simultaneously.
Focuses on applying the engineering design process, principles and standards in a problem-solving, project-based environment. Students will complete a series of engaging and socially relevant design challenges that require purposeful application of STEM concepts. Each design challenge will enhance creativity and critical thinking skills while developing multiple solutions, refining the most probable of solutions into models and ultimately presenting a finished product. Students will learn more advanced techniques and skills with a 3D parametric modeling program such as Inventor. All designs will involve completed drawings and ideas by hand and the use of industry standard computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD and Inventor. Prerequisite: Drafting and Design 1 and 2. Students can take Architectural Design and Engineering Design simultaneously. *Offered as RCBC Cap Course.*
*Electronics Technology 1
Electronics Technology 1 is the first of two courses that encompasses science, technology, engineering, and math concepts related to the design and application of electrical principles and topics including circuit characteristics, electronic components, and testing equipment. This is achieved through a variety of design, inquiry, and project based learning activities employed through the course of study.
*Electronics Technology 2
Electronics Technology 2 applies topics from the first year course to digital electronic and robotics concepts. Topics in this course require the use of troubleshooting methods, integrated circuits, digital logic, microcontrollers, and robotics through a variety of design, inquiry, and project-based learning activities. It is recommended that students have completed Algebra 1. Prerequisite: Electronics Technology 1. *Offered as a RCBC Cap Course.
Metal Fabrication (Lenape Only)
Students will have hands-on opportunities to work toward becoming a CNC machinist with a focus on CNC milling machines and lathes. The following topics will be covered: safe use of tools and machines, hand mills & lathes, Computer-Aided Drafting and Computer-Aided Manufacturing programming, G&M-Code, set-up and operation of CNC machining and turning centers, technical drawing reading, manufacturing math principles, and machine tool theory. The processes and practices taught in this course are of benefit for the hobbyist or the student considering a career in any phase of manufacturing. Prerequisite: Metalworking
Metal Welding and Assembly (Lenape Only)
In this course students will be introduced to the various types of metal welding and assembly techniques. Topics will include manufacturing fastening techniques such as threaded and non-threaded fastening, compression fitting, and permanent fastening methods. Safe and effective practices in welding will be a focus. Also covered will be the many careers and positions that a successful welder may pursue and how to obtain a welding certification in the industry. The processes and practices taught in this course are of benefit for the hobbyist or the student considering a career in any phase of manufacturing. Prerequisite: Metalworking
Metalworking (Lenape Only)
Comprehensive course providing experiences in many metal working areas, including sheet metal construction, foundry, bench metal, ornamental ironwork, arc and gas welding, and machining. Students are instructed in the use of hand and power metal working equipment for the construction of selected projects. Also included in the instruction is shop safety, reading plans, precision measurement, and metal properties, processes and classifications.
Capstone in Metalworking (Lenape Only)
The Metalworking capstone is an open-minded practicum course in which students work and practice technical skills in the process of creating a chosen product, to seek certification for job ready skills. Students will perform research and see independent projects that will prepare them for manufacturing and production based skills. After carefully designing the skill sets, they will prepare a plan of action proposal in order to achieve the certification requirement. Students will present and defend their proposal to a panel of professionals. Students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills that will make them valuable assets in a desired career. The Capstone course is a high level course that is appropriate for students that have had two previous levels of metalworking courses and who are interested in any technical career path in the manufacturing, production, or quality control fields.
Creative Digital Media●
The Creative Digital Media course is an introductory course that combines digital video production, photography and graphic design. This course will serve as a starting point for students who want to experience both of the different media creation outlets of still photography and/or video media. In this course, students will get hands-on experience in all aspects of digital media creation which can help them choose their path forward between photography and video. Students will also learn how to create entertaining and educational material to be expressed through a variety of applications and social media platforms.
Possible Creative Digital Media Sequences
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Exploring Creative Digital Media●
Emphasis will be placed on basic skills, small group instruction, and/or individualized attention. Exploring Creative Digital Media is an introductory course that combines digital video production, photography and graphic design. This course will serve as a starting point for students who want to experience both of the different media creation outlets of still photography and/or video media. In this course, students will get hands-on experience in all aspects of digital media creation and learn how to create entertaining and educational material to be expressed through a variety of applications and social media platforms.
Studio photography builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in Creative Digital Media and covers all aspects of photographic production. In this course, students will master the digital camera and post-production software in order to enhance creative ability, imagination, experimentation and intention. Emphasis will be placed on the creative and critical thinking needed to capture captivating images covering a variety of challenging subjects and visual concepts. Knowledge including lighting choices, styles and lens considerations will expand student opportunity and growth. Course photographs will be presented in a curated portfolio and displayed in a peer exhibition. Prerequisite: Creative Digital Media
Builds on the solid foundation of technical skill and design principles developed in Photography 1 and 2 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: Creative Digital Media and Photography 2. *Offered as RCBC CAP Course.
*Broadcasting Media/Video Production●
This course provides a base and an introduction to design, visual, aesthetics, communication, universal camera skills and concepts relevant to the world of digital media. Students will be introduced to various software and multimedia applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. Students will learn how to analyze, design and develop effective media projects including the elements of graphics, photo, audio and video production. These abilities will prepare students for entry-level multimedia positions and provide fundamental learning skills beneficial for other occupations/educations endeavors, including subsequent courses within the Technology department. Prerequisite: Creative Digital Media. Students taking two or more years of media production courses are eligible for Option 2 experience with LDTV. *Offered as RCBC CAP Course.
*Television Broadcast Technology 3●
Continues exploring the skills learned in Television Broadcast Technology 2 and 3. Students will produce a full-length video documentary and/or a full-length instructional video. Students will experience both location and studio production techniques and utilize many research interview techniques. Prerequisite: Creative Digital Media and Television Broadcast Technology 2. Students taking two or more years of Television Broadcasting are eligible for Option 2 experience with LDTV. *Offered as RCBC CAP Course.
Instills awareness of the technology that surrounds today's rapidly changing environment. Thinking, problem-solving, and design skills are developed through a variety of class projects. Students learn and apply skills in the communications, manufacturing, construction, bio-technology, and transportation areas.
Exploring Technology Today
Instills awareness of the technology that surrounds today's rapidly changing environment. Thinking, problem-solving, and design skills are developed through a variety of class projects. Students learn and apply skills in the communications, manufacturing, construction, bio-technology, and transportation areas. Emphasis will be placed on basic skills, small group instruction, and/or individualized attention.
This course introduces students to general shop rules, safety procedures, and the use of basic hand tools. As students progress, they will learn new techniques and how to operate a variety of portable and stationary power tools. Teacher-led projects will increase in complexity throughout the year.
Exploring Woodworking 1
Teaches 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. Emphasis will be placed on basic skills, small group instruction, and/or individualized attention.
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 1 and Exploring Woodworking 1.
Exploring Woodworking 2
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. Emphasis will be placed on basic skills, small group instruction, and/or individualized attention. Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 and Exploring Woodworking 1.
Teaches 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 work on projects and high levels of proficiency are expected. A knowledge of basic woodworking is required. Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 and 2.
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 1, 2 and 3.
Designed for the future and current vehicle owners or operators who want to learn how to safely and properly maintain their vehicles. In addition to theory instruction, students will have the opportunity for actual hands-on activities.
Designed for future homeowners or apartment tenants who want to learn how to properly maintain their residences. In addition to theory instruction, students will have the opportunity for actual hands-on activities.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certification Program (Seneca Only)
NOTE: The foundation course from the Pathway to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certification Program is ASE Auto Lab 1. This course is offered by invitation only to 9th graders who meet acceptance criteria. This program is only offered at Seneca High School, but is open to all students in the Lenape Regional High School District and through the Lenape Regional High School District Nonresident Tuition Program at Seneca.
The ASE Entry-Level Certification Program is designed to give apprentices the opportunity to blend work experience with a robust curriculum that will lead to an ASE Entry-Level Certification. The certification is contingent upon successfully passing the assessments and is valid for two (2) years. The ASE certifications gives apprentices a streamlined path to a professional certification following high school. During their junior and senior years, apprentices in the program will have the option to attend classes during the AM or PM wheel and accumulate work experience at local automotive businesses as part of our Option Two program.
The ASE Program’s Curriculum is aligned with the ASE Entry-Level Standards for Automobiles which includes ten (10) assessments in Automatic transmission/Transaxle, Automobile Service Technology, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance and Light Repair, Manual Drive Train and Axles, and Suspension and Steering.
The Pathway to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certification Program is intended to prepare students for a head start in a career to be an automotive technician or to work in the automotive-related fields.
**Apprenticeship by design when students turn 17
Construction, Building, and Carpentry Career Pathway Program (Cherokee Only)
Note: The foundation course for the Construction, Building, and Carpentry Career Pathway Program is Woodworking One. This course is open to all students across all four high schools. Following successful completion of Woodworking One, eligible students can apply for acceptance to the CBC Career Pathway Program, offered exclusively at Cherokee High School, but open to all students within the district.
The CBC Career Pathway Program is designed to provide students with a four-year experience in the building trades. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have hands-on skills and knowledge in the areas of construction, contracting principles, rough and finish carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry. In addition, students will be able to read and design blueprints, use layout tools, coordinate between different roles found on a job site, and understand many of the career opportunities available to them after graduation.
During the first year of the program, students will learn traditional woodworking techniques, and gain experience in jobsite and machine safety. This will be built upon in the second- and third-year courses that will focus on residential and commercial construction. In their fourth year, students will have the opportunity to intern with various local companies as part of our option two program while those who remain at the school will complete a Capstone project.
This four-year program will provide students with a head start in entering the workforce or in continuing on to higher education in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction management.
Metals Career Pathway Program (Lenape Only)
Note: The foundation course for the Metals Career Pathway Program is Metalworking. This course is open to all students in the district. Following successful completion of Metalworking (general metalworking techniques and shop safety), eligible students can apply for acceptance to the Metals Career Pathway Program, offered exclusively at Lenape High School, but open to all students within the district.
The Metals Career Pathway Program is designed to provide students with a four-year experience in metalworking. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on skills and knowledge in the areas of sheet metal construction, bench metal, mig, tig, arc, and gas welding, and CAD/CAM operations related to Computer Numerical Control machining. In addition, students will be able to read blueprints, use layout tools, coordinate between different roles found in a shop, and understand many of the career opportunities available to them after graduation.
This four-year program will provide students with a head start in entering the workforce or continuing on to higher education in the fields of metal welding and fabrication.
Students may choose between one of two tracks: