Technology Education

  • 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.

    Television Broadcast Technology 1
    This is an introduction to communication theories and tools. It emphasizes both resources and experiences in video production. The course covers preproduction planning, camera use, lighting, and sound recording techniques, as well as electronic editing and computerized character generation.

    *Television Broadcast Technology 2
    Students will refine and expand the skills acquired in Television Broadcast Technology 1 and receive advanced instruction in electronic news gathering and other programming formats. Emphasis will be placed on completing assignments to  be aired on  Lenape  District TV (LDTV).   Organizational skills,  writing skills,  professionalism and the ability to work cooperatively are necessary for success in this class. Prerequisite:  Television Broadcast Technology 1.  Students taking two or more years of Television Broadcasting 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: Television Broadcast Technology 1 and 2. Students taking two or more years of Television Broadcasting are eligible for Option 2 experience with LDTV.  *Offered as RCBC CAP Course.

    *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.*

    Architectural Design
    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.

    *Engineering Design
    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. *Offered as a RCBC CAP Course.

    *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 Working (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.

    Exploring Photography 1
    Emphasis will be placed on basic skills, small group instruction, and/or individualized attention. 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.

    Photography 1
    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.

    Photography 2
    A comprehensive course that includes instruction in the areas of digital photography and graphic design. Knowledge gained in Photography 1 will be expanded upon 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:  Photography 1.

    *Photography 3
    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:  Photography 1 and 2. *Offered as RCBC CAP Course.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 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.

    Woodworking 3
    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.

    Woodworking 4
    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.

     

    SEMESTERIZED COURSES

     

    Car Care                                                            
    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.

    Home Improvement                                          
    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.