Explore aspects of drafting, woodworking, electronics, robotics, and 3d in the Technology Education portion of the mandatory Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 8 course.
Electronics 9 – 12
Students will learn the core concepts of electronic circuits and gain familiarity with all the common parts and equipment. Topics covered in this course include the testing of components, soldering and de-soldering procedures, troubleshooting, and common applications for digital and semiconductor components.
Drafting 9 – 12
The course will introduce students to reading and understanding engineering drawings and the use of computers for drafting. Emphasis will be on creating accurate, clear drawings, as if they were to be directly translated into a project. Standards and conventions will be presented and their applications will be shown using CAD.
Robotics and Mechatronics 9 – 12
The course will cover the basics of Robotics and Mechatronics through the application of the design / developmental process. There are two main classes of robots – continuous path robots and pick- and-place robots. Students in this course will learn to operate, program, and service modern continuous path robots. They will also learn to program pneumatic pick-and-place robots using current VEX robotics standards and materials. Proper robot safety procedures will be emphasized throughout the course.
Coding for Manufacturing 12
This course revolves around the application of CAM based programming.
Power Technology 9 – 10
Power Technology is a study in applied physics with an emphasis on the design cycle and problem solving. Students in this class will be taught principles of physics and how it is applied to engineering and technology. Students will then be given the opportunity to practice these principles by completing problem solving activities, designing and testing using the design cycle.
Creative Wood/Metal Art 9 – 12
Creative Wood/Metal art is a project based course where the students are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity alongside their constructive skills. Throughout the course students will be taught a number of simple wood and metal working techniques, and then will be given the opportunity to use those techniques in a creative fashion to develop their own unique products. It is a fun course designed to challenge the students’ creativity while they learn to master a new media.
Wood Working 9 – 10
In Wood Working we do not learn to think outside the box, we learn to think about the box. Wood Working is a project based course that is aimed at developing and refining skills in creation and manipulation of wood and wooden products. We explore the basic techniques and skills so students get a feel for different materials, processes, and ways to approach building a product. This includes learning how to safely use different machines in workshops, as well as simple techniques you can do by hand.
Carpentry and Joinery 11 – 12
In Carpentry and Joinery is an upper level wood working course that extends the basic techniques learned in wood working into more complex procedures with a focus on skills utilized in trades, mass production techniques and creation of furniture and cabinetry.