Course Descriptions for Technology Education

  • Course Descriptions for Technology Education

     

     

     

     

    Technology 7- This is a full-year course that meets daily for one period.  This is an introductory course for seventh grade students.  The students learn about the different types of technology, the history of technology, measurement, different fastening methods, safe and proper use of tools, teamwork, communication and the necessity of planning while working on specific projects given them.  The projects change from year-to-year.

     

     

    Technical Drawing- This is a full-year elective course for high school students.  There are no prerequisites.  They meet daily for one period.  The students draw orthographically, isometrics, developments and perspective using a board and drawing equipment.

     

     

    CAD- This is a full-year elective course for high school students who have passed technical drawing.  They meet daily for one period.  The students are taught how to properly operate the Vectorworks CAD system and demonstrate that knowledge by drawing orthographic drawings as they did in technical drawing.  Afterward, they draw objects using solid modeling techniques and combine those models into a brief movie.  The students then begin the architectural unit.  During this unit the students are taught the architectural commands needed to draw buildings, the different parts of a house and how to determine their placement, learn about building codes, styles of houses, “flow”, etc. while drawing given and self-designed projects.

     

     

    Basic Technology- This is a full-year elective course for high school students.  There are no prerequisites.  They meet daily for one period.  The students are taught to identify various types of lumber, how that lumber is produced and sized, different fastening methods, measurement, the safe use of tools and equipment, and the use and importance of planning before production while working on given and self-determined projects.

     

     

    Residential Structures- This is a full-year elective course for high school students.  There are no prerequisites, but the student is encouraged to have completed Basic Technology.  They meet for daily for one period.  The students are taught about the different parts and systems of a residential structure built using the Western Platform framing method.  They learn how each section is designed and built, how the systems interact and depend on one another, measurement, how to read blueprints, the safe use of tools and equipment, and estimating and ordering needed materials.