Technology & Engineering

Are you interested in a career in Engineering, Animation, Architecture, Computer Science, Game Design, Graphic Design, Manufacturing, Digital Video or Robotics?  Do you enjoy designing and building things?  Would you like to know more about how to take a remarkable photograph and edit them?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, a Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering Education class would be right for you!

Principles of Engineering and Technology (Formally Technology Studies) – In this class, students can choose what topics they want to study.  Math, science, design and engineering principles are emphasized where appropriate in each module.  

Topics include:

Animation - Design and edit animated characters or scenes to create short animations.

 

Architecture- Design single family homes and commercial buildings.
 

Computer Aided Design (CAD)-Design mechanical parts and create them on a rapid-prototyping machine.
 

Digital Video- Design and edit digital video to create a commercial or promotional video.
 

Game Design - Use game making software to code and create video games.
 

Graphic Design- Design promotional products using graphic design software.

 

Manufacturing- Design and manufacture mechanical parts using a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathe and mill.

 

Robotics- Program robots and automated devices

 

Computer Science -  The CS pathway is designed to introduce students to a variety of coding opportunities. There are semester and year long classes. Advanced placement courses and Concurrent enrollment are offered.

Web Design - learn the basics of HTML and CSS code for web design

Game Development - learn the basics of the Unity game development environment using C#

Mobile App Development - learn to code apps for mobile devices

AP Computer Science Principles (also CE) - computer science for all teaching the basics of computer science using Java Script, drag and drop, and Python

AP Computer Science A (also CE) - computer science pure coding, taught with Java.

Independent Study - data structures or your choice

 

Intro to Engineering (Formally Design Projects) – This class will design and build up to three projects per semester.  Projects may include Bridges, CO2 Race Cars, Aeroracers, Towers, Package Design, and more.  Students will learn and apply math, science, and engineering principles to their design.  Each semester builds a different set of projects.

Applied Engineering Design (Formally Engineering) - This class rounds out the STEM curriculum. Engineering students will study the Engineering Design process while creating/designing several projects.

 

Construction Technology (Formally Woods) –Students will have an opportunity to use light and heavy woodworking machines and a lathe to produce several projects.  Students will construct either a small jewelry box or a mantle clock and several turning projects.  Students will also learn about different construction fasteners and finishes.

HBI 1 (Home Builders Institute) - Students will learn about construction safety and be introduced to multiple construction trades such as Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry with an emphasis on home maintenance and repair.

Digital Photography – Students learn the basic photography operations of a digital camera. Students will also learn how to improve, enhance and edit their photos using Adobe Photoshop.