Basic Technical Drawing/Design
This is a foundation course for students to experience the basic language of industry and technology. Students design, sketch, and make technical drawings, models, or prototypes of real design problems. The course is especially recommended for future engineering and architectural students. Students are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design.
Basic Welding Techniques
This hands–on course is a great place to begin your welding education. In this course, students are instructed in the operation of both oxy–fuel and electric welding systems, as well as the joining processes of SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and plasma cutting.
Computer Control and Automation
Students engage in a broad study of the technical aspects of computers and their applications to communication systems. Topics include computer equipment and operating systems, processing information, and social/cultural impact. Problem-solving activities are used to challenge student abilities in planning and interfacing devices with computer systems. Learning activities include experiences with control systems, computer-aided design, desktop video and publishing.
Students in this course design, build, and test scale model structures. They also work with projects that help them understand the jobs of architects, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, surveyors, contractors, masons, design engineers, and a variety of other construction careers.
Cooperative Technical Education I, II, and III
Students have the opportunity to prepare for employment related to the many fields within the areas of trade, industrial, or technical occupations. Each student receives on-the-job training and instruction related to his or her chosen trade area.
Electronics Technology I
This course engages students in electricity and electronic experiments that focus on the application of scientific theories and mathematics principles. Students solve problems using simple electrical devices and circuits and build electronic projects using DC and AC devices and circuits.
Electronics Technology II
Students work with electronics devices, instruments, and circuits, building projects to apply theories and laws with electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors. They also study integrated circuits used in computers, amplifiers, television, and other equipment.
Advanced drawing design course that enables students to use a graphic language for product design, technical illustration, assembly, patent, and aeronautical drawings. It increases student understanding of drawing techniques learned in the prerequisite course. Students use computers (AutoDesk software), calculators, and descriptive geometry while adhering to established standards to solve design problems.
This course is a tool to facilitate the study of geographic information systems (GIS) through: global positioning systems (GPS); remote sensing (RS); digital image processing simulator (DIPS); geodesy, automated cartography (Auto-Carto); land surveying (LS); and navigation. These technologies allow students to explore and analyze the world from a local, global, and expanded perspective. Students will use various processes and techniques to create and utilize data to solve technological challenges. These experiences will employ real-world spatial analysis models and guidelines for integrating, interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data to evaluate the implications and limitations of such technologies. Interfacing with telecommunications and automated data base management systems will also be explored.
This course provides an orientation to careers in various fields of manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on the major systems in automated manufacturing, including design, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing processes, material handling, and quality control. Students participate in teams to produce manufacturing projects that demonstrate critical elements of manufacturing.
Materials and Processes Technology
Students focus on industrial/technical materials and processes as they fabricate usable products and conduct experiments. Learning experiences include career analysis as well as the use of tools and equipment related to analysis, testing, and processing of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, and composite materials.
Physics for Technology I
Students in this single-period laboratory science course apply physics and mathematics concepts through a unified systems approach to develop a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems. Students study seven technical principles: force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power, and force transformers, emphasizing how each principle plays a unifying role in the operation of mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in high-technology equipment. This “principles and systems” approach to studying these technical principles provides a foundation for further education and career flexibility as technology and technical systems advance.
Physics for Technology II
Students continue to apply physics and mathematics concepts through a unified systems approach to expand their knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems. This course focuses on seven technical principles: momentum, waves, energy converters, transducers, radiation, optical systems, and time constants, emphasizing how each principle plays a unifying role in the operation of mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in high-technology equipment. This “principles and systems” approach to studying these technical principles provides a foundation for further education and career flexibility as technology and technical systems advance.