Technology Education

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Technology Education                                                                                                       

Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

.5

8632

Robotics and Small Engines 1

 

.5

8633

Robotics and Small Engines 2

Robotics and Small Engines 1 (or former Robotics in Technology Education 1) with a grade of C or above. 

.5

8635

Wood 1 – Introduction

Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.

.5

8636

Wood 2 - Techniques

Wood 1-Introduction with a grade of C- or above.  Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.

.5

8637

Wood 3 - Cabitnetmaking

Wood 1-Introduction and Wood 2-Techniques with a grade of C- or above.  Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.

.5

8639

Independent Projects Wood

Wood 3 - Cabinetmaking.  Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.

.5

8682

Visual Communications – Photo,
Video, Graphics

It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive. 

 

*This course replaces Photography 1 and Video Production 1.  The fine arts credit is available to students who have not previously earned the credit in Photography 1.

.5

8683

Advanced Visual Communications

Visual Communications or Photography 1.  It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive.

.5

8684

Independent Projects Visual Communications

Visual Communications and Advanced Visual Communications with a grade of C- or above.  This course may be repeated.  It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive.

.5

8642

Architectural Drafting 2

Architectural Drafting 1

1

8651 / 8652

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (STEM)

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and PLTW Principles of Engineering are separate courses which may be taken in any order.

1

5653/5654

PLTW Principles of Engineering (STEM)

1

5655 / 5656

PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (STEM)

Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If a student is below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and has taken PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design or PLTW Principles of Engineering, they may register for this course with permission from the PLTW teacher. 

1

5657/5658

PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (STEM)

Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If a student is below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and has taken PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design or PLTW Principles of Engineering, they may register for this course with permission from the PLTW teacher. 

This course is considered a rigorous course.  Grades are weighted and may count toward graduation with distinction.  Please see “Academic Enrichment Opportunities” section for more course details.

ROBOTICS AND SMALL ENGINES 1
Formerly Named:  “Robotics and Technical Education 1”

Students in this course will:

  • Learn basic engine theory of 2 and 4-stroke engines.
  • Understand proper engine operation under various conditions.
  • Completely disassemble and reassemble a 4-stroke small engine.
  • Understand each part of an engine and its function, as well as how it relates to other types of engines.
  • Use math and science with hands-on approach to learning course concepts.

 


 ROBOTICS AND SMALL ENGINES 2

Formerly Named:  “Robotics and Technical Education 2”

Projects determined by student and teacher.


WOOD 1 - INTRODUCTION
[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

Students in this course will:

  • Relate principles, concepts and properties of wood to basic furniture construction techniques.
  • Understand basic knowledge and skill to identify and safely operate hand tools, power tools and shop equipment.
  • Develop accuracy skills through an understanding of working and assembly drawings.
  • Select, calculate costs, machine and assemble an appropriate level project.
  • Develop time management and working relations with other students.
  • Construct a cutting board, storage box and wall clock.

 


 WOOD 2 - TECHNIQUES 

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

Students in this course will:

  • Focus on advanced machining and assembly techniques.
  • Concentrate on problem solving through self-design or modified project development.
  • Explore alternatives in materials and construction.
  • Construct a table with drawer, two lathe projects and a lamination project.

 


 WOOD 3 – CABINETMAKING

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 

Students in this course will:

  • Explore career choices and post education preparation.
  • Maximize their performance through individualized learning (heavy emphasis on total creativity and time management).
  • Construct a cabinet with plywood and lumber that includes a faceframe, door, molding and appropriate hardware. 

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS WOOD

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 

Projects determined by student and instructor.

 


 VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS – PHOTO, VIDEO, GRAPHICS

This course replaces Photography 1 and Video Production 1.  The fine arts credit is available to students who have not previously earned the credit in Photography 1.

[It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive.]

 

This course will include photography, movie making and computer graphics.  Students will pursue an area(s) of interest.

Students in this course will:

  • Use digital cameras/camcorders and other accessories to capture moments while learning and using composition elements to add interest to a photograph or video.
  • Learn the tools of Adobe Master Collection CS6 to edit and enhance their photo/video projects.
  • Continue their exposure of CorelDraw to create logos, artwork, and designs.
  • Have access to vinyl cutters for sticker production.  Dye sublimation printers for creating T-shirts, mugs, signs, tags, license plates, portable electronic covers, and more!
  • Be able to create posters on a large format printer using personal photographs and computer generated graphics.

 


 ADVANCED VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 

[It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive.]

 

This course will expand on photography, movie making and computer graphics curriculum.  Students will pursue an area(s) of interest.  Projects will be determined by student and instructor.

 


INDEPENDENT PROJECTS VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

[It is recommended that students have a minimum 8G flash drive.]

This course will expand on photography, movie making and computer graphics curriculum.  Students will pursue an area(s) of interest through independent projects determined by student and instructor.

 


 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING 2

Students in this course will:

  • Expand their computer skills by drawing an addition plan from an original house plan.
  • Examine and apply mechanics of home operation.
  • Design and draw a complete set of plans for a house.
  • Explore related aspects: model construction, perspectives and details.



 

¨ PROJECT LEAD THE WAY OFFERING ¨

Students may be eligible to receive college credit for PLTW courses.  Please see the General Information-Academic Enrichment Opportunities section for details.

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and PLTW Principles of Engineering are separate courses which may be taken in any order.

PLTW - INTRODUCTION TO

ENGINEERING DESIGN (STEM)

 This is a full year course. Student must register for both semesters.
Students in this course will:

  • Create drawings with Autodesk Inventor
  • Further enhancement of geometric shapes and properties
  • Explore the design process
  • Explore 3D modeling
  • Develop assembly animation
  • Use various physical properties in design

 


 

PLTW – PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (STEM)

This is a full year course.  Student must register for both semesters.
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a high school level engineering course.  Students in this course will:

  • Be exposed to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study.
  • Have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech careers.
  • Be given the opportunity to develop skills and an understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning.
  • Be challenged through APPB learning to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts.
  • Develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning.
     

     

PLTW – CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (STEM)

Honors Course:  Student must meet required criteria for enrollment.  Please see “Academic Enrichment Opportunities” section for more honors course details.
This is a full year course. Student must register for both semesters.

Students in this course will:

  • Design and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities.
  • Use industry standard CAD drafting computer software to design their facilities.
  • Use the design process to work through real-world problems.
  • Apply math and science concepts in relevant projects.
  • Hone computer skills, interpersonal skills, and creative abilities.
     

PLTW College Credit

Students that have completed PLTW course and have taken the final exam are eligible for college credit.  Students can choose one of the approved colleges on the website listed below and complete an application for credit.  Please follow this link for the application, fee and list of schools.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Angell, PLTW teacher or Ms. Law, School Counselor.

http://www.mnpltw.org/parents-students/college-credit/

 


 PLTW – COMPUTER INTEGREATED MANUFACTURING (STEM)

Honors Course:  This course is considered a rigorous course.  Grades are weighted and may count toward graduation with distinction.  Please see “Academic Enrichment Opportunities” section for more course details.  College Credits can be obtained upon successful completion of the course, passing score on the end of course exam (EoC).  Please see instructor or visit https://www.pltw.org/experience-pltw/student-opportunities for more information on how to earn and pay for college credits at one of our local universities.   

 

 

Prerequisite:  Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If a student is below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and has taken PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design or PLTW Principles of Engineering, they may register for this course with permission from the teacher. 

 This course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. 

Students in this course will:

  • Learn Manufacturing Processes including design for manufacturability, property analysis, creating a prototype, manufacturing processes and machines, and CNC mill programming and usage.
  • Learn the elements of automation including robotic simulation, and physical testing, power systems, and pneumatic system design and construction.
  • Analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final open-ended problem to build a factory system.
  • Incorporate finance, ethics, and engineering design within the course. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.