ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

MS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) & GRAPHICS

In this course students will be introduced to many types of Graphic Illustration and Design. Initially, they will be employing drawing aides as they will learn to accurately measure and layout graphics, gaining valued experience of presentation, scale and proportion. A variety of types of illustrations will be used including two point perspective, oblique, isometric and orthographic projections. After mastering these basic skills, students will then learn about graphic design as they compose images in Photoshop. Finally, students will utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to render three dimensional forms on the computer. These CAD files will be downloaded to a suitable computer aided machine (CAM) for manufacturing. Projects will vary depending upon individual student interest and needs.

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course:One Trimester


DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

In the Design Technology class students will learn about the work of designers and develop an understanding of the design cycle. They combine practical workshop and technological skills with creative thinking to design, make and evaluate products and artifacts. Several challenging hands-on design projects using a range of different manufacturing processes and processes will be undertaken during the course of the trimester.

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course: One Trimester

Note: This course may be taken up to two times in middle school.


TECHNOLOGY ROBOTICS

As technology continues to break new ground, robots are playing an increasing role in the ways in which we live our lives. Learning how to input and output data is a critical skill to learn when establishing control of simple robotic devices. Students will be taught how to develop computer programs using proprietary software to control autonomous creations. They will work with a partner or within a small group learning how to incorporate touch, light, and ultra sonic sensors into their programs to control motors, lights and sound elements. As they apply their skills, the students will be challenged to research and solve quite complex engineering design problems.

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course:One Trimester


TECHNOLOGY ELECTRONICS

This course promotes students’ thinking and problem solving strategies, encourages them to take an active interest in technological innovations and our technological past and leads students to speculate about the exciting potential and fascinating possibilities of their technological futures. The course introduces simple principles (flow of electrons through parallel and series circuits, incorporating elements such as; diodes, resistors, transistors, small motors, etc.) and the basic laws of physics. Students will investigate and apply their skills while designing, making and testing functional electronic circuits. 

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course:One Trimester