Technology Education Department

Computer and Photography Courses

  • Principles of Photography (05151205)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted
    Length: Semester; Format: Meets Daily
    Grades: 10, 11, 12

    This course offers students hands-on opportunities to learn the fundamentals of both black and white and digital photography, while exploring opportunities in the field of photography. Students become familiar with photographic equipment and conventions while learning how to compose a good photograph.

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  • Digital Photography (05151207)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted
    Length: Semester; Format: Meets Daily
    Grades: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Principles of Photography

    This course is a continuation of the Principles of Photography course where students will work strictly in digital format to create and manipulate original photographs. Students will learn how to operate a Digital SLR to compose photographs. Graphics editing software will be used to enhance photographs. Through a variety of projects students will have the opportunity to work in a studio.

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  • Computer Science Essentials H (CSE) (05151200) (formerly called Introduction to Computer Science/ICS)

     

    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Length: Year-Long; Format: Meets Daily

    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Computer Science Essentials is a year-long course that will introduce students to a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence.  In this course students will use visual, block-based programming and seamlessly transition to text-based programming with languages such as Python to create apps and develop websites, and learn how to make computers work together to put their design into practice.  Students apply computational thinking practices, build their vocabulary, and collaborate just as computing professionals do to create products that address topics and problems important to them. CSE will be a prerequisite for AP Computer Science A beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. This is a PLTW + AP Pathway course.  For more information of the PLTW+AP pathway, please see page 12.

     

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  • Communications Technology (05151201)


    1.0 Credit; Unweighted
    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course offers students an opportunity to learn and apply technologies used in the communication process. Areas of study include black and white photography, digital photography, telecommunications, video production, electronics, screen printing, desktop publishing, and Web page design.

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  • Web Page Design (05151203)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted
    Length: Semester; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

    This hands-on course familiarizes students with the computer languages and concepts used to develop web pages. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the World Wide Web home page design using the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and a simple HTML editor. Building on Basic HTML tagging, students explore advanced and complex scripting and design concepts possible for use on the World Wide Web. Finally, a class Web page is developed using newly-acquired skills and techniques.

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  • Computer Graphics (05151204)


    0.5 Credit; Unweighted
    Length: Semester; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course is designed around the use and manipulation of digital images and computer animation. Through a variety of activities, students apply the design techniques learned in class to practical applications. Computer programming experience is not needed for this course.

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Engineering Courses

  • Project Lead the Way is a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. Students who wish to experience Project Lead the Way courses throughout high school are recommended to follow the sequence: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering.

    Note: Students who do not necessarily meet the prerequisites here may petition a Technology Education teacher for permission to take these courses.

    Project Lead the Way Course Flowchart

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  • Introduction to Engineering & Design H (IED) (05151250)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite(s): Algebra 1 (completed or currently enrolled)

    In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. This is a PLTW + AP Pathway course.

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  • Principles of Engineering H (POE) (05151261)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite(s): Geometry, Intro to Engineering Design H (1250)

    This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This is a PLTW + AP Pathway course.

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  • Civil Engineering & Architecture H (CEA) (05151262)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design H (1250)

    The major focus of this course is completing long-term projects that involve the development of property sites. As students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. The course provides teachers and students freedom to develop the property as a simulation or for students to model the experiences that civil engineers and architects face. Students work in teams, exploring hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. Students learn about documenting their project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of civil engineering and architecture. This is a PLTW + AP Pathway course.

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  • Aerospace Engineering H (AE) (05151263)


    1.0 Credit; Weighted

    Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design H (1250)

    The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight and engineering through the fields of aeronautics, aerospace engineering and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work in teams utilizing hands-on activities, projects and problems and are exposed to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In addition, students use 3D design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design intelligent vehicles to learn about documenting their project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. This is a PLTW + AP Pathway course.

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