• Technology

    DDP-DRAFTING/ CAD COURSE #90000

    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    DDP is an introduction to the world of drafting. Students will be exposed to drafting equipment, basic drafting principles/concepts, and industry standards. Both hand and computer drafting will be used. Hand drafting will allow the students an opportunity to explore design, learning basic drafting concepts that will be carried forward into other design classes. AutoCAD will be used to learn basic drawing and editing command, giving the students the skills to draw single, multi, and pictorial view drawings. Throughout the semester, students will continue to be challenged with new projects resulting in a collection of drawings for a portfolio. Topics to be included: measurement, scale, lettering, dimensioning, CAD history, applications, design concepts, basics of AutoCAD, drawing management, soft & hard copies of drawings
    Recommended course: if planning to pursue additional technology coursework
    Evaluation: drawings, projects, tests/quizzes
    Available as a CAP College Course through NCCC – Course fees apply. This course will be weighted at 1.07.


    ARCHITECTURE COURSE #90011
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: DDP/CAD
    Architecture gives the students an opportunity to explore the world of residential and commercial design. CAD will be used extensively throughout the course to create a variety of drawings. Each student will continue to develop their own portfolio, including a compilation of completed work from this course. Topics to be included: history of architecture, building codes, floor plans, framing, wall sections, elevations, roofing layouts, plumbing layouts, electrical layouts, models, commercial buildings, landscape design, bridges, towers, highways
    Evaluation: drawings, projects, tests/quizzes
    Course will be offered every other year.


    ADVANCED CAD COURSE #90014

    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: DDP/CAD
    Stepping it up a notch, Advanced CAD presents the more sophisticated functions of AutoCAD and Solidworks (three-dimensional software). Students will develop assembly drawings, three dimensional, and multi view drawings. More complex tutorials with advanced projects will challenge students to improve accuracy, speed, and enhance their drawing skills. Students will continue to add to their portfolio. Topics to be included: symbols, intelligent symbols, basic three dimensional drawing, paperspace, portfolios
    Evaluation: drawings, projects, tests/quizzes
    Articulation Agreement with NCCC – upon successful completion of this course, students may receive college credit
    Available as a CAP College Course through NCCC – Course fees apply. This course will be weighted at 1.07.
    Course will be offered every other year.


    INDEPENDENT CAD STUDY COURSE #90014I
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: DDP/CAD, Adv. CAD, & Design/Development/Production,

    Architecture and teacher recommendation

    This is a higher level course, requiring students to be self-motivated. Students must pull from their experiences and prior design classes, allowing them to be free thinking and innovative. Topics/Projects to be included: student influenced design areas, complete drawing sets, model building
    Evaluation: drawings, projects, research

     

    Computer Engineering

    Microcomputer Applications Digital Photography/Photoshop Computer Science/Coding


    MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS COURSE #90007

    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This computer literacy course is designed to expose students to typical home and office use of Windows based systems. Students will explore Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Internet Explorer, Windows operating system, , and Microsoft Publisher. Available as a CAP College Course through NCCC – Course fees apply. This course will be weighted at 1.07.


    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTOSHOP COURSE #90020
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photography captures moments in time allowing us to view the world through different lens either as the viewer or the photographer. The ever evolving technology of photography is exciting and inspiring. This course is designed to give students experiences with the creative and technical aspects. Students will use digital cameras, to take and compose digital photos. Photoshop and other apps will be explored to manipulate & edit photographs.


    COMPUTER SCIENCE/CODING COURSE #90021
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS
    WHY LEARN THE BASICS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE? Chances are you will be using computers in your future job; and you may be interacting with others who are developing software, so it helps to understand what they’re talking about. Computer science is applicable to many other majors, such as the science, math, technology, and business. Programming is a great way to improve your logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Scripting, coding, or programming, provide some environment like a PC, robot, or browser, a set of instructions on what task needs to be performed. Coding teaches a new language that allows you to communicate to computers and machinery. This course will use beginner-friendly drag-and-drop programming environments, like Scratch and Alice. We will explore: the guts of a computer, computer basics, how we use them to problem-solve, coding, programming. Available as a CAP College Course through NCCC – Course fees apply. This course will be weighted at 1.07.


    Engineering

    Materials processing Principles of Engineering Energy & Transportation
    MATERIALS PROCESSING COURSE #90008
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: DDP
    Materials Processing is designed to expose students to industrial production of plastics, metals, and lumber. Concepts to be explored will involve the design process, spacial relations, measurement, Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) programs, atomic structures, and production. Some projects in this course might include a cutting board, picture frame, chessboard, and plexi-glass bookstand.


    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING COURSE #90009
    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    Principles of Engineering is a hands-on technology class in which students will be exploring science and math principles while forming social skills needed for life outside of school. Students learn about simple and advanced machines and the design and construction of such machines, including a trebuchet/catapult and a mousetrap car. Students will explore areas such as: simple machines, energy and power, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) programs and design. Students will use a variety of hand and power tools while maintaining safe shop management.


    ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION COURSE #90012
    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This course emphasizes the introduction to energy sources and supplies.  It explores the following energy technologies:  solar, wind, fossil fuels, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, and geothermal energy.  Types of energy conversion systems and energy conservation will be included.  This course will also include a comprehensive study of today’s transportation.  If you like taking things apart, this is the course for you!  Transportation systems will be examined from three perspectives: land transportation, aerospace transportation and marine transportation.


    MANUFACTURING COURSE #90015
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: DDP
    This course offers the student an opportunity to explore the manufacturing process, from conception to engineered product. Project oriented, design challenges and problem-solving are the basis of the class. Hand sketching and CAD will be used to design projects. The shop will be used to create the final products. Evaluation: drawings, projects, tests/quizzes.
    Articulation Agreement with NCCC- upon successful completion of this course, students may receive college credit.
    Available as a CAP College Course through NCCC – Course fees apply. This course will be weighted at 1.07.