Engineering and Technology

Elective Graduation Requirements: 7.5 Credits (total for all curricular departments)

The engineering and technology education program provides experiences that lead to the development of technologically literate students. Consistent with their skills, interests, and abilities, students considering a career in technology should explore the subject in a variety of courses offered at the high school.  Students completing a technology education program are prepared for careers as well as technical or professional programs of higher education, such as STEM careers, engineering or architecture and much more.
PHOTO & DIGITAL IMAGING I
 606307
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight


Photo and Digital Imaging I is an introductory visual communications course designed for the student who desires to learn about modern photographic and digital imaging skills.  Students will learn technical skills involved in the process of creating photographs using equipment and experiences in the ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ (using Adobe Photoshop) darkrooms.  Areas of study include camera operation, film and printing processing, compositional skills, digital photography and processes, studio portraiture, and videography as it pertains to photography.  It is suggested that students have their own digital camera (point and shoot camera) and 4 GB flash drive for digital storage.  This is a technology driven course.  A small fee may be required.  


PHOTO & DIGITAL IMAGING II
606308
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Photo and Digital Imaging I

Photo and Digital Imaging II is curriculum designed to allow students to continue learning advanced photography skills, advanced digital imaging skills and some videography.  Students will be introduced to professional photographic applications and equipment.  Students will also have the opportunity to explore various types of photography from commercial to portrait giving them a well-rounded experience in the photographic business area.  It is suggested that students have a 4 GB flash drive for digital storage.  This is a technology driven course designed to allow students to experience industry applications and new and emerging photographic technologies.  A small fee may be required.  


GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY I CC RL
606351
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

Students experience project activities in binding, screen-printing (t-shirts, etc.), offset printing (notepads, business cards, etc.), and desktop publishing (brochure, deck of playing cards, etc.).  This course is designed to stimulate interest and acquaint students with careers related to the graphic technology industry.  A small lab fee is required for student projects.


GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY II
606352
0.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Graphic Technology I

Students experience project activities in screen-printing (multi-color t-shirts, etc.), offset printing (multi-color notepads, business cards, etc.) and desktop publishing.  This course is designed for students that were successful in the introductory course and may want to consider careers related to the graphic technology industry.  A small lab fee is required for student projects. 


GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY III
606353
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Graphic Technology II

Students experience project activities in screen-printing (advanced multi-color projects), offset printing (press operation) and desktop publishing (emphasizing color printing).  This course is designed for students who are considering potential careers in the graphic technology industry.  A small lab fee is required for student projects.


INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING
606326
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight 

This exploratory course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to use and develop an appreciation for methods and equipment used by engineers, architects, and drafters.  Practical experience, including computer-aided drafting (CADD), is gained by using drafting tools and methods to produce technical drawings.  Students are taught the basic techniques of mechanical drafting.  This is the entry-level course and is the prerequisite for Architectural Drafting/CADD.


ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING/CADD
606330
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Introduction to Drafting

This course provides the student with an opportunity to design a house for a “client” following a set of standards.  The course is beneficial to those planning careers in building, building design or mechanical trades.  Instruction includes the materials and methods of construction, giving students the opportunity to solve problems and utilize solutions.  This course also provides the student with an in-depth look at computer-aided drafting and design (CADD).  Computer drafting software reflecting industry, are utilized to produce various types of technical drawings. 


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
606200
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course provides students with opportunities to participate in the construction of a building using up-to-date construction techniques.  Additionally, students receive instruction in estimating building costs, utilizing computer software, reading blueprints, determining materials to be used, and using tools and machines of construction.


MATERIALS PROCESSING
606210
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course is designed to teach students skills in material processes and to give students practical knowledge of the manufacturing industry.  Students enjoy working with wood, metal, and plastics and plan and construct projects of their choosing under the guidance of the instructor.  The project is also a unit of study within the course.  Emphasis is placed on accuracy within the project in an effort to complete a high quality product.  Safe and correct use of hand and power tools is emphasized.  Students have the opportunity to work with computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machinery.  Students must purchase materials for their individual projects and/or a small fee may be required.


ADVANCED WOODWORKING
606230
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Materials Processing

Emerging technologies require sophisticated equipment in the materials laboratory.  Knowledge of computer-controlled machinery is a necessity in the modern day work force. This course enables students to become competitive in the workplace by providing a wide knowledge base in all phases of woodworking.  Personal safety, responsibility and good work habits are ingrained into the program. Students will have the opportunity to create projects on the laser engraver in addition to complimenting their skills using the computerized router.  Students must purchase materials for their individual projects.

 
METAL TECHNOLOGY
606205
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course provides students with an overall view of metalworking processes used in industry.  Units found in foundry, forging, welding fabrication and machining are explored.  Students have the opportunity to design and produce metal projects using a variety of metals and processes.  A minimal lab fee is required for this course.


BASIC HOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
606250
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course provides students with the ability to perform basic home repairs as well as how to perform basic home maintenance on appliances and HVAC systems.  The students will learn and utilize technical math skills.  Students develop specialized skill sets in appliance maintenance, plumbing and air systems.  A minimal lab fee is required for this course.



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
606021
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

Students learn the skills and tools necessary to completely rebuild a small gas engine and may also learn the basics of home car care.  The course is designed for any student interested in learning the skills needed to care for lawn, garden, and automotive equipment.  It provides a solid foundation for students seeking further education in mechanical, automotive, or power transportation.  The course is taught at Red Land.  Cedar Cliff teaches Mechanical Engineering as well, but the course does not focus solely on small gas engines.  Areas of study include power, electronics, robotics and pneumatics as well as engines.  


APPLIED ENGINEERING CC RL
606100
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

Students will gain experience by researching, designing and producing assignments involving engineering.  Students will develop thinking skills, teamwork and problem solving skills.  Areas covered will be Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.  This course is designed for the students seeking experience in engineering and wishing to explore the various disciplines of the engineering profession.  This course is strongly recommended for any student considering a career in engineering or a related field.  


AUTOMATED MACHINING
606001
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight 

This course is intended to give the student an introduction into the automated machining world.  The student’s time will be spent in the lab developing skills in manual machining techniques, using various materials, inspection and measurement of machined features as well as an overview of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and programming.  An important part of this class will be safety concerns of each of the areas being taught.  The course is offered to students from both high schools but is taught at Red Land.

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DAVINCI PROGRAM (ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY) (FULL YEAR)

606500
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
606501
1 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Geometry and Algebra II 

This course offers students the opportunity to develop personalized projects that align with PA Core Standards in Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM).  Students will participate in problem-based and project-based learning activities that develop the skills of problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, judgement, and service orientation as they are guided to produce original ideas, objects, and structures.  The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to integrating STEM into practice while offering field and/or real-life experience to students.  The course is offered to students from both high schools but is taught at Red Land.  A minimal lab fee of $20 is required for this course. 

 






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