Deer Lakes

School District

Technology & Industrial Arts

MATERIAL FEES FOR COURSE PROJECTS & INDIVIDUAL PROJECT FEES
In all industrial technology courses, a $10.00 nine-week lab fee must be paid before the end of each nine-week period. This lab fee will cover the costs of consumable materials used with the balance, if any, due prior to the end of the fourth nine-week period.  Students are responsible for cost of materials for projects outside of stated course curriculum.

Technology Education

 Grade 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1 Course # 2315
Students will explore four major areas in technology that affect industry and society: communications, transportation, construction, and manufacturing. Throughout the course, a wide variety of hand, portable power and stationary tools and machines will be used, with a strong emphasis on safety. Each student will receive demonstrations for each individual tool and machine to be used in class. Additionally, each student will demonstrate machine understanding and proficiency by operating each machine while being closely supervised by the instructor. Each student will be required to pass individual safety tests with a score of 85% or higher in order to operate any machinery. Demonstrations and safety tests will be re-taught until each student can demonstrate machine operation to a high degree of efficiency.

One 9 week grading period will be dedicated to the use and operation of a CAD/CAM software package.  Students will learn how to apply contour, pocket and drill tool paths in order to produce a part/project.  The use of the CAD/CAM software will be applied, in conjunction with CNC equipment, 3D printer and laser engraver, to many activities or projects throughout the remaining year.  Other activities may include designing and testing air and land vehicles for transportation, building a balsa wood bridge and an enclosed structure for construction, and mass-producing a project for manufacturing.  Students will be involved in a variety of individual and team-building situations with the emphasis on developing problem-solving capabilities.  

Wood 1

 Grades 9-121.00 Credit Level 1 Course # 2311
Wood I consists of demonstrations and activities pertaining to basic woodworking techniques. Throughout the course, a wide variety of hand-tools, portable power and stationary tools and machines will be used, with a strong emphasis on safety. Students will be exposed to the process of using a CAD/CAM software package to produce project parts. This will increase accuracy, efficiency and enhance project appearance.  Each student will be expected to complete at least one operation using the CNC machine or laser engraver for each project.  This general knowledge of CNC machinery is very desirable by potential employers and could possibly lead to employment after high school.

Each student will receive demonstrations for each individual tool and machines to be used in class. Additionally each student will demonstrate machine understanding and proficiency by operating each machine while being closely supervised by the instructor. Each student will be required to pass individual safety tests with a score of 85% or higher in order to operate any machinery. Demonstrations and safety tests will be re-taught until each student can demonstrate machine operation to a high degree of efficiency. 

The Instructor will select a project to be constructed by each member in class individually. The project may include one working feature (Example: door, drawer, adjustable shelves etc.). Upon completion and grading of the required project, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to construct a project of his/her own choosing.
 
 

Wood 2

 Grades 10-12 .50 Credits  Level 2  Course # 2312
Students will practice and refine basic skills developed in Wood I to produce a more advanced project that is built to closer tolerances. Advanced machines will be demonstrated and used along with a strong emphasis on safety. Students should refine the process of using a CAD/CAM software packages to produce project parts. This will increase accuracy, efficiency and enhance project appearance.  Each student will be expected to complete at least one operation using the CNC machine or laser engraver.  This general knowledge of CNC machinery is very desirable by potential employers and could possibly lead to employment after high school. Project designs should take into consideration the time constraint of a semester course.

As in Wood 1, each student will receive demonstrations for each individual tool and machine to be used in class. Additionally each student will demonstrate machine understanding and proficiency by operating each machine while being closely supervised by the instructor. Each student will be required to pass individual safety tests with a score of 85% or higher in order to operate any machinery. Demonstrations and safety tests will be re-taught until each student can demonstrate machine operation to a high degree of efficiency.

The students will select their individual projects, which may range from a medium size cabinet to a large entertainment center, and require more complicated designs, joinery knowledge and hardware. This course is strongly suggested for any student wanting to pursue a career in woodworking or for personal recreation.
 

Advanced Wood

 Grades 10-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1 Course # 2316
Students will practice and refine basic skills developed in Wood I to produce a more advanced project that is built to closer tolerances. Advanced machines will be demonstrated and used along with a strong emphasis on safety. Students should refine the process of using a CAD/CAM software packages to produce project parts. This will increase accuracy, efficiency and enhance project appearance.  Each student will be expected to complete at least one operation using the CNC machine or laser engraver.  This general knowledge of CNC machinery is very desirable by potential employers and could possibly lead to employment after high school.

As in Wood 1, each student will receive demonstrations for each individual tool and machine to be used in class. Additionally, each student will demonstrate machine understanding and proficiency by operating each machine while being closely supervised by the instructor. Each student will be required to pass individual safety tests with a score of 85% or higher in order to operate any machinery. Demonstrations and safety tests will be re-taught until each student can demonstrate machine operation to a high degree of efficiency. 

The students will select their individual projects, which may range from a medium size cabinet to a large entertainment center, and require more complicated designs, joinery knowledge and hardware. This course is strongly suggested for any student wanting to pursue a career in woodworking or for personal recreation. 
 

Yearbook

 Grades 9-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1 Course # 2331
Yearbook provides students with the opportunity to use real world editing, design and business skills in publishing.  Students will produce the Deer Lakes Yearbook.  Staff members will use utilize digital technology to plan, design, and produce the publication.  Students will create a business plan and participate in fundraising activities to stay within a fixed budget.  In addition to submitting the completed yearbook, students will have the opportunity to submit individual work to competitions and to attend conferences or workshops.  

Students are required to complete an application to gain entry into this course.

 

Metals & Plastics 1

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits Level 1  Course # 2321 
Students will be given the basic information on the following info as well as projects required to produce with in these areas: Plastics-Rotational molding, injection molding. Casting- pour and produce a cast. CNC Plasma/CNC Laser Engraver- Name plate and key chain. Forging- Chisel. Welding/Forming-Dust Pan. Plasma Cutter- Free Hand straight cut and Plunge cut 1” diameter. Safety is first and foremost and all machines and tools used will be gone over and tested upon.
 

Metals & Plastics 2

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2322
This course involves less required projects so more time for student chosen/driven projects. A required assignment is the stick weld test. The weld test involves four types of welds-lap, fillet, butt, T. The engineering design process is incorporated and gone over in more depth. Students will be exposed to 2D-3D software and will be required to produce a computer generated drawing before they may start upon each project.
 

Advanced Metals & Plastics

 Grades 10-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1 Course # 2338
This full course focuses on letting students choose their projects and practice and refine their desired skills such as welding (Stick, MIG, Tig, Brazing), plasma cutting (Freehand, CNC Plasma), forging, casting, soldering, machining, soft plastic baits, and leatherworking.  Students are responsible for designing and generating the following: material lists, material cost sheet, and 2D imaging in Auto CAD.

The following machines and hand tools will be covered: hand grinder, hand drill, files, pneumatic cut off wheel, drill press, belt/disc sander, vertical band saw, horizontal band saw, bench grinder/buffer, and Tig/Mig/Stick Welder.
 

Mechanical Drawing & AutoCAD

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1 Course # 2323 
In this course the student will be introduced to Technical Drawing and Auto-CAD concepts.  For the drafting portion of the technology class, the student will learn basic techniques that are used by architects and engineers today. The students will use 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional modeling software.  This course further explores the realm of technical drawing in the areas of orthographic projection, sectioning and isometric drawing. Students will produce industry standard drawings utilizing AutoCAD software.
 

Architectural Drawing

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1 Course # 2324
This engineering class will cover all the steps needed in constructing a home or building. Students will learn how to create/read blueprints using Auto CAD as well as creating and furnishing a 3D house through the program of Rivet. Their final assignment will be the reproduction of their house design produced out of balsa wood. 
 

Visual Communications 1

 Grades 10-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2332
This course will introduce students to the Visual Communications industry by providing them with hands-on experience in the printing industry.  Students will study desktop publishing and design technology processes to communicate and convey messages.  The students will become familiar with the Adobe software package to design their projects and then publish them with various printing methods including screen printing and vinyl cutting.  Students will individually design, compose and print jobs such as stationary, business cards, greeting cards, t-shirts and logo stickers.
 

Visual Communications 2

 Grades 10-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2333
This course will allow students to enhance their understanding and abilities relative to design technology processes.  This course will build upon the foundations set in Vis. Comm., and students will be expected to create and produce more complex visual messages and images.  Such jobs as newsletters, greeting cards, digital photography, t-shirts and formal stationary will be produced.  The students will be expected to use their established knowledge to further their design skills.  The students will also be exposed to different career options that exist in the graphic design industry.
 

Advanced Visual Communications

 Grades 11-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 2337
This is a full year course that will allow students to continue to enhance their understandings and abilities relative to design technology processes in a safe laboratory environment. With the use of screen-printing techniques, photographic methodology and specialized computer software, the students will be expected to create and produce complex visual messages and images.  Students will become more competent using Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.  The students will also complete small video projects, including commercials for products they have re-designed.  Students will produce newsletters, greeting cards, black and white photography, t-shirts, and formal stationery, as well as graduation announcements and invitations. The students will be expected to use their established knowledge from Visual Communications 1 and Visual Communications 2 to further their competence in design technology.  The students will also be exposed to career options that exist in the graphic design industry.   This course can be used as one of the Technology credits required for graduation.
 

TV Production 1

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2334
Television Production I exposes students to Broadcasting and Video Production through a theory-based, hands-on approach in a state of the art TV studio.  Topics explored will include the fundamental aspects of the digital video camera, camera shots and composition, media literacy, aesthetic elements and techniques and, non-linear editing.  Students will create public service announcements, television advertisements, short films, and be able to produce segments for the Deer Lakes LancerVision morning announcements.
 

TV Production 2

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits Level 1 Course # 2335
Television Production II is a semester course that will allow the students to expand their knowledge learned in the semester course TV Production I.  The students will further their storyboard and screen writing skills, as well as move into more complex editing, including green screens and post production editing.  The students will produce more complex projects to be shown in class or aired on LancerVision’s morning announcements.
 

Advanced TV Production

 Grades 10-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 2336
Advanced TV Production builds upon the skills and foundation learned in TV Production I and II.  The students will further their experience in the television industry by taking responsibility for the Deer Lakes LancerVision morning announcement show.  The students will use advanced editing techniques and software, and work on a variety of projects to expand their knowledge of broadcasting and video production.  This is a hands-on course and grades are based on projects and class participation.
 

STEM Robotics and Engineering 1

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2340
This course leverages the “coolness” of robotics, and the excitement of head to head competition to inspire and engage students in the STEM learning environment.  

Students will be taught how to design and build a mobile robot to play a sport-like game using key STEM principles.  STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.  The overall objective of the course is to have the students compete head-to head against peers in the classroom, or possibly against other students from other districts in the VEX Robotics Competition.

A modular and project-based approach will be used to teach the design process in a hands-on manner.  The teachers will move the students through an actual engineering project in which the students will be producing a robot that is able to complete the designated task.
 

STEM Robotics and Engineering 2

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 2341
This course takes ROBOTICS 1 to the next level by introducing programming the VEX robots using ROBOTC. There will be the excitement of head to head competition to inspire and engage students in the STEM learning environment. Students will use what they have learned in level one to design, build, and program a mobile robot to play a sport-like game that will require an autonomous mode during the competitions using key STEM principles. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. The overall objective of the course is to have the students compete head-to head against peers in the classroom, or possibly against other students from other districts in the VEX Robotics Competition. A modular and project-based approach will be used to teach the design process in a hands-on manner. The teachers will move the students through an actual engineering project in which the students will be producing a robot that is able to complete the designated task.