Design - Technology Education (ADST)

Technology Education courses fit under the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum.

 

Technological Education 8

Students will work in a variety of areas to develop and use technology, develop plans and design products within their ability.  Learn about technical requirements of various careers and safety. The use of different materials and their possible use in the future.  Areas looked at will be in Electronics, Wood Work, Technology Design and Fabrication and CAD.

DRAFTING AND DESIGN

CAD - Design & Drafting 9 and 10

This hands-on course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting (CAD), 3D modeling, animation, photo manipulation, and video production that provide students the opportunity to explore the world of Engineering and Presentation graphics. Students will learn and practice a variety of techniques and styles exploring the diverse capabilities of the computer as required in the industry. This course is strongly recommended for all students interested in the Engineering, Architecture, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Trades, Technology, Advertising and/or Film and Animated production. The course is divided into different areas of study where the students will create projects such as: common everyday mechanical devices, furniture,  3D animations, photograph manipulations and short films. Programs used in this course include: AutoDesk Inventor, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.

 

CAD - Design & Drafting 11

This hands-on course is a continuation of computer-aided drafting (CAD), 3D modeling, animation, photo manipulation, and video production from level 1. Students will learn and practice a variety of techniques and styles exploring the diverse capabilities of the computer as required in the industry. This course is strongly recommended for all students interested in the Engineering, Architecture, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Trades, Technology, Advertising and/or Film and Animated production. The course is divided into different areas of study where the students will create projects such as: common everyday mechanical devices, furniture,  3D animations, photograph manipulations and short films. Programs used in this course include: AutoDesk Inventor, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.

 

CAD - Design & Drafting 12: Architecture and Habitat

This is an advanced course suitable for those students bound for a career in engineering, architecture, and related fields. In this course, students explore the basics of architecture. AutoCAD is used to draw a set of working architectural drawings to the permit standards set by the City of Richmond (site plan, floor plan, cross-section and elevations). Students build a scale model of their house.

 

CAD - Design & Drafting 12: Mechanical

This course is designed for those students who want to continue further studies in technical drafting and who are interested in manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. It will prepare students to be able to produce drawings of mechanical parts, components of mechanical systems, and mechanisms. Students will learn 3D AutoCAD. Upon successful completion, students could qualify for entry into advance drafting courses at technical universities.

 

CAD - Design & Drafting 12: Technical Visualization

Computer animation is a growing industry and is used extensively in film and advertising. Students must be capable of working independently and be motivated to learn. Topics covered are materials, lighting, camera techniques, and character animation all with the use of 3D Studio Max. It is expected that students will produce a CD of their work that can be added to their portfolio. Each student will plan a major final project based on the skills they have acquired and in consultation with the teacher.

 

Drafting 11

Drafting and design are the backbone of industry. Design is an integral part of every man made object. It is how we communicate our ideas about objects we want built. In this course students will learn the basics of technical drawing. Students interested in any aspect of technology should consider taking this course. Hand drafting and the AutoCAD drafting computer program will be introduced.

 

Drafting 12: Architecture And Habitat Design

This is an advanced course suitable for those students bound for a career in engineering, architecture, and related fields. In this course, students explore the basics of architecture. AutoCAD is used to draw a set of working architectural drawings to the permit standards set by the City of Richmond (site plan, floor plan, cross-section and elevations). Students build a scale model of their house.

 

Drafting 12: Engineering And Mechanical Option

This course is designed for those students who want to continue further studies in technical drafting and who are interested in manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. It will prepare students to be able to produce drawings of mechanical parts, components of mechanical systems, and mechanisms. Students will learn 3D AutoCAD. Upon successful completion, students could qualify for entry into advance drafting courses at technical universities.

 

Drafting 12: Technical Visualization

Computer animation is a growing industry and is used extensively in film and advertising. Students must be capable of working independently and be motivated to learn. Topics covered are materials, lighting, camera techniques, and character animation all with the use of 3D Studio Max. It is expected that students will produce a CD of their work that can be added to their portfolio.

 

ENGINEERING

Engineering 9

Engineering 9 is a hands-on project based course that introduces students to the concepts of engineering and provides an understanding of technology topics.  This course encourages students to develop design skills and technical skills through an applied engineering perspective using a variety of materials and resources. Students will discover how to use technology to make things by learning to design projects, manipulate a variety of materials and experiment with engineering principles.

Engineering 9 meets both prescribed learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Students will use the design cycle to investigate an engineering problem, plan a solution to the problem, create and use an evaluation of the students’ design. To overcome these engineering challenges, students will work collaboratively to overcome their assigned task. This course will also give students the opportunity to learn a variety of technical skills such as CAD design, fabrication using various material and technical processes to create a multitude of various projects. Through direct instruction, student based inquiry and hands on project based learning, students will engage in solving various technical solutions to technical challenges. Topics of study include Bridge and Car Design, Medieval Weapons and Rockets.

 

Engineering 10

Engineering 10 is a course that meets both prescribed learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology and objectives. This course builds upon the design and problem solving skills developed in Engineering 9. Further study into the cycle of design and how it can be used to problem solve from an engineering perspective will be the concentrated focus of this course. To overcome these engineering challenges, students will work collaboratively to overcome their assigned task. This course will also give students further opportunities to build upon knowledge of technical skills such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), wood and metal fabrication using various materials and technical processes to create a multitude of projects.
Through direct instruction, student based inquiry and hands on project based learning, students will engage in solving various technical solutions to technical challenges.  Topics of study include Structural Building and Car Design, Crash Test Analysis and Robotics.

 

Engineering 11

This course builds upon the design and problem solving skills developed in Engineering 10. Further study into the cycle of design and how it can be used to problem solve from an engineering perspective with a focus on control, automation and robotics will be the concentrated focus of this course. To overcome these engineering challenges, students will work collaboratively to overcome their assigned task. This course will also give students further opportunities to build upon knowledge of technical skills such as CAD design, wood and metal fabrication using various materials and technical processes to create a multitude of projects.
Through direct instruction, student based inquiry and hands on project based learning, students will engage in solving various technical solutions to technical challenges. 

 

Engineering 12: Industrial Design

This advanced course is for highly self-motivated students who have completed at least two years of Technology Education, and would like to further develop their skills in this area in order to pursue a career in a related field. This course is customized with individual projects and content is keyed to specific technical knowledge to match career interests and abilities of the students. Students will use the engineering design process to problem solve, test and evaluate working prototypes. Areas of in-depth investigation may include: building technology, mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, industrial design, environmental technology, metal manufacturing, aviation, electronics, and robotics.

 

METALWORK

 

Metalworking 11

Metalwork 11 is an introductory course in metal work. Design elements will be discussed along with the importance of project planning. Skills in sawing, brazing, filing and sanding, texturing and polishing, working with machines and other hand tools will be developed. Each student will plan a major final project based on the skills they have acquired and in consultation with the teacher.

 

Metalworking 12

Metalwork 12 is a continuation of Metalwork 11. Advanced design elements will be discussed along with the importance of project planning. Skills in sawing, brazing, filing and sanding, texturing and polishing, working with machines and other hand tools will be developed. Each student will plan a major final project based on the skills they have acquired and in consultation with the teacher.

 

WOODWORK

Woodworking 9 and 10

Woodworking 9 is an introductory course in woodworking. The course will cover the basic principles using a variety of hand and machine tool operations with the care of equipment and safety as a number one priority. Through a variety of projects, students will learn about the design process as well as how to read and develop working drawings, measure, cost and layout material, and learn a variety of joinery skills.

 

Woodworking 11

Woodworking 11 is an introductory course in woodworking. The course will cover the basic principles using a variety of hand and machine tool operations with the care of equipment and safety as a number one priority. Through a variety of projects, students will learn about the design process as well as how to read and develop working drawings, measure, cost and layout material, and learn a variety of joinery skills.

 

Woodworking 12

This is a project-orientated course for students who wish to develop their potential in woodwork as a hobby or career. Building on their previous experience, students will learn more advanced methods of joinery (i.e. mortise and tenon), wood finishing (i.e. staining), carving, and the use and maintenance of hand and power tools. Students will also further expand their knowledge of the design process and will have the opportunity to apply it to some of their projects throughout the course.

 

Woodworking 12 Advanced

This is a senior level course suitable to grade 11 and 12 students bound for a career in woodwork, construction, stagecraft and carpentry or students who enjoy woodworking as a hobby and want to benefit from the skills and techniques learned. Students will be expected to work independently from plans and project books with the opportunity to be able to design and build their own projects with the teacher’s permission. Advanced techniques on equipment and hand tools will be taught to further advance your skills in the wood shop.