Design - Technology Education (ADST)

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

 

Technological Education 8

Technology Education 8 is an exploratory course which introduces technical processes, materials, and design-thinking.  It is a project-based course with an emphasis on shop safety.  Students will be introduced to concepts and skills that will be explored further if the student chooses to take a Technology Education course in future years.

Technology Education 8 meets both provincial learning standards and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Students will use the design cycle to investigate a problem, plan a solution, create, and evaluate their design.

 

DRAFTING

CAD - Design & Drafting 9 and 10

This hands-on course is an introduction to drafting. Students will learn and practice a variety of hand and computer drafting techniques which will enable them to communicate using universal drafting standards.  This course is strongly recommended for all students interested in Engineering, Architecture, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Trades, and Technology. This course will incorporate various aspects of design, focusing on the “design cycle.”

Drafting & Design 9 meets both provincial learning standards and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Students will use the design cycle to investigate a problem, plan a solution, create, and evaluate their design.

CAD - Design & Drafting 11

This hands-on course is a continuation of Design and Drafting 9 &10 (Level 1). Students will learn and practice a variety of hand and computer drafting techniques which will enable them to communicate using universal drafting standards.  This course is strongly recommended for all students interested in Engineering, Architecture, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Trades, and Technology. This course will incorporate various aspects of design, focusing on the “design cycle.”

CAD - Design & Drafting 12: Architecture and Habitat

This course is a continuation of Design & Drafting 11, with a focus on Architecture and Habitat.  It is an advanced course suitable for those students bound for a career in engineering, architecture, and related fields. Students will use industry-standard software to develop and present their ideas.

CAD - Design & Drafting 12: Mechanical

This course is a continuation of Design & Drafting 11, with a focus on 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 use industry-standard CAD software. 

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.

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 projects. Through direct instruction, student-based inquiry and hands-on project-based learning, students will engage in solving various technical challenges. 

Engineering 9 meets both provincial learning standards and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Students will use the design cycle to investigate a problem, plan a solution, create, and evaluate their design.

 

Engineering 10

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 give students opportunities to build upon previous knowledge and technical skills and will introduce new engineering concepts and processes.  Through direct instruction, student-based inquiry and hands on project-based learning, students will engage in solving various technical challenges.  

Engineering 10 meets both provincial learning standards and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Students will use the design cycle to investigate a problem, plan a solution, create, and evaluate their design.

 

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 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 give students opportunities to build upon previous knowledge and technical skills and will introduce new engineering concepts and processes. 

Through direct instruction, student-based inquiry and hands on project-based learning, students will engage in solving various technical challenges.  

 

Engineering 12

This advanced course is for highly self-motivated students and is a continuation of Engineering 11.  It is especially relevant for students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering and other technical fields.  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

Woodwork 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.

Woodwork 11

This course will build upon knowledge and skills developed in Woodwork 10 however no prior experience is necessary.  Students will be introduced to more complex woodwork techniques, will use computer-controlled machinery and will have the opportunity to incorporate more of their own designs.  Students will complete a variety of projects, both mandatory and optional.  Students may also make projects of their own choosing, with instructor approval.

 

Woodwork 12

This course is a continuation of Woodwork 11 however no prior experience is necessary.  Students will challenge their existing knowledge and skills in woodwork through making both mandatory and optional projects.  Students will have the opportunity to design and choose their own projects with the approval of the instructor.  Students will be expected to work with more independence than in previous woodwork courses, seeking guidance from the instructor as needed.