Technology Education

Technology Education Courses

AVIATION

1 Trimester
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the history, physics and machines involved in flight. The course will cover the three eras of aviation development as well as the physics involved in flight and airplane design. Flight simulator X will allow students to plan and execute real-time flights.
Additionally, students will be required to read ―Rocket Boys‖. Field trips to the WWII museum in Superior as well as trips to view planes and discuss plane building will be part of the course.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

1 Trimester-fall
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Production Technology, cabinet making, or instructor approval

A course designed to introduce students to the basics of modern residential building construction. Students will work with potential clients to design and build custom storage buildings/garden sheds/playhouses, etc. Students will form crews each managed by a foreman. The crews will be in charge of daily work and evaluation. Areas of study will include building planning and layout, foundation construction, floor framing, wall framing, roof framing and finish carpentry. Field trips to local construction sites and businesses will also be included.

CABINET MAKING

1 Trimester
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Production Technology or instructor approval

This is an individual woodworking course that challenges students to focus on attention to detail, pride in work and quality. Traditional as well as modern techniques in planning, design, layout, joinery and finish will be applied as students work on a project to completion. Areas of study will be applied math, materials, drafting as well as tools and techniques. There will be a materials fee covering one of three predetermined projects.

DRAFTING AND DESIGN

1 Trimester
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Drafting and Design will delve into the basic concepts of 2D and 3D mechanical design. Students will utilize Autocad LT and Solidworks to complete presentation and working drawings. Students will learn the basic elements of design as they solve mechanical problems through engineering and drafting. The lab areas will be utilized to produce working and non-working prototypes of parts developed. As a final project, students will ―reverse engineer‖ a part of series of parts. Careers in various engineering fields will be explored.

DRAFTING II

1 Trimester
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Drafting and Design

Drafting II is a mechanical design course that builds on the knowledge gained in Drafting and Design. Advanced concepts in 2D and 3D design will be studies and practiced as students delve further into Autocad and Solidworks. Perspective, isometric and advanced working drawing will be completed. The trimester will end with a design project competition for a real or fictitious company. A panel made up of local industry and school personnel will judge student projects and presentations. Students completing this course will be eligible to compete in SKILLSUSA and competitions at UW-Stout and at the state and national level.

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

1st Trimester
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This is a business centered course that allows students to form a mini-enterprise consisting of a CEO, Market Manager, Production Manager, Quality Control Manager and Financial Manager. Students will generate a marketable product which they will design, market and sell. Each student will apply for and interview for one of the five management positions. All students will be involved in product selection and design as well as production and distribution. Depending on the product all labs may be utilized including wood, metal and welding areas. Students will liquidate and share dividends.

Texts: Modern Woodworking, Welding fundamentals, machine tool Technology.

WELDING AND METAL TECHNOLOGY

1 Trimester
Grades 9 -12

Welding and Metals Tech is designed to introduce students to the basics in the metal working and metal fabrication industry. The foundations of machine tool and welding will be taught and discussed as various projects will be required as students progress from beginning concepts in machining to the more advanced. MIG/TIG as well as arc welding will be taught and practiced. Career exploration will be stressed in this class. Field trips to local business and industry as well as local tech schools will also be possible.

  • Text: Machine Tool Technology ISBN 0-02-671570-8
  • Computer Numerical Control ISBN 0-02-676410-5

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