Technology

Course Titles

CTE Exploration 7CTE Exploration 8Design and Drawing for Production (DDP)ConstructionCIHS SUNY Cobleskill CAD/CAM & 3D ReplicationArchitecture (ARCH)Digital GraphicsPrinciples of Engineering & Math (POE)CIHS SUNY Cobleskill Residential and Landscape Construction (CONST)Manufacturing SystemsMaterials ProcessingMaterials Processing II Metals LabMaterials Processing II Woods LabMechatronicsCIHS SUNY Cobleskill TV Studio Production (COMM 240)TV Studio Production I (TV1)

Course Descriptions

CTE Exploration 7

Grades: 7 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: CTE Exploration 7 consists of 40 weeks divided between Technology, Family and Consumer Science and Business.

Seventh grade Technology is an introduction that consists of multiple modules related to all aspects of technology and technological equipment and systems.  The students will learn how technology has evolved through the years and has influenced some of the latest technological advances.  The students will work independently and in groups to research a NASA space mission.  They will present how the mission has changed technology and set the stage for future innovations and space missions.  They will also learn the physics associated with the design and function of a rocket.  They will use this knowledge to design and build a scaled bottle rocket using the Jr. High machine shop and drafting lab. The students will also evaluate and test their design at our annual Technopalooza Expo in June.

Seventh grade Family and Consumer Science is designed to cover basic knowledge and skills in the areas of proper etiquette, food preparation, food safety, nutrition and wellness, and shopping for food. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to various careers in the food industry.

The business portion of CTE 7 will focus on keyboarding, and many aspects of the internet including security, networking and search engines.  Students will also start to learn how to use Microsoft Office 365 and will complete several units on personal accounting and budgeting.

Requirements this course fulfills: NYSED Jr. High requirement

CTE Exploration 8

Grades: 8 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 0.75 credit
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: CTE Exploration 8 consists of 30 weeks divided between Technology, Family and Consumer Science and Business.

Eighth grade Technology reinforces the topics and skills that were introduced in seventh grade technology.  The students will be certified in the operation of the Jr. High machine shop and computer labs.  The students will research and choose a presentation format for a famous inventor that they are given.  They will study how their inventions and innovations have enhanced technology and help predict what technological advances are in our future.  The students will use the CAD and drafting lab to design a CO2 dragster, then build the dragster in the machine shop.  Topics such as material selection, machine operation and maintenance, hand machining and sanding techniques, paint preparation and graphics will all be addressed as well as the use of our 3D printers and vinyl-cutting machine. The students will also evaluate and test their design at our annual Technopalooza Expo in June.

Students will also be given an opportunity to acquire and practice consumer skills as they relate to clothing and textiles, as they learn the basics of maintaining a wardrobe, sewing safety, sewing basic hand stitches and buttons, and operation of a sewing machine. Students will also get an introductory view of interior design elements and components and incorporate this knowledge in a hands-on project. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to various careers in housing and textiles.

The business portion of CTE 8 will combine personal resource management with career instruction, and is designed to introduce students to the realities of the working world.  The material will help students develop progressive skills and behavior that will help them integrate their roles with the workplace, home and community.  Students will learn job-hunting techniques and on-the-job skills.  Students will rely on their math knowledge to help them prepare budgets and balance checkbooks.  Keyboarding will also be involved as students learn the correct ways to format resumes and other business documents.  Students will also work on public speaking, a very important skill.  Students will spend time looking at their own personalities and figure out what it is they are really interested in.

Requirements this course fulfills: NYSED Jr. High requirement

Design and Drawing for Production (DDP)

Grades: 9-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: Design & Drawing for Production is a 1 credit 40-week course, which will provide students with basic knowledge about mechanical drawing.  The topics covered will enable students to comprehend the need for technical drawings and their importance in today’s technological world. Through “hands-on” learning activities, students will gain useful experience in mechanical drafting techniques, and practices.  This course will develop proficiency in technical drawing by exposing them to advanced drawing techniques, equipment and software. The first 5 weeks of the course will focus on hand drawing techniques.  The last 35-weeks of the course will explore the uses of AutoCAD LT2018 and Inventor 2018 as tools for drawing and designing. AutoCAD is 2-dimensional drafting software, used by professionals in the engineering and architectural fields. Inventor is state-of-the art solid modeling software, used worldwide as a tool for design and engineering professionals.  These software applications will allow students to design, draw and analyze components and assemblies on the computer in a virtual-reality environment.  This class will be used as a stepping-stone for future courses.  Student projects and portfolios will be displayed at Technopalooza in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement. It can also be used to fulfill the art /music graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Construction

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every odd year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class (3 college credits)
Prerequisite: DDP, PS/MP
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Open to students in grades 11 and 12 who have successfully completed Design and Drawing for Production.  Students who wish to take this course in grade 10 must have special permission from the instructor.  This course provides applied experiences in assorted construction techniques necessary in the development of residential and landscape construction projects.  Students who wish to take this course for College in High School Credit may receive 3 credits from SUNY Cobleskill.  Students who do not wish to take this course for college credit do not have to pay the required fee but must adhere to the course syllabus as outlined for local school credit.  Included in this course will be a variety of classroom and hands on activities.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

CIHS SUNY Cobleskill CAD/CAM & 3D Replication

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class (2 college credits)
Prerequisite: DDP
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: This course provides advanced and applied experiences on the topics that were discussed in Design and Drawing for Production, using new techniques and multiple solid modeling software packages.  Students will learn 3-dimensional drafting techniques with AutoDESK Inventor and Solidworks. These software packages will allow you to design, draw and analyze components and assemblies on the computer in a virtual-reality environment.  Students will also learn how Solidworks and AutoCAD can be used in conjunction with MasterCAM to generate computer automated CODE that is used by the TechnoCNC machine. Parts can also be printed on a 3D printer or cut on our Vinyl Machine.  This course will consist of a variety of classroom and hands on activities. This course is offered through an articulation agreement with SUNY Cobleskill and their 3D Manufacturing Program.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement, can be used for a technology sequence and students may earn college credit.

Architecture (ARCH)

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of DDP or by permission of the instructor
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: The pre-requisite for this course is a successful completion of DDP or by permission of the instructor. Architectural Drawing is a 1 credit 40-week course, intended to teach students the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for architectural planning, designing, and drafting of residential buildings.  This course is designed to show students how to prepare architectural drawings that will effectively and accurately communicate ideas and designs to clients, sub-contractors, and construction workers.  Topics to be discussed will include the history of architecture, architectural styles, proper drawing techniques, room planning, aesthetics, and blueprint reading. Each student will design a floor plan for a residential dwelling, using AutoCAD Architectural Desktop and Chief Architect X4. Major projects will include a design for an entire structure, as well as developing a scale model of the design, using a 3D Printer and CNC machine. The blueprints and scale model they create will be displayed at Technopalooza in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Digital Graphics

Grades: 9-12 (this course will be offered every other year (even))
Credits: 0.5 credit – 20-week class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: Digital Graphics is designed to introduce students to the world of graphics.  Students will quickly learn about the endless career possibilities associated with computer graphics and will gain experience using computer graphic software such as the Adobe and Autodesk Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, MAYA, etc.) that is used in a real world setting.  This course will consist of a variety of classroom and hands-on activities in which students will use their skills and ideas from technology, mathematics, art, and computer courses along with the software to create, edit, and transform 2D and 3D images.  Students will also gain experience in coding and web design using software such as Dreamweaver.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Principles of Engineering & Math (POE)

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every even year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: CAD/CAM
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Open to grades 10-12. The prerequisite for this course is a successful completion of CAD/CAM. Principles of Engineering is a 1 credit 40-week advanced course, intended for the student interested in the engineering field. This course will provide the student with the basic knowledge about the field of engineering will be presented through the use of case studies. These case studies will concentrate on the following five areas; hydraulics, structures, robotics, communications, and computer control. The case study approach will allow the student to solve problems using the same techniques used by engineering firms. The skills that will be developed through the completion of assigned tasks and projects are: communication skills, technical writing, uses of technical tools, uses of computer drawing and machining equipment, and the measurement and application of both mathematics and science. The students will use the entire metal / woodworking machine shop, as well as the 3D printers and CNC machine to develop product prototype solutions. The projects will be exhibited at the annual Technopalooza Event in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence OR students may use as a third unit of math to meet the graduation requirement.

CIHS SUNY Cobleskill Residential and Landscape Construction (CONST)

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every odd year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class (1 college credit)
Prerequisite: DDP, PS/MP
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Open to students in grades 10-12 who have successfully completed Design and Drawing for Production. Students who wish to take this course in grade 10 must have special permission from the instructor. This course provides applied experiences in assorted construction techniques necessary in the development of residential and landscape construction projects. Students who wish to take this course for College in High School Credit may receive 1 credit from SUNY Cobleskill. Students who do not wish to take this course for college credit do not have to pay the required fee, but must adhere to the course syllabus as outlined for local school credit.  Included in this course will be a variety of classroom and hands-on activities including units in framing, plumbing, electrical, blueprint reading, surveying, tap water and wastewater treatment, masonry, paving, decks, estimating, landscaping and site preparation.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Manufacturing Systems

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every odd year)
Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: CAD/CAM
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: The prerequisite for this course is a successful completion of CAD/CAM. This is a 1 credit, 40-week course designed to teach students the business, manufacturing, and marketing techniques associated with product producing companies. During the course of the year the class will develop a company with executive officers, choose a product to market, construct the product and market the product that is produced.  Importance of company officers and proper business techniques will be discussed along with the balancing of company funds and stockholder profits.  The students will develop techniques associated with the machining of raw materials into useable products using a CNC machine, Thermoforming Machine, wood and metal working equipment. Impacts of the economy, society, and the environment will all be discussed.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Materials Processing

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of DDP or by permission of the instructor
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This course is designed to teach students the design, manufacturing and finishing techniques associated with assembly of products in materials processing companies.  The students will develop techniques associated with the machining of raw materials into usable products.  Impacts of the economy, society, and the environment will all be discussed.  The course is designed to offer students a broad view of how humans change materials to satisfy their needs.  Areas to be discussed in modules will include metals, woods, polymers, and composites.  Students will learn through instructional lessons, demonstrations and laboratory activities.  Each student will complete a three-week project in each of the three modules.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

Materials Processing II Metals Lab

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 0.5 credit – half-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MP1 or by permission of the instructor
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This course is designed to teach students the design, manufacturing and finishing techniques associated with assembly of products in METALS.  Students will learn metallurgy and the use of various welding and metal forming equipment.  Each student will engage in a long-term metal production project.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as a technology elective and can be used for a technology sequence.

Materials Processing II Woods Lab

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 0.5 credit – half-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MP1 or by permission of the instructor.
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This course is designed to teach students the design, manufacturing and finishing techniques associated with assembly of WOOD products. Students will learn woodworking techniques and the use of all woodshop machines.  Each student will engage in a long-term wood production project.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as a technology elective and can be used for a technology sequence.

Mechatronics

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every other year (odd))
Credits: 0.5 credit – 20-week class
Prerequisite: DDP
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Open to students in grades 10-12 who have successfully completed Design and Drawing for Production. It is a half credit 20-week course in which students will be challenged with applying real-world math, science, technology skills and concepts.  This multi-disciplinary course is suited to industry’s increasing demand for skilled technicians who can support the installation, design and maintenance of complex mechanical processes and automated robotics.  The students will become familiar with and use the engineering design process by brainstorming, designing, building, testing, and troubleshooting robots using both the TETRIX and Lego Mindstorm systems.  Throughout this process the students will develop and demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.

CIHS SUNY Cobleskill TV Studio Production (COMM 240)

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year (3 college credits)
Prerequisite: TV Studio Production
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: The prerequisite for this course is TV1.  CIHS Media Production is a 40-week course for students interested in receiving college credit from SUNY Cobleskill.  Students who wish to take this course for College in High School Credit may receive 3 credits from SUNY Cobleskill.  The students in this class will be responsible for mentoring the first year students while filming the morning news broadcast for the entire school.  The students will also work on a portfolio of projects independently to supply material to be aired on PUBLIC access channels.  The portfolio will be used as a major portion of their grade.  Students will be asked if they would like to participate in an intern program at a local news station.  Students who do not wish to take this course for college credit do not have to pay the required fee, but must adhere to the course syllabus as outlined for local school credit.  Included in this course will be a variety of classroom and hands-on activities.  Each student will need to have a signed permission slip from a parent/guardian in order to participate in this class.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.  Student may earn college credits.

TV Studio Production I (TV1)

Grades: 9-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: There is no prerequisite for this course. Television Media Production is a 40-week course for students interested in the video/television production industry. Topics to be covered will include camera operation, sound and video editing, video software, green screen technology, storyboarding, and journalism. The students will learn the basic and detailed operation of video equipment including the maintenance and care for the equipment.  Students will gather all of their projects into a digital portfolio of their work. The portfolio will be used as a major portion of their grade. The class will be responsible for filming morning news broadcast for the entire school, and also supply material to be aired on PUBLIC access channels. Each student will need to have a signed permission slip for a parent/guardian in order to participate in this class.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence.