STEM


DESIGN, MULTIMEDIA, AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: None

Students develop proficiency in designing and creating desktop-published projects, multimedia presentations/projects, and Web sites, using industry-standard application software. Students apply principles of layout and design in completing projects. Students create portfolios that include a resume and a variety of desktop-published, multimedia, and Web-site projects produced in the course



TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: None

This course allows students to acquire a foundation in technological material, energy and information, and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to further understand how and why technology works. Introduction of 3D manufacturing, coding and gaming skills. Students are introduced to robotic design and engineering. They work in groups to build and control systems with engineering in the development of a technology.

Club affiliation - TSA - recommended - dues $20.00



TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Technology Foundations

Students work with a variety of computers, materials and systems to improve their skills and knowledge. Groups, working together, apply math, science and communication concepts, on a project that combines systems such as production, energy, communication, transportation, and other technologies. Thematic activities engage students in problems where they transfer the technological method to various environmental and industrial applications. Students turn mental concepts into 3 dimensional physical objects using 3D printing.

Club affiliation - TSA - recommended - dues $20.00



TECHNOLOGY OF ROBOTIC DESIGN

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Tech Foundations, and Tech Transfer or upper level Math (Physics, Calculus)

Students engage in the study of computers and microprocessors and their applications to manufacturing, transportation, and communication systems. Topics include computer equipment and operating systems, robotics, programming, control systems, and social/cultural impact of these technologies. Problem-solving activities challenge students to design, program, and interface devices with computer systems. Learning activities include robotics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and design, control of electromechanical devices and 3D printing.

Club affiliation - TSA - Recommended - dues $20.00



TECHNICAL DRAWING/DESIGN

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: None

This course is designed for any student interested in a career that involves technical drawing and the utilization of any type of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) design software. That includes: drafter, architect, interior designer, machine parts designer, product designer, engineer, and many more. Our main software platforms will be AutoCAD, SketchUp, and some exploration into Inventor. This course has the beginner drafter in mind. No prior knowledge of drafting is assumed. Topics include, but are not limited to: single-view drawings, orthographic drawings, isometric drawings, and 3D modeling.

Club affiliation - TSA - Recommended - dues $20.00



ENGINEERING DRAWING/DESIGN

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Tech. Design

This course is designed for any student interested in a career that involves technical drawing and the utilization of any type of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) design software. That includes: drafter, machine parts designer, product designer, engineer, and many more. Our main software platforms will be AutoCAD and Inventor. This course has the intermediate drafter in mind. Some prior knowledge of drafting is assumed. Topics include, but are not limited to: engineering process, sectional views, solid 3D modeling, sheet metal drawings, exploded views, mechanical drawings.

Club affiliation - TSA - Recommended - dues $20.00



ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING/DESIGN

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Tech Design

This course is designed for any student interested in a career that involves technical drawing and the utilization of any type of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) design software. That includes: drafter, interior designer, rendering, architect, and many more. Our main software platforms will be AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Revit. This course has the intermediate drafter in mind. Some prior knowledge of drafting is assumed. Topics include, but are not limited to: architectural styles, principles of design, floor plans, elevations, perspectives, rendering, design process, estimating, green building.

Club affiliation - TSA - recommended - dues $20.00



COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Keyboarding Applications

This course allows students to apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation graphics software using the Microsoft Office Suite. (Charting and integrated activities included)



ADVANCED COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ACIS)

(1 Block, 1 Semester)
Pre-Requisite: Computer Information Systems

This course allows students to study advanced integrated computer applications with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software using the Microsoft Office Suite.