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    Graphics Technology I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This is a project-oriented class that offers exploratory hands-on experience in the basic processes
    of printing and graphic computer applications. The course content will focus on, but will not be
    limited to, manual printing processes: raised and recessed printing, screen-printing and offset
    printing. The class will also explore digital imaging, and desktop publishing. The graphic computer
    programs used throughout this course include Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on Adobe
    Photoshop.

    Graphics Technology II
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Graphics Technology I with a grade of 80% or better. This is a project-oriented
    class that will foster progressive advancement of the learning processes of graphic applications.
    Computer applications, desktop publishing, multi-page publications will be emphasized. This is an
    advanced class in which students will complete multi-task operations to reach a desired outcome.

    Graphics Technology III-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Graphics Technology I & II with a grade of 80% or better. This is a process and
    production oriented class that will focus on the advanced operation of a graphic arts studio. The
    core of the class will revolve around real time “jobs” and production runs that would simulate a
    graphics studio. Students will be expected to work with the public. Much emphasis will be focused
    on computer-aided design of graphic products and production. This is an advanced class that will
    draw heavily of the experiences and processes learned in Graphic Art I & II.

    TV / Video Production I
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Throughout this course students will be given the opportunity to actively engage in the fundamental
    aspects of television and video production. They will discuss and practice all the attributes of
    pre-production (script writing, story board design, casting), production (using the camera, lighting,
    sound and methodology), and post production (editing and the use and care of equipment).
    Students will have the opportunity to expand and enhance their learning experience by producing
    their own television programs, commercials and more. Graphics Technology I or Introduction to Art
    and Public Speaking are recommended before taking this course to benefit the student.
     
    TV / Video Production II
    Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite: TV / Video Production I with a grade of 80% or higher. This course will utilize and
    expand upon the knowledge acquired in TV 1. TV 2 will allow individuals to hone their skills in all
    the stages of production. Students will be responsible for independently writing screenplays, directing
    and producing, videotaping and editing short films from a variety of genres. In addition to the creation
    of independent films, students will also analyze classic films for a better understanding of the importance
    of cinematic techniques.

    Studio Broadcasting Honors
    Grade 9-12
    Prerequisite: Public Speaking, TV / Video Production and /or Teacher Approval Studio Broadcasting is a
    team approach course which is designed to produce South Side Live, the morning broadcast. This course
    will enable students to acquire the writing and speaking skills as well as to learn the technology skills
    needed for on-air productions. Students who elect this course do so with a firm understanding that they
    are models for the student body and thus will closely follow the class code of ethics as well as school and
    district policies. Disciplinary records will be reviewed.

    TV Studio Broadcasting
    Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite:TV/Video Production I with a grade of 85% or higher. TV Studio Broadcasting is designed to
    prepare students for Post Secondary educational opportunities as a Broadcasting Communications major.
    Students will learn how to control all aspects of the studio; such as lighting, audio, and environment.
    Students will have in-depth lessons on the operation and set-up of lighting, the function and use of different
    microphones and audio systems, and the design and set-up of a studio environment. Students will learn basic
    terminology that is used in the TV production world. Students will learn how to operate studio equipment such
    as a soundboard, video mixer, and a light board. Students will also use iMovie to create small edited videos used
    during a studio broadcast.

    Engineering Drawing I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Engineering Drawing I presents theories and principles of orthographic projection. Students will
    study multi-view, pictorial drawings and sketches, geometric construction, sectioning, lettering,
    tolerances, dimensioning and auxiliary projections. Students will investigate structural engineering
    principles as they apply to tower and bridge design. Student’s follow the design processes as
    they sketch, draw to scale, build, and test their own model towers and bridges. Course includes
    instruction in Computer-Aided Drafting. This course is recommended to all students who will be
    majoring in engineering, interior design or art in college.

    Engineering Drawing II-Honors
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Engineering Drawing I with a grade of 75% or better. This course deals with advanced
    drawing experiences in principles and practices of technical drawing. Students will continue to
    investigate structural engineering principles as they apply to structural designs. Students will
    research, design, construct, and test scaled geodesic domes to further knowledge of engineered
    structural designs. Course includes advanced instruction in Computer-Aided Drafting.

    Architectural Drawing I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course is an introduction to architectural design and drawing, featuring the design of a one
    story residence with basement and attached garage. Using basic principles and practices of
    technical drawing and international conventions the student designs and draws the necessary
    drawings.

    Architectural Drawing II
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Architectural Drawing I with a grade of 75% or better. This course deals with advanced
    architectural drawing, design and light construction. Use of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) will be
    used in this course.

    Architectural Drawing III-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Architectural Drawing II with a grade of 90% or better. This course gives the student
    additional experiences in CAD (Computer Aided Drafting). The drawing experience will be a
    commercial building. Students will be required to complete an additional assignment including, but not
    limited to: research/term paper, oral presentation, independent research and development project,
    outside reading/lab assignments.

    Architectural Drawing IV-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Architectural III with a grade of 90% or better. Independent study course is designed
    for the exemplary technology education students who have demonstrated the ability and desire to pursue
    an in-depth study of a specific area in which they have proven themselves to be proficient. A conference
    should be held with the instructor to determine course content, requirements and eligibility. Students will
    be required to complete an additional assignment including, but not limited to: research/term paper, oral
    presentation, independent research and development project, outside reading/lab assignments.

    Electricity / Electronics Level I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This introductory course provides any student, regardless of future plans and goals, with an
    exceptional opportunity to develop skills for a productive life in our electronically controlled
    world. Students will not only learn the fundamentals of electricity and electronics but will also
    spend a large portion of class time developing hands-on skills with tools, machines, electrical test
    equipment and electronic components. During the course, each student will construct a class
    assigned electronic project. Computers will be used to reinforce theory, design and application
    of the project. This project construction will serve as an introduction to component identification,
    schematic diagram reading, printed circuit board fabrication, soldering and wiring. Basic house
    wiring, power transmission and Ohm’s Law will also be discussed.

    Basic Electronics Level II
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Electricity/Electronics Level I with a grade of 75% or better. The purpose of this course
    is to provide a successful introductory experience in electronics that can serve as a foundation for further
    study if desired. As in Electricity/ Electronics, students will spend a large portion of class time developing
    hands-on skills with tools, machines, electrical test equipment and electronic components. Basic trouble-
    shooting techniques will be introduced as well as introductory circuit analysis. During the course, students
    will construct several electronic projects of his/her choice. Computers will be used for printed circuit board
    design, theory and some circuit simulation.

    Solid State Electronics Level III-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Basic Electronics Level II with a grade of 90% or better. Any student who hopes to pursue a
    career in electronics or any related field such as engineering or science should benefit from this course.
    A large portion of class time will be devoted to developing hands-on skills with tools, machines and electronic
    test equipment including digital multimeters and oscilloscopes. Topics to be studied include more advanced
    circuit analysis, digital circuitry and solid-state devices such as diodes transistors, SCR’s, voltage regulators and
    integrated circuits. Student-built projects, experiments and the use of personal computers for computer-aided
    design of printed circuit boards and circuit simulation will help reinforce the skills that are developed.
    Students will be required to complete an additional assignment, including but not limited to:
    research/term paper, oral presentation, independent research, advanced project and outside
    reading/lab assignments.
     
    Electronic Communications Level IV-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Solid State Electronics Level III with a grade of 90% or better.
    This course provides an excellent opportunity for the serious student of electronics to further
    develop his/her skills in electronics. Topics of this course will focus on applications of electronic
    circuits used for communication systems and information processing. These will include the
    processing, storage and reproduction of sound, video and digital information. Microphones,
    tape recorders, VCR’s, equalizers, signal processors, amplifiers, speakers and computers will
    be examined. The fundamentals of radio, television, satellite and fiber optic communications will
    also be discussed. Student-built projects, experiments and computer-aided design will provide
    opportunity to reinforce the concepts of the course as well as to improve individual skills. Students
    will be required to complete an additional assignment, including, but not limited to: research/
    term paper, oral presentation, independent research, advanced project and outside reading/lab
    assignments.
     
    Wood Technology I
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students will be exposed to basic woodworking techniques to build furniture for daily life. Safe
    use of tools and machinery will be stressed, as well as measuring, print reading and project design
    and planning. Safe and proper usage of the following will be taught: hand tools, radial arm and
    table saws, jointer, planner, routers, and various other power tools and machinery. Students
    will safely construct several pieces of furniture utilizing the processes taught. Students will also
    have the opportunity to create pieces using the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) router utilizing
    the programming language and design tools accompanying this industry standard software and
    equipment.

    Wood Technology II
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Wood Technology I with a grade of 75% or better. Students will make further
    exploration of cabinetmaking and furniture making. Advanced techniques in design and planning,
    joinery, construction and finishing will be covered. Students will work independently on furniture
    projects of a high degree of difficulty to meet the course requirements. Students will also have
    the opportunity to create pieces using the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) router utilizing the
    programming language and design tools accompanying this industry standard software and
    equipment.

    Wood Technology III-Honors
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Wood Technology II with a grade of 80% or better This course is designed
    for students who want to pursue further interests in woodworking. An in-depth examination of
    engineering and design, planning, machinery utilization, construction techniques and finishing
    methods will be provided. Students will investigate an area of woodworking above and beyond
    their achievements in Wood Technology II. Students will also have the opportunity to create pieces
    using the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) router utilizing the programming language and design
    tools accompanying this industry standard software and equipment.

    Wood Construction
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course gives an overview of today’s light construction industry with an emphasis on home
    construction techniques. Students will be taught how to interpret framing plans, use proper framing
    techniques and do roofing. The safe use and operation of power hand tools will be stressed.
    Classes will build a small frame structure.

    Wood Manufacturing
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course is designed to give students an overview of today’s wood manufacturing industries.
    Students will set up a manufacturing enterprise consisting of: designing of products, product
    prototyping, set up for mass production, product production, quality control and marketing and
    distribution of their product. Students will be exposed to basic woodworking techniques and safe
    operation of common woodworking tools and machines.

    Mechanical Drawing
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Credit
    An introductory class that will expose students to the basic drawing tools and techniques, and
    designs of the trade. Students will be given the opportunity to make orthographic projections, 3-D
    drawings, perspectives and exploded views.

    Intro to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting)
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Credit
    This course will introduce students to the basic operation of the industry standard program,
    Auto-CAD. The class will show basic techniques and commands used in the engineering and
    architectural fields.
     
    Basic House Wiring
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    .5 Credit
    This class will give students the opportunity to learn the basics of house wiring. Skills needed by
    the average homeowner will be taught. The course will involve hands-on wiring techniques such
    as safety practices, running receptacles, lighting circuits and various switch configurations.

    Multimedia
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer Literacy credit
    Are you interested in computer animation and digital video? Students create computer animations
    and digital videos using the latest software. Students create presentations using various forms
    of media including graphics, music, movie clips, and animations. The Internet, scanners, digital
    cameras, and digital video cameras will be utilized in projects. Photo editing and manipulation will
    also be explored.

    Honors Multimedia II
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    1 Computer Literacy credit
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Multimedia and teacher recommendation.
    This course is for students that are you interested in Flash gaming and 3-D animation. Students
    create first-person interactive games and collision-movement games using Flash. Students
    design and create all elements of the Flash game including the introduction, storyline, characters,
    animation, music, and programming using Flash ActionScript. Students also explore 3-D modeling
    and animation.

    Energy, Power, and Transportation
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Energy, Power, and Transportation is a project based course that will allow students to encounter
    all the forces that drive our world. Starting from basic power that is created by wind up to
    alternative fuels that are being created to save on fossil fuels. Students will have a hands on
    experience with small combustible engines and discover the inner workings that create the energy
    needed to power such things as vehicles and machinery. Students will design and create a solid
    fuel rocket that will give them a better understanding of the energy that is needed to lift large
    objects off the ground; such as the NASA space shuttle. Students will also research and design
    a boat hull that will help them demonstrate the positive and negative relationship between wind
    and water. Students will design and create a CO2 powered race car that will be tested for the best
    aerodynamics. Robotics is taught in a step-by-step fashion, which assumes no prior knowledge of
    robotics by the student. Basic robotic concepts are introduced and each concept is immediately
    followed by an activity or project to reinforce the materials introduced. The final outcome will be that
    students will build basic robots and program them using C- programming.

    Fundamental Home Repair
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course will provide all the basic information needed to repair and maintain a residential
    structure. During this course, students will learn general skills and techniques used in – but not
    limited to -carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity and other building trades. Students will be given
    information and apply repair techniques to topics such as repair of roofs, windows, cabinets, water
    and waste systems, electrical wiring systems, heating and cooling systems, and the benefits of
    insulation. This course will also provide a hands-on experience as well as a practical understanding of
    home maintenance. Students will leave this course with a basic understanding of general maintenance
    problems that occur in a residential home frequently. Students will learn to analyze these problems
    and be able to make an informed decision about repair or maintenance. Upon completion of this course,
    students will possess the understanding that a professional (who may charge up to $100 per hour) may not
    be needed in order to perform basic repair and to maintain an existing residential structure. This will
    educate the students regarding the value of saving money in a real life application. This education paralleled
    with a limited exposure to the four areas of construction will also help the students to make a decision about
    a possible career choice. Most importantly, students will develop a hands-on repair skill that they will be able
    to rely on for the rest of their lives.