• Technology
     
    Drawing and Design for Production
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                       Length: 40 Weeks
    This course is a state approved 1-unit elective for students in grades 9-12. This unit encourages visual problem solving using a common graphic language to describe forms in a man-made environment. It challenges the creative thinker to conceive new products (ie. toys, games) and to develop products using a hands-on approach in a technology lab. The basic emphasis is placed on developing fundamental architectural skills and techniques. This includes the latest technologies information, methodology and standards relating to drafting, CAD, design and construction. Hands-on experiences include drafting, computer aided design and modeling. This course will meet the 1-unit requirement in Art/Music, Technology Education.
     
    Biotechnology
    Credit: .5 Unit High School                                      Length: 20 Weeks
    This course will introduce students to several forms of Biotechnology. Some of them are: Bio-agriculture, the study of tissue culturing/cloning for the purposes of feeding our ever growing society, Bio-processing--the technique of changing living organisms to modify a product, such as alternative fuels. Finally students will develop an understanding of the bio-ethical debate that surrounds biotechnology, social impacts, and become familiar with the career opportunities in the Bio-technical field.Projects will include the design and development of a "water purification system, plant cloning, creation of ethanol and biodiesel. Finally, we will use the process of electrophoresis to identify the DNA ladder. Participation in this course will allow students to get a glimpse of the many ways biotechnology impacts our lives each and every day.
     
    Computer Aided Design 
    Credit: .5 Unit High School                                      Length: 20 Weeks
    Students will work on independent projects in Computer Aided Design, with emphasis placed on using CAD as a design and problem solving and communication as tools in engineering. Projects will be both lab-based and real life situations developed in cooperation with local industry. CAD activities will be incorporated into CAM (computer aided manufacturing) along with automated processing including robotics. For the final project, students will take design of an aircraft from concept to a finished project for racing, using the latest in real world technology including CAD, CAM, CNC, and Robotics.
     
    Construction Systems
    Credit: 1  Unit High School                                     Length: 40 Weeks
    This course is a 1 credit elective. Participation in the course will offer the student an opportunity to develop advanced manual ability in the use of common tools, machines and materials, to become intelligent consumers of products. Also students will learn about processing materials to make them more useful, valuable and their basic properties that allow us to form and adapt them for societies use. We will take designing, and drawing techniques combined with the knowledge we discover in class to create an Adirondack Chair for each student. 
     
    Materials Processing
    Credit: 1  Unit High School                                       Length 40 Weeks
    Materials Processing is a state approved 1 unit elective for the Technology Education concentration. Participation in the course will offer the student an opportunity to develop advanced manual ability in the use of common tools, machines and materials to become intelligent consumers of products. Also students will learn about processing materials to make them more useful, valuable and their basic properties that allow us to form and adapt them for societies use. We will take designing, and drawing techniques combined with the knowledge we discover in class to create a 12 foot Mahogany Canoe for each student.
      
    Residential Structures
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                       Length: 40 Weeks
    Residential Structures is a State approved 1/2 unit elective for the Technology Education concentration. The course emphasizes learning and applying basic knowledge and skills of the construction industry. Within this study students will develop skills in plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work. Finally, students will participate in the construction of a wall complete with a sink with running water, outlets, and lighting.
     
    Principles of Engineering I
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                        Length: 40 Weeks
    In this course students will work in conjunction with today's technologies to employ the theories of science and math to solve problems. They will research, develop, design, produce, construct and test projects including structures, machines, products, systems and processes. This course is not exclusive to students who major in technology. It is an excellent course to prepare students for the academic engineering program at JCC or any other institution. This course can be used as the third math credit required for graduation.
     
    Principles of Engineering II
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                         Length: 40 Weeks
    A student team will have the opportunity to create a new product of their own design while defining the systems structure of a manufacturing enterprise. This will be accomplished using new technologies (CNC, CAD, and CAM) in conjunction with mold design, prototyping and production activities. As emphasis will be placed on investigating education and career plans.
     
    Architecture
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                         Length: 40 Weeks
    This course is for students in grades 11 & 12. Students will have the opportunity to learn the basic standards relating to residential design and construction. They will be responsible for creating a set of architectural working drawings using a powerful software program. Some of the areas covered include Planning a Site, Building Codes, The Design Process Alternate Energy, Floor Plan, Plot, Foundation, Roof, Framing, Elevations, 3D, Electrical and Plumbing.
     
    College Courses: (Credit offered through Jamestown Community College)
     
    MCT 1240 Engineering Drawing w/ AutoCAD
    Credit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits            Length: 20 Weeks
    Students will focus on engineering drawing fundamentals, incorporating both manual and computer-aided drafting. Topics include free-hand sketching, principles of applied geometry, orthographic projections, dimensioning, section views, pictorials, conventional drawing practices, standards, tolerancing, and an introduction to 2-D wire frame software such as AutoCAD. Students will create and modify CAD geometry, text, and dimensions. Eligibility: Must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+.