Technology

 Assistant Principal: Mr. Michael Saporito
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Computer Technology Courses
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
Jewelry Technology
Wood Technology


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COURSES 
Instructors: K. Chiu, R. Mendzies T. McKeever, M. Saporito
 
Technology Computer Applications
Course Code: TCA1 and TCA2
Certification can be obtained in this area!
This course is devoted to training students in using a broad range of computer technology. The program covers topics from basic computer software to operating systems, applications and the Internet. These two courses are essential for Computer Repair courses, Cisco Academy, and students preparing to go to a college or university. Upon completion of these two courses, students can obtain Internet and Computer Core certification.

Web Design Technology
Course Code: TWD1 and TWD2
This course is for students who have expressed an interest in learning how to design, create and maintain a Web site. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to harness the Internet and develop an effective means of communicating with the Web site's audience. This course will examine, design, and create Web sites for business and personal use. The art and science of developing an effective and appealing site will be discussed throughout the courses.
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Computer Repair
Course Code: TR1, TR2, and TR3
Certification can be obtained in this area!
This course is devoted to giving students both hands-on experiences and the knowledge necessary for a career in the world of computer repair. The program will enhance students' skills and knowledge to navigate through various computer operating systems. The laboratory has the latest equipment to provide actual hands-on problems that will enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for certification.

Network +
Course Code: TR4 and TR5
Certification can be obtained in this area!
This course is designed to prepare students to meet the requirements to take the Network certification exam. Students will study different protocols, the OSI model and its layers, and the concepts of network design. Students will be making cables, configuring routers and switches, and building networks. They will be required to do intensive labs in designing, constructing, troubleshooting and problem-solving network systems.

Cabling Technology
Course Code: TCT1 and TCT2
Certification can be obtained in this area!
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the network cabling industry. Students will study various industrial standards in cabling. They will be required to do intensive labs in designing, constructing, and troubleshooting and problem-solving network systems relating to the physical layer. This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for certification.

Cisco Network Academy Program
Course code: TC1, TC2, TC3, and TC4
Certification can be obtained in this area!
The goal of the Cisco Networking Academy Program is to train knowledgable students to achieve the entry-level CCNA certification and to produce empowered students who can design, install, and maintain networks. Students will be making cables, configuring routers and switches, and building networks. They will be required to do intensive labs in designing, constructing, and troubleshooting and problem-solving network systems.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING
Instructor: G. Harris

Design and Drawing
Course Code: TD1 and TD2
This is an existing art and technology education course that uses a common graphic drafting language to describe forms in the manmade environment. Students analyze, creatively design, prepare drawings, and critically evaluate the drawings. A student completing design and drawing will receive credit for the basic art requirement.

Technical Drawing
Course Code: TTD
The objective of this course is to understand the graphic language of industry and technology. Students will be introduced to modern drafting theory, practice and career possibilities. Using computers, students will create detailed drawings necessary to manufacture a part.

Computer Aided Design
Course Code:TCD
This course introduces you to both the hardware and software aspects of computers with emphasis on developing an understanding and appreciation of computer-aided design. All projects are completed with the use of computer-generated drawings.

Architectural Drawing
Course Code: TDA
This course combines construction sciences, building technology, art and design to develop skills of architectural and construction design. They will develop floors plans, elevations, and architectural renderings. Students will learn to use advanced techniques and tools including computer-assisted drafting. This course inspires thinking, encompasses the arts and sciences, and promotes problem-solving. The program is enriched with visitors from this field and career orientation.

Residential Structure and Design
Course Code: TRS, TDV, and TDC
The increasing need of homes and the use of innovative materials and technologies have introduced many challenges to the building industry and design profession. These courses examine the challenges and efficient methods for housing applications. It explores uniqueness of housing as a structural design problem.

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JEWELRY TECHNOLOGY
Instructors: M. Golding, M. Fraser

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Materials Processing
Course Code: TMJ
The following materials processing courses provide for fundamental experiences in the study of each resource material. Students learn the source of the material, and how the material is converted and processed into a usable product. Students will utilize the tools and equipment needed to process each material.

Manufacturing Systems in Jewelry
Course Code: TSJ
These manufacturing systems courses explore the use of a variety of materials, tools, and equipment. Through lectures, demonstrations and practical applications the student is given the opportunity to become familiar with various manufacturing processes. Students will research how products of industry are manufactured. Hands-on activities will allow students to make useful products employing industrial and mass productions systems.

Creativity and Innovation in Jewelry
Course Code:TCR1
This course will strive for the solution of technical problems through the use of unconventional approaches. Given a defined supply of materials, students will use laboratory facilities to create a solution to stated technical problems. Some topics discussed in this course are methods, developmental factors, and cultural impacts of creativity and innovation. Through the use of various industrial techniques, students will create rings, pins, earrings, bracelets and pendants.

Production Research and Development in Jewelry
Course Code: TRJ
These courses are designed to involve students in a realistic hands-on experience in research and development. Students will be involved with exploring how to improve industrial processes through brainstorming, library research, problem solving, and development of models and prototypes. These courses emphasize mass production, as well as quality techniques for both consumers and industrial goods. Students will learn how to keep manufacturing flowing, maintain quality control, follow production schedules with high efficiency, and cost savings.

Jewelry Manufacturing
Course Code: TCRJ
Prerequisite: Design for Jewelry, ADJ
This course is devoted to utilizing technology to create a collection of fine jewelry by taking designs created in the Design for Jewelry Course (ADJ) and actually manufacturing them. The following concepts will be examined: materials and their properties, principles of technology, production methods, and continuity between designing and manufacturing.


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WOOD TECHNOLOGY
Instructors: R. Aspromonte, T. McKeever

Materials Processing in Wood
Course Code: TMD
The following materials processing courses provide fundamental experiences in the study of each resource material. Students learn the source of the material, and how the material is converted and processed into a useable product. Students will utilize the tools and equipment needed to process each material.

Wood Construction
Course Code: TSC
Understanding the techniques involved in the transformation from a blueprint into a functional structure of wood, steel, masonry or concrete is the goal of this course. Students will explore such topics as construction codes, surveying, building techniques, construction tools, bidding, scheduling, financing and management skills. The universal systems model is incorporated into this course of study.

Residential Structures
Course Code:TRS
This course will develop a basic knowledge relative to residential structures. Students will use and be able to describe the different types of residential structures, materials, methods and systems inherent in residential buildings. The course content includes:
  • Resources: Planning, Materials, Supplies, Finances.
  • Processes: Framing, Roofing, Plumbing , Insulation
  • Outputs and Effects: Quality Assurance, Environmental Impact, Economic Consequences.

Production Research and Development
Course Code: TRD
This course is designed to involve students in a realistic hands-on experience in research and development. Students will be involved with exploring how to improve industrial processes through brainstorming, library research, problem solving, and development of models and prototypes. This course emphasizes mass production, as well as quality techniques for both consumer and industrial goods. Students will learn how to keep manufacturing flowing, maintain quality control, follow production schedules with high efficiency, and cost savings.




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