Architectural Applications is a wood engineering class geared toward students that are looking at a career in building construction, engineering, or architecture. The course is project-based and provides separate pathways along these subsets of the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster. 


1⁄2 Credit
Satisfies Fine Art Requirement
Available to students in grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Minimum score of 90% on Safety Exam

This course is an introduction to basic welding skills and metal working techniques used in the exploration of metal sculpture. This course covers instruction in safety procedures, history of welding, identification of metals, and the hot and cold working of steel. Students will work with shielded metal arc welding, oxyacetylene techniques, plasma arc cutting, weld design and finishing techniques. Technical skills will be emphasized through hands on instruction and practice. There will be opportunity for creative expression and practical application.
This course is designed to improve student’s knowledge in CAD in order to produce more sophisticated computer graphics. Successful students will gain an in-depth knowledge of drafting fundamentals and 3-D and solid modeling concepts. CNC machining will be introduced at this level.

½ Credit- Satisfies Information & Communication Technology (ICT) requirement.  Available to students in grade 9-12

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of media design.  Adobe Photoshop is used to advance student learning in computer graphics and to reinforce concepts.  Students also learn about traditional graphic techniques. Topics include Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, various printing techniques, and copyright issues and ethics. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate individual expression through the production of custom images, posters, and custom graphics.


This introduction to Graphic Arts offers students an overview of principles, programs, and techniques used to create visual communication projects. Students are introduced to and work with both vector and bitmap images using the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop® inside the Creative Cloud® platform . Using these programs, student will problem solve through design, page layout, printing methods, computer image editing, and finishing. An environment of creativity accommodates different learning styles and educational needs through structured exercises, lecture, and demonstration. Assigned and individual projects reinforce and advance student learning. History of visual communication and career opportunities are also explored.

This course is the study of communications using computer graphics. It is designed to acquaint students with typical computer - aided - design fundamental s. Successful students will learn basic commands and how to use these commands to produce manufacturing and engineering drawings and other useful graphic

This is a lab based course that uses a hands - on approach to introduce the basic concepts of robotics. Students will focus on the design, construction and programming of autonomous mobile robots using the VEX Robotic Design System. We will work in groups using previous knowledge in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics while using the Design Process to solve problems, These problems are directly related to technology and will involve testing increasingly more complex mobile robots culminating in an end-of-year robot competition.

1⁄2 Credit
Satisfies Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) or Fine Art Requirement
Available to students in grades 9-12
A 35mm SLR manual camera is required for this course.

This course introduces students to basic black and white photography.  It is a study of the camera, film, exposure, developing and printing as well as the history and aesthetics of photography. Students will explore digital photography and computer enhancement using Adobe Photoshop Software.

 

1⁄2 Credit
Satisfies Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) or Fine Art Requirement Available to students in grades 9-12

This course introduces students to darkroom and digital photography. It is a study of the camera, photographic composition, editing, retouching, and printing. Students will explore digital manipulation and computer enhancement using Adobe Photoshop Software.

Course requires a 35mm. SLR or DSLR camera.
The school will supply a limited amount of cameras upon request


1⁄2Credit
Available to students in grades 9-12
Satisfies Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) or Fine Art requirement)
Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of “C” in Photography I
A 35mm SLR manual camera is required for this course.

This course is advanced studio/seminar classes for students who wish to further explore the technical and creative aspects of photography.  Students will integrate traditional darkroom techniques and digital camera/computer technology (Photoshop) to manipulate imagery.


This course is an introduction to manufacturing technology using wood as a production medium. Students will learn how to read and create technical drawings, use layout tools, safely set up work spaces and operate power equipment. The class is project-based and projects are awarded points based on a rubric. Other grades are collected  for participation and classwork. The final grade will be based on the following:

  • Assignments (quizzes, classwork, skills checks): 20%
  • Participation (Attendance, shop duties, attitude and teamwork): 30%
  • Projects (Graded as built when turned in, with student assessment): 50%