• TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

    DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION
    This is a Technology and Art Education course, which upon completion will fulfill their fine art requirement needed for graduation.  Design and Drawing for Production is also the start to a sequence in Technology and possibly a career.  Course content includes orthographic projection, pictorial drawing, sections, auxiliaries, revolutions, and single view drawings.  At the end of the course students will have the chance to explore two CAD programs. This course is open to all 9th -12th grade students and is a prerequisite for CAD.
    *This course will meet the 1 credit Fine Arts graduation requirement.

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    ENGINEERING & DRAWING with AUTOCAD (C.A.D.) (MCT 1240 - JCC 4 credits)
    The second step in the technology sequence in which students use computers to produce various types of drawings using AutoCAD and Google Sketchup. The drawings can be turned into solid objects with the magic of our 3D printers. This course will give students a head start with college credit and the possibilities of a career in CAD or engineering.  Currently, there is a shortage of people in these fields and the average starting salary for a two years degree in CAD is between $40,000 and $60,000.  Every new piece of technology starts with an idea and that idea starts in this room.  With the successful completion of this course students will receive College-Credit Engineering certificates in partnership with Jamestown Community College.   This course is a prerequisite for Principles of Engineering. 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Design and Drawing for Production/Accuplacer Reading 70+
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: College


    INTRODUCTION to SOLID MODELING (MCT 1380 - JCC 3 credits)
    Students will be introduced to 3-D modeling software. Much of the course is spent on application of a parametric solid modeler such as Solid Works. Students will learn to create and sketch geometry and parametric solids. Students will also be introduced to detailing and assembly modeling. Emphasis is placed on establishing constraints that correctly convey the design intent.

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: co-requisite CAD/MCT 1240 or equivalent Accuplacer
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: College


    BASIC ELECTRICITY/ ELECTRONICS
    This is a project-based hands on course.  Students construct projects such as a lamp, voltage tester, electric motor, electronics kits, and learn home wiring.  The course begins with the very basics and continues to study AC and DC voltage, resistors, magnetism, diodes, capacitors, semi-conductors, power supplies, and integrated circuits. This course introduces students to better understand the function and maintenance of electronic equipment for personal and commercial use, and to aid students in career choices within the vast electronics industry. 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
    Students will be introduced to various transportation systems involving land, air, water and space.  Students will practice problem-solving skills by creating vehicles to perform certain tasks such as speed or distance. These vehicles could be a hovercraft, rockets, off-road vehicles, airplanes, or mousetrap powered.  Students will be provided with basic information on care and maintenance of two cycle gasoline engines, four-cycle gasoline engines, rotary engines, rocket engines, and diesel engines.  Information and test equipment for automobiles will also be covered.  Hands on activities with RC cars, show cars, and daily drivers will be a part of this class.

    G
    rade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING I
    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING II
    This course puts emphases on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and is designed to challenge students with problem solving exercises.  Solutions are formed using resources that are not limited to the Internet, lessons, books, and other classes.  This information is used to create, model, build, draw, or construct to make their solution a reality.  Students will have the ability to design items that can print with our 3D printers.  This course qualifies for a third year of Math or Science. PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING II expands and enriches the topics discussed in POE I.

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: CAD and Design and Drawing for Production
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G