All students enrolled in Technical Drawing, Architectural Drawing and Wood Shop will receive “hands-on” experience working on the computer with AUTOCAD, a powerful computer-aided-design-and-drawing software (CADD). The goal of the instruction is to give students a working understanding of how the computer is used for design and drawing in industry.
TECHNICAL DRAWING (Mechanical Drawing I) (Foundation Course) (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 per. weekly Offered to: Grades 10-11-12 *May be used towards a Technology sequence and at the same time to meet the Regents Art/Music requirement by students attempting a sequence in technology. Recommended for: Students considering architecture, engineering, interior design, graphic communication, or any trade or vocational career. The primary goal of this course is to use a problem solving approach to increase the ability to visualize spatial relationships through a study of two and three dimensional drawing. All students will be required to build a professional quality portfolio of all drawings completed. Students will use AUTOCAD, a professional quality computer aided design program. Drawings completed will include: • Two dimensional machine drawing • Three dimensional machine drawing • Isometric drawing
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 per. weekly Offered to: Grades 10-11-12 Recommended for: Students considering architecture or interior design as a career. Students interested in house design should also consider this course.. Prerequisite: Mechanical Drawing I Consideration will be given to all factors that influence the design of a house, i.e., house style, orientation to the elements and site, function and relationship of rooms, traffic patterns and cost. Instructions will be given in drawing floor plans, elevations and mechanical perspective. Students will complete a full set of presentational drawings for a single family residence. The computer will be utilized to complete a number of computer-aideddrawings.
WOOD SHOP (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 per. weekly or (1 year - 1/2 Credit) Alternating days Offered to: Grades 10-11-12 Prerequisites: Beginners - None Intermediate - Beg. Wood Advanced: Inter. Wood This course is a broad foundation of the basic woodworking processes and includes the use of all the major equipment. Typical of the work carried on is furniture construction for the home. Attention is given to the reading of plans and blueprints and the study of good design in project construction. Skill level will determine the types of projects assigned.
THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 per. weekly or Offered to: Grades 9-12 This course provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of past, present, and future technologies. Through primarily hands-on learning activities, students will design and model solutions to a broad range of real world problems utilizing varieous materieal, tools, machines, and techniques. This course may be used to fulfill the third year requirement for either math or science after a student completes two years of math or science.