Technology Courses

Technology Education

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A five-unit Technology sequence does not require three years of a foreign language. Only those students completing a sequence of not less than 5 units of credit in Career and Technical Education may substitute another 3-unit or 5-unit sequence in place of the three units of a language other than English (100.5d). When considering this option, please discuss with your school counselor.

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"Project Lead the Way"
Pre-Engineering Course Sequence
* Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

* Digital Computer Electronics

* Principles of Engineering

* Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

* Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

College credit is available as an option for some courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and/or through Broome Community College (BCC). BCC requires the completion of an HS-1 form while enrolled in the high school course to be eligible for credit. RIT college credit is contingent upon class average of 85 or better and passing an RIT final exam.

Course Specifics:
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN – IED

RIT College 4-Credit Course

BCC 2-Credit Course (EGR 150)

Grades 9-10 (Foundation Course)

1 credit

In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is a Technology Education course and can be used as a substitute for the Visual Arts/Music requirement for graduation. IED is the first course in the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering sequence. IED is the first course in the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering sequence. Students are required to complete and save a portfolio.

DIGITAL COMPUTER ELECTRONICS

RIT College 4-Credit Course

Grade 10-12 (Elective Course)

1 credit

Digital Electronics is a full-year lab and lecture course in what engineers call digital logic. The use of digital circuits is increasing so rapidly that it is hard to imagine the limits. You’ll be introduced to the digital circuits found in computers, watches, calculators, microwave ovens, musical instruments, video games, and thousands of other devices. You’ll look at how digital devices control automated equipment. Investigate some real world application of the math and science learned in your high school classes. Students will use the electronic design package called Circuit Maker as well as the actual component parts of electronic devices in the course. Digital Electronics enhances college acceptance into engineering and technical programs. Students are required to complete and save a portfolio. (Prerequisite-Math 9A or Integrated Algebra)

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING - POE

RIT College 4-Credit

BCC College 2-Credit Course (EGR 151)

Grade 10-12 (Systems Course)

1 credit

POE is designed to help you understand the field and the career possibilities of engineering and engineering technology. You’ll work on the problem-solving skills that are used at the college level and in the work place. You’ll explore engineering systems and manufacturing processes. You will learn how engineers address concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change. As a student you’ll see the use of math, science and physics in real applications such as hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanisms, automation control and manufacturing. Students are required to complete and save a portfolio. (Prerequisite-Math 9A or Integrated Algebra, and IED)

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING - CIM

Grade 11 (Technology Elective)

RIT College 4-Credit Course

1 credit

The major focus of this course is to answer questions such as: How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle? the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? As students find the answers to these questions, they learn about the history of manufacturing, a sampling of manufacturing processes, robotics, and automation. The course is built around several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for 11th, or 12th grade students (Prerequisite – Math 9A or Integrated Algebra, Digital Computer Electronics, IED, and POE)

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE - CEA

RIT College 4 Credit Course

Grade 12 (Technology Elective)

1 credit

The major focus of this course is completing long-term projects that involve the development of property sites. As students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. The course provides teachers and students freedom to develop the property as a simulation or to students to model the experiences that civil engineers and architects face. Students work in teams, exploring hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. Students learn about documenting their project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of civil engineering and architecture. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students. (Prerequisite – IED and either CIM)

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The OFA CCNA Discovery Academy
is composed of two half-credit courses:
* Introduction to Cisco Networking (½ credit)
* Cisco Networking (½ credit)

CCNA Discovery teaches networking based on application covering the types of practical networks students may encounter, from simple home or small office networks to more complex enterprise models. Students learn the technical skills and soft skills needed to succeed in entry-level networking professions such as a network installer, help desk technician, pre-sales support technician, or network technician. The courses are delivered sequentially, and each course is a pre-requisite for the next course.

Industry-Recognized Certification
The CCNA Discovery curriculum helps prepare students for two different Cisco certification exams, CCENT or CCNA. After completing the Networking for Home and Small Businesses, a student can choose to complete the CCENT certification (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certification exam. CCENT certifies that students have developed the practical skills required for entry-level networking support positions. In addition, this certification is designed to assess a student’s aptitude and competence for working with Cisco routers, switches and Cisco IOS.
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