Technology Education

Department Members:
 
Mr. J. Mynhardt                 Mr. B. Fasse
 

 

Course Offerings:

Design and Wood Technology 9
This course is an introduction to the environment of Wood Technology and the construction of projects using wood as basic material. Students will be shown how to safely use some hand and shop power tools, which will develop their skills through the forming and shaping of wood and wood related products. They will use a wide variety of tools and learn to work within operational safety habits and how to maintain tools. Design and drawing form an important part of this course, and students will be encouraged to produce working drawings and design characters to complete their projects. Students will learn basic assembly techniques including fasteners, joinery techniques, and adhesives, as well as some finishing techniques. More attention to accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course as students are gearing up for introduction to senior courses.
 
Design and Metal Technology 9
This course is an introduction to the environment of Metal Technology and the construction of projects using metal as basic material. The safe and effective way of using hand and shop power tools, which will develop their skills through the forming and shaping of metal and metal related products, is encouraged. Design and drawing form an important part of this course, and students will be encouraged to produce working drawings and design characters to complete their projects. Students will learn basic assembly techniques including welding, brazing, fusion welding, adhesives, as well as some finishing techniques. More attention to accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course as students are gearing up for entry into senior courses.
 
Technology Education Woodwork 10 (Prerequisite: None)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained at the junior level. ~~The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance. ~Students will do research of materials and discover the aspects of design as it is used in practice. ~The knowledge gained will be applied in the design and manufacture of projects at a higher skill and maturity level. Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a valuable part of the student’s development. ~Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated.
 
Carpentry & Joinery 11 (Recommended: Tech. Ed. Woodwork 10)
The course is designed to build on and expand the knowledge gained at the Technology Education Wood 10 level. The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance. ~Students will do research of materials and discover the aspects of design as it is used in the technical field. ~The knowledge gained will be applied in the design and manufacture of projects at a higher skill and maturity level. Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a valuable part of the student’s development. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated.
 
Carpentry & Joinery 12 (Prerequisite: Carpentry and Joinery 11)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Carpentry & Joinery 11. ~~The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance. ~Students will do research of materials and discover the aspects of design as it is used in the technical field. ~The knowledge gained will be applied in the design and manufacture of projects at a higher skill and maturity level. ~Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a valuable part of the student’s development. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated. Students will also be invited to enter the Skills Canada Competition.
 
Carpentry & Joinery 12: Woodcraft Products
(Prerequisite: Carpentry & Joinery 11 or Woodcraft 11)
This specialty course will specifically focus on the design and creation of advanced woodcraft projects. Students will be expected to challenge themselves in creating several artistic projects in the following possible areas: wood turning, Intarsia, carving, and scroll work. The student’s artistic creation could be a stand-alone projector an enhancement of a value-added piece of furniture or cabinet.
 
Technology Education Metalwork (Prerequisite: None)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained at the junior level. ~~The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance. ~Students will do research of materials and discover the aspects of design as it is used in practice. ~The knowledge gained will be applied in the design and manufacture of projects at a higher skill and maturity level. Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a valuable part of the student’s development. ~Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated.
 
Metal Fabrication & Machining 11
(Recommended: Tech. Ed. Metalwork 10)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained at the Technology Education 10 level. The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance. ~Students will research and discover the aspects of design as it is used in the technical field. ~The knowledge gained will be applied in the design and manufacture of projects at a higher skill and maturity level using oxy-acetylene cutting and fusion welding, Mig welding, and arc welding. Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a valuable part of the student’s development. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated.
 
Metal Fabrication & Machining 12
(Prerequisite: Metal Fabrication & Machining 11)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Metal Fabrication & Machining 11. ~~The student will be exposed to a wider variety of skills, tools, operational safety and tool maintenance and the expectations of artistic ability will be higher. ~Students will research and discover the aspects of design and combinations of materials as it is used in industry. ~The mastery gained this far will be put to the test with more intricate design and the skill gained will be applied in the manufacture of projects at a higher maturity level using oxy-acetylene cutting and fusion, TIG, GMAW, and Arc welding. Accuracy and emphasis on detail is important in this course and will form a most essential part of the student’s development. ~ Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and areas of further studies will be investigated.
 
Metal Fabrication & Machining 12: Advanced Machining (Prerequisite: Metal Fabrication & Machining 11)
This is a specialty course that will primarily focus on improving a student’s machining skills. While most tools and machines will be used, the milling machine and the metal lathe will be a large component of the student designed projects. Safety will be top priority and skill level will determine project selection.
 
Metal Fabrication & Machining 12: Advanced Welding
(Prerequisite: Metal Fabrication & Machining 11)
This specialty course will primarily focus on improving a student’s welding skills. While most tools and machines will be used, students will focus on the use of the MIG, Arc, and gas welding practices when creating student designed projects.
 
Art Metal 10 (Prerequisite: None)
Art Metal is an individualized course allowing students to design and create all of their own projects, therefore creating and solving problems at their own level. Art Metal is an alternative to Metal Work, combining artistic talents and practical equipment usage. Similar equipment is used with vastly different results in project outcomes. Art Metal students will work with mostly semi precious medium such as: copper, brass, aluminum and silver. Students will create their projects using equipment such as: the gas welder, forging tools, silver soldering equipment and hand tools. Art Metal students will be required to create a number of projects per term. The projects may use techniques demonstrated OR the student can use their own creative techniques with permission from the instructor. Possible Projects: silver rings, silver chains, pendants and other jewelry pieces, brass or copper bowls, wall hangings, and sculptures.
 
Power Technology 10 (Prerequisite: None)
Power Technology 10 will provide the basic knowledge of the development and transmission of power and energy as applied to common mechanical devices. Two and four cycle engines may be used to demonstrate the operation, maintenance and overhauling concepts. Students will also be involved in problem solving activities and projects associated with a variety of energy and power studies. The effect of energy and power choice will be examined to allow students to see the impact on society, natural resources and the environment. Students may also work on go-carts or mini-bikes to attain these objectives. Projects may include: 2 cycle/4 cycle engines, automotive power systems, marine power systems, aeronautical power systems, solar power, wind power, hydro power, specialty power systems, go-carts / mini bikes.
Automotive Technology 11 (Prerequisite: Suggested Power Tech. 10)
The Automotive 11 and 12 courses are open to both male and female students. These courses are designed to offer the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain a vehicle. In addition, there are specialty courses for those students with a greater interest in automotive technology or for students pursuing one of the many automotive career options after high school. Students will apply the acquired knowledge and skills in the performance of teacher/student-selected labs with an emphasis on shop work. Areas of study that will be covered will include Safety Shop Practices, Basic Tools/Equipment, Accessing Repair/ Maintenance Data Information, Tires and Wheels, Brake and Steering Systems Suspension and Chassis Engines and Subsystems Vehicle Servicing Basic Electrical System Cooling System.
 
Drafting and Design 10 (Prerequisite: None)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, standards and skills of Mechanical Drafting and CAD Drafting (Computer Aided Design). The course covers the following topics: Orthographic and Isometric Projections, Dimension-ing, Auxiliaries, Pictorial drawings and Working drawings. Students taking this course will be very proficient and have a good eye for detail in the design process. This will greatly enhance their chances of success at the senior level in drafting and design.
 
Drafting & Design 11 (Recommended: Drafting & Design 10)
This course is designed to accommodate a wide range of student ability. Drafting 11 is designed to develop sound basics of graphic representation through the use of CAD workstations, drafting machines, and drafting instruments. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace while striving to improve themselves. They should find satisfaction in their progress and skill development as careful, quality work is stressed while communicating through graphic representation. Pictorials, renderings, Orthographic and Isometric projections will be used to develop skill and design appreciation by the student. In addition, relationships between form and function will be explored. This course will help students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to pursue post secondary training for careers as technologists, draftsmen, fashion design, interior design, technicians, architects, engineers and industrial design specialists.
 
Drafting & Design 12 (Prerequisite: Drafting & Design 10 or 11)
This Computer Aided Drafting and Design course builds on the skills and fundamentals taught in TED 10 or DDF 11. This course provides credit for both Fine Arts and Applied Skills. Three dimensional models and animations are created using AutoCAD, MasterCam, Revit and 3D Studio Max. This course will look at mechanical and architectural drawing and design using a combination of manual and computer drafting. While CAD will be primarily used, sketching and hand drawing will allow the students to develop their skills around drafting conventions such as lettering, dimensioning, and view projection. Through a series of teacher and student designed projects students will gain an appreciation for drafting and the asset that it can be in life, school, and career options.
 
Drafting Advanced 12 (Prerequisite: Drafting & Design 11)
This course gives students the option of a more in-depth coverage of any aspect of Computer Aided Design that interests them. Possible topics include use of Auto CAD, 3D Studio, Character Studio, or Flash to create drawings, models or even entire scenes. All projects undertaken need to be proposed to the teacher in advance and include information such as learning outcomes, resources needed, and time required for completion. At some point in the course, the student will also be expected to create an educational tutorial which will be part of the final assignment submitted for evaluation.