Technology Education

EHS Academic Course Offerings

The purpose of the Technology Education program at Emporia High School is to prepare students to become productive citizens in a technological society. Students enrolled in Technology Education study the human-made world using tools and materials of our time, which range from the traditional to the latest technology. Technology Education offers courses for all students, whether they are interested in a single course for personal enrichment or in a comprehensive program leading to training for a career.   tech_engineering_flow 2

ADVANCED STUDIES IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Enrollment by application only

This course is an independent study for students desiring additional experiences in a specific area of technology. This course may be repeated for credit.

DRAFTING/CAD (21107)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course introduces students to computer-aided drafting, mechanical and architectural drafting, design and problem-solving systems available in the industry.

COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING (CAM) (13204)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course introduces students to Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Students program a three-axis milling machine and a two-axis lathe. This course prepares students for specialized training in 21st Century manufacturing. This course is articulated through Butler Community College and FHTC.

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (13002)

(Gr. 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Comprehensive courses introduce students to the various methods used to process and transform materials. Processing techniques covered usually include casting, forming, separating, assembling, and finishing. The courses may also include an overview of management techniques in planning, organizing, and controlling various segments of the manufacturing process, including design, engineering, production, and marketing.

MASS PRODUCTION I (13052)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course exposes students to the tools, machines, and processes that may be encountered in manufacturing-related occupations. In particular, these courses stress the analysis, testing, and processing of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, and composite materials.

MASS PRODUCTION II (39052)

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisites: MASS PRODUCTION I & DRAFTING/CAD or COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING

This hands-on course teaches students skills and knowledge related to the materials and processes used in manufacturing. Students use a variety of materials (wood, plastic, metal, composites) and equipment in fabricating projects individually and in a mass production setting.

Emerging Technologies (21053)

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Robotics 21009 or by application

This course is designed for students planning on entering college engineering or engineering technology programs. This course emphasizes long-term student designed projects approved by the instructor.

INTRO TO ENGINEERING (41310)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course will focus on areas of physical science and manufacturing that are essential for engineering. Topics covered include the engineering design process, manufacturing and its processes, computer aided drafting and design (CADD), simple machines, magnets and electricity, and flight. This is primarily a project based class that is focused on developing problem solving skills. Students will also develop teamwork and leadership skills by working in groups. This is the first course in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sequence and is designed to give students background information needed for future STEM courses such as Robotics and Advanced Projects. This course is articulated through FHTC.

Robotics (21009)

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: INTRO TO ENGINEERING or instructor permission

Students design and build robots to accomplish specific assigned tasks. Students practice programming, troubleshooting and application of engineering design principles. This course is articulated through FHTC.

21ST CENTURY JOURNALISM (30100)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisites: Business Essentials or Computer Applications

21st Century Journalism promotes the development of the skill set needed today and in the future. Topics include an exploration of the role media and the communications industry has in society, the development of the technical skills related to journalistic writing and interviewing, as well as understanding the ethical and legal issues related to the field.

GRAPHIC DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (30102)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Graphic Design Fundamentals provides a basic understanding of the graphic design process. Topics include analyzing the design elements and principles, exploring industry tools, software and equipment and learning composition techniques to develop a quality product. This course is offered as dual credit through FHTC.

DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN & PRODUCTION (30151)

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

21ST CENTURY JOURNALISM AND/OR PHOTO IMAGING

Digital Media Design and Production will provide students with the opportunity to apply the fundamental techniques learned in Digital Media Technology course through the production of a multi-media project (specifically the school yearbook and newspaper) for public presentation. Topics include developing a production schedule, working as a team, utilizing composition principles and embedding audio, video or other content in digital formats. The class requires work outside of class. Instructor approval required. Course may be repeated for credit. Class size limited.

PHOTO IMAGING (30105)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, 1/2 credit)

Photo Imaging teaches the technical skills needed to produce quality images for use in a variety of applications. Topics include use of equipment, software and techniques to take, edit and manipulate digital images.

AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS (30103)

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Audio Video Production Fundamentals provides a basic understanding of producing video for a variety of uses. Topics include analyzing the pre-production, production and post-production process, as well as explore the equipment and techniques used to develop a quality video production. This course is a prerequisite to Video Production

DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT MANAGEMENT (31091)

(Gr 11, 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Photo Imaging

Students will design, implement and manage a collaborative project to showcase digital media competencies developed. Instructor Approval REQUIRED. This course will be presented as the advanced photo course – students will hold a photography show each trimester as their collaborative project.

VIDEO PRODUCTION (30150)

Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisites: 21st Century JOURNALISM and/or AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS

Video Production applies the technical skills learned in Audio Video Production Fundamentals by allowing students to orchestrate projects from setting the objectives to the post-production evaluation. The subject of the presentation may be determined in a number of ways, but must address an authentic need. The complexity of the presentation is not the focus of the course, but the experience of the entire process in, to include planning the presentation, setting up the studio (if applies), acting as videographer and editor to make it fluid and seamless.