•  9-12th Grade Curriculum
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Engineering Course Title: Systems Engineering   Department: Engineering & Technology
     
    Grade Level: 10-12   Time Per Day/Week:  43 minutes day / 5 days per week Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Teacher created resources, Manufacturing Lab, Transportation Lab,
    Various machines and tools throughout each lab

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Construction Technology, Unit 2: Manufacturing, Unit 3: Transportation Technology

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Project Based Assessment, Unit tests and quizzes, Mid-Term
    and Final Exam/Projects

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course is designed to provide the student with the problem solving activities related to scientific and engineering principles. The students will construct individual and group projects dealing with construction, transportation, and manufacturing. Some of the hands on activities include: mousetrap powered vehicle design, marine transportation, tower construction, and ergonomic design. Emphasis is placed on applying current technology applications to everyday problems and situations.
     

     
    Engineering
     
    Course Title:  Introduction to Engineering & Technology   Department: Engineering & Technology
     
    Grade Level: 9-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42 minutes day / 5 days per week    Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: N/A
     
    Units of Study: Information Systems, Transportation Systems, Construction Systems
     
    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Stool project, Measuring, Inventor models & drawings, AutoCAD drawings, Unit Chapter reviews, Hill-Climb Car, Airplane model
     
    Standardized Assessments: None
     
    Description of Course: This course is recommended for first-year students to introduce them to different areas of Engineering & Technology at Pine-Richland High School. The areas covered in the course are Informational Systems, Construction Systems, and Transportation Systems. This class is divided into three equal sessions in each of the above areas. In the Construction Systems area, the students use various materials and tools and are exposed to the safe operation of the major hand and power tools used in the manufacturing processes. The Informational Systems area includes Computer Aided Design (CAD) and architectural and engineering design. The Transportation Systems area includes topics covering air transportation, land transportation and an introduction to robotics and power technology.
     

     
    Engineering
     
    Course Title:  Advanced Systems Engineering   Department: Engineering & Technology
     

    Grade Level: 11-12   Time Per Day/Week:  43 minutes day / 5 days per week    Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Teacher created resources, Manufacturing Lab, Transportation Lab, Various machines and tools throughout each lab
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Construction Technology, Unit 2:  Manufacturing, Unit 3: Transportation Technology
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Project Based Assessment,, Unit tests and quizzes. Mid-Term and Final Exam/Projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description of Course: This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the advanced research, design and development of activities dealing with the various areas of Engineering & Technology. The concentration of areas includes Construction Systems, Transportation Systems, and an introduction to Bio-Technology. Students will research, collect data, problem solve, design and develop prototypes that an engineer would face in the real world. These hands-on activities include bridge construction, catapult design, aerodynamic design, and boat construction.


    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Materials Processing  Department: Engineering & Technology

    Grade Level: 10-12   Time Per Day/Week: 43 minutes day / 5 days per week Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Teacher created resources, Manufacturing Lab, All machines and tools throughout each lab. Laser Engraver, CNC Machine, CNC Router

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Machine Safety, Unit 2: Manufacturing & Combining, Unit 3: Assembly Line Production, Unit 4: Plastics Technology

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Project Based Assessment, Unit tests and quizzes. Mid-Term and Final Exam/Projects

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course is designed to introduce students to various common materials and the machine processes used to transform these materials into a product. Students participate in hands-on activities that require them to cut, form, join, and finish materials while safely using the tools and machines located in the production lab. Students will individually construct various given projects and will learn how to operate the laser engraver and CNC router. This course mainly deals with woodworking, although other materials such as metal and plastics will be introduced.

     
    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Engineering Design Department: Engineering & Technology

    Grade Level: 11-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42 minutes/every day Length of Course: School Year

    Units of Study: (1) Technical Drawing. Technical Sketching & Shape Description,  Multiview Projection, Sectional Views, Auxiliary Views, Threads, Fasteners, and Springs, Design and Working Drawings; (2) Project-Based Problem Solving; (3) Guitars


    Curriculum Based Assessments:  Chapter Quizzes, Chapter Drawings, 3D Models, Guitar

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course is designed to give a better understanding to those students who plan to go on into the field of engineering or to the student who plans to enter the industrial force as a future draftsman or designer. Through the use of computer-aided design, mechanical drawing, orthographic projection, sectioning, auxiliary views, and isometric drawings will be created. As students work on these units they learn how to convey ideas and detail to other people and understand and interpret the ideas of others. Students develop a set of detailed working drawing. and are introduced to solid modeling and creating 3-D objects to solve various problems.  Students will then use these skills in order to design, create and construct their own electric guitar.


    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Architectural Design Department: Engineering & Technology

    Grade Level: 11-12   Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: “Architecture Drafting and Design” Glencoe, McGraw-Hill. Hepler, Wallach, Hepler,  Autodesk Inventor Curriculum, Autodesk 3D Studio Max Curriculum

    Units of Study: (1) Introduction to Architecture; (2) Basic Area Design; (3) Basic Architectural Drawings; (4) Foundations and Construction Systems; (5) Framing Systems

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Chapter Reviews, Chapter Exercises, Plan drawings

    Standardized Assessments: 
    N/A

    Description of Course: This course is an introduction to architectural drafting using AutoCAD Architecture or Revit. Building materials and construction principles are expressed using developed plans and construction procedures. Students study construction techniques and develop floor plans, foundation plans, roof plans, wall sections and elevations of a home. A 3D exterior model will also be produced which includes a walk-thru video.

     

    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Robotics Engineering  Department: Engineering and Technology

    Grade Level: 10-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42min day / 5 days a week  Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: CMU- VEX Cortex Curriculum

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Introduction to Robotics, Unit 2: Power & Energy, Unit 3: Project Management Unit 4: VEX Robotics, Unit 5:Fluid Power, Unit 6: Robot C Programming

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Section quizzes, Unit tests

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: Robotics Engineering integrates mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. In this highly technical course, students design robots and robotic systems with an emphasis on engineering as well as project management. Throughout this course, students use a team approach to problem-solve large projects just as professional engineers do. Students learn the importance of mechanical design for manipulators and mobile robots, as well as pneumatic systems, including physics of fluid power and types of actuators. Electronics, including proper wiring solutions for motors and sensors, as well as control systems using both remote control and computer programming are incorporated into this course. Students use Robot C software to program their robots and Autodesk Inventor 3D modeling software to devise prototypes to be created on the 3D printer. Robotic sensors and their programming are also among the skills learned in this challenging course.

     
    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Video Production   Department: Engineering and Technology

    Grade Level: 9-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42 min day / 5 days a week  Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Adams, Raymond. Video 101, A First Course in Video Production, Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe Premiere CC Classroom In A Book, Teacher developed resources

    Units of Study: Video Production Introduction, The Camera, Important Fundamental Stuff, Camera Shots and Movements, Camera Techniques, The 180° Rule, Video Acquisition & Recordable Media & Storage, Video Connectors, Video Editing, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Semester Projects

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Video Project Based Assessment, Unit tests and quizzes. Mid-Term and Final Exam/Projects

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course will introduce students to the communications field of video media. Students will experience hands-on video camcorder operations, camera movements, and field production techniques associated with the real world media. Students will complete various assignments within the classroom in order to practice the skills learned. Students will be introduced to non-linear editing (digital) processes and HD video. A completion of hands-on projects, covering an array of topics and skills, will enable the students to learn and practice professional video techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the latest technology available in the field of video media. Students interested in careers associated with media communications are encouraged to take this foundation course.
     

    Engineering
     
    Course Title: Advanced Video Production   Department: Engineering and Technology

    Grade Level: 10-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42 min day / 5 days a week  Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Textbook: Stinson, Jim. Goodheart-Willcox. Video-Digital Communication and Production,Textbook:  Adams, Raymond. Video 101, A  First Course in Video Production, CD: Moll, George. Moll Sobek, Catherine. Goodheart-Willcox. Video Production Projects, 3rd Edition. Textbook: Zettl, Herbert. Thomson Wadsworth (2004). Video Basics.Textbook & DVD:Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe After Effects CC Classroom In A Book.

    Units of Study: Recording Sound, Lighting for Video, Scriptwriting, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom In A Book, Copyright & Authoring Laws, Documentary, Semester Projects.Teacher developed resources.

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Video Project Based Assessment, Unit tests and quizzes. Mid-Term and Final Exam/Projects

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course covers advanced techniques in video and television production. Students learn advanced digital video editing (Adobe Creative Cloud), music creation, text/graphics generation, video animation and special effects. Copyright and authoring laws are studied and practiced. Students learn the skills necessary to write, produce, operate and film television/movie programs within a studio environment. Students will participate in local/national student film festival/competitions. Students contribute material for PRTV programming.
     

     
    Engineering
     
    Course Title: V Production (PRTV)   Department: Engineering and Technology

    Grade Level: 11-12   Time Per Day/Week:  42 min day / 5 days a week  Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Textbook: Adams, Raymond. Video 101, A First Course in Video Production, Textbook: Stinson, Jim. Goodheart-Willcox. Video-Digital Communication and Production. Teacher developed resources

    Units of Study: TV Studio Jobs,Morning Announcement Production, TV Show Production

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Video Project Based Assessment, Unit tests and quizzes. Mid-Term and Final Exam/Projects

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This course will continue to build upon the student’s skills and techniques of video/television production. Utilizing the knowledge learned in Video Production and Advanced Video Production, students will expand their production skills by completing several projects. Students will continue to learn the skills necessary to produce television programs within a studio environment. Students will participate in local/national student film festival/competitions. Students will write and produce daily school announcements (PRTV) and student produced television shows. All students will study/practice on-air skills.