TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 8 (MADFS08)
a.k.a. Shop Class! This is a mandatory course for students in Grade 8. All students will rotate through the three ADST (Applied Design, and Skills Exploration) areas: Business Education, Home Economics, and Technology Education. The TechEd component is a hands-on project-based course that introduces students to woodwork, metalwork, jewellery and workshop safety. The design of the course enables students to explore the many Technology Education courses offered at McMath.
DRAFTING AND COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
LASER CUTTING AND 3 D PRINTING.
Drafting and Computer Aided Design courses are highly recommended for all students interested in working with computers and technology or going into engineering, architecture, industrial or interior design, advertising or the trades. All courses are taught in our school's CAD lab. Students will be able to see their designs produced using our laser cutter and a 3d printer. Software available includes but is not limited to AutoCAD, Blender, Inventor, 3Dmax, Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, Premiere, and Sketch-up.
DRAFTING & COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN LEVEL 1 (MTDRF10)
3D Printing and Laser Cutting
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, standards, and skills of CAD Drafting (Computer Aided Design). The course utilizes AutoCAD to create drawings and solid models. In addition, 3D StudioMax is used to develop complex modeling, animations, and special effects. Students will also have the opportunity to use Scratch, a program where your own interactive stories, games, and animations are created. 3D Printing and Laser Cutting is also covered.
DRAFTING & COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (Architecture focus) LEVEL ONE SAME COURSE CODE AS ABOVE
This course is for students who have completed Drafting/CAD Introductory, but can also be the first Drafting/CAD course for Grades 10, 11 or 12 students. The focus of this course will be architectural design, and students will produce a complete and detailed set of drawings for a house. AutoCAD and 3D StudioMax are used extensively to create renderings and animated walk-throughs. Students will also have the option to produce a detailed model of a CAD designed house using our laser cutter and a 3D printer.
DRAFTING & DESIGN LEVEL 2 (MTDRF-11)
3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Prerequisite: DD-LEVEL 1
Students continue to develop their skills in CAD Drafting (Computer Aided Design). The course utilizes AutoCAD to create drawings and solid models. In addition, 3D StudioMax is used to create complex modeling, animations, and special effects. 3D Printing and Laser Cutting is also covered.
DRAFTING & DESIGN LEVEL 3 (MTDRF-12)
3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Prerequisite: DDF-LEVEL 2
This advanced course is designed for students with previous knowledge and skills in multiple drafting and CAD programs and will provide students with an opportunity for more in-depth exploration and learning through inquiry. Possible topics include mechanical design, architectural design, animation, robotics or 3-D printing and Laser cutting. All projects will follow a formal proposal process with the teacher and include learning outcomes, research, resources needed and time required for completion.
ANIMATION (IDS 12 --- DR)
Animation is a powerful form of 2D and 3D design. Students will develop skills using Blender, 3D max or Maya and create their own animations. This course is self-paced and tutorial based.
METALWORK/JEWELLERY LEVEL 1 (MTMET10)
Learning through doing! Metalwork/Jewellery Level 1 is a beginner's course open for students in Grades 9 to 12. Students can choose between two paths: blacksmithing, welding, machining to jewellery design, art metal, stained glasswork. Skills learned are beneficial in a wide range of jobs and activities, from the most-practical to the most-academic. This course aims to inspire and offers a significant starting point for a variety of specialties and careers in science, engineering, art, design, trades, among others.
METALWORK/JEWELLERY LEVEL 2 (MTMET11)
Need a tangible skill on your resume? Metalwork/Jewellery Level 2 builds on the fundamentals learned in Level 1. Students will continue on their chosen path in blacksmithing, weldoing, machining or jewellery & gem design, art metal, stained glasswork. This courses aims to equip students with the skills needed from the ultra-practical to the ultra-academic. If you are thinking of a future in science, medicine, engineering, architecture, art, design, trades... this course will provide a wealth of knowledge needed for any future career.
METALWORK/JEWELLERY LEVEL 3 (MTMET12)
Take action on your areas of interest! As part of this course, students will have flexibility to personalize course content with aims to develop and amplify skills learned in previous years and/or provide an opportunity to discover and try their hands at something new. Metalwork/Jewellery Level 3 is an advanced course for motivated students who have completed at least two years of Metalwork/Jewellery. It is customized with individual projects to match the abilities of the students.
MACHINING & WELDING LEVEL 4 (MTMAW12)
ART METAL & JEWELLERY LEVEL 4 (MTAMJ12)
Shop grads, this is your "legacy" year! As part of these Level 4 courses, enrolled grads can leave their mark by creating projects in and around the McMath community that will live on long after graduation. These advanced courses are for highly self-motivated students who have completed at least three years of Metalwork/Jewellery. They are customized with individual projects where content is keyed to specific technical knowledge to match personal & career interest.
ROBOTICS LEVEL 1/2/3 (MTEAR10/MITROB11/MTROB12)
This intermediate course will focus on using technology to design and build Robots using the VEX robotics platform and others. Students in this course will be expected to work together in small groups to problem solve, strategize and build robots that are designed to play a game and meet challenges. Students will learn electronics, programming using Easy C, project management, mechanical structures and a host of other skills as they build. They will also apply physical science to learn about motors, gear ratios, torque, batteries, and sensors in a competitive environment. This is a great introductory class to further McMath Applied Skills courses like Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, and Woodworking.
WOODWORK LEVEL 1 (WWK10)
Woodwork level 1 is an introductory woodworking class. Students will learn about safety and the equipment used in a project-based environment. The course will cover basic woodworking techniques and students will complete a range of projects that allow for skill development. Examples of projects include: making wood different sizes through building a cutting board, building a mitre box with sliding lid, and a small end table with mortise and tenon joinery. This course will include a strong emphasis on safe work, basic joinery and some recreational woodworking such as carving or intarsia. If time permits for individual students there will be opportunities for additional skill development and projects.
WOODWORK LEVEL 2 (MWWK-11)
This course is a natural continuation of Woodwork level 1. Students learn about the properties of wood and emphasis will be placed on exploring design, creative problem solving and mastering traditional woodworking skills. While continuing to develop skills related to the safe handling of hand, power and machine tools and routines of the woodwork shop. Term one consists of the "mobile home" or cell phone charging station. This project involves joinery learned in level 1, just in a more sophisticated and decorative way. Term 2 and 3 involve the "Woodworking Garden Party" where students make their own lawn/deck chairs, create croquet mallets and enjoy using the projects! This course is about building confidence on machinery as a lead up to the independence of level 3. Add a skill to your resumé!
WOODWORK LEVEL 3 (MWWK-12)
This is a senior level course. Students will develop techniques specific to the craftsmanship of woodworking. Students will have a significant amount of knowledge by level 3 meaning they will be able to use any and all machinery. This course works best with independent, self-motivated students who enjoy the freedom of being able to make nearly anything they want. At this point students have earned their independence. Project examples include: desks, tables, beds, shelves, cabinets and turned projects like bowls, fish bonkers and the like. Having a tangible skill that involves safety, maturity, and responsibility is a way to impress employers in all fields.
WOODWORK LEVEL 4 (MTFAC-12)
Prerequisite: Woodwork level 3
This course is a natural continuation of Woodwork level 3 with a focus on the principles of furniture and cabinet making. Students may have the opportunity to build their furniture with supervised instruction while applying various construction techniques that are used in the industry. Students are completely independent and build to their wants and needs. This is a great step toward proving your skill set and becoming a well-rounded student. Being able to designing, build, and create your own projects provides proof of responsibility to employers and gives you a lifelong skill.
LEVEL 1 ELECTRONICS 11 (MTELE11)
Open to student in gr.9-12
A test of nerves and Sumo Bot Challenge. In the electrical engineering course, students will explore electronics, electricity, and robotics. Students should have a reasonable math background, an interest in working with tools and equipment and have good time management skills. Students will explore electronics and construction techniques. Skills such as component recognition, soldering and troubleshooting will be developed. Students will complete several labs and build our “Nerve tester” electronic circuit that shocks. They will also construct a small tethered robot which they will compete in a Sumo challenge.
LEVEL 2 ELECTRONICS 12 (MTELE12)
Airplanes and Arduinos. Level 2 is a natural continuation of level 1. Students will explore more complicated circuitry involving integrated circuits and micro processors, mainly Arduino Nano. In the second term students will engineer their own tethered Airplanes that can take off, transport weight, and land all by themselves. This course takes electronics to the next level making things move, and is an introduction to programming and coding.
LEVEL 3 MECHATRONICS 12 (MTMEC12)
Making things that move. This course takes what was learned in level 2 to the next level where students will build anything from Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to submarines, small robots, to student designed circuitry. Students have earned independence in the electronics lab and work on larger multi term projects.
SKILLS EXPLORATIONS 10-12 (MSTX-10/11/12)
Not sure if shop class is for you? Can’t decide which class to take? Don’t want to do a full year of just one course? Well, this course provides hands-on experience for Grade 10 – 12 students interested in trying different trades. A skilled buffet if you will! It’s a great chance to gain some new skills, explore a variety of trades in demand and get a sense of what trades is right for you. The class is broken up into modules meaning students will get to learn different skills throughout the year. Modules include Automotive, Construction, Electrical, and Plumbing. Other projects or sub-modules may be covered throughout the year and is time dependent. A diverse course like this really adds to your resume when asked about ‘special skills’.
Come give it a try! We can guarantee you will like something!