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Technology Education

Technology Education

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 8 (MADFS08)

This is a mandatory course for students in Gr. 8. The TechEd component is a hands-on project-based course that introduces students to woodwork, metalwork, and workshop safety. It is designed for students to explore the various Technology Education courses offered at McMath. All students will rotate through the three ADST (Applied Design, and Skills Exploration) areas: Business Education, Home Economics, and Technology Education.

 

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

Prerequisite:  None
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)

Prerequisite: None

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.

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LEVEL 1 (MTMET10)

(Metalwork/Artmetal 10) 

Industrial Design 1 is open for students in Gr. 9-12. It is a hands-on project-based course that introduces students to the concepts of manufacturing and production techniques using different materials (i.e., metal, wood, glass). This course is driven by a series of projects highlighting: metalwork (i.e., machining, welding, blacksmithing), art metal (jewelry design, object design), stained glass, and/or industrial design.

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LEVEL 2 (MTMET11)

(Metalwork/Artmetal 11)

PrerequisiteIndustrial Design Level 1

Recommended: One of Woodwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Engineering, or Skills Exploration. Ability in construction, and creative thinking

This hands-on course builds on the fundamentals learned in Industrial Design Level 1. Projects will require students to use and develop a diverse range of skills and procedures to integrate a variety of different materials (i.e., metal, wood, glass). Students will learn to problem solve and manage a project while strengthening skills in metalwork (i.e., machining, welding, blacksmithing), art metal (jewelry design, object design, gem design), stained glass, and/or industrial design. Basic supplies will be provided to students to meet the learning outcomes; however, students may bring in optional/extra materials with teacher consultation.

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LEVEL 3 (MTMET12)

(Metalwork/Artmetal 12)

Prerequisite: Industrial Design Level 1 and 2

Recommended: One of Woodwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Engineering, or Skills Exploration. Strong ability in construction and creative thinking.

This advanced course is for self-motivated students who have completed at least two years of Industrial Design and would like to develop their skills in this area further to explore and/or pursue a career in a related field. It is customized with individual projects where content is keyed to specific technical knowledge to match the interests and abilities of the students. This course immerses students in exploration experiences where they learn the skills needed for a wide range of careers that includes: metal fabrication, building technology, engineering, industrial design, environmental technology, aviation, power mechanics, art metal, and/or jewelry design. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes; however, should a student wish to use optional/extra material to enhance upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly or through the school on a cost recovery basis.          

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LEVEL 4 (MTMAW12 or MTAMJ12)

(Machining and Welding 12 or Artmetal and Jewlery 12)

Prerequisite: Industrial Design Level 1, 2 and 3

Recommended: One of Woodwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Engineering, or Skills Exploration. Strong ability in construction and creative thinking.

This advanced course is for highly self-motivated students who have completed three years of Industrial Design. It is customized with individual projects where content is keyed to specific technical knowledge to match career interests and abilities of the students. Areas of in-depth investigation may include metal fabrication, building technology, mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, industrial design, environmental technology, aviation, power mechanics, automotive, art metal, and/or jewelry design. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes; however, should a student wish to use optional/extra material to enhance upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly or through the school on a cost recovery basis.

 

 

ROBOTICS LEVEL 1/2/3 (MTEAR10/MITROB11/MTROB12)

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Prerequisite:  none

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. Evaluation is based on individual abilities and work ethic.  Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Students star by reviewing safety practices and measurement.  Term one consists of the "mobilie home" or cell phone charging station.  This project involves joinery learned in level 1, just in a more sophisticated and decorative way.  It also consists of a shelf with 2 small drawers.  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.   

 

WOODWORK LEVEL 3 (MWWK-12)

 

This is a senior level course.  Students will develop techniques specific to the craftsmanship of woodworking.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring design concepts while constructing wood products.  Students will practice safe work habits, machine and tool maintenance and learn material processes using various methods and machines.  Evaluation is based on individual abilities and work ethic.  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 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.

 

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.  The safe work habits taught and emphasized in this course will prepare the successful student for safe work experiences in construction and cabinetry and furniture manufacturing.  Evaluation is based on individual abilities and work ethic.  Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly or through the school on a cost-recovery basis.

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: 

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)

The course provides hands-on experience for Grade 10 – 12 students interested in trying different trades before enrolling in a high-school apprenticeship program (Youth In Trades and Secondary School Apprenticeship). 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 Construction Technology, Electrical, Plumbing, Machining/Welding and new to McMath, an introduction to Automotive technology. Other projects or sub-modules may be covered throughout the year and is time dependent.

Skills Exploration 10-12 has many goals:

•    Introduce students to trades and technology careers, and the type of work involved in them, through hands-on experience using the Apprenticeship model.

•    Enhance existing interest in trades and technology careers and the options available.

•    Enhance students’ existing job-readiness skills, or provide opportunities for the development of new skills.