Technology Education Department

Technology Education Department

Mr. Jeremy Rubock, Department Chair

Room 117    jrubock@waterbury.k12.ct.us

 

Mr. Stephen Malusa Mr. Vincent Boucher
Mr. Bob Mowen Mr. Cesar Alvarez

 

 

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

The Technology Education Academy provides activity-based courses that prepare students for open-ended problems found in the CAPT through the integration of multiple disciplines in a natural setting. The courses endeavor to provide activities structured around real-life problems, enabling students to use technological resources in the solutions.

 

It is our goal to prepare individuals to comprehend and contribute to our technologically based society, to develop the students’ comfort and competence in choosing and using technology in daily tasks, and to enable technology education offerings to be part of every student’s secondary school experience.

 

In order to receive a certificate in the Technology Education Academy, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

 

  • Take four or more technology education courses.
  • Take two courses in the correct sequential succession of a specific strand:

Pre-Engineering, Communications Technology, Construction Technology,

Information Technology and Automotive Technology.

  • Successfully pass all technology education courses.
  • Take the Perkins Test (given by NOCTI/State of Connecticut) if you are in a   concentrator area.

·         The State of Connecticut requires one technology credit.

 

Career Paths:

·         Auto Mechanic

·         Graphic Designer

·         Web Page Designer

·         Press Operator

·         Video/TV

·         Builder

·         Architect

·         Draftsman (CAD)

·         Computer Repair

·         Networking

·         Engineering:

o   Mechanical

o   Civil

o   Architectural

o   Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

 

701      ENGINEERING DESIGN                          GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT: 1.00

The Engineering Design class is intended to expose the students to the engineering process. Engineers are creators of technology and problem solvers.  A program perfectly suited to this process in the Electrathon Connecticut Competition.

 

704      MECHANICAL CAD 1                              GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Mechanical Drafting is a precision method of communicating technical information.  Students will begin this class by learning how to interpret simple 2D and 3D drawings.  After the students have demonstrated reasonable ability to interpret drawings, the focus of the class will shift to the proper use of drafting tools.  The remainder of the year will be spent creating progressively more difficult drawings.

 

706      ARCHITECTURAL CAD 1                       GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Everything designed and created today, from a pencil to a fighter jet, in some way uses CAD. EVERYTHING.  Wilby is fortunate to have the premier CAD programs used in the business world today.  These programs are professional programs and not limited educational demo software.  CAD learned in the classroom at Wilby can be directly applied to careers in the real world.

 

711      TECHNOLOGY OF COMPUTERS 1      GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

This course teaches the essentials of Information Technology (IT) including computer assembly, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and use of printers, scanners, laptops and portable devices.  Computer networking and security will also be discussed.

 

712      TECHNOLOGY OF COMPUTERS 2      GRADES: 11-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite: Technology of Computers 1

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills introduced in Technology of Computers 1.

 

716      CISCO NETWORKING 1                          GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT: 1.00

This computer based course teaches the basics of networking for home and small businesses. Students will develop the skills necessary to implement small networks across a range of applications. 

 

717      CISCO NETWORKING 2                          GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite CISCO Networking 1

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills introduced in CISCO Networking 1.  Students will learn the skills needed to become a Network Technician, Computer Technician, Cable Installer and Help Desk Technician.

 

722      YEARBOOK PRODUCTION                    GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT: 1.00

In this course students will develop the skills in basic journalistic technique, photography and layout.  The ethics of journalism, the responsibilities and demands of creating and funding a publication and customer service will be topics of discussion.  Students help produce the annual Wilby yearbook.

 

 

727      VIDEO PRODUCTION 1                           GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Video Production 1 is a one year course designed to introduce students to the implications and use of video production technology.  This course will focus on the use of cameras and related equipment to produce live and scripted video and to solve technical problems associated with the production process.  Through the use of our studio and equipment, we will develop skills involved in the various roles associated with a video production studio.  The course will acquaint you with technical and aesthetic concepts involved in successful studio and field production.  You will develop skills through a series of in-class exercises and critical evaluations of past and present production styles.

 

728      VIDEO PRODUCTION 2                           GRADES: 11-12      CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite:  Video Production 1

In Video Production 2, students continue the technical and script writing skills learned in Video Production 1.  Students develop skills required to be successful in the video production field.

 

740      AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1          GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

For many people, the second largest single purchase a person makes in his lifetime is an automobile. The world’s economy seems to depend on the automobile as many countries directly produce or make parts for automobiles. The need for highly skilled automotive technicians and informed consumers has never been greater. This course will introduce students to the systems approach of understanding automotive technology.

 

745      ADV AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY   GRADE: 12           CREDITS: 2.00

Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1 and 2, Teacher Recommendation

Advanced Automotive Technology will expand upon the depth of the content in understanding built in Automotive 1 as well as introduce more complex contents as noted in the topic listing. 

 

750      PRODUCTION WOODWORKING 1      GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

This course in construction is planned to give students an opportunity to master measurement, fraction computation, sketching and to obtain basic knowledge of wood.  Master the basic skills in the use of woodworking hand tools and become familiar with power tools including but not limited to cutting tools.

 

 755     PRODUCTION WOOODWORKING 2               GRADE: 12           CREDITS: 2.00

Prerequisite:  Production Woodworking 1, Teacher Recommendation

This course objective is to give students and opportunity to expand on Production Woodworking 1 using more involved machinery and techniques.  Students will master the table saw, inverted router and produce raised panel doors.  Students will read and produce working drawings.

 

770      INTRO ENGINEERING DESIGN           /PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

                                                                                    GRADES: 9-10        CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

This honors course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process.  Students will create and analyze engineering products.  This is a foundation course for Project Lead the Way. 

 

 

771      DIGITAL ELECTRONICS            /PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

                                                                                    GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT: 1.00

This honors course requires a basic understanding of Algebra.  Students will develop an understanding of digital electronic circuitry and learn how to design, implement, troubleshoot and solve real world problems.  Extensive use of the computer is required.  This course is included in Project Lead the Way.

 

772      PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING/PROJECT LEAD THE WAY    

                                                                                    GRADES: 10-11      CREDIT: 1.00

This honors course helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

           

790      COMMUNICATIONS                                 GRADES: 9-12         CREDIT: .50

Communications is a major industry in our world. More than half of the American population is involved with the generation, manipulation, storage, transmission, or marketing of information. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to classification, terminology, technical systems, and processes used by the industry and to provide sample activities that support those understandings. The course explores the major technical areas of graphic design, printing, electronic, audio, and video communications. Within each area, emphasis is placed upon the local, domestic and global impact of how people live. The content and activities are inclusive of the Connecticut Career Clusters of Arts and Media and Technologies: Manufacturing, Communications, and Repair.Taken with 793 Technical Drafting

 

793      TECHNICAL DRAFTING                                    GRADES: 9-12         CREDIT: .50

With the literal explosion in innovation seen in technology, an understanding of the process of moving from idea to product is essential. This course will introduce and develop the concepts of sketching, mechanical drawing, design and planning, and career entrance as they relate to all four technologies: manufacturing, communication, transportation and construction. Within each segment, the student will be guided through instruction, demonstration, hands-on activities and problem-solving techniques. Technology will be experienced, not just seen. Taken with 790 Communications

 

794      CONSTRUCTION                                       GRADES:  9-12       CREDIT:  .50

This class will be taught from a design perspective.  The focus will be home design.  Students will discuss how style, material, construction techniques, estimating, design requirements, living style, value and utilities.

 

795      TRANSPORTATION                                  GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT:  .50

This course is a conceptualized study of transportation systems dealing generally with the methods by which we move people and goods through various environments.  The environments studies will include terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, space and materials transportation with selected content from each in a past, contemporary and futuristic perspective.  The student will understand transportation systems, the environments currently used to move goods and people, and the sub systems common to each. 

 

796      PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY          GRADES: 9-12        CREDIT: 1.00

The Principles of Technology will provide student with opportunities to develop an understanding and application of technology.  This course explores the nature of technology, technology systems, and the history, evolution and characteristics of technology as well as its effects on our society, culture, economy, politics and the environment.  The focus of this course will cover construction, communications, manufacturing, energy and power, transportation and bio-technology.  Career exploration through demonstrations, written activities and technology mentors will increase awareness of opportunities in the future technological fields.  This course takes advantage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) practices and principles.

 

799      MFG/TECH/NVCC                                     GRADES:  11-12    CREDIT: 1.00

This is a dual enrollment course offered in conjunction with Naugatuck Valley Community College. Students will earn up to 25 credits at Naugatuck Valley Community College while earning high school credits at Wilby. Students can earn a CNC Machining Certificate after completing a 2 year program and will be prepared to enter the workforce.