STEAM and Technology Courses

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) Courses:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

This class focuses on the study of manufacturing, planning, integration, and implementation of automation.  The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. Students will utilize computers to design various products and then use the STEAM lab’s equipment to produce these items. Equipment used will included 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, and 3D scanners. Students interested in a future in business, engineering, or technology will benefit from this course. Students must have successfully completed a year of Design and Drawing for Production in order to take this course.

Robotics

VEX Robotics and project-based learning will allow students to walk through the process of designing and building a mobile robot. Students will learn how to code these robots and get them to accomplish various tasks. No prior robotics experience is required.

Discovering Computer Science

This introductory course is ideal for students who have an interest in computer programming and computer science but have not had strong experience in the field. In this class students will learn the basics of how to code and program computers. They will also be introduced to various computer science careers. Students will code in text-based Python, which will prepare them for the Computer Science with Multimedia class.

Computer Science with Multimedia ( CSIS-110 Siena College)

This Siena College dual-enrollment course is a broad introduction to a variety of fundamental topics in computer science through the theme of multimedia. Using the Python programming language, students will write programs that operate on images, sounds, and animations. Students will also be introduced to important computer science topics including data representation, computer organization, history and societal impact of computing, and artificial intelligence.  Students taking this course at the high school can earn 3 college credits for a (flat) $200 tuition rate.

Technology Courses:

Design and Drawing for Production

1 credit

This course introduces students to the engineering design process. Students work with CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) software to design and produce accurate 3D models and solve simple engineering problems. Physical models are created by students in the second half of the course; traditional drawing and sketching skills are also emphasized. This course provides students with a required arts credit. This course is required prior to students taking Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Wood/Advanced Wood

½ credit

This course is a twenty-week introduction to the fundamentals of woodworking and woodworking design. Students will learn how to use both hand tools and power tools to accurately shape and join wood. The Advanced Wood course is offered the following semester in which students continue to learn more of the fundamentals of woodworking and woodworking design.