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.

Robotics

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

Introduction to Computer Science

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

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles

Students with prior computer skills will be eligible to sign up for this advanced computer science class.  This course utilizes advanced computer science techniques including coding using Scratch. The format is 20% coding and 80% computer science applications through project-based, inquiry-based, and collaborative learning.  Students must have successfully passed the Algebra I Regents in order to enroll in this course.

Technology Courses:

Design and Drawing for Production

½ 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.

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.