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Technical Studies

TECHNICAL STUDIES

JEWELRY 11 YIA- -1A
JEWELRY 12 MTAMJ12
This course will introduce students to a variety of jewelry making techniques. These techniques may include but are not limited to beading, wire work, casting, and metal smithing/fabrication. The design process will also be part of the course. A variety of materials may be used such as silver, copper, aluminum, gems, beads and wire.

GENERAL EXPLORATIONS 9 (TECHNOLOGY)
MADGE09
GENERAL EXPLORATIONS 10 (TECHNOLOGY)
MTEXP10
If you would like to learn how to design things build things, and have fun doing it this is the class for you. You will be allowed to explore your creative side. Your critical thinking skills may be put to the test in design challenges. Students will get hands on experience in designing and building projects. The transferable skills are extremely valuable, whether you want to be a surgeon, dentist, engineer, or trades person. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials (such as wood, metal, plastics, etc.), tools and equipment. This course may also explore drafting, electronics and robotics. The skills developed will also help students in their future studies at University Hill, especially in areas such as engineering, drafting, and other explorations classes. Projects may include designing and building a robot (VEX or Lego), a design project using a CADD program, various wood and metal projects, electronic circuit, egg car, piggy bank, metal picture frame, key fob, wooden whistle, gumball machine, etc.


DRAFTING 10 MTDRF10
DRAFTING 11 MTDRF11
DRAFTING 12 MTDRF12
Students will be introduced to drafting in order to improve their technical drawing skills. The technical drawing skills may be put to use in designing and building projects. The designing/engineering of the projects will be done by the students and to help them as they may be introduced to a variety of materials, tools and equipment. They will apply this knowledge to planning and problem solving in order to complete various assignments. The assignments will help develop their creative/critical thinking skills, understanding of the design process and how to graphically represent their designs. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills in the use of computer aided drafting and design programs such as Sketchup and Layout. Topics covered may include architecture, interior design, furniture design, mechanical design etc.


ENGINEERING 11 MENR-11
ENGINEERING 12 MENR-12
This course is designed for students who plan to pursue engineering and/or applied science related careers. This course will explore engineering design basics, a variety of construction techniques using various materials, tools and equipment, and incorporate some drafting and possibly CADD work. Their problem-solving skills will be developed through hands-on project design challenges. Projects may include a trebuchet, model bridge, compressed air dragster, pendulum golf, wind powered boat, mousetrap car, compressed air rocket etc. In addition, students may have the opportunity to design, build and program a robot.

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