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Freeport High School

Technology Department

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TEACHERS

  Mr. Ciamaricone
Mr. Foley
Mr. Inzerilli
Mr. Johnson
Mr. Labarr
Mr. Palmer
 
 

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Half -Year Courses

Animation - This course will introduce students to the basics of Computer Animation using Adobe software.  Students are led step-by-step through four main components in the animation process to design and create professional 3D animation projects.

Basic Electronics- Have you ever wondered how cell phones and iPads actually work?  This course will teach you the fundamentals of electricity and electronics. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to work with simple electrical circuits and devices.  Activities include; wire splicing, component identification, kit building, use of electronic simulators and soldering techniques.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) - In this course, AutoCAD software and professional computer workstations are used to create several assignments and special projects.  Students work with hardware and software necessary for CAD systems to operate as well as developing basic skills required to produce two and three dimensional drawings of professional quality. 
 
Computer Graphics- This course is an introduction to computer systems and programs designed to create graphic images. Programs such as Publisher, Photoshop and PowerPoint are utilized to create powerful projects. 

Production Systems- This is a hands on course that allows students to design and construct various projects using the manufacturing process.  Through the use of hand tools, power tools and machines, students design and build projects that are constructed out of raw materials such as wood, metal and plastic.
        
Photography 1- Are you interested in photography as a career?  Perhaps you want to learn how to take a better picture.  Students learn the aesthetic and technical aspects of modern photography.  Digital and 35mm cameras are used to create photographic projects.  In addition, students get to develop their own prints.

Digital Photography - This course gives students an opportunity to continue learning advanced photography skills.  Students will practice advanced digital techniques utilizing software such as: Photoshop and Adobe CS6 to design and create enhanced digital photography projects.

Video Game Design - Students explore gaming topics such as, basic programming, collision theory, scene design, game culture and marketing strategies.  Students become familiar with career opportunities such as; designers, software engineers, marketing specialists and gaming testers.  Game Salad software is used allowing students to design, create and test their own video 
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Landscape Design - In this course students are introduced to landscape drafting; including the use of drafting equipment, drawing of landscape symbols, lettering techniques, and perspective drawing.

  

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Full-Year Courses

Auto Mechanics 1- Did you know there is a national shortage of mechanics?  Break into this exciting field by learning about mechanical and electrical component testing, repair and maintenance along with the theory necessary to perform the required skills.

Auto Mechanics 2- The second year course is a continuation of Auto Mechanics 1 and involves machining, transmission replacement, internal engine parts repair and replacement as well as major tune-up procedures.

Design & Drawing For Production- This is an entry level technical drawing course which provides experiences for students interested in Architecture, Engineering and Design fields.  Traditional technical drawing as well as computer design and engineering software is used to investigate the way ideas evolve from a simple sketch to a finished product.  This course fulfills the Art/Music requirement for graduation.
  
Industrial Drafting 1- This is the first course of a three year sequence for students interested in architecture and engineering.  Through drawing, students explore the basic concepts of drafting, such as sketching, single and multiview drawings, pictorial drawings, sections and perspectives.  The course includes instruction in drafting conventions, lettering, geometric constructions and working drawings.

Industrial Drafting 2- Students continue to develop drafting skills learned in Industrial Drafting 1.  This course is primarily computer oriented.  AutoCAD software is used to create professional multiview and three dimensional illustrations. Traditional drafting techniques are compared with the skills necessary for producing technical drawings on the computer.  The processes necessary for developing working drawings from start to finish are explored in detail.

Industrial Drafting 3- This course introduces students to the world of architecture through scale model building.  Scale models of houses and buildings are designed and constructed by each student.  Traditional and CAD drawings include detailed floor plans and elevation views for each constructed model.  Through hands on activities students acquire a thorough understanding of architecture as it relates to drafting, design and engineering.  Building codes and materials are studied and incorporated into each required activity.

Electrical Engineering - This course is a study of the electrical systems used in residential buildings today. Topics include basic electrical components used in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings. Students will identify and describe the major components of electrical systems as well as the methods used in the design, planning, and installation of these residential systems.

Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (EBD) - This is the first course in a four year sequence for students interested in Engineering Technology.  Students use computers, robotics and other electronic devices to explore communications, manufacturing, power/energy/transportation and construction systems.  Using an engineering focus of problem solving, students define problems, conduct appropriate research, develop solutions to the problem, construct prototypes, and evaluate their work.  This course is designed to introduce students to those principles and skills used in subsequent Engineering courses.  Students learn to sketch solutions to problems, create technical drawings and presentations, build models, and apply creative problem solving methods.

 

P-Tech Courses

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GPH 103 – TECHNICAL DRAFTING - This is a traditional technical drawing course that includes orthographic projection, dimensioning, auxiliary projection and pictorial representation. Emphasis will be placed on drafting techniques such as lettering, line quality, accuracy and appearance.

GPH 104 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS -This is a laboratory course to provide basic understanding and skills in computer graphics CAD software. Students will learn how to run Computer Aided Design (CAD) software on PC's to produce mechanical drawings. They will be taught commands and concepts, and develop the skills required to create professional drawings. Some of the topics covered include: setup, drawing, erasing, saving, printing, lines, geometric construction, object snap, text, editing and basic dimensioning.

MET 211 – ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS - This is a laboratory course to provide basic understanding and skills using Inventor Professional 3D CAD software. The Inventor software package offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation. Digital Prototyping with Inventor helps you design and validate your products before they are built to deliver better products faster.

MET 215 – ROBOTICS - The content for this course is divided into 12 primary units. Students will explore engineering and engineering problem solving, be introduced to VEX EDR robots and use Autodesk Inventor.  Students are presented with an engineering challenge; requiring them to build a robot that plays a sport-like game. This course guides students through the robot design process while presenting them with relevant STEM and Robotics principles. At the end of the course, students compete head-to-head with their robots.

All P-Tech courses allow students to obtain college credit through Farmingdale State College.