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Freeport High School Technology Department

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TEACHERS

  Mr. Ciamaricone
Mr. Foley
Mr. Inzerilli
Mr. Johnson
Mr. Koch
Mr. Labarr
Mr. Palmer
 
     
The Technology Department offers two Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs available to all students at Freeport High School. These CTE programs include Automotive Technology and Drafting & Design Technology. Each program is designed to provide students with a structured sequence of courses that will allow for college credit options, work based learning experiences and employment opportunities.
 
 

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Technology - Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Half -Year Courses

 

Animation This course will introduce students to the 12 principles of Animation. Students will utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud to use various programs that will assist them in creating professional 2D 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.

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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.
**Requirement for the CTE Drafting & Design Program 
 
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.
**Dual Enrollment College Credit Available

Production Systems - This is a hands on woodworking 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.
**Dual Enrollment College Credit Available

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 Creative Cloud 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 games.

Horticultural Studies Design/Drafting – In this course students are introduced to the process of growing and taking care of various different plant life. In addition students will also be learning the process of planning and executing landscape design and maintenance.

Video Media Production - This course is designed for students who are interested in careers in the television and film industry. Through hands on project work, students explore topics such as production planning, lighting techniques, video recording, editing techniques, special effects and camera operations. Students work in teams and utilize the latest cameras and Adobe Premier to upload and broadcast content to YouTube, Phones, and Websites for creating professional looking video projects.

Introduction To Programming & Coding - This course will introduce students to the basic principles of Python programming and coding. Topics such as creating flow charts, working with variables/operators, data types, oriented programming, conditions and loops are explored in detail. Students will apply real world applications to generate written programs that interface with Raspberry Pi computers.

  

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Technology - Career & Technical Education (CTE)
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.
**Requirement for the CTE Automotive Program - Dual Enrollment College Credit Available

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.
**Requirement for the CTE Automotive Program - Dual Enrollment College Credit Available

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.
**Requirement for CTE Drafting & Design Program
  
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 multi-view drawings, pictorial drawings, sections and perspectives. The course includes instruction in drafting conventions, lettering, geometric constructions and working drawings.
**Requirement for CTE Drafting & Design Program

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 multi-view 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 provides students with in-depth knowledge of electrical systems that power our world. Students study topics such as basic circuit fundamentals, semiconductors, AC/DC circuits and digital electronics. The focus is on working with real world projects and students get to design and build a working circuit

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.


Technological Design (EBD) - In Technological Design, engineering scope, content and professional practices are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors and ethics.

 

Technology Education
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.
**Requirement for the CTE Drafting & Design Program

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.