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Technology Courses

Technology Education classes offer a wide selection of practical courses for students of all ability levels and interests. Course offerings allow students to explore a variety of topics and careers in the applied technologies. Students have the opportunity to begin training that may lead to careers in areas including drafting, architecture, engineering, and other technological fields.

​​ConcurrentEnrollment.jpgStudents will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn community college credit with the opportunity of trans­ferring credit to a four-year university.
CE TECHNICAL DRAWING CAD 256 - 1 Credit
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​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Technical Drawing is an entry level drafting class designed to teach stu­dents how to use various drawing instruments to read and create technical drawings. Students will learn the fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) using industry standard software, SolidWorks and SoftPlan, and complete projects that emphasize principles of design, reasoning, problem-solving and presentation skills. This course is designed for students interested in exploring careers related to engi­neering, architecture, drafting and interior design. Student projects will demonstrate skills and software valued in related industries.
 
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course SolidWorks Basics (CAD 256). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 6 community college credits. Credit through the University of Colorado is available (fee required).
 
Students enrolled in CE Technical Drawing are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
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​Prerequisite: Technical Drawing
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $20 for materials
Engineering Design is the second in a series of classes offered in the area of mechanical design/engineering. This course allows students to further their skills in design and problem solving and continue their learning of industry standard software, SolidWorks. The emphasis of Engineering Design will focus on applying and utilizing the design process to develop products, systems, or processes. Students will be responsible for research­ing, designing, and constructing a prototype using both CADD and/or fab­rication. Students will have the opportunity to take the CSWA profes­sional industry certification exam. A student fee of $20 will help offset the cost of bridge design model and project 3D prototype prints.
 
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course SolidWorks Basics (CAD 257). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 6 community college credits. Credit through the University of Colorado is available (fee required).
 
Students enrolled in CE Engineering Design are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing and approval of instructor
Course Length: Year​
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: $30
Architectural Drawing provides an introduction to the study of residential design and construction. Students will learn how to design and create detailed floor plans with supplemental plans such as elevation, sectional, site, detail, electrical and plumbing drawings. Students will continue use of industry standard software SoftPlan and learn ArchiCAD software. An introduction to construction topics related to the residential design will be included. Students will complete all the steps necessary to design a cus­tom home. A student fee of $30 will help offset the cost of architectural models of their house designs.
 
Students enrolled in Architectural Drawing are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
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​Prerequisite: Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing, Architecture, teacher recommendation.
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 12
​Fees: None
Senior Projects is a capstone class that allows students to continue their study of technology, technical drawing, engineering, or architecture. Students will work with the teacher to design an independent advanced project to continue studies of a topic which they have developed a strong interest. Students will conduct research around their project and document all work through a project journal, complete a career comparison includ­ing a job shadow, and make a formal project final presentation. An advi­sory committee will provide expertise and feedback to the students during the project. Goal setting, time management, and independent learning are skills developed in this course. This class will be instrumental in helping students make future career and educational decisions.
 
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course SolidWorks Basics (CAD 260). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 6 community college credits. Credit through the University of Colorado is available (fee required).
 
Students enrolled in CE Senior Projects are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 1 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: $20 for materials
Technology Education 1 is an introductory class designed to expose stu­dents to a variety of technologies, related careers, and technical applica­tions through hands on activities. Students will develop skills in under­standing the engineering world by applying math, science and technology concepts. Industry standard software such as SolidWorks and Google Sketchup will be used to design and develop projects that will be created in the Manufacturing Lab. Projects will include a Wall Clock, Rocket and an Architectural design. There will be a $20.00 fee to help cover the cost of these take home projects.
 
Students enrolled in Technology Education 1 are encouraged to partici‑
pate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 2 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Technology Education 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $20 for materials
Technology Education 2 is a continuation from Technology Education 1 and is designed to expand on the engineering design process the students previously developed. Students will continue to expand their understand­ing of the engineered world around them by applying math, science, and technology concepts. The students will apply the design process of design, build and test to several projects throughout the semester. Projects include trebuchets, card board boats, and Rube Goldberg type projects. Projects change each semester. A student fee of $20 will help offset the cost of materials for the projects.Students enrolled in Technology Education 2 are encouraged to partici‑
pate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 3 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Technology Education 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $20 for materials
Technology Education 3 is a continuation from Technology Education 1 and is designed to expand on the engineering design process the students previously developed. Students will continue to expand their understand­ing of the engineered world around them by applying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts. In the course students will use SolidWorks to design proejcts and then develop Computer Integrated Manufacturing and CNC Machining skills using the CNC mill, CNC rouer, and the laser engraver. A student fee of $20 will help offset the codt of mateirals.
 
Students enrolled in Technology Education 3 are encouraged to partici‑
pate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
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​Prerequisite: Technology Education 1 and teacher recommendation
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $20 for materials
Students will expand their understanding of robotic design, automation technologies, and programming techniques using VEX robots. Topics include building, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance of robtoic systems. This class incorporates a survey of automation topics including history, computer and hardwired controls, sensors, motors, and actuators. Students will work through a series of simulations and experi­ence challenges based upon state and nationally recognized competitions. Students will continue to expand their understanding of the engineered world around them by applying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts). A student fee of $20 will help offset the cost of materials.
 
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Robotics Technologies (ELT 268). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credits.
 
Students enrolled in CE Robotic are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization and VEX Robotics team.
TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Technology Education Courses 1-4​
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: $10 for materials
The Technology Education Research course allows students to continue their study of applied technologies, related careers and technical applica­tions. Students will work with the teacher to design an independent and advanced research project in which they have developed a strong interest. This class will be instrumental in helping students make future career and educational decisions.
 
Technology Research students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
*Technology Student Association (TSA) is a club that lets students express themselves through technology. This club gives them the oppor­tunity to be creative as well as find other students with the same interests. At the state and national competitions students compete in events against other students from Colorado and from across the nation.

Computer Science Courses

 

Computer Science classes offer a wide selection of practical courses for students of all ability levels and interests. Course offerings allow students to explore a variety of topics in computer science and technology including multimedia, the Internet, computer graphics, and computer programming. Students successfully completing Advanced Placement Computer Science may receive college credit. Students needing an introductory level computer class should take Keyboarding/Word Processing offered in the Business Department. Computer Science courses may be taken to meet the 1 1/2 credits required in Technology Education, Arts, and Vocational Education.
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​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Multimedia (MGD 111). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Students will create professional multimedia presentations that incorporate text, graph­ics, video, and sound. Students will have the opportunity to apply these skills while using state-of-the-art advanced hardware and professional software. Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
WEB DESIGN 1 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Students will be introduced to html code and use it to build basic web page and/or sites. Students will also be introduced to HTML editors and coding, elements of design, CSS style sheets, and graphics editors using the latest software. Elements built using these tools will be incorporated to create powerful web pages and/or sites. Students will learn ethical responsibili­ties, searching and information retrieval and the importance of verifying the validity of information posted on the web. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, soical and competitive events. Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
WEB DESIGN 2 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Web Design 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Web Design 2 (MGD 141). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credit with the oppor­tunity of transferring credit to a four-year university. Students will con­tinue their study of the Web and the current developments in that area of technology. Students will expand their knowledge of Web design using state-of-the-art hardware and software to incorporate video, sounds, CGI, applets, and other Web developments in their sites. Students will learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS) to provide different looks for a website quickly and effectively. Students will learn to use CSS for page layout as required by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Students are encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as leadership activities provide opportunities to make connections between the school, community and the business world. Emphasis is placed on service to others, social and competitive events. Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.

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​Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrently taking Algebra 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Introduction to Computer Programming (CSD 154). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community college credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year uni­versity. This course introduces students to computer programming while providing the knowledge and skills needed to develop applications in Microsoft Visual Basic.NET for the Microsoft.NET platform. Students will learn the syntax and structure of Visual Basic as well as techniques of computer programming. The course content focuses on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. This course will serve as an introduction to concepts taught in AP Computer Science.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
PROGRAMMING 2
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Prerequisite: Introduction to Programming 1, completion of or currently taking Algebra 1, or consent of the instructor
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This course aligns with the Colorado Community College course Game Design and Development (CSD 126). Students will earn high school credit while at the same time enroll in and earn 3 community col­lege credit with the opportunity of transferring credit to a four-year uni­versity. This course combines problem-solving techniques with computer game design and implementation to introduce the student to basic gaming and computer science concepts. Students design, implement, and test com­puter games using software that allows for basic game creation through a wide variety of game creation tools. Students will create 3D animations while learning to write programs using Java based Alice Programming This course continues to develop concepts taught in AP Computer Science.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Concurrently taking Algebra 2 or consent of the department coordinator
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: See AP Section
AP Computer Science A is a year long college level course in the study of computer programming and applications of computers to solve problems. This class will prepare students for the “A” level of the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam. Students will begin by studying the fundamentals of the Java programming language and continue through applications of arrays and matrices as data structures. An investigation of the College Board’s case study is also included in the class.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite:  Must be a Junior.  Must have successfully completed either Multimedia and Web Design 2 or AP Computer Science AB.
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: See AP Section
Advanced Topics in Computer Science is a capstone class that allows stu­dents to continue their study of computer programming, multi-media, or web design. Students will work with the teacher to design an independent advanced project to continue studies of a topic which they have developed a strong interest. Students will conduct research around their project and document all work through a project journal, complete a career compari­son including a job shadow, and make a formal project final presentation. An advisory committee will provide expertise and feedback to the stu­dents during their project. Goal setting, time management, and independ­ent learning are skills developed in this course. This class will be instru­mental in helping students make future career and educational decisions.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA)* student organization.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM & TV PRODUCTION 1 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Multimedia, Technical Theater, Photography, Journalism or consent of instructor
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Broadcast Journalism & TV Production is a course for students ready for television broadcasting. In an exciting and productive atmosphere students learn camera techniques, audio, graphics, editing, lighting, interviewing, reporting, script writing, producing and directing. Successful completion of the course will prepare students for entry-level employment in the broadcast industry.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM & TV PRODUCTION 2 OR VIDEO VERITE - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Broadcast Journalism & TV Production 1 and teacher recommendation
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
Advanced Video Production or Video Verité is a course for students want­ing to delve more deeply into producing video. Students create videos fea­turing student activities and promoting school-wide events. Student prac­tice camera techniques, audio, teleprompting, graphics, editing, lighting, interviewing, reporting, script writing, anchoring, producing and direct­ing. Videos are screened on GHS closed circuit TV, at Theatre Showcase, and other appropriate opportunities.
 
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