Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic, technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE encompasses a wide range of activities to provide students with skills demanded in the labor market while preparing them for post-secondary degrees. Activities include not only hands-on learning but also specific career-oriented classes.
- Architecture I
- CAD 1
- CAD 2
- CAD 3
- Computer Science Principles
- Video Production I
- Wood Technology I
- Wood Technology II
- Wood Technology III
- Architectural Sketching
- Manual Drafting
- Computer Aided Design
- Foundations, Floors, and Roofs
- Interior Design
- Preparation of Drawings
- Gathering relevant information from multiple digital sources, students research careers in the field of architecture.
- Students generate a computer image of an object in 3D format demonstrating their knowledge of the elements and principles of design. They render the object to include texture, density, lighting, and rotational movement.
- Using orthographic projection, students develop multiview drawings and construct isometric drawings. Through the use of manual drafting, students differentiate between the types and purposes of architectural drawings by producing different views of a structure.
- Students apply orthographic projection in architecture and explain the importance of architectural plans, read and make use of an architect's scale and identify common architectural abbreviations.
Computer Aided Design
- Students utilize CAD to create orthographic drawings of objects. Students see the benefits of technology by drawing some of the same objects they did with drafting tools with CAD.
- Students utilize the CAD program to create a small set of plans of a structure using orthographic projection and utilize a 3D modeling program to create a small set of plans of the structure.
Foundations, Floors, and Roofs
- Students will manipulate the program by designing different roof styles, pitches, and overhangs. Following plans and learning new tools and commands, students add floors and ceilings.
- Students will identify various construction methods and apply them to their model. Students add a foundation wall and footing to their model.
Preparation of Drawings
- Students produce a floorplan that communicates the information needed to build the structure including l symbols, dimensions, labels, and notes. Students label all materials and symbols needed to describe the exterior of the structure.
- Students complete sectional views of the structure identifying cross referencing symbols noted on the floorplan and elevations. They develop a completed title block with all required information for a complete set of working drawings.
- Introduction to Flying
- Aircraft Systems and Basic Maneuvers
- Regulation and Airports
- Performance, Weather, Emergencies
- Flight Planning
- Navigation Instruments and Methods
- Aircraft Design
Introduction to Flying
Aircraft Systems and Basic Maneuvers
Regulation and Airports
Performance, Weather, Emergencies
- Students explore the impact of the weather on an aircraft and the methods pilots use to plan a flight when it may be impacted by weather.
- Students use the flight simulator to simulate flying in different types of weather.
- Students review accident reports to find the most common cause of accidents. They use the flight simulator to test against random types of failures and to fly between airports using just pilotage.
Navigation Instruments and Methods
- Students create a presentation describing the types of radio navigation aids available to a pilot.
- Students use the flight simulator to practice with each of the navigational aids.
- Students learn about the features of Doppler navigation and use the flight simulator to explore Doppler navigation.
- Students explore how celestial navigation is used to determine where a plane is.
- Sketching and Manual Drafting
- Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design
- Pictorial Representations
- Technical Drawing
Sketching and Manual Drafting
- Students will explore careers that use Computer Aided Design and prepare a presentation describing the job, educational requirements, and salary.
- Students learn basic sketching techniques and are introduced to sketching orthographic and isometric drawings and their uses in the industry to develop engineering concepts.
- Students study the history of drafting, media, and storage methods, use AutoCAD commands to create points, lines, and text, open and save drawings, modify objects and style settings, create a title block, revision block, and drawing border, and create and edit basic geometry by inputting coordinates using the cartesian coordinate system.
Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design
- Students practice basic skills and concepts: basic graphical interface, basic drawing concepts, and basic editing commands.
- Students act as a design team for a toy manufacturer and create a package design for a new product and develop a pattern. Students fabricate a prototype to support a chosen design.
- Section and Auxiliary Drawings
- Dimensions and Annotations
- Working Drawings
- 3D Modeling
- Architectural CAD
Section and Auxiliary Drawings
Dimensions and Annotations
- Students define and apply dimensioning standards and evaluate the choice and placement of dimensions, notes, and annotations to clearly communicate the design intent for the given problems.
- Students form design teams and act as a trend setting company to research and develop dining room furniture.
- Students use research techniques to support design development, fabricate a prototype, and present their design to the class.
- Students demonstrate their knowledge of developing working drawings which consist of 2-D multiview drawings, section views, and/or auxiliary views.
- Students insert and manipulate dimensions, generate a pictorial drawing and scale, and print a hard copy to an output device.
- Students develop a project from start to finish, creating a working drawing of an object and sending and accessing the drawing information through a network. Students will manufacture the product using the CNC machine and 3D printer.
- Students apply basic geometric concepts to building 3D models and develop and employ 3D visualization techniques to create models.
- Students create an assembly of design, complete a working drawing of a design, 3D print a design of their own, create a drawing using CAD, and use the CNC machine to create it.
- Students form design teams for a mock architectural firm to design a new house for a client. The task involves developing a set of architectural drawings for the new home.
- Students use research techniques to support design development while reviewing house plans on the internet that match the criteria for the client. Each team creates the floor plans for the house, placing it on a title block, and plotting it out to scale. The team will then present their plans to the client to win the bid for the job upon completion.
- Threads, Fasteners, and Tolerancing
- Rotary Devices
- Introduction to Inventor
- Constructive Solid Geometry
- Model History Tree
- Parametric Constraints
- Geometric Construction and Relationships
- Part Drawings
- Datum Features and Auxiliary Views
- Symmetrical Features
- Advanced Modeling and Assembly
- Exploded Assembly Drawings
- Engineering Design
Threads, Fasteners, and Tolerancing
Introduction to Inventor
Constructive Solid Geometry
Model History Tree
Geometric Construction and Relationships
Datum Features and Auxiliary Views
Advanced Modeling and Assembly
Exploded Assembly Drawings
Computer Science Principles
- Students learn how to break down large problems into smaller and more solvable ones. They apply sequencing, iteration, and repetition to generate algorithms and identify flows used in programs and learn to follow them.
- Students identify the important elements of encryption and use encryption methods to send information privately.
- Students flow chart their algorithm for a given problem and write properly formatted pseudocode to display their algorithms.
- Students use the Scratch platform for the creation of their own projects and mastery of computer programming concepts.
- Students use block-based object oriented programs to perform different tasks.
- Students save user inputs as variables and manipulate them as necessary.
- Students use procedures and functions to simplify code.
Digital Media Processing
- Students differentiate text-based versus block-based programming, identifying the purposes of each. They learn to manipulate images on the pixel level through mathematical processes.
- Students convert binary and hexadecimal numbers. They identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of lossy and lossless encoding schemes.
- Students Identify key file formats for storage of digital information
- Students relate the impact of computing to ubiquitous and large-scale data processing. They explore ways that data can be used in a predictive manner and identify patterns in data through clustering.
- Students develop a theory and then test it by using data. Students explain the benefits and drawbacks of crowdsourcing.
- Students provide examples of how digital technology has impacted the lives of individuals and communities.
- Students explain the impact of the international digital divide. They identify how traffic is routed through the internet and the importance of net neutrality.
- Students develop their own technological innovations.
- Blueprints, Codes, and Building Layout
- Foundations and Floor Framing
- Wall Framing and Ceiling Framing
- Roof Framing
- Hand and Power Tools
- Building a Real Size Structure
- Interior Finish
- Window and Doors
- Early College Advanced Manufacturing (ECAMP) Pathway at Goodwin University
Blueprints, Codes, and Building Layout
- Students explain the function of various kinds of drawings contained in a set of blueprints, identify types of lines and read dimensions.
- Students demonstrate an ability to read and interpret architectural renderings and describe the significance of architectural drawings, specifications, and contracts in the construction industry.
- Students explain the requirements for obtaining a building permit and the duties of a building inspector and define and explain the purpose of building codes and zoning laws.
- Students apply the process of site selection and preparation, demonstrating their understanding of interpreting plans by using a transit to layout a building.
Foundations and Floor Framing
- Students read their foundation plan and create a scale model of the structure. Using wood cut to scale, students layout and build the footings for the foundation and posts.
- Students continue their scale model and build a foundation wall on top of the footings, use scale lumber to build a girder and posts, and layout and install floor joists.
Wall Framing and Ceiling Framing
- Using their building plans, students layout all wall locations and the plates of each exterior wall. They indicate the location of center studs, corners, intersections, and openings.
- Students construct all interior walls and partitions.
- Students apply their experience of building the floor and constructing the ceiling.
Hand and Power Tools
- Students are introduced to measuring tools including the various squares, levels, and chalk lines.
- Students are introduced to and practice using various hand tools: chisels, planes, snips, knives, handsaws, coping saws, hack saws, and wallboard saws.
- Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to use portable and stationary power tools safely: circular saws, saber saws, drills, routers, table saw, miter saws, band saw, jointer, and drill press.
Building a Real Size Structure
- Students build a materials list and research current material prices, calculating a final cost for project materials. They plan, layout, and construct the structure’s floor, applying their knowledge of laying out walls to frame a real structure.
- Students apply the sheathing and exterior finish and apply roofing materials to their structure.
- Students learn about the properties of Gypsum board and practice applying it to ceilings and walls.
- Students identify different types of moldings and how they are used, cut, and applied and demonstrate their knowledge and application.
- Students explain the features of e different styles and shapes of door and window casings.
Window and Doors
Early College Advanced Manufacturing (ECAMP) Pathway at Goodwin University
- In a part-day program offered through Goodwin University, ECAMP serves students in grades 11-12 in a structured academic progression, focusing on advanced manufacturing courses.
- Available courses include Introduction to Manufacturing, Principles in Manufacturing Mathematics, and Technical Drawings and Specifications.
- Structure and Motion of Robots
- Sensors and Systems Model
- Programming Control Structures
- Parallel Tasking
- Design, Trade Offs, and Optimization
Structure and Motion of Robots
- Students use NXC programming language to write programs for their robots to follow using appropriate algorithms and syntax. They select an appropriate gear ratio and tire type for a given task and calculate the average speed for a robot along with its acceleration.
- Students differentiate torque, power, and RPM.
Sensors and Systems Model
Programming Control Structures
- Students write NXC programs that use correct syntax and control structures and use series and parallel tasks in programming.
- Students use functions and macros to simplify NXT code and describe and apply the usage of mutex variables.
- Students describe and explain the usage of closed-loop programs, semi-open loop programs, and open-loop programs.
- Students design and implement alternative traction methods on their robots such as using continuous tracks in lieu of wheels.
- They describe the function of a differential and the difference between underdrive and overdrive gear ratios.
- They use the NXT built in Bluetooth technology to develop remote control robots and develop programs that can drive other programs or chain their functionality completely.
- Students calculate projectile motion and differentiate potential and kinetic energy.
Design, Trade Offs, and Optimization
Video Production I
- Production Jobs and Creative Treatments
- Editing, Storyboarding, Composition, and Scripting
- Sound Design, Video, and Audio Formats
- Scheduling, Pre-Production, and Production
- Copyright, Ethics, Set Construction, and Lighting
Production Jobs and Creative Treatments
Editing, Storyboarding, Composition, and Scripting
- Students practice converting a series of clips into understandable movies. They learn to create a properly formatted storyboard from a wide variety of sources.
- Students practice composing images with video cameras that meet set requirements and develop their own screenplays using correct standard formats.
Sound Design, Video, and Audio Formats
Scheduling, Pre-Production, and Production
Copyright, Ethics, Set Construction, and Lighting
- Students study U. S. copyright laws and their applications; they learn about fair use and the ways it meets the needs of a typical educational institution.
- Students study what ethics control what can be shot and televised and how to obtain releases, clearances, and permits for shooting in some locations.
- Students identify the techniques involved in set design and lighting.
Wood Technology I
Hand Tools and Safety
- Students learn how woodworkers interpret blueprints. They identify the tools for cuts and operations and the purposes of different types of hand saws and chisels.
- Students identify the different types and purposes of sanding operations and the ways to prepare a woodworking project for different types of finishes.
Intro to Power Tools
Basic Furniture Construction
Patterns and Grids
Wood Technology II
- Miter Joint Construction
- Casework and Cabinet Construction
- Mortise and Tenon Joint
- Resawing and Detail Work
Miter Joint Construction
Casework and Cabinet Construction
Mortise and Tenon Joint
Resawing and Detail Work
Wood Technology III
Project Development and Manufacturing a Product:
- Students develop a project from start to finish, describing and demonstrating the process for interpreting technical drawing, preparing a cutlist, and developing a procedure for building.
- Students cut their parts and complete the assembly and finishing process.