Woodbury High School
Introduction to Engineering Design
The major focus of the course is learning how to take an idea through a design process that will eventually be manufactured or produced. As you learn about various aspects of engineering and engineering design will apply what you learn through various activities, projects, and problems. The course covers the following: The Role of an Engineer, The Design Process, Product Design, Product Analysis and Improvement, Designing as an Engineer.
In addition, you will use Inventor, which is a state of the art 3-D design software package from AutoDesk, to help you design solutions to different design projects. Working in teams, you will learn about documenting your solutions, solving problems, and communicating your solutions to other students and members of the professional community of engineering and engineering design.
Civil Engineering & Architecture
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities.
Basic Photography & Graphic Communication
During this course students will learn to use various graphics programs including PhotoShop, PageMaker, and Microsoft Publisher. Students will also learn the technical skills of taking quality pictures to through the use of a 35mm manual camera. After taking the pictures students will learn how to use a dark room to develop the film and enlarge the negatives into photographs.
Digital Video & Animation
In this course, you will learn the most important topics of Adobe Photoshop CS3, Windows Movie maker, Flash and a variety of other software dealing with video and animation techniques. The first application is Adobe Photoshop CS3. You will learn how to work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. You will then focus on using painting tools, working with special layer functions, creating special effects with filters, and enhancing specific selections. These images later on in the class will be developed into assignments in “single frame animation”
Finally, you will learn about adjusting colors, using clipping masks, paths, and shape. As time allows there will be additional assignments in transforming type, liquefying an image, performing image surgery, annotating and automating an image, creating images and animations for the Web, and working with digital video cameras.
This class satisfies a Fine Art graduation standard in Media Arts
Furniture & Cabinet Making
This is an advanced woods class that involves the construction of projects that are chosen by the students and approved by the instructor. The class is Lab based involving the use of hand tools, power hand tools, and the stationary power equipment. You will also learn techniques that include measuring, clamping, gluing, and the assembly of furniture and cabinets as well as other woodworking techniques.
This is an exploratory woodworking class designed to provide students with hands on knowledge about the different aspects of creating a finished product. You will learn how to use hand tools, power hand tools, and the stationary power equipment. You will also learn techniques that include layout, measuring, clamping, gluing, assembly, along with safe shop practices and techniques.
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