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Technology

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Robotics 1

Course #: CT755SSAA, CT755SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1.0 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course is a fun, hands-on introductory course in robotics and automated design. Engineering concepts like closed and open loop programming, mechanical systems, automated feedback, motion physics, and energy management will be learned through hands on, real world projects and activities. Students will have the opportunity to construct, test, and improve multiple robotic devices of their own design through classroom competitions and activities. In addition, students will gain skills in teamwork, collaborative group design, effective communication, and leadership. Students will be given opportunities to apply what they are learning in class by participating in local and regional robotics competitions. Robotics is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Robotics 2, 3 or 4: Drones and VEX Competition

Course #: CT757SSA, CT761SSA, CT762SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Completion Robotics 1, 2 or 3

Robotics is a fast growing, cutting edge field that promises to change every aspect of our lives. This course is challenges students to push their robotic understanding to the next

level. Students will have the opportunity to construct, test, and improve multiple robotic devices of their own design in preparation for the international VEX Robotics competition. Teams will compete for the honor of representing RVHS at regional VEX events. In addition, students will learn about Drone/UAV technology. Students will learn to construct, maintain, and fly drone aircraft, and perform flights for specific projects based upon community, school, and personal needs. Robotics II is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Aircraft Design 1: RC Planes, Rockets and Piloting

Course #: CT732SSAA, CT732SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1.0 credit/ SA

Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will design, construct actual scale RC aircraft and model rockets while learning flight skills and concepts.  This course provides students with an exciting, hands-on introduction to the design, engineering, construction and flight of aircraft.  Students will learn about aerodynamics, flight systems, astronautics, space travel, aerospace materials, and flight systems engineering and design. Students apply scientific and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, and improve systems in different aerospace environments

Electrical Vehicle Design 1

Course #: CT750SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Help bring green transportation to Redmond! In this course, students will construct a road-ready electric vehicle while learning about renewable energy and green vehicle designs. Engineering concepts such as mechanical design, transmissions, energy transfer, power storage, solar energy, controller programming and vehicle optimization will be explored through group activities and projects in the RVHS hands-on lab. In addition, students will gain skills in teamwork, collaborative group design, effective communication, and leadership. Students will be given opportunities to apply what they are learning in class by participating in local and regional electric vehicle competitions. Electric Vehicle Engineering and Design is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the RVHS engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Electrical Vehicle Design 2, 3, 4

Course #: CT751SSA, CT752SSA, CT753SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 910, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Electric Vehicle 1, 2 or 3

Help bring green transportation to Redmond! In this course, students will construct a road-ready electric vehicle while learning about renewable energy and green vehicle designs. Engineering concepts such as mechanical design, transmissions, energy transfer, power storage, solar energy, controller programming and vehicle optimization will be explored through group activities and projects in the RVHS hands-on lab. In addition, students will gain skills in teamwork, collaborative group design, effective communication, and leadership. Students will be given opportunities to apply what they are learning in class by participating in local and regional electric vehicle competitions. Electric Vehicle Engineering and Design is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the RVHS engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Computer Aided Design 1

Course #: CT740SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Computer-aided drawing is the most powerful tool for communicating creative, innovative ideas to other people. The Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) course will give you the skills necessary to expand your great ideas into products that can be manufactured and marketed. As you learn about various aspects of technology, technical design and engineering, you will get to apply what you learn through various activities, projects, and real-world problems. In addition, you will learn how to use AutoDesk Inventor–an amazing state-of-the-art 3-D design software package used in industry– to help bring your creative design solutions to life. Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the Project Lead The Way® program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems. This course is also an extension of the Gateway to Technology program.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) 2, 3: CNC, Laser & 3D Printing

Course #: CT256SSA, CT257SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Computer Aided Design 1 or 2

Computer-aided drawing is the most powerful tool for communicating creative, innovative ideas to other people. In this course, students who have successfully completed Intro to Drafting will continue to extend their understanding of CAD design by creating complex designs to real world problems. Students will use cutting edge technology such as CNC routing, Laser cutting and engraving, and 3D printing tools to create prototypes of their designs. Students will also design and create projects of their own interest. Final projects will include a service learning component where students will create and manufacture a design for someone in the Redmond community.

Design Technology 1

Course #: CT745SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Do you ever wonder how things work? Have you thought of ways to make things you use every day work even better? Do you enjoy using your creativity to solve interesting problems? The Introduction to Design Technology course gives you the opportunity to explore, create and test your greatest ideas for solving real world problems. You will use cutting edge technology to learn about how and why things work, and then you will work with other students to make those things work better! The majority of this course is hands-on projects, which includes working with robotics, computers, design software, recycled materials and various tools. Each project will give you a chance to put into practice the best problem-solving methods and skills used by designers and engineers around the world.
In addition, you will become certified to use the RVHS Hands-On Lab! This certification is necessary in order to be able to take many of the advanced engineering and design classes offered at RVHS, including aircraft design, electric vehicle design, and the advanced engineering capstone.
Introduction to Design Technology is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the Project Lead The Way® program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems. This course is also an extension of the Gateway to Technology program.

CN Computer Programming 1/CS 195 Web Design 1

Course #: CT742SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

College Credit: COCC 4 credits, $60

This course gives you the opportunity to explore computer programming and software design through the
languages of HTML, CSS, MYSQL, PHP and Javascript. As you learn the fundamentals of each language, you
will get to use each language to create elements of your own website. At the conclusion of this course, you will
have created your own custom, content-specific, “rich”, database driven website, and have the skills to explore
and use other computer languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Flash, etc.
Programming I is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the engineering program that let you
explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Web Design 2, 3, 4

Course #: CT758SSA, CT759SSA, CT760SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimesters/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Programming 1, 2 or 3

Designed for students who love programming, this course introduces the process behind the development of rich web applications (apps) using the languages of HTML, CSS, MYSQL, PHP and Javascript.  Students will create fantastic applications that work across all platforms, are responsive, and user-oriented.   Students will work with application backend databases, and develop methods for database management.  In addition, students will apply OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) concepts to streamline application flow.  

At the completion of this course, students will be able to successfully program web applications in a commercial environment.

Video Game Design 1

Course #: CT503SSAA, CT503SSAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1.0 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Video Game Design 1 is a two trimester course that introduces you to incredible world of video game creation. Using professional programs like Adobe Illustrator and Animate, as well as Blender and the Unity Game Engine, you will build introductory games with your own custom graphics, then graduate to more complex systems including physics engines, platformers, and iOS games. The class has no prerequisites, but does require an understanding of math, and also requires a commitment to push yourself to create. This is not a class for playing games that already exist, it’s all about designing great games that everyone can enjoy! By the end of the course, you will have designed, created, and tested several of your own games. In addition, you will deploy your games to the web so that you and your friends can play them on almost any platform.

CTE Mentorship Engineering Technology 1, 2, 3, 4

Course #: CT333SEl, CT334SEL, CT335SEL, CT336SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the introductory technology, engineering or design classes at Ridgeview (CAD, Robotics, Computer Programming, etc) the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.

Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.

Teacher approval is required.

Engineering Technology Projects 1, 2, 3, 4

Course #: CT344SELA, CT344SELB, CT344SELC

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

This series of courses are the capstone engineering, design and technology courses for the RTEC (Raven Technology, Engineering and Communications) program. During these courses, students will have the opportunity to research a real world problem of their own interest, then carry out the full engineering design process to create a marketable prototype of their solution. Areas of research could include – but are not limited to – robotics, electric vehicles, aeronautics, computer programming, electronic products, green technology, natural resources, etc. Using cutting edge equipment and software, students will create full professional drawings for their design, manufacture their design, test the design under real world conditions, and make improvements to the design. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to apply for an official pre-patent for their design through the U.S. Patent office.

In addition, students will learn personal and professional communications skills, presentation skills, project management and organizational techniques. Students will team with professionals in our community for mentoring, guidance, funding, and evaluation.

Each course will be guided by the following types of projects:

I: Beginning projects, home/individual solutions
II: Intermediate projects, solutions for others
III: Advanced projects, solutions for local businesses
IV: Professional/Entrepreneurial , solutions for larger problems or original designs

Note: These courses will require students to work independently, and may include traveling off campus during school hours in order to meet with community members, acquire materials, and conduct research. If this is necessary, the student must provide their own transportation.

Work Experience: Manufacturing & Engineering

Course #: CT934SELA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester 90 hrs/.5 credit/ Elective

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

Work experience consists of an internship experience or a preexisting job that integrates work site experiences with academic learning and career development in a work-based experience. It is an opportunity to gain employment skills while connecting work with learning at school. To qualify as a school-to-work experience, duties of employed students usually must be planned specifically to ensure work-based learning is meaningful. It involves a contract between the student, employer, and the school.

CTE Pathways Exploration

Course #: CT702SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

Exploration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) helps students identify and evaluate personal goals, priorities, aptitudes, and interests with the goal of helping them make informed decisions about future CTE course choices. This course exposes students to various sources of information on career and training options and may also assist them in developing job search and employability skills.

This course will also cover school orientation providing students with an introduction to the culture of their school so that they understand staff expectations and the school’s structure and conventions.  Students will be introduced to several organizational and study skills appropriate for high school and college.