• Automotive Technology

    T235 Automotive Technology 1
    Auto Technology 1 covers theory of operation and care of the basic components of the modern automobile. Areas of study include engines and engine systems, brakes, and suspensions. Hands-on activities consist of working with actual automotive parts and work on live cars. This course is a prerequisite for T336 Auto Technology 2 and stresses entry level job skills. It is recommended for students interested in becoming an automotive technician, as well as for those who wish to learn basic automotive repair for personal use.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teachers: Mr. Kroll and Mr. Macnider

    T336 Automotive Technology 2
    Auto Technology 2 deals with testing, adjustment, repair and replacement of various components of the automobile. Students study troubleshooting and the use of test equipment including engine analyzers, computer scanners, pressure testers, and emission analyzers. They gain experience in engine mechanical diagnosis and servicing, fuel injection and emission control service, electrical testing, brake repair, alignment, transmission work, and air conditioning service.
    Time will be split between classroom and lab activities. Students may bring vehicles into the lab for maintenance, testing, and repair when related to planned class activities.
    This course offers dual credit through Triton College in River Grove.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T235 Auto Technology 1

    LEVEL: 3, 4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teachers: Mr. Ligman and Mr. Kroll

    T437 NATEF Automotive Independent Study 3
    The Township High School District 211 Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF certification helps prepare students for post-secondary education, the workplace, and for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) exams. This course allows students who are interested in a career in automotive repair and maintenance to gain additional knowledge and experience in an area or areas of particular interest. Each student, with the help and supervision of the instructor, will work to complete NATEF tasks in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering. Students working on independent study projects must show personal initiative and self-direction in developing goals and carrying out plans. Students will use industry standard research software to troubleshoot and service vehicles.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's approval and successful completion of T336 Auto Technology 2.

    LEVEL: 4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit or One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Ligman

    T487 NATEF Automotive Independent Study 4
    The Township High School District 211 Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF certification helps prepare students for post-secondary education, the workplace, and for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) exams. This course allows students who are interested in a career in automotive repair and maintenance to gain additional knowledge and experience in an area or areas of particular interest. Each student, with the help and supervision of the instructor, will work to complete NATEF tasks of increasing degrees of difficulty in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering. Students working on independent study projects must show personal initiative and self-direction in developing goals and carrying out plans. Students will use industry standard research software to troubleshoot and service vehicles.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's approval, successful completion of T336 Auto Technology 2 and concurrently enrolled in T-437 NATEF Automotive Independent Study 3.

    LEVEL: 4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit or One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Ligman

  • Building Construction

    T346 Building Construction
    While participating in the construction of a house, students become familiar with all stages of construction from site preparation to interior finish work. This may include the following skills: carpentry, siding, roofing, drywall, electrical, plumbing, heating, painting and staining, various flooring applications, cabinet installation, and finish trim work. Transportation to the construction site is provided. This course offers dual credit through Harper College.

    PREREQUISITE: T245 Woods Technology is recommended but not required.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One Year - Two Credits

    Teachers: Mr. Stennett and Mr. Walser

    T446 Building Construction Independent Study
    Through this course, students are given the opportunity to participate in a second building construction project, through which they can gain additional expertise in the planning and building of a house. Second-year students are given the opportunity to strengthen areas of weakness and to serve as lead carpenters in areas where they have developed confidence and expertise.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s approval and successful completion of T346 Building Construction.

    LEVEL: 4

    One Year - Two Credits

    Teachers: Mr. Stennett and Mr. Walser

  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

    T166 Computer Aided Drafting and Graphics
    In the T166 course, students will be exposed to three different content areas: engineering, architecture, and animation. Students will be using Autodesk Inventor to learn about engineering drafting in both 2D and 3D environments. Students will create, develop, and test the function of their designs within the engineering software. Students will utilize Chief Architect for the architectural portion of the class in which they will focus on residential floor plan design. Students will learn about traffic flow, the three main areas of a home, proper design of homes, building codes and many other architecture related topics. Finally, in animation students will use Autodesk 3D Studio Max in which they will create animations of their creations they developed in both engineering and architecture. This will include students creating several short length animations. Students who complete T166 with a “B” or higher may be eligible for college credit when completing advanced coursework at Harper College.

    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra or higher.

    Level: 1,2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Schaffer

    T266 Explorations in Architecture and Engineering
    In the T266 course, students will further their knowledge in the three content areas: architecture, engineering, and animation. The first semester will be broken down into a series of 6 week sessions, touching base on each of the three content areas. The engineering session focuses on complex assemblies and specialty views. The architecture session focuses on architectural home styles, the reading of plan sets, and framing. The animation session focuses on continuing students’ ability to model, set cameras, and create more detailed short length animations. During second semester students are able to pursue the field of their choice. During this period students will continue to advance their knowledge working on student-selected large scale projects. Students who complete T266 with a “B” or higher may be eligible for college credit when completing advanced coursework at Harper College.

    PREREQUISITE: Computer Aided Drafting and Graphics T166.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Schaffer

    T366, T466 CAD Drafting Independent Study
    Students who want to further their drafting skills and gain additional experience in industrial related computer aided drafting are encouraged to enroll. Individualized work in selected areas of industrial drafting is planned with the instructor. This is an opportunity for students to become more self-directed in developing skills in an area of their choice.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s approval and successful completion of T266 Explorations in Architecture and Engineering.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit or One Year - One Credit per School Year

    Teacher: Mr. Schaffer

  • Computer Repair

    T273 Computer Repair
    This course is designed for students interested in computer repair. Students will have hands on experience servicing Windows-based computers. Areas of computer study include: construction, disassembly and assembly, installation and configuration of operating systems, modifying and upgrading of circuits, Windows, and utilities. Students will have learning opportunities in the areas of: safety and preventative maintenance, removal and installation of field replaceable units, backing up and restoring files, configuration and utilization of video circuits, Windows, modems, I/O addresses, interrupt request lines, direct memory access, network interface cards, network connections, and the diagnosing/troubleshooting of malfunctioning systems. Completion of this course will prepare students to earn A+ Certification.

    PREREQUISITE: M117 Algebra or equivalent.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Not available during the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Electronics Technology

    T174 Electronics Technology 1
    This course is designed for students interested in electronics technology, digital communications, audio technology, industrial technology applications, and electronic design. Students will study safety, basic components and symbols, electrical fundamentals, instrumentation, circuit analysis, semiconductor applications, and digital technology. Students will assemble and analyze electronic circuits including power supplies, oscillators, amplifiers, and digital circuits. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and teamwork in a lab environment. Students who complete T174 with a “B” or higher may be eligible for college credit when completing advanced coursework at Harper College.

    LEVEL: 1,2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

    T276 Electronics Technology 2
    Students will become familiar with analyzing, aligning, troubleshooting, and servicing most common types of electronic circuits. They will study areas of electronics such as amplification, solid-state circuitry, digital circuitry, FM stereo, and basic problem solving techniques. Students will build advanced projects and analyze and evaluate a variety of laboratory experiments. Emphasis is on the theory of electronic circuits and a systematic approach to troubleshooting.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T174 Electronics Technology 1 and C or higher in M114 Algebra 1 or instructor’s approval.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

    T377, T477 Electronics Independent Study
    Electronics Independent Study allows students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field to gain additional knowledge and experience. With the instructor as a resource, students may explore areas such as television, industrial circuitry, digital circuitry, and circuit design in-depth. Students must possess a degree of initiative and self-direction. With the assistance of the instructor, they will develop goals and plan activities and projects which can be carried out on their own initiative. Research, experimentation, project construction, and report writing are among appropriate student activities. With the instructor’s approval, planned activities may take place outside of the classroom.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s approval and successful completion of T276 Electronics Technology 2.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit or One Year - One Credit per School Year

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

  • Engineering (Project Lead the Way)

    T202 PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
    The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course, Introduction to Engineering Design is an interdisciplinary study with an emphasis placed on learning the design development process. Students utilize their creativity to collaborate with other students through distance learning projects. In this course students develop the essential skills that engineers rely on everyday such as patent research, working with team members, hand-sketching, and proper engineering documentation with team members. Students apply the Design Process to innovate and invent products in a continuous improvement model. State of the art technology including Autodesk's Inventor, 3D Printing and ShopBot industrial automation, is used to allow students an opportunity to create prototypes and mock-ups of their individual and team solutions.

    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in M217 Geometry or higher.

    LEVEL: 1,2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teachers: Mr. Kroll and Mr. Schaffer

    T302 PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE)
    PLTW Principles of Engineering is the course that follows T202 Introduction to Engineering Design in the Project Lead the Way sequence. This course uses project-based, hands-on experiences to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers. Concepts in this course include communication and documentation, design processes, engineering systems, statics and strength of materials, materials and material testing in engineering, engineering for reliability, and kinematics. This course explores technology systems and manufacturing processes and addresses the social and political consequences of technological change. The applications of physics, trigonometry, and applied sciences are integrated in the course to solve engineering problems. Autodesk Inventor is a computer aided design (CAD) program that will be utilized to assist in completion of projects.

    PREREQUISITE: T202 Introduction to Engineering Design or Department Chair approval.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

    T408/608 PLTW Digital Electronics (DE) - Weighted Credit and Dual Credit through Harper
    This is a year-long course in laboratory electronics. This course covers digital electronics, starting with logic levels, truth tables, gates, flip-flops, registers, and counters. An emphasis is placed on the implementation of interfaces between analog and digital electronics, particularly when controlling and recording the results of typical engineering experiments. Students will make extensive use of Multi-Sim and other engineering software as a means of communication between a computer and external hardware. An independent project of the student’s design will serve as a semester culminating activity. Digital Electronics is a specialization course for those considering careers in computer science, electric engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, as well as other fields of engineering.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T302 PLTW Principles of Engineering or Department Chair approval.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

    T418 PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) - Weighted Credit
    Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students will analyze, design, and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities. While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students will use state of the art software, as used in the industry, to aid in the design process.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T202 PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and T302 Principles of Engineering or Department Chair approval.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Oras

  • Production Technology

    T144 Production Technology
    Production Technology is a lab oriented class in which several materials including wood, metal, and plastic will be used for both custom-made and mass produced products. Students will use a variety of hand and power tools as they learn about modern production technology.

    LEVEL: 1,2,3,4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Walser

  • Small Engines & Power Technology

    T134 Small Engine & Power Technology
    Students will gain an understanding of the operation of piston engines, basic electrical circuits, hydraulic, and pneumatic principles with emphasis on small engine repair. Hands-on experience includes the opportunity to participate in the repair of a variety of small engines.

    LEVEL: 1,2,3,4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Walser

  • Woods Technology

    T245 Woodworking Technology
    Woodworking Technology is designed for the beginning to intermediate student. This one-year course includes instructional units in safety, layout and measurement, equipment and processes, cabinet making, furniture construction, lathe turning, and career/consumer awareness. These hands-on units are geared for preparing students for future courses as well as helpful household knowledge of wood working procedures. Project material fees are required and vary with the various project selections.

    LEVEL: 2,3,4

    One Year - One Credit

    Teacher: Mr. Walser

    T347, T447 Woodworking Technology Independent Study
    These courses will allow students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of woodworking to gain additional knowledge and experience in an area of particular interest. With the help and supervision of the instructor, students explore in-depth such areas as cabinet making, building construction, wood technology, laminating, and bending or other related areas.
    Students working on independent study projects must show personal initiative and self-direction in developing goals and carrying out plans. Research, experimentation, project construction and report writing are among appropriate student activities. With the instructor’s approval, planned activities may take place outside of the classroom.

    PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s approval and successful completion of T245 Wood Technology.

    LEVEL: 3,4

    One-Half Year - One-Half Credit or One Year - One Credit per School Year

    Teacher: Mr. Walser

  • Applied Tech Course Sequence

    Applied Technology Course Flow Chart

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