INTERACTIVE DESIGN2.5 Credits, Grades 9-12
Explore basic principles of design while applying your learning in the areas of computer animation, household technology, engineering, and electronics. This hands-on course will exercise your problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the context of 21st century technology.
CODE # 08400XARCHITECTURE I 5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Learn about residential construction methods and design fundamentals by drawing residential plans, constructing models/prototypes, and presenting and defending your design solutions. Students interested in pursuing architecture, interior design, the building trades, and/or real estate sales will find this course beneficial.
CODE # 086600HONORS ARCHITECTURE II5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Architecture I
Honors Architecture II is a one year, five-credit course designed for students who may be considering post secondary educational programs or employment in related areas. This course provides a review of basic construction methods and design fundamentals. The students will gain advanced understanding of preparing floor plans, renderings, and elevations using traditional, as well as computer-aided design (CAD) methods. The students develop and create residential and commercial plans along with constructing models/prototypes. This course will enhance the students’ awareness of various facets within the architectural field including construction techniques, historical perspectives, landscape design, architectural styles, building codes, and structural design. Skills in communication, presentations, mathematics, science, leadership, teamwork, and problem solving are reinforced. Students will prepare a portfolio to present their architectural skills and designs in a professional, efficient, and accurate manner.
CODE # 086750AUTOMOTIVE I 5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Explore the fundamentals of the automobile or light truck. Students use automotive tools and equipment to study and learn about the basic systems, general maintenance, and consumer information related to ownership and operation of a motor vehicle. (Offered only at Manalapan and Freehold Twp)
CODE # 083200AUTOMOTIVE II 5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Automotive I
Gain advanced experiences in auto technology and related job opportunities by mastering the use of computer diagnostic equipment. Problem solving and critical thinking are used to troubleshoot basic vehicle systems and learn about the different computer systems used in modern vehicles. (Offered only at Manalapan and Freehold Township)
CODE # 083400INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Introduction to Woodworking is designed as a basic exploratory woodworking course. Students learn craftsmanship through established industry standards including the latest technological techniques. The students experience the use of all available hand tools in addition to basic machinery and operations. The properties of wood, construction methods, and finishing procedures are the fundamental units of study. All technical skills, woodworking techniques, consumer knowledge, environmentally sound practices, and safety regulations act as the foundational basis for post-secondary education and/or employment.
(Offered only at Freehold Twp and Marlboro)
CODE # 081200CABINETMAKING AND FURNITURE DESIGN 5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking Technology
The Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design course provides the opportunity to study and investigate the principles of cabinetry and furniture design. Students learn craftsmanship through established industry standards including the latest technological techniques. Students implement lessons in advanced machine operations, joinery, cabinet construction, and finishing. Each student will complete selected exercises, construct an heirloom project, and study mass-production techniques. Students have the opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills learned in post-secondary/vocational education. All skills, techniques, consumer knowledge, environmentally sound practices, and safety regulations act as the foundational basis for post-secondary education and/or employment.
(Offered only at Freehold Twp and Marlboro)
CODE # 081600ADVANCED CABINETMAKING 5 Credits, Grades 11 - 12
Prerequisite: Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design
Expand knowledge of the cabinetmaking field by learning advanced furniture manufacturing processes and the techniques used in designing and constructing kitchen cabinets, vanities, and built-ins. During the first semester, students participate in individual and group projects. The second semester focuses on development and completion of an elaborate mass-production project.
(Offered only at Freehold Twp and Marlboro)
CODE # 081800HONORS CAD/D II5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: CAD/D I
Learn advanced CAD/D functions (solids, wiring, layering, and animation) consistent with post-secondary institutions and industry. Students wishing to pursue college degrees or a license in engineering or architecture should take this course.
CODE # 086550DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN I 5 Credits, Grades 9-12
This course is an introductory course designed to provide students with a unique opportunity of integrating the latest trends in multimedia computer graphics and photography. Students will create a variety of products, prototypes and visual presentations. Students will become familiar with techniques and skills gaining hands-on experience which will allow them to experience a variety of multi-media software within this industry. Final publications will be produced electronically as comprehensive presentations, as mechanicals for reproduction and for portfolio presentation. Exploration in various applications of digital photography will also be introduced.
CODE # 082800DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN II5 Credits, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Media and Photographic Design I
This course will cover computer design issues focusing on digital communication tools and various multi-media applications. Projects will incorporate skills in paper engineering, digital multimedia production, digital video, computer illustration, animation, computer internet exploration, website design, and digital photography. The target is to develop professional skills in our students which will be evident in their digital multimedia and photographic design portfolios.
CODE # 082810ELECTRONICS I 5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Electronics I is designed to be a full year introductory course for students who wish to further understand how their world is shaped by electricity and the electronic devices that surround them. The course blends electronic concepts and theory with practical hands on activities. Students will learn about safe practices concerning electronics, basic circuits and components, reading and interpretation of schematic diagrams, testing of electronic circuits and devices, construction of analog and digital electronic circuits, robotic applications as well as possible career directions.
CODE # 085200
5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
In Engineering Graphics I, students will master traditional drafting and sketching techniques in addition to learning to use industry-standard CAD (computer-aided design) software. Students will be tasked with designing solutions to real-world problems. These designs will be brought to life as models via 3D printing and laser engraving. Students will explore ergonomic design, industrial design, and product redesign throughout the course.
CODE # 080600
5 credits, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Engineering Graphics I
In Honors Engineering Graphics II, students will master advanced traditional drafting techniques in addition to learning advanced functions within industry-standard CAD (computer-aided design) software. Students will be tasked with designing solutions to real-world problems with emphasis placed on working drawings that show the use of revolutions, auxiliary views, section views, assemblies, and fastening devices. These designs will be brought to life as models via advanced rapid prototyping such as 3D printing and laser engraving. Students will explore ergonomic design, industrial design, and product redesign throughout the course. Students wishing to pursue college degrees or a license in engineering or architecture should take this course.
HONORS ELECTRONICS II5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Electronics I
Honors Electronics II is designed for the student who has a fundamental knowledge of basic electricity/electronics and desires to further his/her appreciation, knowledge and understanding of becoming technologically literate. The course will include an investigation of the basic concepts of inductance, capacitance, reactance, impedance and resonance. The operation of semiconductor devices will be included. The basic concepts and components common to electronics will be used to explore the function and operation of the three basic electronic circuits-the power supply, amplifier, and oscillator. Included will be the function and operation of electronic test equipment such as oscilloscope, digital meters, signal generator, frequency counter, and various other test equipment as available. Printed circuit techniques, tool/machine operation, soldering, material fabrication and computer assisted software are all included in this course.
CODE # 085450HONORS TECHNICAL DRAWING II 5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Technical Drawing I
This course offers a further study of drafting principles with an emphasis on Computer-Aided-Drafting (CAD) and the development of skills, techniques, and speed in Machine Drawing. Major emphasis is placed on working drawings that show the use of revolutions, auxiliary views, section views, assemblies, fastening devices, and symbols and standards.
CODE # 080850TECHNOLOGY DESIGN LAB I 5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Technology Design Laboratory I is a one year, 5 credit course open to students in grades 9 through 12. During this course the students will acquire and use technological knowledge to solve technological problems using the engineering design process. This course will prepare the students to become a technological thinker and innovator through practical applications of math, science and technology. It provides students with essential core strategies for acquiring and using technological knowledge.
CODE # 080500TECHNOLOGY DESIGN LAB II5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Technology Design Lab I
Students explore advanced areas of technology, such as computer numerical control (CNC) machines, laser light, flight simulation, and virtual reality. Students will research the Internet to study a major project impacting on either the environment, school, community, or home.
CODE # 080510VIDEO EDITING & MEDIA PRODUCTION I 5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
This course will explore the history of television and cinema and the impact they continue to have on our society. Students will write, film and edit their own digital videos including: movie trailers, infomercials, public service announcements, and other short films using up to date filming techniques and digital editing software. Students will learn about possible career paths in the film industry, including videographer and television producer.
CODE # 082900VIDEO EDITING & MEDIA PRODUCTION II5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Video Editing & Media Production I and teacher recommendation
In this course, students will study the impact of social media on society, focusing on personal smart devices. Students will learn advanced editing skills, and special effects techniques such as green screening and computer-generated imagery (CGI). Portfolios and possible career paths in related industries will be explored in detail. Video Editing & Media Production I is a pre-requisite for this course.
CODE # 082910HONORS INNOVATION AND DESIGN 5 Credits, Grades 11 - 12
Prerequisite: Departmental Recommendation
Honors Innovation and Design provides an advanced level course that encompasses student work from all areas of technology education. It offers a project-based and collaborative approach to real-world 21st century challenges. Students in this course will participate in dynamic and competitive activities that emphasize critical and creative thinking. Students will select areas of study that will challenge them to design under specific constraints. This course promotes leadership skills and career awareness.
CODE # 087050
The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. Students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. This course is unique in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the important of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.