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ELECTRONICS, ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS (For Fall 2019) COURSES

ELECTRONICS AND ROBOTICS 9

Electronics and Robotics 9 is an introductory-level course for students interested in learning about electronics and robotics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Electronics and Robotics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

uses of electronics and robotics

components of an electric circuit

ways in which various electrical components affect the path of electricity

Ohm's law

platforms for PCB (printed circuit board) production

basic robot behaviours using input/output devices, movement and sensor-based responses, and microcontrollers

mechanical devices for the transfer of mechanical energy

mechanical advantage and power efficiency, including friction, force, and torque

robotics coding

various platforms for robotics programming

 

ELECTRONICS AND ROBOTICS 10  

Electronics and Robotics 10 is a novice-level course for students interested in learning about electronics and robotics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Electronics and Robotics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

Ohm’s law

electrical theory using parallel and series circuits

breadboard circuitry

production of simple circuits from schematic drawings

measurement using diagnostic and testing instruments

function and application of components

construction sequences involved in making a working circuit

function and use of hand tools and operation of stationary equipment

cases for enclosing a circuit

sequences involved in making a functional robot

robot elements

block-based coding or logic-based programming for robotics

programming platforms for robotics

flow charts related to robotics behavior

 

ELECTRONICS 11

Electronics 11 is an intermediate-level course for students interested in learning about electronics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Electronics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

Watt’s Law

circuit board manufacturing processes

potential electrical hazards

measurement using advanced diagnostic and testing instruments

use of resistors and resistor colour code

function and application of common electronic components

schematic diagrams

operation and application of circuits

purpose and operation of microcontrollers/microprocessors

strategies for isolating problems and implementing solutions in circuit construction

 

ELECTRONICS 12

Electronics 12 is a senior-level course for students interested in learning about electronics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Electronics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

Kirchoff's law and rules

functions of logic gates and devices

potential long-term health consequences associated with exposure to chemicals used in electronics

testing equipment for measurement and comparison of expected values

computer software for designing printed circuits

circuits for analog systems

circuits for digital systems

 

uses of microcontrollers

alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuit comparison and analysis

electromagnetic induction as it relates to motors, electrical generation, and distribution

standard layout and symbols for wiring and schematic diagrams

interpretation of schematic drawings

use of fibre optics in communication

 

ELECTRONICS 12: ANALOG SYSTEMS

This course is open to both grade 11 and 12 students.  This is an advanced level course for students interested in gaining more knowledge and "hands on" experience with analog systems and related areas.  Electronics AS 12 students choose the projects they build.  Past project examples are:  FM Transmitter and Car Alarm.  Major areas of study include:  health and safety, careers and society, tools and equipment, analog concepts, project design and production.

ELECTRONICS 12: DIGITAL SYSTEMS

This course is open to both grade 11 and 12 students.  This is an advanced level course for students interested in gaining more knowledge and "hands on" experience with digital systems and related areas.  Electronics DS 12 students choose the projects they build.  Past project examples are:  Digital Dice and Programmable LED Display.  Major areas of study include:  health and safety, careers and society, tools and equipment, digital concepts, project design and production.

ROBOTICS 11  (Available for FALL 2019)

Robotics 11 is an intermediate-level course for students interested in learning about robotics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Robotics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

interaction of robotic subsystems

how structure and power relate to motion

how sensors and control relate to logic

friction and traction

power and torque

developments in robotic technology

robotic technologies in the community

similarities and differences between radio-controlled and autonomous robots

programming related to microcontrollers

ROBOTICS 12

Robotics 12 is a senior-level course for students interested in learning about robotics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Robotics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

sensors

robotic technologies in industry, research, and education

syntax language related to robotics

flow charts, hierarchy charts, and data sheets with standard symbols

feedback loops

communication protocols

battery technology

wireless communication options

wiring and cabling

MECHATRONICS 12  (Available for Fall 2019)

Mechatronics 12 is a senior-level course for students interested in learning about mechatronics. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Mechatronics Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

mechanical systems

alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electronic systems

electromechanics

computer control systems

drafting, drawing, and design using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

programmable logic controllers, processors, and microcontrollers

displays, interfaces, and instrumentation

hydraulic and pneumatic systems

repeatability and load capacity

industrial applications of mechatronics 

 

POWER TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COURSES

POWER TECHNOLOGY 9

Power Technology 9 is an introductory-level course for students interested in learning about power technology. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Power Technology will benefit from this course.  Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

energy transmission and applications

efficiency, including energy loss in the form of thermal energy

thermodynamics

types of fuels and methods of converting fuels to mechanical energy

alternative energy sources

small engine systems

mechanical measurement devices

power technology hand tools

effects of forces on devices

manuals as information sources

POWER TECHNOLOGY 10

Power Technology 10 is a novice-level course for students interested in learning about power technology. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Power Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

internal and external combustion

components of a combustion engine

non-fuel power systems

disassembly and assembly sequences

engine terminology

lubrication and antifriction

hydraulic and pneumatic systems

transfer and conversion of energy

hand tools and power tools specific to

mechanical repair and maintenance

torques and tolerances for specific operations

fasteners and fittings

energy transmission and conversion systems

technologies that reduce energy use and waste

historical and potential future impact of energy, power, and transportation systems on society and the environment

alternate energy sources

CAR CARE 11

This is a general interest course directed towards anyone who knows nothing about cars.  This course will deal with the basic maintenance and minor repairs of your car.  It is of special interest to those people who are thinking about purchasing a car.  The details involved with purchasing a car as well as the Graduated Licensing Program will be covered in class.  If you have a vehicle already, you will have the opportunity to work on your own vehicle as well as others.  You will feel more confident at maintaining your vehicle and more at ease when you are talking to your service technician if you know something about cars.

Major content areas are:

Vehicle Ownership

Maintenance Practices

Power Train

Body and Chassis

Electrical and Electronic Systems

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 11

Automotive Technology 11 is a novice-level course for students interested in learning how to maintain and repair an automobile. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Automotive Technology will benefit from this course. Much of the course will involve “hands on” practice related to automobile repair and maintenance and major content areas. You will have the opportunity to work on your own vehicle as well as others.

Major content areas are:

social, legal, and ethical responsibilities associated with vehicle operation

use of technical information and manuals for the purpose of diagnostics and repair

automotive tools and equipment

lifting equipment and procedures

chassis and body

engine diagnostic support systems

emerging and alternative energy sources used to power automotive vehicles

fundamentals of engine operation

vehicle systems

vehicle safety systems

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12

Automotive Technology 12 is an intermediate-level course for students interested in learning how to maintain and repair an automobile. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Automotive Technology will benefit from this course. Much of the course will involve “hands on” practice related to automobile repair and maintenance and major content areas. You will have the opportunity to work on your own vehicle as well as others.

Major content areas are:

vehicle inspection standards

advanced automotive tools and equipment

engine and vehicle modifications

vehicle diagnostic and assessment methods

transmission and gearing functions

electrical and control systems

mechanical systems

fuel systems

serviceability, overhaul, and repair

 

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN 12

Engine and Drive Train 12 is a senior-level course for students interested in gaining more knowledge and hands on experience with automotive engines, drive trains and related areas. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Automotive Technology will benefit from this course. Much of the course will involve “hands on” practice related to automobile engines and drive trains and major content areas. You will have the opportunity to work on your own vehicle as well as others.

Major content areas are:

valve timing, operation, and adjustment 

compression ratios

ignition timing and adjustment

intake and exhaust performance, enhancement and fabrication

fuel systems

braking systems

automatic and manual transmissions

wheel size, specification, and function

suspension systems

correlation between performance enhancements and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts

engine-related diagnostic equipment

hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles

METALWORK COURSES

METALWORK 9

Metalwork 9 is an introductory-level course for students interested in learning about metalwork. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Metalwork Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

basic metallurgy

range of uses of metalwork

welding

fabrication techniques and processes using hand tools and stationary equipment

foundry processes, including creating patterns and moulds, and casting

recycling and repurposing of materials

 

METALWORK 10 –

Metalwork 10 is a novice-level course for students interested in learning about metalwork. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Metalwork Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

proper storage and organization of tools and equipment

selection of metal for size, shape, and finish

common gauges of metal

spark and file test to identify ferrous carbon content

start-up, shutdown, and handling procedures for compressed gas cylinders

precision measurement

cutting threads 

mechanical fasteners and fastening methods

methods for laying out, forming, and joining metal

precision grinding

computer numerical control (CNC) applications

reading and preparing drawings, plans, and cutting lists

METALWORK 11

Metalwork 11 is an intermediate-level course for students interested in learning about metalwork. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Metalwork Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

use of orthographic and pictorial drawings 

measuring instruments

tables and charts for tolerancing and machining

operation of stationary power equipment in the processing of material

operation of stationary non-power equipment in the processing of material

ways to size and lay out metal

types of metals and alloys and their characteristics

selection of metal type, size, structural shape, and finish for specific applications

ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their applications

heat treatment

gas welding and gas cutting

common mechanical fastening methods

forging and foundry

 

METALWORK 12

Metalwork 12 is a senior-level course for students interested in learning about metalwork. Students interested in acquiring skills and knowledge for post-secondary pursuits related to Metalwork Technology will benefit from this course.

Much of the course will involve “hands on” designing and building of projects related to the major content areas.

Major content areas are:

operation of oxygen-acetylene equipment for welding, brazing, and cutting

casting methods

incorporation of non-metal-related material in metalwork products

finishing purposes and processes

metal selection for specific applications

sequence of steps when working with powered and non-powered equipment

dimensional tolerance

operation, maintenance, and adjustment of stationary powered and non-powered equipment

areas of metal specialization

DRAFTING AND ENGINEERING COURSES

DRAFTING 10         

Drafting is technical drawing which communicates all details required to make manufactured products - from iPods to industrial structures, homes to hotels.  Drafting applies directly to careers in engineering, architecture, and interior design.  You will learn to do technical drawings on computers.  Students will learn to use a 3-D printer which can quickly make design ideas into usable objects.   

DRAFTING AND DESIGN 11

Prerequisite:  Drafting 10 or teacher's permission

This course will introduce new students to technical drawing as well as building on drafting skills acquired in Drafting 10.  You will learn computer drafting skills that can be applied to the fields of architecture, engineering, and manufacturing.  Drafting is truly an international "language" which is understood by designers and builders around the world.  The course will include mechanical and architectural drafting.  You will design a two story house and make a 3-D model of it. Students will learn to use a 3-D printer which can quickly make design ideas into usable objects.  

DRAFTING AND DESIGN 12

Prerequisite:  Drafting & Design 11

This advanced design course builds on skills learned in Drafting 11 and allows students to direct their design energy to match their areas of interest:  mechanical, product designs, architectural or interior design. Computers will be the primary design tool and students have the opportunity to make 3-D models of some of their designs by using computer controlled machines (CNC router and lathe).  Hand-made models of house designs and interior designs are included in other options to match students' areas of design interest.  Students will learn to use a 3-D printer which can quickly make design ideas into usable objects.

BA ENGINEERING 11                    

Thinking of going into Engineering at university?  It is an exciting career that demands the most of your mind and hands.  Engineering involves hands-on problem solving.  Engineering 11 provides you the opportunity to apply your Science knowledge to practical projects that demand problem solving skills and manipulating various materials with machine and hand tools.  You may work on practical assignments in Physics (bridge and catapult construction) and build group projects for competitions like the UBC Physics Olympics and Kwantlen Polytechnic University Science Challenge.  Check out the following links to see examples of things the class can be involved in.  This course will count as Applied Skills credits for graduation.  Check out the following:  YouTube:  search: "UBC Physics Olympics", "Kwantlen Science Challenge", "radio controlled sailboats", "radio controlled glider planes", "model bridge building", "destructive materials testing".  (Also:  www.strandbeest.com). 

BA ENGINEERING 12                 

Hands-on, minds-on!  Developed for Grade 11 and 12 students, Design and Engineering Technology 12 is an excellent course for students who like to put their own ideas to work.  Design and Engineering Technology 12 provides students an opportunity to apply and expand their academic knowledge and related hands-on skills.  Students work on their own, in pairs and in groups to overcome challenging design problems using a wide variety of tools and materials.  hands-on activities focus on real-world problem-solving through researching, designing, engineering and building prototype solutions.  Students will develop personal skills, learn hand and machine skills, research and information technology skills, design processes and basic engineering principles.

Personal Skills - integrating core knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, life and career skills

Workroom Practices - safety, practices and procedures, tools and materials

Research - global awareness, economic, civic, health and environmental literacy, information, media and technology skills

Design - creativity and innovation, ideation sketching, drafting techniques, detailed drawings, scale models, pictorial and orthographic drawings, prototypes

Engineering - support structures, levers and mechanical advantage, mechanical systems, pneumatics and hydraulics, electrical systems.

WOODWORKING COURSES

WOODWORK 9          

This is an introductory woodworking course.  It is designed to enable both girls and boys to develop confidence in the safe use of the basic hand and machine tools.  Projects can include small toys, ornaments and decorations, boxes and frames.  Some plastics may be introduced as well.  This course will place an emphasis on fun, safety and pride in workmanship.  Woodwork offers a chance to learn valuable lifelong skills while making several worthwhile projects

WOODWORK 10    

This is a "hands-on" course of learning-by-doing.  Students will design and build projects which they can take home.  They will learn to use all the machinery in the woodshop while making a table, and other projects of their choice.  Students will be introduced to computer controlled machines.  Marks are based on the students' completion of practical work.  Projects include:  a bed-side table, CD rack, skateboard, chair to fit in your locker, name plate, puzzles and games.

CARPENTRY & JOINERY 11

Prerequisite:  Woodworking 10 or teacher's recommendation

This “hands-on” course focuses on the use of most machinery in the woodshop.  Students who have taken Woodwork 9/10 will learn advanced procedures on machines.  Students will build a piece of furniture and will be able to design and build other projects of their choice.  Students will be introduced to computer controlled machines.  Marks are based on students’ practical work.

CARPENTRY & JOINERY 12          

Prerequisite:  Carpentry & Joinery 11

This is a general woodworking skills course which builds upon the skills learned in Grade 11.  The skills learned in this course are directly applicable to either the carpentry or joinery trades.  Students will be able to choose projects within their personal abilities and budgets.

CARPENTRY & JOINERY 12:  FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

Prerequisite:   Carpentry & Joinery 11          

This senior course focuses on producing quality, solid wood furniture.  Students will learn advanced joinery techniques while making furniture of their choice.  Larger projects will require students to pay for the cost of materials.