Computer Graphics 1 - Section 554Suggested Grade Level 09-12This semester course is a hands-on, project oriented class, which offers a fantastic way to be introduced to a variety of professional computer graphic software packages and concepts. These software packages will be used to develop 2D and 3D models and animations, image designs, 3D prototypes, 3D prints, laser etch and cut designs, and used for video game development. The goal is to develop some skill and insight into high technology, in-demand areas, while allowing you to create personalized projects. These experiences will introduce concepts for postsecondary majors in engineering fields, computer science, video game design, film production, industrial design, and a host of other STEM related majors. Software packages introduced in this course include: Autodesk’s, 3D Studio and AutoCAD, Solidworks, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, 3D printing applications, and Unity 3D for video game design. This course is a prerequisite for Computer Engineering Graphics 2 and Advanced Coding and Game Development. For more information, visit: https://www.scasd.org/teched/troyalesi
Computer Engineering Graphics 2 - Section 555Suggested Grade Level 09-12Prerequisites: Computer Graphics 1This semester course will make deeper connections to software and problem solving skills, you were introduced to in Computer Graphics 1. You will now build depth in ability, content, and knowledge, as we use these skills in several new and exciting units. Engineering design and problem solving will be the focus of several projects related to connections with the Penn State Engineering department, and suggested topics of CAD design, 3D printing, and team challenge assignments. Architectural design skills will be developed with Autodesk Revit and 3D Studio, as you are tasked with personalized structural design challenges, room design, and exploring how materials, lighting, and virtual camera work, can aid in visualization and understanding. We will create interactive animations, posted to the web, and virtual reality (VR) renderings for full scene immersion. In another unit, you will bring several programs together, as you will model the star character of a video game in 3D Studio, textures will be created in Adobe Photoshop, the video game will be created in Unity 3D, and coding will be in C# in Microsoft Visual Studio.. These projects and others, will be posted to an online portfolio set up in Wix.com. There you will have a live, interactive showcase of your work. Throughout your experience, we will continue to make connections to various fields of study, including, but not limited to: engineering fields, computer science, video game design, film and video production, web design, and a host of other STEM design majors. For more information, visit: https://www.scasd.org/teched/troyalesi
Adv Computer Engineering Graphics - Section Y551Suggested Grade Level 10-12
Prerequisites: Computer Graphics 1 and Computer Engineering Graphics 2
Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design is a year‐long, weighted course. The units and projects in this course are meant to take your skills to the next level, as you work on research and design problems, motion graphics and visual effects, and employ the creative problem solving process on individual and team projects. In one project, you will personally design a laser cut and etched “themed” house model, to have as a individual take home project. In another project, you will CAD design a multi-part 3D printed model, which may be remote controlled. Building our connection with the Penn State Engineering department, we will look to team design, larger, 3D printed biomedical solutions to assistive devices, which will actually be used “in the field” in third world countries. There will also be research and design projects, which are open ended, and allow for 3D modeling, animation, CAD design, 3D printing, and laser cutting, all in one unit. Throughout the course, you may use various table top tools and machines, along with computer modeling and animation software, to arrive at solutions to these STEM design challenges. Throughout your experiences, you will be well prepared for various fields of study, including, but not limited to: engineering fields, computer science, industrial design, video game design, film and video production, web design, and a host of other STEM design majors. Final projects will be presented using an online web based portfolio. Many students use these portfolios for college application, or for scholarship consideration. Colleges and post‐secondary fields will be explored, as you look ahead to utilizing the skills from your Computer Engineering Graphics class experiences. For more information, visit: https://www.scasd.org/teched/troyalesi
Adv Coding & Game Development - Section Y831Suggested Grade Level 10-12Prerequisites or Concurrent: Computer Graphics 1
In this exciting course, you will model, texture, animate, light, and code to create interactive video games. Scenes will be developed in 3D Studio Max. Photoshop will be used to develop textures, Adobe Audition will be used to edit and create sound effects. These assets will be imported into our game engine software, Unity 3D, and coded using Microsoft Visual Studio, in the C# language. From skill builder projects, to team designed interactive games, students will publish work to multiple platforms, including in a web format for game sharing and posting, PC, Android, and Virtual Reality. This is a weighted course, with an emphasis on documenting game and coding development using a web platform. For more information, visit: https://www.scasd.org/teched/troyalesi
Games created by students for students - and adults wanting to have fun.Video Media Technology - Section 565Suggested Grade Level 09-12This semester elective explores the process of writing, shooting and editing video productions using the latest technology in video and film effects. This is a hands-on course to produce a variety of video and media productions. Play the role of screenwriter, director, and cinematographer as you create projects to entertain and inform using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Audition. Classroom resources available to you include; non-linear editing software, cameras available for checkout, sound production equipment, and the latest video production technology including Gimbals, an aerial videography drone, and 360-degree cameras. Create stunning student-made videos from beginning to end. Learn how to implement green screen technology, motion graphics, title sequences, video effects and professional camera techniques into your productions. Produce teacher-assigned and student-selected projects as you share finished video productions with family, friends, and classmates through a Web-based portfolio. For example projects check out this link: www.scasd.org/teched/vmt
Materials Processing 1 - F/S 570Suggested Grade Level 09-12Materials Processing 1 is a semester long hands-on course open to all interested students; no prior experience is necessary. Focusing on the “T” and “E” of STEM, students in this course can develop lifelong skills in the safe use of tools and machines, sketching and project planning, and woodworking while making guided and student-selected projects. Concepts from Math and Science are also utilized in measuring and the design process. In a state-of-the-art facility, students will have the opportunity to utilize professional-grade tools and machines and new technologies such as CNC machines and a laser cutter/ engraver.
By enrolling in this exciting hands-on, project-oriented class, students can develop practical skills, learn how to solve problems, and create valuable projects to be taken home to enjoy. www.scasd.org/Page/32618
Materials Processing 2 - Y572Suggested Grade Level 10-12Prerequisites: Successful completion of Materials Processing 1 with a “C” average or better.Materials Processing 2 is a year long, hands-on course to further develop skills presented in Materials Processing 1. Focusing on the “T” and “E” of STEM, students can continue developing lifelong skills in the safe use of tools and machines, sketching and project planning, and woodworking while making student-selected projects. Additional techniques will be presented in machining, joinery, and finishing. Projects will incorporate the use of more advanced equipment such as a full-size CNC router and lathe, hand-held CNC router, and laser cutter and engraver. A problem-solving challenge will also be assigned during the length of the course where students design and construct a project that meets specific goals and helps others. There will be opportunities to use your skills for community service hours as well.
By enrolling in this exciting hands-on, project-oriented class, students can continue developing practical skills, learn how to solve problems and make repairs, and create valuable projects to be taken home to enjoy. www.scasd.org/Page/32618
Materials Processing 3 - Y573Suggested Grade Level 11-12Prerequisites: Completion of Materials Processing 2 with a grade of “C” or betterMaterials Processing 3 is designed for students skilled in the use of tools, machines, and techniques, as presented in Materials Processing 2. Using those skills, along with automated manufacturing processes, students will work together to form an enterprise to create and sell finished products. Beginning with a survey and research on community needs, prototypes will be developed and tested to create the best possible solution. Once a design has been selected and produced, those items could be sold to pay for material and production costs, including the cost of the projects taken home by students. Opportunities for individual, student-select projects will also be available during this year-long course. Student-selected projects should illustrate the principles of good design, methods of joinery and skills learned from the previous materials processing course.
By enrolling in this exciting hands-on, project-oriented class, students can continue developing practical skills, learn how to work in a team, earn community service hours, and create valuable projects to be taken home to enjoy. www.scasd.org/Page/32618
Adv. Tech Research and Design - Y832
Suggested Grade Level 11-12
Prerequisites: Two years in a technology education sequence and/or two years in a CTC sequence.
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply research, engineering, and making skills in a STEM Lab to develop solutions to complex problems. Using the Engineering Design Process, students will conduct research on a specific problem in their area of interest, gather ideas, and brainstorm possible solutions to birth innovation. A lab space with state-of-the art technology in laser cutting and engraving, CNC machining, 3D printing, and subtractive manufacturing processes will be available to construct a working product.
Students are encouraged to utilize this course to fulfil parallel goals, such as TSA projects, completing SLC or college portfolios, a graduation project, or community service. The final presentation in this course will aid in documenting students’ time, efforts, and creative pursuits, which may be valuable to colleges and employers who seek individuals with real-world problem-solving skills. https://www.scasd.org/Page/34892