Course Number: L10
Course Title: Communications Technology
Communications Technology is a one-semester course designed to help students become technologically literate in the field of communications. Students will learn the history of communications technology, graphic design, drafting, home architecture, aerospace engineering and design.
Course Number: L11
Course Title: Manufacturing Technology
This one-semester course provides students with both technical and hands-on experience in how everyday products are manufacturing from start to finish. Topics covered include engineering, prototype and design, research and development, materials processing, robotics, welding and sheet metal fabrication.
Course Number: L21/22
Course Title: Basic Computer Technology
This one-year Basic Computer Technology course is a general computer, maintenance, repair, and technical skills training course. The course will cover computer hardware, operating system (DOS, Windows, and Unix) and some professional standards. The goal of the course is to give students the knowledge and theory of how to build a computer, upgrade operating systems, troubleshoot and repair computer systems or PC’s. Students will learn how to protect their computer system and its data from a Virus, Spyware, Trojan Horse and Worm. The course uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on labs including the building and repairing of a computer. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may earn college credit when they fill out the Prairie State College dual credit application form.
Course Number: L51/52
Course Title: Electronics I/II
This one-year introductory electronics course provides students with a basic understanding of electronic principles and fundamentals. Computer graphics on computers and text will be used to explain basic electronics such as voltage, resistance, and current. Students will experiment with electronic components and construct electronic circuits and projects using a variety of lab kits. This course is articulate with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit if they fill out the application forms.
Course Number: L71/72
Course Title: Computer-Aided Drafting I/II
Grade: 10 – 12
This one-year course is designed to provide students with information and practical experience in the field of AutoCAD design and drafting software. If your future career is, or you have an interest in drafting, engineering, architecture, machining or creating accurate mechanical drawings you must understand how to use the software. Fundamentals, activities and procedures include: orthographic, pictorial, pattern development, precise dimensioning, and architectural drawings. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may earn college credit when they fill out the Prairie State College dual credit application form.
Course Number: L73/74
Course Title: Computer-Aided Drafting I/II Honors
Prerequisite: Credit Earned in CAD I and II
This one-year course is a continuation of Computer-Aided Drafting I/II. The student should be familiar with 2D and 3D drawing concepts to be enhanced by more rigor of processing more working drawings in the fields of drafting design, engineering, and architecture. Students will use multiple plot styles of reproducing their drawings. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may earn college credit when they fill out the Prairie State College dual credit application form.
Course Number: L75/76
Course Title: Network Design & Maintenance I/II
Prerequisite: Credit Earned in Algebra I
Grade: 11 – 12
This one-year Network Design and Maintenance Course serves as a general introduction for students to acquire a foundation in current network technologies for local area networks (LANs), and wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. It provides an introduction to the hardware, software, terminology, components, design and connections of a network, as well as the topologies and protocols for LANs. It covers LAN-user concepts and the basic functions of system administration and operation. The course uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and hands-on labs. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual-credit if they fill out the application forms.
Course Number: L77/78
Course Title: Network Design & Maintenance III and IV
Prerequisite: Credit Earned L75/76 Network Design and Maintenance I and II and Teacher Recommendation
This one-year course will enable students to develop practical experience in skills related to configuring Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide-Area Networks (WAN). The course will also give students practical experience with design, configuration, and maintenance of switches and routers. Equipment for teaching this course is only available at Rich South.
Course Number: L79
Course Title: Internet Technology
Grade: 10 – 12
For this one-semester course its framework is based on the use of Microsoft FrontPage 2002 software with specific hands-on exercises in the computer lab. Topics include Web page creation, Web site management, and HTML. Students will create and enhance Web pages with links, graphics, tables, frames, and form application using FrontPage. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop interactive Web sites. In this course, students will explore how to create web pages for use on the World Wide Web and also address guiding principles for planning their web sites. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College.
Course Number: L81/82
Course Title: Transportation I/II
Formerly known as “Automotive Technology”, this one-year course provides students with technical experience related to maintenance, repair, and servicing of a variety of vehicles. Learning activities will permit students to gain knowledge of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to vehicle repair. Due to need for specialize equipment this course is only taught at Rich Central and Rich East. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may receive dual credit if they fill out the application forms.
Course Number: L84
Course Title: Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Honors
Prerequisite: CAD 1/II
Grade: 11 – 12
Architectural CAD is a course design to teach basic residential dwelling design fundamentals. This course will function on the overall design process to include plot layout, basic exterior and interior design, electrical, plumbing and mechanical design, construction systems, and alternative construction. Areas of study will include but are not limited to: geometric construction, orthographic projection, conventional practices in dimensioning, sectioning, auxiliary view systems, pictorial systems, architectural drawings and computer aided drafting. Students will also be exposed to modeling, and various problem solving activities. This course utilizes CAD for speed and consistency, and all projects will be completed using this method.
Course Number: L86/L87
Course Title: Engineering Design
Prerequisite: Algebra and Geometry
Engineering Design is a course designed to encourage student application of scientific knowledge to real life situations. Each quarter, teams of students will be presented with a different project. To successfully complete each project, the students will have to research the problem, design a solution that incorporates scientific knowledge, and construct an apparatus that demonstrates their solution to the stated problem. Problem solving skills will be emphasized through this process. This course has been designed to encourage student exploration of multiple solutions to a single problem. Applied technology and science topics could include but are not limited to: robotics, pneumatics, computer controlled machining, and optics.
Course Number: L88
Course Title: Video Editing
Grade: 11 – 12
Introduce students to basic skills they need to enter the television production industry. This course has been developed to introduce students to digital video production concepts and techniques using various digital video editing systems. Through hands-on sessions, students learn about the non-linear editing process from digitizing raw video to producing finished segments. Special template videos are utilized to enhance the sessions and teach students the important elements of operation, video production and creating their own news story. During the semester production assignments will include comedy and drama skits, music videos documentaries, news packages, and/or commercials.
Course Number: L98/99
Course Title: Independent Studies: Technology Occupations
Prerequisite: Administrative approval
Before final registration the student must obtain the approval of an instructor in the Applied Technology Department under whom he/she will study. The instructor will base this approval both on an evaluation of the student’s ability and the program of study proposed by the student. The approved program must be submitted to the designated administrator for final approval. Independent Study is done on a Pass/Fail basis.