• Full Year

    Half Year

    * = No Prerequisite

    * = College Credit Available

    PLTW = Project Lead The Way

     

     

     


    Design & Drawing for Production (DDP)

    (DDP) 5501 


    *This course follows the NYS approved Design and Drawing for Production (DDP) curriculum.

    This is a design course that may be used to satisfy the Art/Music requirement for any student.  Design & Drawing for Production (DDP) introduces students to the engineering design process and problem solving through the design, creation, and testing of prototypical solutions to unique problems.  Throughout the class, a wide variety of open-ended activities are experienced using modern 3D modeling software and classroom machinery.  This class is based on the NYS DDP Curriculum. We also learn the design software program Autodesk Inventor. In addition to the variety of hands-on activities students will document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.  This course is open to all students, but is typically taken by 9th and 10th grade students.

     Note #1: May be taken to satisfy Art/Music requirement or as an elective.

    Note #2: College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels:  9, 10, 11, 12

    40 Weeks - 1 Unit

      

     


    PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
    "Computers-n-Robots" 5510


    The major focus of this course is to answer the questions: How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How does an assembly line work? As students find the answers to these and other questions, they learn about the past, present, and future of manufacturing. This course is built around several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and robotics. PLTW CIM students build on the skills and knowledge acquired in DDP and move to a higher level of design visualization while creating and troubleshooting robotic systems created using Vex robotics (//www.vexrobotics.com/).

    Note:  College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)

    Prerequisite: DDP
    Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
    40 weeks - 1 unit 

      

     


    PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE) 5560


    This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEMs) courses of study.  Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts.  Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.  They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges.  Hands-on activities will be undertaken including the design and construction of: electronic power packs, solar powered vehicles, powered model vehicles, aerodynamics and aircraft flight, auto safety, and robotics and machine automation.  Students interested in engineering or wishing to explore the work of a mechanical, civil, electrical, or automotive engineering will benefit from this course as well as anyone interested in STEMs careers.

     Note #1: PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE) may substitute as a third unit of science credit.

     Note #2:  College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)

    Prerequisites:  DDP

    Grade Levels:  open to 10, recommended 11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit

       

     


    PLTW Digital Electronics (PLTW DE) 5561


    Are you interested in knowing how all modern electronics work?  Students in this course study electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals.  Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, communication systems, digital cameras, high-definition televisions, and MP3 players.  The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to logic design, teamwork, communication methods, and engineering standards.

     Note #1: PLTW Digital Electronics (PLTW DE) may substitute as a third unit of mathematics credit (upon passing Algebra and Trigonometry).

     Note #2:  College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)

    Prerequisites:  DDP Recommended

    Grade Levels:  11, 12

    40 Weeks - 1 Unit

     
     

     

     

    PLTW Engineering Design & Development (EDD) 5572


    This course is the final, capstone experience in the Project Lead the Way sequence of learning.  In this unique design course, students work in teams to engineer and develop original solutions to valid open-ended technical problems by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This course is appropriate for 12th grade students.

     Note:  College credit is possible for this PLTW course through Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)

    Prerequisites:  At least two PLTW courses

    Grade Levels:  11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit


     

     


    Architectural Drafting and Design 5508

    The objective of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine abilities related to residential and vacation home design. Specialty drawings of the residence will include floor plans, elevations, plot plans cost estimates and more. The CAD lab with special architectural software, AutoCAD Architectural Desktop is used to produce the drawings. Students will design their dream house. A 1/4 scale model of their house will also be made. Anyone who will buy or build a home will benefit from this course. All students must comply with the Ken-Ton acceptable use policy for computer usage.

    Prerequisites:  DDP

    Grade Levels:  10, 11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit

     

     


    Computer Networking 1 5556

     

    Welcome to the world of hubs, switches, and routers, in other words, the world of networking. Learn what goes on behind the scenes at a LAN party. This hands-on class explores the ways that computers can be connected in order to talk to each other. Build the internet right in the classroom while learning to troubleshoot and solve the many different problems that can be encountered.

     

     

    College credit can be awarded for completing the coursework.

     

    Please note: The Networking Academy can be used to satisfy the third year of Math requirement (Upon passing Algebra and Trigonometry).

     

    Prerequisites:  none

    Grade Levels:  10, 11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit Tech or Math

     

     


    Computer Networking 2 5558

     

    Networking Academy 2 continues to explore the world of computer networks at a more in-depth level. Students will design and build networks based on what was learned during Academy 1. Students will explore configuring IP addresses, preparing the initial configuration of a router, and adding routing protocols to the router configuration. Students enrolling in both Computer Networking 1 & 2 will be prepared to take the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam at the completion of the second course. 

     

    College credit can be awarded for completing the coursework.

     

    Please note: The Networking Academy can be used to satisfy the third year of Math requirement (Upon passing Algebra and Trigonometry).

     

    Prerequisites:  Computer Networking 1

    Grade Levels: 11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit Tech or Math

     

     


    Independent Study in Technology Education

     

    A limited number of students are eligible to elect this program in any of the technical courses offered. Registration is limited to the number of available spaces. Specifics are available through instructors and counselors.

     

    Prerequisites:  Instructor Approval

    Grade Levels: 11, 12

    20 or 40 Weeks – 1/2 or 1 Unit

     

     


    Basic Electricity / Electronics 5511

     

    Would you like to know how the electronic things around you work?  Well, take this course and find out. The areas of study will include electrical writing, house wiring, printed circuit theory, energy sources, and magnetism. Content and objectives are arranged to stress basic information and introductory skills. Some activities will include the construction of: circuit testers, power supplies, crystal radios, soldering and residential house wiring.  

     

    Prerequisites:  none

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit


     

     


    Computer Aided Design (CAD) 5505

     

    Computer Aided Design is a hands-on technology course that allows students to experience the impact of CAD on todays industrial society. Students develop an understanding of AutoCAD in order to solve problems involved in design and drawing. The class utilizes 2-d and 3-d drawing to solve various project problems. All students must comply with the Ken-Ton Acceptable Use Policy for computer usage.

     

    Prerequisites:  DDP

    Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit

     

     


    Advanced Computer Aided Design (Advanced CAD) 5507

     

    Advanced Computer Aided Design uses the program Pro Engineer Wildfire. This is a state of the art 3D Solids modeling program used by top companies such as Ferrari, Nike, Rolex, etc. to make their designs. The class uses tutorials and advanced problems to design projects. All students must comply with the Ken-Ton Acceptable Use Policy for computer usage.  

     

    Prerequisites:  CAD

    Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit

     
     
     

    Media Design and Video Production 5531

     

    This course is a fun half-year course that teaches how to communicate professionally using different mediums of communication. It is a very hands on class, with a total opportunity for creativity and exploration of the student's own ideas.

     

    Prerequisites:  none

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit


     


    Tool Time (Manufacturing Systems) 5553

     

    Tool Time, also known as Manufacturing Systems, is a hands on technology course that introduces students to starting a business, designing and producing a product. Through hands on activity, students will experience manufacturing by forming, their own company, designing products to manufacture, tool up for production, and produce their product. Following production, students will distribute the product, pay the bills and distribute their profits. Examples of products that have been produced in our class companies in the past are: Clocks, games, recreation equipment, furniture, and household items such as tape and disk storage boxes.

     

    Please note that Tool Time and Tool Time 2 have no Prerequisites, and may be taken in any order.

     

    Prerequisites:  none

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit

     
     

     


    Tool Time 2 (Materials Processing) 5520

     

    Tool time 2, also known as Materials Processing, is a hands-on technology course that allows students to explore the broad range of materials and processes used to produce the products demanded by modern society. Students will gain valuable experience with materials such as Wood, Metal, Plastics and Ceramics, and with processes such as forming, turning, machining, casting and fabricating. Students will be asked to complete an in-depth project of their choice using a variety of the materials and processes studied.   

     

    Please note that Tool Time and Tool Time 2 have no Prerequisites, and may be taken in any order.

     

    Prerequisites:  none

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

    20 Weeks – 1/2 Unit

     

     


    PLTW AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) 

    This course offers students an introduction to computer science, covering the College Board's Computer Science principles framework. Participants will be introduced to computation tools, foster creativity and build student awareness of the demand for computer specialists in all professional fields. Topics include app design, graphical user interfaces, internet security protocols for commerce and social media, intelligent machines, and visualizing date. This course may be taken as an elective or as part of a PLTW sequence or a five unit Technology sequence. 

    Note #1:  College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 

    Prerequisites:  DDP recommended

    Grade Levels:  10, 11, 12

    40 Weeks – 1 Unit


      

    For  detailed descriptions of each course please see the Course Handbook.

    https://www.ktufsd.org/cms/lib/NY19000262/Centricity/Domain/17/KE Handbook 2012-2013 BnW.pdf