Digital Graphics


Digital Graphics
(Formerly known as Digital Communications) Digital graphics play a key role in the appearance of almost all print and on-screen designs. In this course, students will learn about packaging design, digital graphics, animation, information design, interactive media, and applying Adobe software. This project based course will challenge students with creative thinking and real-world problem solving activities.

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Promotional Graphics


Promotional Graphics
(Formerly known as Digital Communications) The average American is exposed to 300 - 700 advertisements per day. Promotional graphics are everywhere and our world needs creative individuals to design, develop, create and evaluate these advertisements. In this course, students will learn about advertising, graphics, print and digital media, animation, brand identity design, and applying Adobe software. This project based course will challenge students with creative thinking and real-world problem solving activities. This course is available to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only.

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TV Studio 1


TV Studio 1

Each day millions of people watch videos on their televisions, computer screens, or phones. Audio and video technologies have become an integral part of our daily life. In this course, students will learn about audio and video productions, promotional media design, digital media, and digital storytelling. This project based course will challenge students with creative thinking and real-world problem solving activities


PREREQUISITE: Must have completed 1 of the following classes: 56118, 56126, or 56706

TV Studio 2


TV Studio 2

Students enrolled in TV Studio 2 will be challenged with various communication and problem solving activities, independent studies, and special projects for the school and community. Students will communicate daily news by creating audio and video productions, special features, graphics, and web content. Students will work throughout the year, continuously solving one digital media problem after another. TV Studio crew members must be able to attend various after school events.


PREREQUISITE: TV Studio 1

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Exploring Technology Education


Exploring Technology Education
This course is designed to introduce ninth grade students to the Central Dauphin School District’s Technology Education program. Students are given a glimpse into the variety of courses offered at the high school in the areas of engineering, technical and digital design, animation, architecture, robotics, and manufacturing. Technological evolution, digital design, material fabrication, and engineering problem solving concepts will be covered. This half-year course will help students decide which future classes will help them reach their career and personal goals. No prerequisite. Limited to grade 9 only.

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Engineering I: Exploring Technology


Engineering I: Exploring Technology
This course will inform the college-bound engineering major of the industrial and technical methods and procedures used in engineering today. A study of the basic knowledge of math, science, drafting, and engineering fields will be explored on a fundamental level. This course is designed to provide an overview of all engineering fields that are available to the prospective student. Students will participate in hands-on problem solving activities to demonstrate their engineering skills. Students may be required to pay for some of their materials for their projects. This course is limited to students in grades 10-12.

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Engineering II: Engineering and Design


Engineering II: Engineering and Design
This course is a continuation of Engineering I. Students will expand their problem solving skill set by completing an array of challenging tasks. Students will create products as they learn to apply principles of design. Manufacturing technology, materials technology, electronics, and transportation technology will be covered. Engineering and technical careers will be discussed. Students may be required to pay for some of the materials for their projects. This course is limited to students in grades 11-12.

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Engineering III: Advanced Topics


Engineering III: Advanced Topics
This course is a continuation of Engineering II with an increased emphasis on selecting, designing, and constructing furniture using advanced construction techniques. Students will continue to refine their manufacturing skills by choosing an independent study project that they will complete throughout the year. The major percentage of class time will be spent on project construction; however, special instruction and demonstrations will be given on machine setups, special operations, routing techniques, and mass production/duplication activities. Students must purchase all materials needed to complete their projects. This course is limited to students in grade 12.

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Technical Design (CADD)


Technical Design (CADD)
Everything that we manufacture requires accurate and precise technical renderings. Technical Design students learn the basic language of material fabrication and mechanical structures. They design, sketch, and make technical drawings, illustrations, models, or prototypes of real-world design problems using professional Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) programs. Students develop spatial ability and skills as they apply STEM concepts to visual representations. The course is especially recommended for future engineering and architecture students. No prerequisite. Grades 10-12

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Robotics & 3D Modeling


Robotics & 3D Modeling
Robotics is changing the way we live and work. Traditional robots, 3D Printers, laser engravers, and self-driving cars are all examples of computer robotic control devices. Learn how industry is adopting 3D computer modeling and robotics to test and develop new products. Create the designs you envision on 3D printers and other CNC machines in class. Develop computer programs to control a variety of robotic devices. This class is developed for students planning to enter a technical or engineering career or those that just like computers and have an interest in “how do they do it?” No prerequisite. Grades 11-12

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Architectural Design


Architectural Design
How do we design structures and create plans like a professional? In the Architectural Design class, traditional and contemporary trends in architecture will be explored with emphasis on efficient and maintenance-free building design. Instructional units will include history of architecture, design considerations, wall sections, plans, elevations, structural calculations, renderings, modeling and civil planning. Students will also have the opportunity to develop 3D animations of their homes. This class is designed for students with an interest in architecture or building design and construction techniques. No prerequisite. Grades 11-12

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Advanced Topics in Robotics & Design


Advanced Topics in Robotics & Design
This course is available to upper level design students who are interested in pursuing advanced independent studies in robotics and Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) applications. Possible areas of study are in mechanical or architectural drawing, animation, game design, or robotics. Prerequisite: 2 of: 56418, 56426, 56706. Grades 11-12

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Game Design & 3D Animation


Game Design & 3D Animation
Playing computer games is fun, but are you ready for the ultimate challenge of creating your own games? Game Design & 3D Animation can teach you how ideas, technology, and artwork come together to make the games you love. You'll learn gameplay and level design, preproduction, artificial intelligence, and much more through 2D and 3D design. You will also learn how 3D modeling and animation are used in games, movies, and advertisement. Students will create multi-media portfolios displaying their work. This class is designed for students considering careers in the electronic arts, technology or the computer sciences. No prerequisite. Grades 10-12

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