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Instructor
Fred Hoy
fhoy@kcsd.us
Drafting Design Technology E-208
64 Keystone Central Drive, Mill Hall, PA 17751
Telephone: 570-748-6584 ext 4447 • Fax: 570-748-54

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

8 months ago



Introduction to Architecture & Architectural History (#0916):

This semester class is designed to expose students, who are considering a career path in Architectural Design.  Students will be exposed to different concepts of design as well as a general understanding of common house types and historic architectural styles. Students will work with bubble diagrams to work on topics such as room use, adjacencies, and typical furniture layouts to help in the room planning.  Students will then have an opportunity to create their own design presentation plan for a small structure and/or house. In addition, students will be exposed to a basic sketching and drafting concepts.

Introduction to Civil Drafting & Surveying (#0917):

This semester class is designed to expose students, who are considering a career path in civil engineering or surveying, to concepts in Civil Drafting, Engineering and Surveying.  Students will be able to learn how to use a conventional transit to layout a building site by turning angles, measuring elevation, and measuring distance with chaining and stadia techniques. In addition, students will be exposed to a computerized transit (Total Station) and basic drafting concepts utilizing AutoCAD.


Introduction to Landscape Architecture (#0915):

This semester course is designed to expose students, who are considering a career path as a landscape design and/or landscape architecture. Landscape architecture is a multi-disciplinary field, which includes: Engineering, Art, and Horticulture. The activities of a landscape architect can range from the creation of public parks and parkways to site planning for office buildings or schools to the designs of residential estates, and civil infrastructure. Other associated activities could include the management of large wilderness areas and/or reclamation of degraded landscapes such as mines or landfills. Students will be exposed to different concepts in design as well as a general understanding of common tree species, ornamental plant life, and plan propagation. Students will focus on creating design plans for small parks, schools, and recreational areas, as well as, those for lawns and gardens that add curb appeal to proposed or existing homes.


Introduction to Structural Engineering and Mechanics (#0918):

This semester class is designed to expose students, who are considering a career path in structural engineering, mechanics, and/or design. Students will learn about different types of structures and how they are built to resist the natural and manmade forces that are constantly trying to knock them down.  Students will examine common everyday structures (bridges, buildings, and towers) and then design, build, and test their own prototype structures to see how they react under a load.


COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN


Computer Aided Design 1 (CAD 1) (#0922):   **

This course is an introduction to drafting and Computer Aided Drafting software applications.  This program prepares individuals to apply basic drafting and engineering principles, technical skills and CAD techniques for the purpose of designing and preparing two dimensional working drawings.

By successfully completing CAD 1 students may earn up to three (3) college credits for the PCT Course:

This course is designed and specifically targeted toward students interested in pursuing college programs in Engineering and Architecture.

Computer Aided Design 2 (CAD 2) (#0932):  **

Pre-requisite CAD 1.  This course is an advanced class in drafting through the use Computer Aided Drafting software and its applications. CAD 2 students will build upon their CAD 1 experiences to continue understanding the advantages of CAD. Both two and three-dimensional drawings will be produced.

By successfully completing CAD 2 students may earn up to three (3) college credits for the PCT Course:

This course is designed and specifically targeted toward students interested in pursuing college programs in Engineering and Architecture.


** The CAD courses are "Dual Enrollment" courses with the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

** Dual Enrollment courses with the Penn College NOW program allow students to take college classes while in high school. The courses are taught at the high school or career and technology center by Penn College approved high school instructors.

To enroll in a Penn College NOW course contact your school’s point of contact. Certain courses may also require that students meet pre or co-requisites required for individual courses.

Courses cost FREE to student

Generally, 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to participate in the program. A limited number of classes are available to 10th grade students. Penn College NOW credits will appear on a Penn College transcript and may be applied toward specific Penn College degrees. The extent to which a course will transfer to another college or university is at the discretion of that college or university.