Technology Education

Faculty:

Name & Email Phone
Jeff McGee - Engineering 832-484-4979
Loren Freed - Architecture 832-484-4970
Brad Threadgill - Animation 832-484-4958
TBD - Robotics  


ENGINEERING DESIGN PATHWAY

  • PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED ENGINEERING

Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware, software applications, and Autodesk AutoCAD to complete assignments and projects.

Industry Certification: Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD

  • ENGINEERING DESIGN & PRESENTATION I

You will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings,

solid model renderings, and prototypes. You will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects.

Industry Certification: SolidWorks Associate (CSWA-EDU)

  • ENGINEERING DESIGN & PRESENTATION II

You will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to prototypes. You will use a variety of computer hardware, such as laser engravers and CNC machines, and software applications to complete assignments and projects.

Industry Certification: SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)

  • ENGINEER YOUR WORLD

Developed by a team of University of Texas faculty and NASA engineers, Engineer Your World engages you in authentic engineering practices in a project-based environment. You will complete a series of socially relevant design challenges to develop engineering design skills and habits of mind. This course covers the breadth of engineering fields and professions so that you can make informed decisions about pursuing engineering.

  • PRACTICUM IN ENGINEERING DESIGN

Students in this course will design complex and detailed products and prototypes related to various categories of engineering. Auxiliary views, descriptive geometry, patterns and developments, dimensioning, and notation are emphasized. This course will be conducted in a classroom/laboratory setting. You will also have the opportunity to complete training for additional industry certifications.


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN PATHWAY

  • PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE

You will gain knowledge of the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management. This course includes communication of architecture related assignments through computer graphics, modeling, and presentations. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects.

  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I

You will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter a career in architecture or construction or prepare a foundation toward a postsecondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design, or landscape architecture. This course includes the knowledge of the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings, and scale models for commercial or residential architectural purposes.

Industry Certification: Autodesk AutoCAD

  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II

This course includes the advanced knowledge of the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings, and scale models for commercial or residential architectural purposes.

Industry Certification: Autodesk Revit

  • PRACTICUM IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

You will participate in a course that promotes independent study which may include internships and professional mentorships.

 

ANIMATION PATHWAY

  • PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION

Through the study of the history of animation and the twelve principles of animation, students will gain an understanding of animation and its application through a variety of media. Course concepts include story development, story structure, the use of storyboards in animation, introductory software usage and industry standards. The students will explore different techniques, media, and materials each week in class, and will be expected to take with them the essential knowledge and skills gained and apply them to a series of class exercises and projects.

  • ANIMATION I

You will develop technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the animation industry, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry. You will use multiple software applications to complete assignments and projects.

Industry Certification: Adobe Certified Associate – Animate

  • ANIMATION II/LAB

This hands-on course allows you to create, edit, and render characters, vehicles, scenes, or objects and to design and produce digital animation using images, video, and audio resources. You will learn design, design history, techniques and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings, and scaled models for commercial or residential purposes.

Industry Certification: Autodesk Certified User – Maya and/or 3DS Max

  • PRACTICUM IN ANIMATION

You will be expected to develop an increasing understanding of the industry with a focus on applying pre-production, production, and post-production animation products in a professional environment.


ROBOTICS PATHWAY

  • ROBOTICS I

Are you ready to transfer your academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment through implementation of the design process? In this class you will build prototypes or use simulation software to test your designs. Additionally, you will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

  • ROBOTICS II

In this course you will explore artificial intelligence and programming in the robotic and automation industry. Through implementation of the design process, you will transfer your academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. You will construct complex robots or use simulation software to test your prototypes

Industry Certification: SolidWorks Associate (CSWA-EDU)

  • PRACTICUM IN ROBOTICS

You will continue to expand their knowledge of automation with complex programming, differentiated types of robotic components and structure design. You will have opportunities to participate in competitions to modify prototype designs

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