Technology Education Department

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It is important to the Technology Education Department that you are aware of the many courses our department offers. Many of our Programs lead to exciting work experience placements and meaningful employment. You will gain valuable life skills, work ethics, attitudes, and behaviours needed in today’s work place. The provincial Ministry of Education thinks so highly of Technology Education, that all students must take a minimum of 2 credits of Applied Skills courses to fulfill their graduation requirements! We also offer Dual-Credit courses to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement!

Our department offers a wide variety of courses to accommodate the many interests and needs of Burnaby North students. These courses range from AutoCAD Computer Drafting for students heading into UBC Engineering, BCIT Architectural or Vocational programs to courses that many students take for general interest, such as: Woodwork, Electronics, Power Mechanics, Autobody, Auto Mechanics and Car Care. Most students that take Technology education in high school have clear goals and vocational interests at graduation.

Technology Education Skills for life, skills that get jobs!


 

Course outlines

Drafting 9/10 | Drafting 11 | Drafting 12

Electronics 9/10 | Electronics 11 | Electronics 12

Wood Working 9/10 | Wood Art 11/12

Automotive Tech 12


 

Courses

Applied Skills 8

All Grade 8 students take one half year of Home Economics 8 and one half year of Technology Education 8 allowing them to learn a wide range of practical skills. Marks are combined for Applied Skills 8. Students will develop skills for independent living and have the opportunity to discover new hobbies and/or career interests.

Technology Education 8

This course provides students with fun hands-on opportunities to explore and apply technological concepts.

Students work in groups and individually to develop technical skills that have real world value. Our Tech labs at North are equipped with newer computers and a wide range of technical design software.Activities will involve students in the use of computers, as well as hand and machine tools and shop safety . Students begin with design, then work through to the completion of a product. Students will build: Bottle rockets or gliders, a gravity car and race it, Electronics skills game flasher & stand, and complete a wood design project of their choice.

Creative Wood/Art Metal 9-12

Gold and silver rings, stained glass, wood carving, stepping stones Design and cast your own ring from old gold or silver!!!
This course is a Fine Arts or applied skills credit . In this course students will combine wood, metal, and other materials, such as glass, to create projects with an emphasis on form over function and craft production. Some projects may include wood carvings, cabinets with stained glass door, metal sculptures, jewelry boxes, and picture frames.

Drafting 9

AutoCAD, T- shirts, models , CNC signs
Students will explore basic drafting that will demonstrate architectural, mechanical and computer aided design (CAD) and model construction. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD version 8 and envisioner software to design and view in 3-d.
This is an excellent course for students that plan on continuing at BCIT and UBC engineering programs. Projects include
Vehicle design, CNC sign, room design, building design, and T- shirt production of there own design. Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to have a a CNC router for student use.

Electronics 9

This foundation course covers basic electronic concepts, including circuits, component usage, schematics, electronic test equipment and measurement. Basic ohms law is covered for parallel and series circuits.

Students will construct electronic projects such as strobe lights, electronic games, toys, alarms, timers, motion detectors and amplifiers using breadboards and printed circuits.

Power Mechanics 9

Small engine repair, Co2 dragters, model speed boats,rockets.
This is a very popular and  fun class that fills up fast. In this hands-on course, students learn 2 and 4 stroke engine operation, tool safety and other concepts of owning and operating a car. Students will disassemble a small 3hp engine, and design and test small vehicles like model cars, rockets and boats. Students will design and construct two Co2 Dragsters from metal and wood. Students will have a tool test, engine parts test, and woodwork safety test.  Students will also be able to do self evaluation on projects. Activities involve students in the use of computers, tools and equipment and technical processes. Typically, students will design, construct and test structural models, alternate energy vehicles, power conversion systems and transportation systems.

Power Mechanics 9/10

Small engine repair, Co2 dragters, model speed boats, rockets.
This is a very popular & fun class that fills up fast. In this hands-on course, students learn 2 and 4 stroke engine operation, tool safety and other concepts of owning and operating a car. Students will disassemble a small 3hp engine, and design and test small vehicles like model cars, rockets and boats. Students will design and construct two Co2 Dragsters from metal and wood. Students will have a tool test, engine parts test, and woodwork safety test.  Students will also be able to do self evaluation on projects.

Technology 9/10

Cyborg mask, robot car, model house, planes, T – shirts
This course provides students with more advanced opportunities to explore and apply technological concepts. Students work in groups and individually to develop technical and design skills as they work on the design and manufacture of products using hand and machine tools. Computers are used in the process of designing and building prototypes and final products. Projects include : cyborg mask,  sumo robot car, delta dart plane, model design, model house, Game design and construction. Some CNC signs and T-shirt design.

Woodworking 9

Folding Tables, Machines, wood turning, bowls, clocks, model cars, boat building.
This course develops a basic knowledge of many aspects of woodworking including design, joinery and finishing. Workplace health and safety will be emphasized. Projects will be completed in a range of complexity from: basic core projects, folding tables, bowls turned on a wood lathe, clocks, puzzles and projects designed by students of their choice.

Learning outcomes include basic knowledge of power tools, hand tools sharpening, finishing, reading blueprints measurement and safety.

Automotive Tech 10

Work on real cars, Machines, test equipment, projects, Car repair and maintenance, Welding.
The course content will take you through modern design and construction of automobiles with a 60 percent emphasis on practical work. The course content will include: engine performance; service and maintenance of all engine systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, and trouble diagnosis and repair of the complete automobile. It is suggested that students have completed Power Mech 9/10 prior to taking this course. Students will perform work on real cars and build projects. Students will complete 10 shop labs on the operation of machines and systems of cars. Core projects may include: drill tap gauge, Test light, and  model electric motor; some groups may build a mini chopper.

Creative Wood/Art Metal 9-12

Gold and silver rings, stained glass, wood carving, stepping stones
Design and cast your own ring from old gold or silver!!!

This course is a Fine Arts or applied skills credit . In this course students will combine wood, metal, and other materials, such as glass, to create projects with an emphasis on form over function and craft production. Some projects may include wood carvings, cabinets with stained glass door, metal sculptures, jewelry boxes, and picture frames.

Drafting 10

Auto cad, T- shirts, Design models, CNC sign
Students will explore basic drafting that will demonstrate architectural, mechanical and computer aided design (CAD) and model construction. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD version 8 and Envisioneer software to design and view in 3-D.

This is an excellent course for students that plan on continuing at BCIT and UBC engineering programs. Projects include

Vehicle design, CNC sign, room design, building design, and T- shirt production of there own design. Burnaby North is the ownly school in Burnaby to have a CNC router for student use.

This course covers basic drafting techniques including pictorial drawings, orthographic projection, dimensioning, geometric construction, sections and developments. The theoretical part of the course is incorporated in the drawings on a continuous basis.

Electronics 10

Students will work to develop technological skills that have real value. They will build electronic systems, power supplies and audio equipment. Students will use computers for graphics, computer-assisted design, presentations, design of project circuit boards and project enclosures

Mechanics 10

The course content will take you through modern design and construction of automobiles with a 60 percent emphasis on practical work. The course content will include: engine performance; service and maintenance of all engine systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, and trouble diagnosis and repair of the complete automobile. It is suggested that students have completed TPE 9/10 prior to taking this course. Students will perform work on real cars and build projects. The three penny engine and vehicle design will be included.

Power Mechanics 10

Small engine repair, Co2 dragters, model speed boats, rockets.
Activities involve students in the use of computers, tools and equipment and technical processes. Typically, students will design, construct and test structural models, alternate energy vehicles, power conversion systems and transportation systems. Students who have taken PM 9 previously will build on the skills learned with higher level projects.  Students will work on small gas engines and build C02 race cars. Students that have completed Power Mech 9 often take Auto Tech 10 in grade 10. However if one would like to complete the course at a higher level of design activities then power mech 10 is for you.

Power Mechanics 9/10

Small engine repair, Co2 dragters, model speed boats, rockets.
This is a very popular  fun class that fills up fast. In this hands-on course, students learn 2 and 4 stroke engine operation, tool safety and other concepts of owning and operating a car. Students will disassemble a small 3hp engine, and design and test small vehicles like model cars, rockets and boats. Students will design and construct two Co2 Dragsters from metal and wood. Students will have a tool test, engine parts test, and woodwork safety test.  Students will also be able to do self evaluation on projects.

Woodwork 10

Folding Tables, Machines, wood turning, bowls, clocks, model cars, boat building.
This course develops a basic knowledge of many aspects of woodworking including design, joinery and finishing. Workplace health and safety will be emphasized. Students who successfully completed Woodwork 9 will experience more advanced cabinet making techniques.  Projects will be completed in a range of complexity from: basic core projects, folding tables, bowls turned on a wood lathe, spindle tables, lamps turned on the lathe, clocks, puzzles and projects designed by students of their choice.

Learning outcomes include basic knowledge of power tools , hand tools sharpening, finishing, reading blueprints measurement and safety.

Autobody 11

Painting, welding Mig & Arc, Gas & Plasma cutting, car body repair,Work place training at VCC. Skills that get jobs.
Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to offer Autobody. Students will learn how to weld and cut steel. Mig welding and gas cutting with a torch and plasma are practiced by students. Students will complete a core panel project that teachs them how to shape steel and apply body fillers. This course covers theory and practical work, the following topics will be covered: autobody tools and spray painting equipment, body construction and care, paints and spray painting techniques, repairing damaged body panels, trouble-shooting paint problems, and replacing major or minor assemblies such as suspensions, bumpers, weather stripping or body.  Students are required to have coveralls for shop classes.

Automotive Technology 11

Work on real cars, Machines, test equipment, projects, Car repair and maintenance, Welding.
Cars, cars, and more cars. Explore the fascinating and exciting ever-changing world of automobiles. This new course emphasizes basic practical skill development that includes instruction on all systems with an integral focus on the W.C.B. “work-safe” program. Students will perform repairs to cars from brake jobs to engine work. Students will be required to complete shop labs. Students are required to have coveralls for shop classes.

Carpentry & Joinery 11

This course provides the opportunity to learn the safe uses of a wide variety of hand and machine woodworking tools. It will also cover some basic knowledge of wood and wood products as well as basic finishing techniques. Students will learn a variety of common woodworking joints. Students will be required to complete two core projects to build their skill level. Students will design and produce one project of there own design.

Creative Wood/Art Metal 9-12

Gold and silver rings, stained glass, wood carving, stepping stones
Design and cast your own ring from old gold or silver!!!

This course is a Fine Arts or applied skills credit . In this course students will combine wood, metal, and other materials, such as glass, to create projects with an emphasis on form over function and craft production. Some projects may include wood carvings, cabinets with stained glass door, metal sculptures, jewelry boxes, and picture frames.

Drafting and Design 11

AutoCAD, T- shirts, models , CNC signs , CNC design models.
If you’re going to UBC engineering you need this course learn Autocad and CNC machine operation!!!

This course is a Fine Arts or applied skills credit . This is an excellent choice for students going into UBC engineering or BCIT engineering programs. This course provides students with opportunities to develop their ability to apply Drafting and Design concepts through a practical, hands-on learning environment. During this introductory senior year, students will explore how to create basic drawings by hand using drafting instruments and on the computer using  AutoCAD-based application program. Areas covered are basic shapes, orthographic projection, dimensioning, pictorial views, developments, sections, and architectural and mechanical drawings. Students will be required to work cooperatively and to communicate their ideas to others. Students will also be introduced to the CNC router. Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to have a CNC router.  Students will be able to produce CNC 3-D animal designs, and create T- shirts of their own design with a heat press. Students complete may design projects, this is a very popular course that fills up quickly.

Electronics 11

This course covers basic electronic concepts in both analog and digital circuits. Students will construct a variety of project designs and will be encouraged to apply circuit design to a chosen application. An introduction to programming micro-controllers using BASIC and assembly language is included.

Industrial Design 11 / 12

This is a new course that involves design and development of products. Students will design products on autocad and produce proto types models. This may also include the CNC router.

Technology 11

This course is a science credit. This course covers the use of computer-aided design, manufacturing and planning to solve technical problems. Topics include architecture, transportation, communications and manufacturing with emphasis on the solution of technical problems through projects and group study. This is a fun hands on science course that involves the construction of many projects. Students design and test the following proto types: Bridges, hydraulic robot arms, wind generators, models houses, earthquake structures, and submersibles.  Please note students are required to have design drawings before projects are started.

Automotive Technology 12

This course is designed to give students more in-depth instruction on engine management systems, including computer controls. More basic and advanced practical skills are acquired in this course including problem-solving, repair and servicing vehicles that permit the student to develop marketable abilities and apply appropriate skills to service and maintain the modern automobile. Hands-on practical work with safety related supervised instruction is emphasized. Students are required to have coveralls for shop classes. Car repairs that match the learning outcomes of the course will be allowed into the shop.

Automotive Technology 12: Body Repair & Finish

Painting, welding (Mig & Arc), Gas & Plasma cutting, car body repair,Work place training at VCC. Skills that get jobs. Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to have a spray paint booth.
Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to offer Autobody and have a spray paint booth. Students will learn how to weld and cut steel. Mig welding and gas cutting with a torch and plasma are practiced by students. Student swill complete a core project that teachs them how to shape steel and apply body fillers. This course covers theory and practical work, the following topics will be covered: autobody tools and spray painting equipment, body construction and care, paints and spray painting techniques, repairing damaged body panels, trouble-shooting paint problems, and replacing major or minor assemblies such as suspensions, bumpers, weather stripping or body. At the Grade 12 level students will learn how to do final prep for painting and the operation of spray equipment. Students will perform repairs on cars and automotive panels. Students are required to have coveralls for shop classes. Car repairs that match the learning outcomes of the course may be allowed into the shop.

Automotive Technology 12: Engine & Drive Train

This course provides students with opportunities to develop abilities to safely use an assortment of specialized tools and computerized equipment necessary to diagnose, service and maintain the engine, its support systems and the drive mechanisms from the power source to the driven wheels. Includes the clutch, transmission, transaxle, differential and engine. Students are required to have coveralls for shop classes. Car repairs that match the learning outcomes of the course may be allowed into the shop.

Carpentry & Joinery 12

This course is offered for both the beginner and experienced wood work student. The main focus is on larger projects . Learning outcomes include the ability to develop a production plan , safe use of equipment, use machinery for the correct purpose to develop  cabinetry and fine wood work projects.

This course develops a basic knowledge of many aspects of woodworking including design, joinery and finishing. Workplace health and safety will be emphasized. Students who successfully completed Woodwork 11 will experience more advanced cabinet making techniques.  Projects will be completed in a range of complexity from: basic core projects, and more complex projects Designed by students of their choice. Students will have to pay for wood that is not part of the core course.

Learning outcomes include basic knowledge of power tools , hand tools sharpening, finishing, reading blueprints measurement and safety.

Carpentry & Joinery 12: Cabinet Construction

This course provides the opportunity to learn the safe uses of a wide variety of hand and machine woodworking tools. Students will also learn the procedures and techniques used to build high quality cabinetry using both face-frame and flush face construction. Fasteners, finishes and adhesives specific to cabinet fabrication will also be examined.

This course develops a basic knowledge of many aspects of woodworking including design, joinery and finishing. Workplace health and safety will be emphasized. Students who successfully completed Woodwork 11 will experience more advanced cabinet making techniques.  Projects will be completed in a range of complexity from: basic core projects, and more complex projects Designed by students of their choice. Students will have to pay for wood that is not part of the core course.

Carpentry & Joinery 12: Furniture Construction

This course provides the opportunity to learn the safe uses of a wide variety of hand and machine woodworking tools. Students will learn the procedures and techniques used to build high quality furniture. Fasteners, finishes and adhesives specific to furniture fabrication will also be examined.

Carpentry & Joinery 12: Woodcraft Products

This course will focus on the design and production of craft products using carving, turning, cutting and drilling processes. Students will develop their skills through project based learning.

Carpentry & Joinery 12: Residential Construction

Model house and shed Construction
This course provides the opportunity to learn the safe uses of a wide variety of hand and machine woodworking tools. Students will learn the procedures and techniques used to frame sheds and houses. Fasteners, Concrete, finishes and adhesives specific to residential construction will also be examined.

Creative Wood/Art Metal 9-12

Gold and silver rings, stained glass, wood carving, stepping stones
Design and cast your own ring from old gold or silver!!!

This course is a Fine Arts or applied skills credit . In this course students will combine wood, metal, and other materials, such as glass, to create projects with an emphasis on form over function and craft production. Some projects may include wood carvings, cabinets with stained glass door, metal sculptures, jewelry boxes, and picture frames.

Drafting & Design 12

This course is a Fine Arts or Applied skills credit. This is an excellent choice for students going into UBC engineering or BCIT engineering programs. This course provides students with opportunities to develop their ability to apply Drafting and Design concepts through a practical, hands-on learning environment. During this introductory senior year, students will explore how to create basic drawings by hand using drafting instruments and on the computer using  AutoCAD-based application program. Areas covered are basic shapes, orthographic projection, dimensioning, pictorial views, developments, sections, and architectural and mechanical drawings. Students will be required to work cooperatively and to communicate their ideas to others. Students will also be introduced to the CNC router. Burnaby North is the only school in Burnaby to have a CNC router.  Students will be able to produce CNC 3-D animal designs, and create T- shirts of their own design with a heat press. Students complete may design projects, this is a very popular course that fills up quickly.

This Grade 12 course provides students with the opportunity to build on the concepts learned in Drafting 11. Students will work on more advanced activities. There will be an opportunity to work on activities in an area that interests the student. Core projects and design activities may include : model houses, CNC design, packaging, game design and prototype, house interior design in 3-D, restaurant design, and model building .

Drafting & Design 12: Advanced Design

This course will focus on the use of the computer and models to plan and test designs. Emphasis will be placed on completing work to a professional standard and understanding industrial design conventions and opportunities for employment.

Electronics 12

This course covers basic electronic concepts in both analog and digital circuits. Students will construct a variety of project designs and will be encouraged to apply circuit design to a chosen application. An introduction to programming micro controllers ans PLCs with applications are included. Students will learn the standards and conventions of electronic engineering and learn acceptable attitudes and ethics required in industry. Emphasis will be placed on employment opportunities available in this field.

Electronics 12: Digital Systems

This course will focus on a variety of digital electronic concepts, such as logic gates, memory, and counters. Projects will be designed and built using this technology. Employment opportunities in this field will be presented as well as post-secondary options.

Electronics 12: Robotics

Project design and application will revolve around robotics and their control. Post secondary options will be made available as well as employment opportunities in the field.

Technology 12

This course is a science credit. This course covers the use of computer-aided design, manufacturing and planning to solve technical problems. Many students take this course to learn how to design and build projects that may help them with engineering at UBC or BCIT.
Topics include architecture, transportation, communications and manufacturing with emphasis on the solution of technical problems through projects and group study. This is a fun hands on science course that involves the construction of many projects. Students design and test the following proto types: Bridges, hydraulic robot arms, wind generators, models houses, earthquake structures, and submersibles.  Please note students are required to have design drawings before projects are started.

Students in grade 12 will continue to use problem-solving skills and creative thinking to find solutions to problems. Student will work in groups to identify a problem in the areas of transportation, production/manufacturing, power and energy, and communication. They will then use research, design and construction skills to put `together a possible solution to the problem.