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Technology Education and Skilled Trades

The Technology Education and Skilled Trades courses offered by CDLI are delivered using a problem-based learning approach which reflects industry standards. Using this approach, the teacher takes on the role of facilitator in helping students to acquire the technical knowledge and basic proficiency needed to perform each of the major operations that comprise the problem solving strategy known as the Design Process. The Design Process is an integral part of each of the three courses listed below.

CDLI’s Technology Education and Skilled Trade offers the following eLearning courses

  • Communications Technology 2104/3104
  • Design and Fabrication 2202
  • Integrated Systems 1205

Communication Technology 2104/3104

This course is designed to introduce the student to the technology problem solving process as it relates to communication. The design process will be an integral component of this course. A variety of communication areas such as audio, video, graphics, animation, etc., are introduced through specific computer applications. Students are expected to work with a diverse range of tools which will be utilized to implement solutions related to specific curriculum outcomes.

Students are expected to work in a highly independent fashion, and collaboratively in groups to provide technology solutions to communication problems and will require a high degree of self-discipline and time management skills to effectively utilize their offline time.

This is a two credit course which is an integrated version of Communication Technology 2104 and Communication Technology 3104. Students have to complete the full year to obtain credit for the two courses.

Prerequisites

None

Overview of Class Delivery Structure

This course utilizes a variety of technologies such as the Polycom and Elive to facilitate communication between the teacher and the students. In addition the teacher also uses two pieces of remote desktop software: Bomgar and VNC. These software’s allow the teacher to access the student’s machine to give them hands-on help during class sessions.

Materials and Resources

  • CDLI provides all software needed for the course as well as hardware such as video Cameras.
  • eLearning content is accessible through our LMS

Evaluation

The students are evaluated through a variety of activities, tutorials and assignments. There are no written tests.

Career

This course is great for students who have an interest in or aptitude to working in the area of technology

Required

Not required for Post -Secondary

Design and Fabrication 2202

Design and Fabrication 2212 is a two-term course that reinforces and extends on the basics of engineering design, fabrication processes and shop safety covered in Design and Fabrication 1212. Design and Fabrication 2212 introduces students to some of the more advanced design and manufacturing tools used today including 2D and 3D Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software, 3D Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining.

Prerequisites

None

Overview of Class Delivery Structure

This course utilizes a variety of technologies such as the Polycom and Elive to facilitate communication between the teacher and the students. In addition the teacher also uses two pieces of remote desktop software: Bomgar and VNC. These software’s allow the teacher to access the student’s machine to give them hands-on help during class sessions. This course utilizes the Polycom more than most courses due to the fact the students will be using a CNC router and the teacher will be using the Polycom to instruct and monitor the students using the CNC Rotuer.

Materials and Resources

  • CDLI provides all software and hardware (CNC router and peripherals) required for this course. In addition CDLI provides all stock and raw resources that the students will need.
  • The schools are responsible to have a teacher available for Face to Face supervision of the router if needed. The schools are also responsible to provide a well-ventilated and lit room outside of the CDLI for the router to be set up. A sturdy work table should also be placed in this room as a stand for the router.
  • There are no textbooks for this course and eLearning content is available in our LMS. Materials and Resources

Evaluation

The students are evaluated through a variety of activities, tutorials, assignments and written tests.

Career

This course can easily spark students to pursue a career in CAD or CAM.

Required

Not required for Post -Secondary

Integrated Systems 1205

Integrated Systems is designed to introduce the student to the technology problem solving process and design cycle as it relates to the planning and development of systems and integrated systems. The design process will be an integral component of this course. The systems will be electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic which will integrate sensing, feedback, and control using digital input and output. This will be accomplished using a variety of switching devices, sensors and probes, and actuators. The Visual Basic programming will be used to control the input and output. Planning and design of systems will be introduced as well as some rudimentary fabrication skills.

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

  • CDLI will provide all software and hardware (Phidgets, electrical components, etc.) required for this course. In addition CDLI provides all stock and raw resources that the students will need.
  • The schools are responsible to have a teacher available for Face to Face supervision if needed.
  • There are no textbooks for this course and eLearning content is available in our LMS.

Evaluation

The students are evaluated through a variety of activities, tutorials, assignments and written tests.

Career

This course can easily spark students to pursue a career in electrical, programming, engineering, etc.

Required

Not required for Post -Secondary