Northwest Guildford High School
2022 - 2023 Course Descriptions
Digital Animation Design I
- Introduction to Digital Design & Animation (DDA) introduces students to techniques used in CG effects, animated films and video games. The focus of this course is learning the techniques, tools and workflow used by professionals in the field. This course helps students understand digital design production. Students will learn how to apply different procedures in the production of 2D graphics. Students will understand digital design techniques with an emphasis on the design pipeline, the principles of design, color theory, and composition techniques. Students will learn in-depth techniques in Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 and Adobe Illustrator with some targeted work in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Much of the work done in this class is project-based, requiring the student to develop long-term time management skills and self-discipline.
Engineering Technology I
- This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming.
Engineering Technology II
- This STEM course is a basic introduction to engineering for all students. Students who complete this course will learn the concepts necessary to develop their ideas into solutions that will improve our lives. Exciting learning activities like data comparison of heart rates, rating consumer products, destructive testing and building speakers apply math, science, history and English content from other courses in a STEM experience. This course makes science and mathematics more engaging, interesting, concrete, and relevant. The course’s intention and purpose is to educate students in a “main line” method providing STEM education for everyone. While providing a STEM based education for all students, those interested in becoming practicing engineers clearly benefit from this course content.
Engineering Technology III
This STEM course makes a contribution to the curriculum by providing opportunities for students and teachers to link content together and apply it to solve problems. More and more jobs demand advanced skills, requiring that people be able to learn, reason, think creatively, make decisions, and solve problems. An understanding of science, technology, engineering and math and their methods contribute in an essential way to these skills. Principles of Engineering is a team based advanced course designed for most students. The Principles of Engineering courses intention and purpose is to educate students in a “main line” method providing STEM education for everyone. While providing a STEM based education for all students, those interested in becoming practicing engineers clearly benefit from this course content. Prerequisite: Engineering Technology II.