Technology

Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade

Eleventh Grade

Twelfth Grade

Web Page Programming

Web Page Programming

Web Page Programming

Web Page Programming

Computer Art

Computer Art

Computer Art

Computer Art

 

Yearbook Production

Intro to Computer Science

Intro to Computer Science

   

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science

   

Yearbook Production

Yearbook Production

Industrial Technology Courses

Architectural Model Building

Architectural Model Building

Architectural Model Building

Architectural Model Building

Computer Aided Drafting*

Computer Aided Drafting*

Computer Aided Drafting*

Computer Aided Drafting*

Woodworking I, II

Woodworking I, II

Woodworking I, II

Woodworking I, II

* College credit: Juniors and seniors earning a grade of A or B in Computer Aided Drafting will earn three college credits from Dakota County Technical College.


Department Philosophy

Our goal is to have AHA graduates proficient in their use of computers and specific applications. In addition, students will understand the evolving field of technology and become self-reliant in solving technology issues. Technology is integrated through core curriculum areas in all grades. Technology at AHA encourages independent research and learning, collaboration, problem solving, and global awareness. We teach our students to be responsible digital citizens. Students also are encouraged to explore the creative uses of technology through courses offered.

About STEM

AHA is an active participant in the STEM initiative--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Its purpose is to foster interest in those academic areas because they help students develop skills in problem solving, innovation, logical thinking, and communication. They also learn about potential careers in STEM disciplines. Learn more


* College credit: Juniors and seniors earning a grade of A or B in Computer Aided Drafting will earn three college credits from Dakota County Technical College.


Computer Art

1 credit – Fine Arts or Technology Grade

Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

This class is for students with an interest in the visual arts and for students who enjoy hands-on, project-based, independent work using the computer as a tool.

The computer has found its way into every aspect of people’s lives. In the art world, the computer’s capabilities have just begun to be explored. Painting is a skill basic to all visual art, and using the computer to paint is a new, exciting way to learn the basics of artistic communication.

Using this medium, the student will explore new realms of self- expression, while developing an artist’s eye and vocabulary. Students will explore the capabilities of the computer in creating this new breed of art and gain a foundation in the visual arts.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Be introduced to the mechanics of computer painting.
  • Be exposed to the Elements of Art in a digital medium.
  • Create their own computer artwork.
  • Create original work using Adobe PhotoShop.
  • Understand the meaning and impact of the visual language.
  • Begin to explore visual self-expression on the computer.
  • Learn to critique their work, and the work of others.
  • Gain a working computer vocabulary, as it relates to the arts.

 


Web Page Programming

1 credit

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

A class for students who want to create their own web page, develop their internet skills, and who enjoy hands-on, independent work.

The class format is a 10-to 20-minute presentation followed by independent computer work. Students need to be self-motivated and able to explore without specific instruction. The class will discuss Internet terminology.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Use the Internet for searches and research.
  • Create basic web graphics.
  • Create a web page by writing the HTML code.
  • Create a web page by using an HTML editor.
  • Modify HTML using CSS.
  • Update, modify, and maintain an existing web page. 

 


Intro to Computer Science 

1 credit 

Grade Levels: 11, 12 

Prerequisites: Algebra II 

Web Design is recommended but not required. 

Intro to Computer Science is an introductory course in computer science. It focuses on programming in the Java language as a way to explore basic concepts in computer science. Students will get the opportunity to write Java code that will solve simple problems. Students will write programs using loops, conditional statements, variables, and methods. The course will be a simplified version of the first trimester of AP Computer Science. 

Learner Outcomes: 

Students will:

  • Learn Java language.
  • Write computer programs using Java.
  • Design basic object oriented programs.
  • Read and interpret java programs.

AP Computer Science

3 credits

Grade Levels: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Algebra II

Web Design is recommended but not required.

The Computer Science course is an introductory course in computer science. It focuses on programming in the Java language as a way to explore basic concepts in computer science and advanced problem solving. The course also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and, when appropriate, reus- able.

Students enrolled in AP classes will prepare for and take the AP exam in May. Any waivers must be approved by the instructor and the principal.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Learn Java language.
  • Write computer programs using Java.
  • Design accessible and adaptable computer programs.
  • Read and interpret complex programs.

 


Yearbook Production

1 credit

Grade Levels: 10,11, 12

Prerequisites: None

For students who display an interest in business, marketing, writing, photography, layout and design.

Yearbook students will learn how to create magazine-style pages through concise writing, sharp photographs, and meaningful headlines and captions. They will learn how to design and create layouts by using graphic design software. This year-long course can be taken more than once.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Strengthen writing skills by producing stories for the yearbook.
  • Learn the elements of photography.
  • Learn to work as a team to produce a project.
  • Learn to design and create yearbook pages. 

 


Industrial Technology Classes


Architectural Model Building

1 credit

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None. Drafting I recommended

Use computer software to render models of architectural buildings to bring them to life! Build 3-D models of homes and office buildings.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Design and build architectural models on computer assisted software.
  • Recognize quality design, read architectural drawings and solve problems graphically.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of construction from working drawings to finished product.
  • Erect 3-D models of various types of superstructures.

 

 


Woodworking I

1 credit

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Learn the latest about the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of machine woodworking, cabinetry, carpentry and patternmaking. Projects will be selected by the student, based on interest and skill level. A fee will be charged for wood, based on projects selected.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Use computers to select and design their woodworking project.
  • Develop skills in woodworking and cabinet making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of correct use of equipment, machines, tools, and safety standards.
  • Learn and apply habits and attitudes that contribute to occupational success in the woodworking industry. 

 


Woodworking II

1 credit

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Woodworking I

Use a computer to generate and design your project. Gain a more in-depth knowledge of woodworking techniques. A fee will be charged for wood, based on individual project selected.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Construct several projects to enhance woodworking skills.
  • Apply higher-level furniture making techniques.

 


Computer Aided Drafting

1 credit

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

After mastering pencil and T-square drawing, students will begin to use Auto CAD LT software to practice mechanical drafting and create architectural floor plans.

Learner Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Use computer software to design and read architectural floor plans.
  • Apply radial and angular dimensioning to 2-D architectural floor plans.
  • Make isometric drawings and orthographic projections.
  • Explore occupational areas and drafting careers.
  • Develop technical skills in drafting.