• Technical Drawing and Design (8435)

    Riverheads High School

    Course Syllabus


    Course Description 
    Suggested Grade Level:  10, 11 & 12

    In this foundation course, students learn the basic language of technical design, and they design, sketch, and make technical drawings, models, or prototypes of real design problems. The course is especially recommended for future engineering and architecture students.


    Tech Education has two major objectives :

    1. To provide education needed to enter and to maintain employment in the construction industry or a related field.
    2. Enhance learning opportunities in other subjects such as Algebra and Geometry by providing actual application of these subjects via classroom projects.

    Major Learning Areas

      1. Apply and use technical drawing and design standards
      2. Use and maintain a reference library of files and technical data.
      3. Research, design, and develop patterns (i.e., packages, and sheet metal).
      4. Prepare pictorial technical sketches.
      5. Prepare technical sketches using orthographic projections.
      6. Letter freehand
      7. Correct and revise drawings.
      8. Prepare auxiliary view drawings.
      9. Use English and metric measuring devices and systems.
      10. Gain fundamental computer-aided drawing/design (CAD) ability in drawing and dimensioning and object.
      11. Describe career qualifications, responsibilities, and wages using various resources and the Internet.

      These goals align with the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Standards for Technological Literacy.

      Evaluation and Regulations:

      The following regulations are set forth on paper so that you will never be in doubt about the requirements of this course.


      Punctual and regular attendance is expected of all students in all course activities. Any class session missed reduces the opportunity for learning and may adversely affect the grade that you achieve in the course. Any course work missed due to an absence must be made up within 3 school days.


      Major units of instruction will be followed by a test. Scheduled tests will be announced one week in advance. If for some qualified reason a student cannot be present, he/she must contact the teacher and make arrangements for taking the test prior to the time the test is given.


      Units of instruction that cover daily activities will be graded by quizzes. These quizzes are unannounced and cover material that has just been presented. Quizzes equal 1/3 of a test.

      Making Up Work After Absences:

      Students with absences will be expected to make up all work within three days after returning to school.  Extensions to this time limit may be granted by the teacher, principal or his designee in cases of extended excused absences or unforeseen circumstances.  Again, good judgment must be exercised to ensure that students who have absences are afforded ample time to complete make-up work. (Regulation 7.110)  The student is responsible for requesting, arranging and completing makeup work.

      Final Exam:

      The final exam cover all the material covered in the course. The questions come directly from the material presented in the daily classes. Final exams count 20% of the final grade.

      All students will take the final exam.

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      Grading Scale

      A+ 99-100 B+ 92-93 C+ 84-85 D+ 76-77 F   0-69
      A     96-98 B   88-91 C    80-83 D    72-75  
      A-    94-95 B-  86-87 C-  78-79 D-  70-71  

      A range = Thorough Mastery of Subject Matter

      B range = Above Average, Good Consistent Effort

      C range = Average Achievement

      D range = Below Average Achievement

      F = Poor Work, Lack of Comprehension

      *I = In order to reduce the number of failures and at the same time maintain high academic standards, teachers are encouraged to use “I” to indicate a grade when student’s work is not completed.

      A (+) or (-) must be used as needed with letter grades.

      Grading Policy

      Every 6 Weeks

      40% Class projects

      30% Tests and Quizzes

      3 Quizzes = 1 Test

      20% Class Participation

      10% Homework/Notebook