CAR020: IT and Manufacturing Explorations

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This first half of the course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of Web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the Web. Students learn how to use HTML to design their own Web pages. The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting text, as well as more advanced tags. Through real-world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools.

The second half of the course has an introduction to engineering, computer-aided drafting using SpectraCAD, and introduction to advanced manufacturing.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Course Overview

Students learn the purpose of a WYSIWYG Web editor, create a folder for a website, and open a new webpage. They learn how to navigate in KompoZer, view the code in Source view, add and format text, resize and optimize images, and test and publish websites.

  • Set Up Your Computer
  • Set Up a Browser and Zip Files
  • Download Resources and Zip Assignments

Unit 2: Planning and Organizing

Students learn to set up pages, and set the background and text colors for each page. They look at layout, alignment, and spacing; learn to create tables; and add and format text. They make thumbnail images and optimize images for the Web. They add linked text and images to a home page and link other pages to the home page and to each other.

  • The Role of a Webmaster
  • Purpose and Audience
  • Folders and Filenames
  • Webmaster Roles, Day 1  
  • Webmaster Roles, Day 2
  • Portfolio Structure   
  • Unit Review and Quiz

Unit 3: Introduction to HTML

Students look at how HTML code is organized, learn to create a basic HTML webpage with Notepad, and add and format heading and body text. They learn about absolute and relative links, look at folder organization, add links to the other websites, and make the links open in a new browser window.

  • Beginning HTML
  • Create an Invitation Assignment, Day 1
  • Create an Invitation Assignment, Day 2
  • Create an Invitation Assignment, Day 3
  • Accessibility and Design
  • Turn Your Essay into a Website Assignment, Day 1
  • Turn Your Essay into a Website Assignment, Day 2
  • Turn Your Essay into a Website Assignment, Day 3
  • Hyperlinks
  • Hyperlinks Assignment, Day 1
  • Hyperlinks Assignment, Day 2
  • Hyperlinks Assignment, Day 3

Unit 4: Graphics and HTML

Students choose appropriate page titles and file names, and add the website to the Site Manager. They identify the problem with using HTML to style a page, and how CSS uses style sheets and style rules. They make a table to structure the layout of the home page and a navigation bar in the left column of the table. They style the link text and background color with CSS, and look at internal and external style sheets.

  • Graphics
  • Colors Website Assignment, Day 1
  • Colors Website Assignment, Day 2
  • Colors Website Assignment, Day 3
  • Tables
  • Create a Table Assignment, Day 1
  • Create a Table Assignment, Day 2
  • Create a Table Assignment, Day 3
  • Special Effects
  • Website Titles Assignment, Day 1
  • Website Titles Assignment, Day 2
  • Website Titles Assignment, Day 3
  • Discussion: Important Elements of Design
  • Set Up Your Portfolio Assignment, Day 1   
  • Set Up Your Portfolio Assignment, Day 2
  • Set Up Your Portfolio Assignment, Day 3
  • Set Up Your Portfolio Assignment, Day 4
  • Unit Review and Quiz

Unit 5: Final Project

  • Begin Your Project
  • Project Color and Style
  • Project Research
  • Final Project

Unit 6: Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering provides students an excellent overview of the field of engineering. This unit engages students with topics such as an overview of the history of engineering, career choices and the engineering design process. Multi-level hands-on activities involve product design, career seeking and ethics. To conclude the unit, a capstone project challenges students to explore engineering. For students on a career track in engineering, Introduction to Engineering serves as an excellent launching pad for more in-depth courses. Exploratory students with little exposure to the field may decide to pursue an engineering career after learning of the many exciting opportunities available!

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Course Project
  • Engineering Contributions
  • Engineering in Society
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Career Inquiry
  • Engineering Approaches to Product Design
  • Engineering Design Tools
  • Paper Tower
  • Engineering Education Planning
  • Exploring Engineering
  • Vocabulary Test: Introduction to Engineering
  • Post-test

Unit 7: Computer-Aided Drafting w/SpectraCAD

The CAD with spectraCAD Engraver unit teaches you how to create and modify CAD drawings in a CAD-CAM environment. Many of the spectraCAD operations students will practice in this unit will enable them to navigate features and commands that are common to most CAD software applications.

  • Getting Started
  • Using SpectraCAD
  • Managing Files
  • Creating the LMC Project
  • Drawing the M
  • Drawing the C
  • Speaker Design Project
  • Creating the Speaker Cone
  • Completing the Speaker Project
  • spectraCAD Engraver
  • Generating the NC File
  • NC Files and Coding
  • Pocketing
  • Pocket Toolpaths and SpectraCAM
  • Post-test

Unit 8: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing introduces the student to the manufacturing industry and its associated career paths. Students learn about careers offered in manufacturing and about how to prepare for and then pursue those careers. Students learn how manufacturing companies operate. A number of common manufacturing technologies are described. The use of computers and automation in manufacturing is explored. Students work on hands-on projects designed to provide insight into the world of manufacturing.

  • Introduction
  • Careers in Manufacturing
  • Seeking a manufacturing career
  • The Manufacturing Company
  • Planning and Staffing a Manufacturing Company
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Computers in Manufacturing
  • Automation in Manufacturing
  • The Arrow Plane
  • Post-test
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling