Electronics and Robotics will be the primary focus of every course under this heading. Students learn to build robots to solve basic and complex everyday problems. Additional topics covered will include computer hardware and software architecture, troubleshooting simple and complex computer problems, as well as introduction to computer networking technology.
ADST – Electronics and Robotics 9 / Career Education 9
Students will continue to build more robots and learn more about the use of the VEX-IQ robotics platform to solve various engineering design challenges. Through the use of ‘game play’ students will learn to work together in design teams to formulate and build robots that will solve various technical challenge. Students will also learn various computer skills needed to be successful in high school and beyond.
In Career Education 9 – students will explore the use of the software package Microsoft Office 365. Students will also participate in various career related activities to demonstrate their learning in this area. This course will be interwoven into Electronics and Robotics 9.
At the end of this course, students will be credited for both ADST – Electronics and Robotics 9 and Career Education 9.
Skills Exploration 10 – Electronics and Robotics
Skills Exploration 10 Electronics and Robotics is a continuation from ADST – Electronics and Robotics 9. Students in this course will have the opportunity to construct robots and participate in non-competitive robotics challenges. We will be using the VEX-IQ and VEX-EDR robotics platforms to construct robots to solve technical and scientific challenges. This is a fun course intended for students wanting to explore the world of electronics and robotics.
- Be able to build a computer from components
- Be able to assemble and connect a computer network
- Solve real world problems using skills developed from various class discussion topics and in class activities.
In Electronics 11 – you will learn how to build a computer, how to fix a computer, and how to make it work better. You will also learn how to build a computer network. If you encounter a computer at least once a day; this is the course for you. Robotics is also a large component of the course. Students with above average marks in Physics and Math are encouraged to sign up for this course. This is a SERIOUS course recommended for students who are considering/pursuing a professional career in Electronics Technology and/or Electrical/Computer Engineering.
Electronics 12 Robotics
- Be able to demonstrate leadership skills during class activities
- Be able to utilize the appropriate tools and technology to solve real world problems with minimal assistance
- Be able to determine the appropriate career pathways in electronics technology as well as being able to locate suitable post secondary institution(s) to pursuit that career.
This course is intended for student who has completed other senior electronics courses. This course will have many activities that require students to contribute time outside of regular class schedule. Students with above average marks in Physics and Math are encouraged to sign up for this course. This course is highly recommended to students who are self-motivated and have good organizational skills. It is very suitable for students who are considering/pursuing a professional career in Electronics Technology and/or Electrical/Computer Engineering. Assignments and projects will vary from year to year.