Blasetti, Mr. Sean

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Courses I Teach:

  • Drafting & CAD

  • Engineering Design

  • Architectural Design

  • Process Engineering I

  • PLTW – Intro to Engineering Design (Honors)

  • PLTW – Civil Engineering & Architecture (Honors)

Courses Happenings:
I am currently using the Schoology Learning Management System to house all of my current course documents and updates for students. That, in combination with my gradebook that is accessible through HomeLogic, can provide you with a sense of current assignments and topics in my classes. If your child is enrolled in my class and you would like to be able to see their assignments as they are posted, just email me for a Parent Code to access your child's Schoology. My email address
sblasetti@cysd.k12.pa.us

 

 Courses Descriptions:

Drafting & CAD

This course introduces students to the basics of technical drawing. Students will learn about and utilize traditional drafting tools and CAD software to produce technical drawings. Students will create and design 2-D and 3-D drawings/models which demonstrate geometric constructions, orthographic projections, isometrics, sectional and detail views of manufactured parts and assemblies. As students develop visualization and precision drawing skills, real-world product design problems will be incorporated. The first half of the semester will be based on traditional hand drafting concepts while the second half will focus on learning and using the CAD software. This course will also provide an introduction to floor planning. Students interested in this course should have a strong math and science background as algebraic and geometric concepts provide the foundation for this field of study. Students must also have good tactile and visualization skills. Students will be required to maintain a portfolio of their work throughout the course.

Prerequisites: No Specific Courses Required

Basic Math Computation involving 2D and 3D Shapes, Fractions and Decimal

Common Sense, Interest in Design, and a Strong Work Ethic

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Engineering Design

This course builds upon the technical drawing and CAD concepts learned in Drafting & CAD. The focus of this course is the application of prior knowledge through part and product design. Students will learn how to approach real-world product design problems. The course will teach students how to use more advanced features of the CAD software. In addition to product design, students will learn how to analyze and revise their work to meet given criteria or manufacturing constraints. This course will introduce a variety of materials and processes used in the manufacturing world. The concept of modeling and prototyping will also be introduced. Students interested in this course should have a strong math and science background as well as an interest in the manufacturing industry. Students must also have good tactile and visualization skills. Students will be required to maintain a portfolio of their work throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Drafting & CAD (70% or better)

 




Architectural Design

This course builds upon the technical drawing and CAD concepts learned in Drafting & CAD. The focus of the course is based on the principles of design in the architectural realm. Students will explore the historical developments and various styles found in architecture. Students will also learn about the process of planning a home from financing the project, layout, design and construction, through its resale. Students will be given real-world design scenarios and are required to develop solutions within given constraints. Students will learn and utilize architectural CAD software to develop floor plans, elevations and 3-D renderings of structures. The course will introduce concepts of framing and construction through scale modeling activities. Research and development will play an important role throughout the course. Students interested in this course should be strong in math and science subject areas as well as have an interest in the field of architecture and/or engineering. Students will be required to maintain a portfolio of their work throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Drafting & CAD (70% or better)

Process Engineering I

Process Engineering is a manufacturing term used in the aerospace and pharmaceutical industry to describe the integration of quality control procedures into the manufacturing process. At Central York, the Process Engineering courses are designed to give students the knowledge and experiences necessary to complete a variety of different projects utilizing various production woodworking techniques, integrated with quality control procedures, in a team-oriented environment.

In Process Engineering I, students start by building a small bench called a Beginner's Bench to master the following basic woodworking skills: material layout, machining, gluing, cutting wood joints, assembly, sanding, staining and finishing, as well as following verbal, written, and spatial directions. After the completion of the first project, students will work individually to demonstrate their mastery of skills through the fabrication of a Shaker Bedside Table from a working drawing, cut list, and plan of procedure. As much as possible during the completion of the project, lumber cut-offs and scraps from the Beginner's Bench project will be reclaimed and reused for parts.Lastly, students will construct a three-legged stool Danish Modern in style. Click here to view an example of the stool.

Prerequisites: No Specific Courses Required

Basic Math Computation involving Fractions and Decimal

Common Sense, Interest in Design, and a Strong Work Ethic


PLTW - Intro to Engineering Design (Honors)


Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for 9th or 10th grade students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

The course assumes no previous knowledge, but students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use a state of the 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course. Students will also learn how to document their work, and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Introduction to Engineering Design is one of three foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Prerequisites: Algebra I (70% or better)



PLTW - Civil Engineering & Architecture (Honors)

Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. 

The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities.  While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.

Civil Engineering and Architecture is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th or 11th grade students interested in careers related to civil engineering and architecture.  Other than their concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses, this course assumes no previous knowledge.

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Prerequisites: PLTW-POE or Architectural Design (70% or better)