Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Art - Ceramics

 Description

Provide up to date technology that is specifically designed to equip and support ceramic education and objectives.  Provide continuing upgrades and expansions to the ever changing world of technology in the ceramic field.

 Curriculum Impact

Ceramic students will be able to take advantage of the technology tools that have direct applications to their Ceramic Arts Education. Students will be able to utilize imaging techniques for their individual works and fire them with the latest computer controlled kilns.

 Approximate Number of Students Served

Ceramics served approximately 385 students per academic year

 Support Impact

This equipment will be installed by a variety of in house technicians and outside vendors. Maintenance is limited to replacement of bulbs or other repair. This work must be done by qualified personnel from IM or the manufacturer (for warranty work). This equipment can be installed by department personnel.  Maintenance of the equipment will require assistance from on-campus and district computer support personnel.

 Year 1 (2007-2008)

Objective

1.  Upgrade all student facility and tech. computer systems

2.  Secure Digital Video Camera for studio

3.  Establish video projection system for room 202

4.  Cover all outside Kilns and work area in yard

5.  Replace small student pugmill

6.  Upgrade Extruders

7.  Expand number of handicapped standup wheels

8.  Rebuild soda Kiln

9.  Upgrade Student wheels in advanced room

10.  Expand number of wheels in beginning room so all beginning students can use electric wheels

11.  Upgrade Student/Faculty digital camera.

12.  Expand number of electric kilns for the ceramic facility.

13.  Expand number of gas kilns for the ceramic facility.

14.  Replace existing electric kilns in ceramic studio

15. Upgrade of Orton Kiln Controllers.

16.  Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

17.  Upgrade kiln room computer and peripherals.

18. Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

19. Upgrade triple beam balance scales to 10 digital scales for new glaze calculation class

20. Rebuild Raku Kilns

21. Upgrade electrical system to install 35 electric wheels in beginning room

Action to Meet Objective

1. Purchase 2 Emacs or I macs for student carts

Purchase new high end Macs for faculty

Purchase new flat bed scanner for faculty

Purchase new printer for Tech.

Purchase new PC for Tech.

Purchase USB slide scanner for student cart

Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station      computers.

5 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.

5 copies of Adobe Illustrator

5 copies of Hyperglaze

2.  Purchase Digital Video Camera.

3.  Purchase video projection system and screen for room 202

Purchase Mac laptop to run projection system.

4.  Build metals covers for all outside kilns and work area in yard.

5.  Purchase new small pugmill

6.  Purchase new North Star Big Blue Extruder

7.  Purchase 2 new handicapped stand up wheels

8.  Purchase new burners, soft brick and hard brick to rebuild soda kiln

9.  Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for advanced room

10. Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for beginning room

11. Purchase new Digital Camera and Lens.

12. Purchase 2 new mid size electric kilns with Orton controllers

13. Purchase new 60 cu.ft. gas kiln

14. Purchase 9 new mid to large size electric kilns with Orton controllers

15. Purchase Orton Kiln Controllers.

16. Purchase of gas kiln automation hardware and software.

17. Purchase  upgraded Orton Kiln Master software.

Purchase of new PC for Kiln controller

18. Purchase and install gas automation hardware and software.

19. Purchase 10 digital scales.

20. Purchase materials and labor for building 2 raku kilns

21.Purchase and install 35 outlets in beginning room

 Year 2 (2008-2009)

 Objective

1.  Upgrade all student facility and tech. computer systems

2.  Secure Digital Video Camera for studio

3.  Establish video projection system for room 202

4.  Cover all outside Kilns and work area in yard

5.  Replace small student pugmill

6.  Upgrade Extruders

7.  Expand number of handicapped standup wheels

8.  Rebuild soda Kiln

9.  Upgrade Student wheels in advanced room

10.  Expand number of wheels in beginning room so all beginning students can use electric wheels

11.  Upgrade Student/Faculty digital camera.

12.  Expand number of electric kilns for the ceramic facility.

13.  Expand number of gas kilns for the ceramic facility.

14.  Replace existing electric kilns in ceramic studio

15. Upgrade of Orton Kiln Controllers.

16.  Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

17.  Upgrade kiln room computer and peripherals.

18. Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

19. Upgrade triple beam balance scales to 10 digital scales for new glaze calculation class

20. Rebuild Raku Kilns

21. Upgrade electrical system to install 35 electric wheels in beginning room

 Action to Meet Objective

1.  Purchase 2 Emacs or I macs for student carts

Purchase new high end Macs for faculty

Purchase new flat bed scanner for faculty

Purchase new printer for Tech.

Purchase new PC for Tech.

Purchase USB slide scanner for student cart

Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station      computers.

5 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.

5 copies of Adobe Illustrator

5 copies of Hyperglaze

2.  Purchase Digital Video Camera.

3.  Purchase video projection system and screen for room 202

Purchase Mac laptop to run projection system.

4.  Build metals covers for all outside kilns and work area in yard.

5.  Purchase new small pugmill

6.  Purchase new North Star Big Blue Extruder

7.  Purchase 2 new handicapped stand up wheels

8.  Purchase new burners, soft brick and hard brick to rebuild soda kiln

9.  Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for advanced room

10. Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for beginning room

11. Purchase new Digital Camera and Lens.

12. Purchase 2 new mid size electric kilns with Orton controllers

13. Purchase new 60 cu.ft. gas kiln

14. Purchase 9 new mid to large size electric kilns with Orton controllers

15. Purchase Orton Kiln Controllers.

16. Purchase of gas kiln automation hardware and software.

17. Purchase  upgraded Orton Kiln Master software.

Purchase of new PC for Kiln controller

18. Purchase and install gas automation hardware and software.

19. Purchase 10 digital scales.

20. Purchase materials and labor for building 2 raku kilns

21.Purchase and install 35 outlets in beginning room

 Year 3 (2009-2010)

Objective

1.  Upgrade all student facility and tech. computer systems

2.  Secure Digital Video Camera for studio

3.  Establish video projection system for room 202

4.  Cover all outside Kilns and work area in yard

5.  Replace small student pugmill

6.  Upgrade Extruders

7.  Expand number of handicapped standup wheels

8.  Rebuild soda Kiln

9.  Upgrade Student wheels in advanced room

10.  Expand number of wheels in beginning room so all beginning students can use electric wheels

11.  Upgrade Student/Faculty digital camera.

12.  Expand number of electric kilns for the ceramic facility.

13.  Expand number of gas kilns for the ceramic facility.

14.  Replace existing electric kilns in ceramic studio

15. Upgrade of Orton Kiln Controllers.

16.  Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

17.  Upgrade kiln room computer and peripherals.

18. Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.

19. Upgrade triple beam balance scales to 10 digital scales for new glaze calculation class

20. Rebuild Raku Kilns

21. Upgrade electrical system to install 35 electric wheels in beginning room

Action to Meet Objective

1.  Purchase 2 Emacs or I macs for student carts

Purchase new high end Macs for faculty

Purchase new flat bed scanner for faculty

Purchase new printer for Tech.

Purchase new PC for Tech.

Purchase USB slide scanner for student cart

Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station      computers.

5 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.

5 copies of Adobe Illustrator

5 copies of Hyperglaze

2.  Purchase Digital Video Camera.

3.  Purchase video projection system and screen for room 202

Purchase Mac laptop to run projection system.

4.  Build metals covers for all outside kilns and work area in yard.

5.  Purchase new small pugmill

6.  Purchase new North Star Big Blue Extruder

7.  Purchase 2 new handicapped stand up wheels

8.  Purchase new burners, soft brick and hard brick to rebuild soda kiln

9.  Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for advanced room

10. Purchase 20 new pottery wheels for beginning room

11. Purchase new Digital Camera and Lens.

12. Purchase 2 new mid size electric kilns with Orton controllers

13. Purchase new 60 cu.ft. gas kiln

14. Purchase 9 new mid to large size electric kilns with Orton controllers

15. Purchase Orton Kiln Controllers.

16. Purchase of gas kiln automation hardware and software.

17. Purchase  upgraded Orton Kiln Master software.

Purchase of new PC for Kiln controller

18. Purchase and install gas automation hardware and software.

19. Purchase 10 digital scales.

20. Purchase materials and labor for building 2 raku kilns

21.Purchase and install 35 outlets in beginning room


Back to table of contents