Technology Education

The Technology Education Department provides a broad overview of the processes of industry in our technologically-oriented society.  A wide variety of individual experiences and activities will aid the student in developing:

  1. The knowledge necessary to successfully make future occupational decisions;
  2. An understanding of the systems of technology and their relationship to our complex society;
  3. Thinking and/or physical skills necessary to function in everyday life.

WHY TAKE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSES?

  1. To apply abilities learned in other disciplines.
  2. To experience individualized, success-oriented instruction.
  3. To experience “activity-oriented” study of such contemporary areas as engineering, technical drawing, transportation, and electricity/electronics.
  4. To obtain credit for sequences.
  5. To prepare for vocational and post-secondary education.
  6. To complete the technology-oriented dimensions of a student’s comprehensive education.
  7. To apply the knowledge necessary to make future vocational and educational decisions.

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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSES

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
1 Credit

AP Computer Science Principles will be a class where students can gain understanding on the fundamentals of computing with problem-solving, understanding the Internet, cybersecurity, and programming. This full-year course will introduce students to the principles of coding, team-work, and design, to solve real-world problems and find relevant solutions through the development of mobile applications.

Students will be eligible for Advanced Placement credit with successful completion of the College Board AP Computer Science Principles exam at the conclusion of the course.

PREREQUISITE:

Student must successfully complete Algebra I to register for the course.

Basic Electricity
1/2 Credit

This is an introductory course for the extensive field of electricity. This course is here to provide hands-on experiences using an array of technical subjects key to the foundation and basic principles of electricity. This course will provide the opportunity to learn, apply, and control the laws governing voltage, current, resistance and power.

Civil Engineering and Architecture
1/2 Credit

This is an introductory course for the extensive field of civil engineering and architecture. This course is here to provide hands-on experiences using a wide variety of technical subject subjects and content matter key to civil engineering. This course will provide the opportunity to learn, apply, and utilize common tools in civil engineering design and drafting, methods utilized to construct architectural plans, and design concepts behind civil engineering.

Computer Aided Design (C.A.D.)
1/2 Credit

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is an introductory course for the extensive field of design and utilizing computing systems as means for ideations, schematics, and models of parts to be made by engineers or manufacturers. This course is here to provide hands-on experiences using a wide variety of technical subjects and content matter vital to the design of parts and technological systems. This course will provide the opportunity to learn, apply, and utilize computer aided drafting tools used in the design and production of products and technological systems.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing
1/2 Credit

In this course students will get hands on experience in working with materials safely using a variety of hand tool as well as automated tools. Students will develop this understanding through project based learning. As students work on projects, they also learn the methods behind manufacturing items and production systems. Students will design and produce a product using modern manufacturing techniques including 3D design software and computer controlled machining (Laser cutting, vinyl cutting, 3D-Printing, and CNC machining).

Electronics/Robotics
1/2 Credit

This semester course is designed to provide hands-on experiences that utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits and Tetrix robotic systems  material. The objective of this course is to offer students basic programming and problem solving skills. This course allows students to develop, build and program Lego Mindstorm robots as well  Arduino Tetrix robotics construction and programming   .  This course challenges students to work in teams to compete in a variety of challenges.  Topics covered may include gear ratios, motor controls, sensors, programming loops, logic, torque and friction.

Land Transportation
1/2 Credit

This semester course will explore a variety of land transportation systems and associated subsystems. Topics may include wheeled, rail, track, and magnetic levitation vehicles as well as their related subsystems. Students will gain experience with these systems by designing and fabricating working scale models of the major system. This semester course may also be offered as a full-year, alternate-day course.

Principles of Engineering
1/2 Credit

In this course, students are introduced to introductory principles behind technology and engineering. Students have experiences engaging in hands on activities to manipulate various contraptions. Students will also have opportunities to learn how to be proficient with various tools to fabricate projects and artifacts. This course is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in solving real world problems and understanding the use of materials to create various mechanisms. A series of solution based data driven activities are completed throughout the class.

Technical Drawing
1/2 Credit

This semester course allows students to learn basic concepts and principles of technical drawing. They will represent a variety of objects using oblique, isometric, and multi-view drawings. Students will also be introduced to basic sketching techniques, lettering, and computer-aided design. This course can be used by Occupational Education majors towards meeting the 1 credit Art/Music graduation requirement. This course may also be offered as a full-year, alternate day course.

Transportation Systems
1/2 Credit

This semester course will explore a variety of non-land transportation systems and associated subsystems. Topics may include sea, air, and space vehicles, as well as their related subsystems. Students will gain experience with these systems by designing and fabricating working scale models of the major system. This semester course may also be offered as a full-year, alternate-day course.

Wood-Crafting
1/2 Credit

This class is designing to get students acquainted with hand tools and power tools to construct projects from a variety of building materials. Students will learn the basic principles of: engineering design; tools, resources, and technological processes to successfully complete the course. Students will also have the opportunity to program and operate a CNC machine to create projects.