PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
The Technology Education curriculum supports the development of a strong and positive work ethic. It will provide opportunities for students to use and acquire higher level thinking skills and encourage students to work well independently and in groups. This will take place in a safe physical and psychological environment, which promotes the scientific application of materials, tools and processes to meet society’s needs and wants.
This course is open to 11th and 12th grade students. A 10th grade student may take this class is they have successfully completed the Intro to Tech class. Students will study estimating as it relates to residential construction. In addition, they will become familiar with basic framing, wiring and plumbing techniques. While doing this, students will become familiar with terminology and careers related to building trades.
Introduction to Technology
This class is for 9th and 10th graders. This is an introductory course in which the design process is stressed. Students begin to gain knowledge and practical application of CAD, materials processing and computer applications. Students are responsible for materials costs for projects they make.
Drafting and Architectural Design
This class explores the fundamentals of drafting, architectural design and the application of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as it relates to architectural design. The students will learn and apply the language of CAD and Architecture to complete a set of plans for a house.
This course is available to all 11th and 12th graders. If a 10th grader wishes to take this course, they should complete the Introduction to Technology course first. Students will study and apply concepts, material and processes necessary to produce high quality products made of wood. There is a required project for this class and a student selected project. Students pay for the materials used in the projects they make.
Successful completion of all aspects of Basic Woodworking and Woodworking I fulfill your “Arts Performance Standard”.
Woodworking I, II, III
The prerequisite for this course is Basic Woodworking. These courses build on the foundation that was established in Basic Woodworking. Students will continue to explore and apply the materials, tools and processes of woodworking. The projects will become more complex and the standards of quality will be higher. In Woodworking II and III the projects will be student designed. Project material costs will be the responsibility of the student.
Successful completion of all aspects of this course will meet the “Arts Performance Standard”.
Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW IED)
This course is more than just another high school engineering program. Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-
on- projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. IED students have said that this class has influenced their post- secondary decisions and helped shape their future. Even for students who do not plan to pursue engineering after high school, the PLTW Engineering program provides opportunities to develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, which are relevant for any coursework or career.
Successful completion of the End of Course (EOC) assessment allows the student to obtain 3 college credits.
This is a High School level class in which students gain a basic understanding of computer terminology and hardware, which will enable them to be informed consumers. Students will then spend time learning and applying software programs that are utilized in bothpost-
secondary schools and the “working world”. Students will do this while working primarily on the “PC” platform.