Technology Education Course Descriptions

Advanced Technical Applications (ATA)

Grades 10, 11, 12 (1 credit)

(Advanced Technology Education Credit)

Prerequisite: Technology Systems, Foundations of Technology or Computer Science I (or staff recommendation)

This is a standards-based, technological design course that provides a deeper understanding of the designed world consisting of four separate learning units, each nine weeks in length: Medical Technologies, Information and Communication Technologies, Entertainment Technologies and Agricultural/Bio-Related Technologies. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, design, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions to a variety of problems.

Advanced Design Applications (ADA)

Grades 10, 11, 12 (1 credit)

(Advanced Technology Education Credit)

Prerequisite: Technology Systems, Foundations of Technology or Computer Science I (or staff recommendation)

This is a standards-based, technological design course that provides a deeper understanding of the designed world consisting of four separate learning units, each nine weeks in length: Manufacturing Technologies, Energy and Power Technologies, Construction Technologies and Transportation Technologies. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, design, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions to a variety of problems.

Engineering Design

Grades 10, 11, 12

This course provides a foundation for a variety of engineering and technical career fields, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, and aerospace engineering. Topics may include simple and complex machines, electricity and electronics, structural design and analysis, and thermodynamics. Students will solve engineering problems through mechanical drawing, prototype construction, and testing in a multi-sensory laboratory setting.

Foundations of Technology

Grades: 9, 10, 11, & 12

This course prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone of the high school technology education program. Students study the nature and technological issues of the designed world. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, design, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities allow students to apply science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations.