Technology and Engineering Education is an integrated, experience-based instructional program designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable about technology - its evolution, systems, utilization, and social and cultural significance. It results in the application of mathematics and science concepts to technological systems in areas such as, construction, manufacturing, communications, transportation, biotechnology, and power and energy. Students are challenged to discover, create, solve problems, and construct solutions by using a variety of tools, machines, computer systems, materials, processes and technological systems.
Middle school students begin their technological journey with two required courses, Exploring Technology in 7th grade and Applying Technology in 8th grade. Students develop problem-solving skills through hands-on activities using AutoCAD Inventor and Print Shop design software.
At the high school level, students are encouraged to elect technology education courses as an integral part of their educational experience. Classes include: Desktop Publishing, Photography, Materials & Processes, Stage Design, Manufacturing Technology, Power Technology, Drafting/Design, and more.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a four-year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering, prior to entering college. Learn more about the innovative Project Lead the Way Engineering.