Technology and Engineering Subject Strands

Use this chart to help guide you through possible course selections and sequences

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A (9th)

Introduction to Technology

Introduction to Technology

Introduction to Technology


Small Engines

Wood Technology

Wood Technology

C (11-12)

Auto I

Welding I

Construction Technology

D (11-12)

Auto II



Other (10-12)

Auto Upkeep and Home Maintenance




Small Engines :This course covers the operation of small (one or two cylinder) two and four cycle internal combustion engines. We will study and work with appropriate tools, materials and equipment, along with fuel, ignition, mechanical, and lubrication systems related to those engines.


Auto 1: A study of the how and why of the design, construction and operation of automotive units through 50% classroom and 50% lab experience. Also, students will explore other power mechanics systems directly and indirectly related to the automobile. They will have hands on lab setting to put to use information gained in the lecture/demo settings. They will be expected to complete assignments, labs and participate in class. 


Auto Upkeep and Home Maintenance: From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep is the do-it-yourself automotive guide for the driver in you.  Auto Upkeep helps you keep safe and your vehicle reliable.  Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians – all while saving money and getting credit.


Wood Technology: In this course, you will learn how to: safely use wood working equipment, use processes and techniques to create wood products.  Joinery, finishing, and fastener types will also be explored.


Construction Technology: In this course, students will explore the essential concepts associated with a residential construction project including:  blueprint reading, concrete/masonry, framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, drywall, finish carpentry, and interior/exterior finishes.  Students will participate in the construction of storage buildings or other projects to apply what is learned.


Welding I: This class will give students an introduction and broad overview of the welding industry and the various types of welding operations that are typically used.  Emphasis will be placed on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) which is the most popular form of electric arc welding.



Principles of Engineering (POE)
This course explores the wide variety of careers in engineering and covers various technology systems and manufacturing processes related to the field of engineering. This is the second course in a series of Project Lead the Way courses that can work towards earning college credit.


Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
Students use a problem-solving model to improve existing products and invent new ones. Using sophisticated three-dimensional modeling software, students communicate the details of the products. Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others. This is the first class in a series of engineering classes that students can take, working toward earning college credit


Introduction to Computer Science (ICS)

Beyond learning the fundamentals of programming, in this one semester course - students build computational-thinking skills by applying computer science to collaboration tools, modeling and simulation, and data analysis. In addition, students transfer the understanding of programming gained in App Inventor to text-based programming in Python® and apply their knowledge to create algorithms for games of chance and strategy.


Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)

AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) is a PLTW course to implement the College Board’s new AP CS Principles framework. Students work in teams to develop computational thinking and solve problems. The course does not aim to teach mastery of a single programming language but aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity. THERE WILL BE MATH!


Digital Electronics (DE)
What you will learn in this course: This is a full year course in the Project Lead the Way series where students will learn about the basic principles of electronic circuits and devices and how they are designed, built and programmed. Students will learn through lecture, demonstration, and primarily hands-on class work using computer simulation software to first design and test circuits, and then the actual circuits and devices are constructed. This course helps to understand the principles behind how electronic devise work and gives you a chance to apply those ideas on actual projects while exploring the world of Electronics Engineering careers.


Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)
What you will learn in this course: Students will learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. Students will explore hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. Students learn about documenting their project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of civil engineering and architecture. Activities will also include surveying and soil testing. The projects and activities in this course will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in Architecture, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, or Construction.