Technical Education


  • Technical Education Department Vision Statement: Every Industrial Arts/ Technology Education Student will be educated in a variety of technological areas which will help them apply technology and problem solving skills in the solution of problems that face society today. The development of technology and industrial arts projects will engage students in critical problem solving, develop basic math proficiency, and reinforce writing and vocabulary skills used in the PSSA learning process.

    TITLE: Architecture Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0916 Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: N/A Difficulty Rating: 1
    Description: Modular technology students receive an overview of many areas of technology. Students will cover areas such as Transportation, bio-related, communication, manufacturing, and construction. This is all achieved through a modular basis covering areas from aerodynamics through structural stress analysis. Students are continuously tested on this information through pre and post-test as well as exercises and experiments all while working at multimedia stations. Student appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the technology classroom.

    TITLE: Engineering Design Credit/Term: .5

    Course Number: 0924 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: N/A Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is an introductory course designed to enable students to learn about various drafting techniques. Engineering Design prepares the students for more advanced courses and deals with the general principals of drafting, illustration, reading and interpreting drawings, and utilizing the computer aided drafting software. (Students will work on basic drawings and simple orthographic projection drawings.) Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Engineering Design II Credit/Term: .5

    Course Number: 0934 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Engineering Design Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is an introductory course designed to enable students to learn about various drafting techniques. Engineering Design II is a continuation of Technical Drawing I. It prepares the students for more advanced Drawing courses and deals with the general principals of drafting, illustration, reading and interpreting basic drawings, (Students will work on section view drawings, auxiliary view drawings, isometric drawings, and pattern development drawings). Students will accomplish this while utilizing the computer aided drafting software. Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Technical Drawing III Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0944 Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Technical Drawing II Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is designed for the students who might be planning a career in engineering or Computer Aided Drafting. Students will use all previously learned drafting skills to make and read advanced drawings. (Students will work on the same types of drawings as in technical drawing I and II only more advanced.) Students will accomplish their drawings by using the Auto Cad software and Pro-Desktop 3D software.

    Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Technical Drawing IV Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0945 Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Technical Drawing III Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is designed for the students who might be planning a career in engineering or Computer Aided Drafting. Students will use all previously learned drafting skills to make and read advanced drawings. Students will accomplish their drawings by using the Auto Cad software and Pro-Desktop 3D software. Students will also become familiar with floor plan design along with the different home style designs.

    Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Wood Crafts I Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0912 Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: N/A Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is an introduction to working safely in the wood shop as well as working with power tools related to woodworking. Students will learn general shop safety and all machine safety practices while in the shop. Students will also learn basic machine operation, assembly techniques and finishing techniques by following a set of plans to make a finished product. Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Wood Crafts II Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0921 Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Wood Crafts I Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is designed for the student who showed average to above average skills in Wood Crafts I. Students will have a review of all general and machine safety practices. Students will learn advanced machine operations, assembly techniques and finishing techniques by following a set of plans to complete an advanced project. Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Wood Crafts III Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0937 Grade: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Wood Crafts II Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is designed for students who showed average to above average skills in Wood Crafts II. Students will have a review of all general safety and machine safety practices. Students will learn advanced machine operations, assembly techniques and finishing techniques all while working on a teacher approved project. Also, students will be required to do a lathe project. Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Wood Crafts IV Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0941 Grade: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Wood Crafts III Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: This course is designed for students who showed average to above average skills in Wood Crafts III. Students will have a review of all general safety and machine safety practices. Students will learn advanced machine operations, assembly techniques and finishing techniques all while working on a teacher approved project. Also, students will be required to do a lathe project. Students appropriate lab behavior is required to ensure the health safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the classroom.

    TITLE: Video Production Credit: .5

    Course Number: 0926 Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: N/A Difficulty Rating: 1

    Description: Students will learn how to operate a video camera, and they will learn how to create and edit videos. Students interested in a career in film, television, animation, gaming, graphic design, advertising, creative writing, journalism and photography will enjoy this class.