Students acquire a foundation in technological material, energy, and information and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to learn further how and why technology works.They work in groups to build and control systems using engineering design in the development of a technology.Technologies explored include Biotechnology, Communications, Construction, Manufacturing, Power and Energy, and Transportation.
Applied Technology II
Grades: 10 - 12 Prerequisite: Applied Technology I Credit: 1
Students work with a variety of computers, materials, and systems to improve their skills and knowledge. Groups work together, applying mathematics, science, and communication concepts on a project that combines systems such as production, energy, communication, transportation, biotechnology, and other technologies.Thematic activities engage students in community problems where they transfer the technological method to address recycling, space exploration, and housing.
Applied Technology III
Grades: 11 - 12 Prerequisite: Applied Technology II Credit: 1
Technology Assessment is offered as a capstone course for students in high school. Students use their knowledge and abilities in technology, mathematics, science, and other disciplines to analyze the impacts of technological devices and systems on the world. Students use information they acquire through activities and research to predict the future.They use computers and assessment activities to analyze products and systems to determine their possible impact.They design and present their newly created products or systems.