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Technology and Engineering

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens. Additionally, the course will help beginning high school students answer the question: “Why should I study math, science and engineering if I don’t plan on a technical career?” Through this course’s practical real-world connections, students have an opportunity to see how science, mathematics, and engineering are part of their everyday world, and why it is important for every citizen to be technologically and scientifically literate.

 Textbook: Engineering the Future, National Center for Technological Literacy, IAT Interactive 2008

Cycle Scope and Sequence

  • The Engineering Design Process
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Manufacturing Processes and the Universal System Model
  • Structures and Loads
  • Forces and Materials
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Engines
  • Fluid Systems
  • Electricity and Communication
  • Power and Our Modern World