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Students taking Technology and Engineering classes should have the opportunity to participate in the TSA or SkillsUSA organizations, student leadership associations.

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CAD Architectural Design 1 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.041, 0.5 Credit
CAD Architectural Design 1 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.041, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 2D or 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to draw a small residential home with an emphasis on blueprint reading.

CAD Architectural Design 2 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.042, 0.5 Credit
CAD Architectural Design 2 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.042, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to design and model a small residential home with an emphasis on residential methods and materials of construction, codes, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

CAD Architectural Design 3 (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.043, 0.5 Credit
CAD Architectural Design 3 CE (11-12) - 38.01.00.13.043, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The third in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to model a small commercial building with an emphasis on commercial methods and materials of construction, codes, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

CAD Mechanical Design 1 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.051, 0.5 Credit
CAD Mechanical Design 1 CE (10-12)38.01.00.13.051, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to develop technical knowledge and skills required to plan and prepare scale pictorial interpretations and technical documentation of engineering and design concepts. This includes instruction in the use of 2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, sketching, drawing layout, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and dimensioning.

CAD Mechanical Design 2 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.052, 0.5 Credit
CAD Mechanical Design 2 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.052, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with an emphasis in developing technical knowledge and skills to develop 3D models in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. This includes instruction in the use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, model creation, and technical communication.

CAD Mechanical Design 3 (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.053, 0.5 Credit
CAD Mechanical Design 3 CE (11-12) - 38.01.00.13.053, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The third in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with an emphasis in developing technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. This includes instruction in the use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, threads and fasteners, welding symbols, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and assemblies.

Construction Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.030, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
An introductory course focused on construction technology. Students will gain an understanding of how construction technologies impacts politics, the environment, society, and economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of construction.

EbD Foundations of Technology (9) - 38.01.00.00.409, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards 
This course uses the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA) Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum, preparing students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations.

EbD Technology & Society (10) - 38.01.00.00.410, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
This course uses the ITEEA’s Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum, teaching critical thinking skills as they relate to the creation and use of technology. Students are prepared to analyze issues, consider their validity, formulate positions, and defend these positions. Technology and Society helps students disentangle the elements of an issue, allowing them to make informed decisions. Through the study of contemporary issues of science and technology, students are introduced to structured methods for assessing technology and science issues and developing defensible opinions and positions.

EbD Technological Design (11) - 38.01.00.00.411, 1.0 Credit

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This course uses the ITEEA’s Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum, presenting engineering scope, content, and professional practices through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. This course is an essential experience for students who are interested in technology, innovation, design, and engineering.

EbD Engineering Design (12) - 38.01.00.00.412, 1.0 Credit

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This course uses the ITEEA’s Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum, offering students the opportunity to understand and apply knowledge and skills required to create and transform ideas and concepts into a product that satisfies specific customer requirements. Students will experience design engineering in the creation, synthesis, iteration and presentation of design solutions. Students will coordinate and interact in authentic ways to produce the form, fit and function documentation with appropriate models to completely define a product. Both independent and collaborative work will be carefully analyzed as students perform within an authentic engineering enterprise environment.

Electronics 1 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.021, 0.5 Credit
Electronics 1 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.021, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble and operate electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing. Instruction includes training in safety, electrical theory, parallel and series circuits, Kirchoff’s Laws, schematic diagrams, electrical components, and soldering.

Electronics 2 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.022, 0.5 Credit
Electronics 2 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.022, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble and operate electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing. Instruction includes training in safety, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, logic diagrams, digital devices, and combinational logic circuits.

Electronics 3 (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.023, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The third in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble and operate electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing. Instruction includes training in safety and passive AC circuits with topics addressing waveforms, transformers, capacitors, inductors, reactance, impedance and resonance.

Energy & Power Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.050, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
An introductory course focused on the world of energy technology. Students will gain an understanding of how energy and power technologies impact politics, the environment, society, and the economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of energy and power.

Engineering Capstone (12) - 38.01.00.00.990, 1.0 Credit

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Project Defense Rubric
A members of an engineering team, students apply science, technology, and mathematical concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems or to significantly innovate existing products. Students research, develop, test, and analyze designs using criteria such as cost, effectiveness, safety, human factors, and ethics. Long term project development by student teams and regular interaction with and presentations to members of industry are essential components to the success of this course.

Engineering Principles 1 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.151, 0.5 Credit
Engineering Principles 1 CE (10-12 - 38.01.13.00.151, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of “hands on” courses that tie observations and concepts common to a variety of different engineering disciplines in order to develop a better understanding of basic math and science principles used in engineering. By utilizing problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment, students will develop skills and attitudes that impact and expand occupational opportunities in engineering.

This is a foundation course in the Engineering pathway.

Engineering Principles 2 (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.152, 0.5 Credit
Engineering Principles 2 CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.152, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of “hands on” courses that tie observations and concepts common to a variety of different engineering disciplines in order to develop a better understanding of basic math and science principles used in engineering. By utilizing problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment, students will develop skills and attitudes that impact and expand occupational opportunities in engineering.

This is a foundation course in the Engineering pathway.

Engineering Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.010, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
Performance Objectives
A foundational engineering design course that introduces basic problem-solving and documentation skills. Various aspects of engineering will be explored along with technology’s environmental, societal, political, and economic impacts on our world. By utilizing problem-solving skills, students will develop essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of engineering.

Exploring Technology (8) - 38.03.00.00.001, 0.5 Credit

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Activities
Exploring Technology is a comprehensive, action-based, course that introduces students to technology and its impact on society. Students will develop problem-solving skills, improve awareness for College and Career Readiness (CCR), and build understanding of the relationship between science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Emphasis is placed on broad exploration in cooperative activities rather than individual skill development and projects. Students will explore Engineering and at least three of the following seven technology areas: 1) agriculture and biotechnology, 2) construction, 3) energy and power, 4) information and communication, 5) manufacturing, 6) medical, and 7) transportation.

Industrial & Agricultural Technology (9-12) -38.03.00.00.020, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
An introductory course focused on agricultural technology and related, but more general, technologies. Various aspects of agricultural technology will be explored along with its environmental, societal, political, and economic impacts on our world. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of agriculture.

Information & Communications Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.040, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
An introductory course focused on digital technologies and what it means to be living in a digital world. Students will gain an understanding of how digital technologies impacts the environment, society, and the economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their opportunities in the world of information and communications.

Manufacturing Principles 1 (Grades 10-12) - 38.01.0000.011, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses addressing the history and principles of industry, product development, operational structure, and quality management. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of processes selection, strength optimization, cost, and overall quality.

Manufacturing Principles 2 (10-12) - 38.01.0000.012, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses addressing the history and principles of industry, product development, operational structure, and quality management. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of processes selection, strength optimization, cost, and overall quality.

Manufacturing Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.060, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
Vocabulary
An introductory course focused on the world of manufacturing technology. Students will gain an understanding of how manufacturing technologies impact politics, the environment, society, and the economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the manufacturing world.

Physics with Technology (9-12) - 38.01.00.00.211, 1.0 Credit
Physics with Technology CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.211, 1.0 Credit

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Performance Objectives
Formulas
A STEM course that emphasizes a hands-on learning approach to studying the principles of force, work, rate, resistance, and energy as they relate to four energy systems (mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal). A significant portion of time in this course is spent in lab activities that are structured to provide essential skills for students interested in technical and engineering professions. Participation in the Technology Student Association (TSA) is encouraged. Previous completion of Secondary Math 1 is suggested. The course fills either a core science or a CTE elective credit requirement. This is a Regents’ Scholarship accepted course

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (9-12) - 38.01.00.00.300, 1.0 Credit
PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design CE (10-12) - 38.01.00.13.300, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
In this foundational course, students are taught to understand and apply the design process, create sketches, use computer software to design models, understand mass property calculations and parametric modeling, understand cost analysis, quality control, staffing needs, packing and product marketing, explore career opportunities in design engineering and understand what skills and education these jobs require, and develop portfolios to display their designs and present them properly to peers, instructors and professionals.

PLTW Principles of Engineering (10-12) - 38.01.00.00.310, 1.0 Credit
PLTW Principles of Engineering CE (10-12)  - 38.01.00.13.310, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
Principles of Engineering is an introduction to of some of the major concepts that students will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech careers. PoE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts.

PLTW Digital Electronics (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.320, 1.0 Credit
PLTW Digital Electronics CE (11-12) - 38.01.00.13.320, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
Digital Electronics is an introduction to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games, and computers. Students use industry-standards computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, export their designs to a printed circuit auto-routing program that generates printed circuit boards, and use appropriate components to build their designs. Students use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems.

PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.330, 1.0 Credit
PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture CE (11-12) - 38.01.00.13.330 1.0 Credit

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Civil Engineering & Architecture is an introduction to important aspects of building and site design and development. Students apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3-D architecture design software.

PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.340, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
Computer Integrated Manufacturing is an introduction to the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology. Students build on the solid modeling skills developed in the Introduction to Engineering Design course. Students use 3-D computer software to solve design problems. They assess their solutions through mass propriety analysis (the relationship of design, junction, and materials), modify their designs, and use prototyping equipment to produce 3-D models.

PLTW Aerospace Engineering (11-12) - 38.01.00.00.350, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
Aerospace Engineering propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

PLTW Engineering Design & Development (12) - 38.01.00.00.390, 1.0 Credit
PLTW Engineering Design & Development CE (12) - 38.01.00.13.390, 1.0 Credit

Strands and Standards
In this capstone course, students will work in teams to develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. They will research, validate, and justify a technical problem. Each team will design, build, and test their solution. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process. Finally, student teams will present and defend their original solution to an outside panel.

Robotics 1 (10-12) - 38.01.0000.031, 0.5 Credit

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Performance Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: sources of energy, electrical safety, use and identification of basic electronic components, sensors and actuators. Engineering concepts will include: mechanical design, prototype development, design testing, programming, and proper engineer documentation.

Robotics 2 (10-12) - 38.01.0000.032, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
Performance Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: sources of energy, electrical safety, use and identification of basic electronic components, sensors and actuators. Engineering concepts will include: mechanical design, prototype development, design testing, programming, and proper engineer documentation.

Transportation Technology (9) - 38.03.00.00.070, 0.5 Credit

Strands and Standards
An introductory course that focuses on the world of transportation technology. Students will gain an understanding of how transportation technologies impact politics, the environment, society, and the economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of transportation.