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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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Course Areas

1. TE Exploration Courses (Middle/Junior High)

2. TE Core Courses (High School)

3. Project Lead the Way Courses (High School)

4. Engineering Skills Courses (High School)

5. Specialty Courses (High School)

 

Technology and Engineering Exploration

College and Career Awareness (7) - 13.0001

Standards and Objectives
College and Career Awareness offers exploration and preparation in college and career pathways focusing on jobs that are high skill and high demand, as well as satisfying and financially rewarding. The College and Career Awareness course is designed to help students identify their interests, abilities, and skills. With appropriate developmental information related to careers, educational pathways, and self-knowledge, students are able to begin to make college and career goals for the future. College and Career Awareness is designed to acquaint students with the Utah labor market and the employment opportunities for which they can prepare by defining a College and Career Ready Plan.

Exploring Technology (7-9) - 21.0102

Standards and Objectives | Curriculum Resources
Exploring Technology is a comprehensive action-based educational course that introduces students to the technological systems of four of the following seven technology areas: medical technologies, agriculture/biotechnology technologies, energy-power technologies, information and communications technologies, transportation technologies, manufacturing technologies, and construction technologies. The curriculum is designed around exploration of these systems and their impacts on society. Students will also develop problem-solving skills, improving career awareness for the Student Educational Occupational Plan (SEOP) development, and relate technology to math and science. Emphasis is placed on broad exploration in cooperative and individualized activities rather than project and skill development.

Introduction to Communications Technology (8-10) - 21.0108

Standards and Objectives
Communications Technology will teach students to create, store, analyze, manipulate, record, and transmit information through four major areas: 1) drafting and design 2) electronic communications 3)audio visual/multimedia communications and 4) graphic communications. Students will explore the impacts of communication technology on our society, and explore related careers.

Introduction to Transportation and Energy (8-10) - 21.0111

Standards and Objectives
An introductory technology education program that introduces basic skills, applications, and impacts related to the world of transportation technology with a special emphasis given to role energy plays in that world. The different transportation systems will be explored along with energy sources used by these systems. Environmental and social impacts will be addressed along with alternative energy sources and there impacts. Understanding the relationship between transportation technology, energy and other technological systems is essential. By utilizing problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment, students will develop skills and attitudes that impact and expand occupational opportunities.

Introduction to Construction Technology (8-10) - 21.0109

Standards and Objectives
Construction systems provide students with an understanding of how construction impacts their life, both socially and professionally. That understanding is gained by exploring 1) the development of construction throughout history, the present state of construction, the future of construction, and the various types of construction enterprises, 2) the benefits and limitations of modern design, 3) basic measurement principles that include applied math applications related to construction practices, 4) common hand and power tools used in the construction industry, and 5) the applications of specific materials and fasteners in construction systems.

Introduction to Manufacturing Technology (9-10) - 21.0110

Standards and Objectives
A hands-on course that introduces students to changing raw materials into a finished product. Examples of these materials are, but are not limited to, woods, metals, and plastics. This course will also explore the many careers associated with the manufacturing process.

Introduction to Engineering Technology (9) - 21.0113

Introduction to Engineering Technology explores a variety of engineering careers and technologies through an activity oriented curriculum. Areas of exploration may include engineering design & modeling, automation & robotics, computer applications, energy, electronics, aerospace, and manufacturing applications. The application of science and math concepts are integrated with technology and engineering in a project based learning environment.

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Technology and Engineering Core Courses

Engineering Design (9-12) - 21.0115

Standards and Objectives
In the Engineering Design class students will study and learn the design process that is used by engineers. They will also apply the process through the use of 3D modeling software.

Materials and Manufacturing Processes (9-12) - 21.0116

Standards and Objectives
Materials and Manufacturing Processes teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In NYS the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department.

Robotics and Automation (10-12) - 21.0117

Standards and Objectives
Robotics & Automation is a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices by applying science, technology, engineering and math concepts. 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. Industrial automation, robotic applications and career opportunities will also be discussed.

Pre-Engineering Technology (10-12) - 21.0114

Standards and Objectives | Final Defense Scoring 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.This is a Technology and Engineering program capstone course.

Physics with Technology (9-12) - 21.0105

Standards and Objectives
An applied physics course that is part of the Utah science core curriculum and an appropriate related course for Career and Technical Education students.

Foundations of Technology (9-10) - 21.0104

Standards and Objectives | Curriculum Resources
Foundations of Technology is a comprehensive action-based educational course concerned with technical means, their evolution, utilization, and significance with industry, its organization, personnel, systems, techniques, resources, and products, and their social/cultural impact. It enhances the potential of all persons to become successful and contributing participants with their technological environment so they can make rational decisions about their own lives on a day-to-day basis and participate in controlling their own destiny. It is a secondary school introduction to hands-on technology activities with emphasis placed on planning, design and problem solving. It is designed to nurture students to become technologically literate productive citizens who exhibit appropriate critical thinking and problem solving skills as they assess the technology that influences their daily lives and their future careers.

Advanced Technology Education (10-12) - 21.0112

An advanced instructional course to aid site-based and pilot programs that have identified specific interdisciplinary technology education goals. Sites may apply for approved advanced technology education program status. Approval of specialized courses will be made individually, as needed, and based on the development of a course outline and listed competencies. Leadership and direction of the instructional content will be provided by the state Career and Technical Education director and the Technology and Engineering Education specialist at the Utah State Office of Education.

Project Lead the Way Courses

Principles of Engineering-PLTW (9-11) 21.0122

Standards and Objectives
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they 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. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

Introduction to Engineering Design-PLTW (9-11) - 21.0120

Standards and Objectives
A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In NYS the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department.

Civil Engineering and Architecture-PLTW (11-12) - 21.0125

Standards and Objectives
Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software.

Digital Electronics-PLTW (9-11) - 21.0121

Standards and Objectives
A course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices.

Aerospace Engineering-PLTW (11-12) - 14.0201

Standards and Objectives
This course 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.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing-PLTW (11-12) - 21.0123

Standards and Objectives
A course that applies principles of robotics and automation. The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design, and Design and Drawing for Production. Students use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included.

Engineering Design and Development-PLTW (11-12) - 21.0124

Standards and Objectives
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program. It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Students will perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams of students will design, build, and test their solution. Finally, student teams will present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. 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.

Engineering Skills Courses

Technical Design 1 (10-12) - 15.1301

Standards and 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 of engineering and design concepts. This includes instruction in the use of 2D or 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, sketching, drawing layout, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and dimensioning..

Technical Design 2 (11-12) - 15.1306

Standards and Objectives
The second 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, manufacturing materials and processes, sectioning, mechanical drafting, basic welding, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, blueprint reading, and technical communication.

Architectural Design 1 (10-12) - 15.1302

Standards and Objectives
The first in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with knowledge of residential architectural and related construction. This course includes instruction in the use of 2D or 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, architectural blueprint reading, sketching, residential floor plans, and exterior elevations. Instructors should be cautioned to limit the size of the dwelling to 1,100 square feet on the main floor.

Architectural Design 2 (10-12) - 15.1303

Standards and Objectives
The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with knowledge of residential architectural and related construction. This course includes instruction in the use of use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, building materials, building codes, typical wall sections, interior elevations, plot plans, specifications, electrical plans, and architectural renderings.
Instructors should be cautioned to limit the size of the dwelling to 1,600 square feet on the main floor.

Basic Electronics (10-12) - 47.0105

Standards and 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 & series circuits, Kirchoff’s Laws, schematic diagrams, electrical components, and soldering.

Advanced Electronics (11-12) - 47.0107

Standards and Objectives
A course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in passive electronic components, passive AC and DC circuits, active discrete circuits, linear integrated circuits, digital integrated circuits, and program and interface microprocessors based systems.

Digital Electronics (11-12) - 47.0108

Standards and Objectives
A course 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, K-mapping, logic diagrams, digital devices, and combinational logic circuits. 

Specialty Courses

Industrial/Agricultural Technology (9-10) - 21.0107

Standards and Objectives
Industrial/Agricultural Technology (IAT) is a course designed for rural Utah schools. It is designed to give these schools with their limited staff the option of teaching a wide variety of the basics from the curriculum found in the following three program areas, Agriculture Education, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, Technology and Engineering Education.

Energy Foundations (9-12) - 21.0107

Material Science (10-12) - 21.0200

Introduction to Biomanufacturing (9-12) - 15.0614