High School Technology & Engineering

Course Offerings

In the Technology & Engineering Department, we provide our students with the skills & guide students into programs of study that we lead to a lifetime career. Students can do this through our Technology program or our Engineering program. Our Technology program is modeled after the substrates to technology: Communications & Information Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Construction Systems, Transportation Systems, and Power & Energy Systems. Our Engineering program is developed through Project Lead the Way. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national curriculum that models after college engineering programs.

Students that have an idea of what field of study or career they want to pursue should look at the suggested Courses of Study.  A course of study act as a suggestion of what classes to take and when.  You can look at the newest suggested course of study.

T&E Taxonomy

Current Course Offerings

*7000 Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)              Grades 9-10        1.0 cr
In Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real worldproblems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using PLTW Engineering Notebooks and 3D modeling software.
Tags: Design Process, Technical Sketching, Measurement & Statistics, Modeling Skills, Geometry of Design, Reverse Engineering, Documentation, Advanced Computer Modeling, Design Team, Design Challenge
*This is a high school weighted course at 1.1

 

7005 Foundations of Technology  Grades 9-12        1.0 cr
Foundations of Technology prepares 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.
Tags: Technical Communications, Architectural and Construction Systems, Electrical Principles, Control Systems, Materials Processing, Mass Production, Energy, Power, & Transportation

 

*7010 Principles of Engineering (PLTW)  Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering & Design or rising Junior & Seniors will have IED waived
In Principles of Engineering (POE), students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation through problems that engage and challenge. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Tags: Energy & Power, Materials & Structures, Control Systems, and Statistics & Kinematics
*This is a high school weighted course at 1.1

 

7015 Technical Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CAD) Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology, Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
This course is intended to promote the competencies, skills and sensibilities needed for the successful development and realization of contemporary products. A design/problem-solving model will include elements of design and appearance, ergonomics, idea modeling, anthropometrics, form, function and visualization. These elements will be coupled with basic engineering drawing skills, including freehand drawing, orthographic projection and basic descriptive geometry, axonometric drawings and developments. Emphasis will be placed on documentation of design work using manual drafting, CAD and freehand sketching.
Tags: Drafting, CAD, Design, Autodesk Series, Google SketchUp Pro, 3D Printing

 

7016 Circuit Analysis      Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology, Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
An introduction to DC and AC circuit theory and analysis. The theory includes electrical measurement systems, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, circuit theorems and component characteristics. Laboratory work provides experiences with electrical components, schematics, electrical tools, and basic electrical and electronic instrumentation.
Tags: Electricity Basics, Ohm’s Law

 

7017 Materials & Production       Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology, Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
This laboratory-based course is an introduction to materials properties and product design. Students develop a knowledge of selection, properties, use and impacts of materials choices, and processing methods. The process of research, design, creation, use and assessment of products will be used. This class will be done in a materials production laboratory using current equipment and processes. Students are financially responsible forcost of materials.
Tags: Woodworking, Metalworking, Plastics, Hybrid Materials, Computer Numerical Control, Rapid Prototyping

 

7018 Energy, Power & Transportation      Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology, Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
This course focuses on developing a basic understanding of the behavior of land, water, air and space transportation systems. Students engage in problem-solving activities to design, produce, test, and analyze transportation systems while studying the technical subsystems of propulsion, structure, suspension, guidance, control and support.
Tags: Land, Air, Sea, & Space Transportation, Energy Systems

 

*7020 Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)              Grades 11-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering
In Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), 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 architectural design software.
Tags: History of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Careers in Civil Engineering & Architecture, Residential Design, Commercial Application, Commercial Building Systems
*This is a high school weighted course at 1.1

 

*7021 Digital Electronics (PLTW)              Grades 11-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering
From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. Digital Electronics (DE) course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Tags: Foundations in Electronics, Combinational Logic, Sequential Logic, Controlling Real World Systems
*This is a high school weighted course at 1.1

 

7025 Architectural Drafting & Design       Grades 11-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Technical Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CAD), Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
Experience is provided in basic residential and commercial design. The fundamental sequences in designing and drawing are stressed as the student completes all architectural drawings necessary for the construction of a residence. Elements of the course include architectural styles, area planning, structural detailing, pictorial rendering, building specifications, and cost analysis.
Tags: Architecture, Modeling, Autodesk Revit, Alternative Building Materials

 

7026 Electricity & Control (Not offered 18-19)        Grades 11-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Circuit Analysis, Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
Students will be presented with an overview of energy systems as they relate to technology and how signals are controlled for various technological processes. States, forms and sources of energy will be examined as well as the control, transmission, conversion and storage of energy forms. Students will be involved with a variety of laboratory activities to design, build, test, and evaluate energy and control systems.
Tags: Electricity, Robotics, Logic Circuits,

 

7027 Manufacturing Enterprise   Grades 11-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Materials & Production or Introduction or Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
The class begins with an introduction to manufacturing technology, technical systems, and the historical evolution of manufacturing. Students will examine the organization and management of manufacturing endeavors. The class culminates in the design and production of a product in a manufacturing enterprise situation which closely parallels the functions of a manufacturing corporation. This will be done in a production laboratory using current equipment and processes. Students are financially responsible for start-up costs ofproduct.
Tags: Woodworking, Metalworking, plastics, Hybrid Materials, Assembly Lines, Mass Production, Computer Numerical Control, Rapid Prototyping

 

7028 Transportation Research & Development (Not offered 18-19)  Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Energy, Power & Transportation or Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW)
This course provides individual and/or small groups of students within a laboratory class the opportunity to conduct a focused investigation of a transportation system or subsystem. The scope of the research and development problem could relate to local, national or international topics. The time frame of the research could be historical, contemporary or futuristic. Each student and/or group is required to design, build, operate and analyze some type of technological model, prototype or simulation that demonstrates with precision the essence of the research problem. Portfolio documentation of the progress of the research and development problem is required.
Tags: Land Transportation, Air Transportation, Space Transportation, Propulsion Systems, Research & Development

 

*7030 Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)          Grade 12             1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering and Architecture PLTW or Digital Electronics and Application
In Engineering Design and Development (EDD), students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.  Applicationcan be found in Appendix G of the Course Selection Book.
Tags: Project Management, Researching a Problem, Designing a Solution, Creating a Prototype & Testing Plans, Evaluation & Reflection of Design Process, Presentation of Design Process
*This is a high school weighted course at 1.1

 

7040 Nupaths Tech Support & Cyber Security (Harrisburg University)     Grades 12      1.0 cr
Technical & Security assistants are a combination of two IT roles- Technical Support Specialist & Security Operation Center Analyst. A Technical & Security Assistant will respond to requests for technical support & Assist with monitoring network & application performance.  They troubleshoot software, fix operating system issues, rebuild computers, perform general maintenance on computer devices, & provide security threat and vulnerability analyses.  Technical & Security Assistants work in corporate offices, big electronics stores (Geek Squad), & security operation centers or as independent consultants.  Students will take a total of four Harrisburg University courses concurrently over the course of one school year: Foundations of Information Technology, The Fundamentals of Productivity Software, The Fundamentals of Networks & Security, & Technical Support of Modern Enterprise. Students will have the potential to earn up to 10 college credits.  Students will also earn 6 Industry Certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, Microsoft Office Specialist- Microsoft Excel,  Microsoft Office Specialist- Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Technical Associate- Network Fundamentals, & Microsoft Technical Associate- Security Fundamentals. 

7050 Foundations of Graphic Communication        Grades 9-12        1.0 cr
This course is an introduction to concepts of Graphic Communications from creation of ideas to the development of graphics products such as screen printed t-shirts and video game case covers. Students will apply fundamental skills in the areas of technical illustration, computer illustration, desktop publishing, & screen-printing.
Tags: Communications Technologies, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Website Design

 

7060 TV Production        Grades 9-12        1.0 cr
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and approved application required.
Students are responsible for producing the CVTV Channel 61 Morning Show. Over the course of the year, students will develop the skills involved with television production. Skills will include shooting video, editing video & audio, lighting, computer graphics, storyboarding, and technical production. Students are expected to be at the TV Studio at 7:40 each morning with some after school time needed. This course demands responsibility, dependability, and reliability on the part of this student. Students must fill out an application and obtain an advisor’s signature. See Appendix D for application.

 

7061 Advanced TV Production-Year 2      Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: TV Production
Students are responsible for leading the production of the CVTV Channel 61 Morning Show. Students will be appointed to various production director roles. Over the course of the school year, student utilize the skills that they have developed in TV Production and expand upon them through producing projects that involve character generation (credits and weather template), Adobe Affect Effects (program openers), and extensive field reporting. Students are expected to be at the TV Studio at 7:40 each morning with some after school time needed. This course demands responsibility, dependability, and reliability on the part of this student..

 

7062 Advanced TV Production- Year 3     Grades 10-12      1.0 cr
Prerequisite: TV Production
Students are responsible for leading the production of the CVTV Channel 61 Morning Show. Students will be appointed to various production director roles. Over the course of the school year, student utilize the skills that they have developed in TV Production & Advanced TV Production and expand upon them through producing a documentary film of their choosing. Additional, students will still produce work to be aired regularly for the morning show (Example: On The Spot). Students are expected to be at the TV Studio at 7:30 each morning with some after school time needed. This course demands responsibility, dependability, and reliability on the part of this student.

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