Technology education assists students in developing an understanding of the role of technology in industry and in discovering and developing individual potential.  This program provides students with competencies for occupational readiness for the future technician, technologist, engineer, or consumer.  It provides a foundation for career preparation at the entry level or post-secondary level.

Introduction to Drafting and Technology

Introduction to Drafting and Technology is a prerequisite for all other Drafting and Electronics Technology Education courses. The concepts of accurate measurement, reading a rule, geometric constructions, and drawing to scale are introduced as the students construct 2-D multi-view and 3-D pictorial drawings using AutoCAD.  Students will also use AutoCAD to create electrical and electronic schematic symbols. In the second semester, students are introduced to architectural drafting, where they will produce architectural floor plans, elevations, sections, and plot plans using AutoCAD.  Also in the second semester, students are introduced to basic electronic circuit concepts, circuit building, and soldering. Students will draw basic electronics circuit schematics, build basic circuits on an experiment board and use their soldering skills to assemble a printed circuit board.  Future engineers, architects, and technicians should strongly consider this course. 

Drafting and Design Technology

Drafting and Design Technology education assists students in developing an understanding of the role of design in technology, whether it is in building design/construction or in industrial or commercial design and engineering. This program provides students with competencies for occupational readiness for the future CAD technician, architect, engineer, product designer or entrepreneur. It provides a foundation for career preparation at the entry level or post-secondary level. Students who complete this course then take Engineering Drawing or Architectural Drawing and Design and will have the opportunity to test for the NOCTI national drafting certification.

Electronics Technology

The Electronics Technology program prepares the student for entry into a broad range of electrical/electronic careers or for continued education at universities, community colleges, and technical schools.  The Electronics Technology course provides each student with a variety of learning methods such as computer aided instruction (CAI), circuit building exercises, team work and student projects.  During the Electronics Technology course, students will build and understand many exciting systems such as audio amplifiers, remote control cars, autonomous vehicles and computer interfacing circuits. The electronics lab is also equipped with the industry popular Electronics Workbench CAD software package for drawing schematics, circuit board layouts and “virtual lab experiments”.  All of the electronics classes emphasize analytical problem-solving, hands-on experimentation and projects, teamwork, creative thinking, data collection/recording and oral and written communication skills.

Robotics Technology

This course is designed to provide senior students with an opportunity to independently study computer programming languages for robotics control, microcontroller programming , advanced electronic circuits, DC motor control circuits and remote control circuits.  The course also introduces students to basic welding concepts, metal fabrication techniques and mechanical design concepts to construct a robot platform.  Students will implement the mechanical design and drafting concepts learned in the prerequisite drafting course to construct the mechanical robot platform.  The course requires students to work independently or on a team to design and build an autonomous and/or remote controlled robotic vehicle.  Students will formally present their concept, design and finished project to a technical panel for critique as typical in college engineering programs.