Students who choose a career in Aerospace Technology work with or operate a variety of aircraft or spacecraft systems. They may use traditional tools, as well as electronic and computerized equipment to diagnose, service, and repair prop planes, jets, gliders or spacecraft. Employees may also repair or design a variety of technology systems aboard aircraft, such as avionics, electrical, and pneumatic systems, etc.
Applied Engineering Technology
Students who choose a career in Applied Engineering Technology have diversified engineering skills in order to work on a variety of projects. Many employees may specialize with a specific area of engineering such as: electrical, computer, manufacturing, civil, environmental, mechanical, or architectural. Upon completion of this program of study, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of design and development of solutions involving mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and environmental engineering; their environments, and their associated design constraints. Students become skilled on equipment, such as computer numeric controlled (CNC) mills and lathes, laser engravers, 3D modeling printers; and in operation of industry-standard software programs such as Solidworks, Autodesk® AutoCAD, and Autodesk® Inventor.
Students choosing a career in Applied Robotics apply the principles and technical skills of robotics engineering in various industries, such as medical, manufacturing, aerospace, etc. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the science and mathematics knowledge, technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems related to robotics.
Students choosing a career in Communications Technology may use creative, as well as production skills in the communications industry. This program emphasizes graphic arts communications, which includes graphic design, vinyl sign technology, digital photography, offset digital and silk screen printing production methods. State-of-the-art technology equipment and graphic design software, such as, Adobe® Creative Suite Photoshop®, InDesign®, and Illustrator® are used to teach design and production techniques currently used in industry.
Students who choose a career in Electronics Technology have the technical skills in electrical circuitry, systems analysis and testing, and instrument preparation to assist engineers and put engineering ideas into action.
Materials and Processes Technology
Students who choose a career in Materials and Processes Technology find ways to use and improve existing materials including: metals, ceramics and glass, plastics, and other natural and synthetic materials. They may work in a wide variety of businesses including the: automotive, sports, electrical, energy, microelectronics, aeronautical, aerospace, telecommunications industries. In this instructional program, the primary materials studied are wood, metal, and plastic. Focus is on modern industry practices, with computer applications such as computer numeric controlled programming (CNC). Materials testing and production planning are also integral parts of the program.
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Students who choose a career in Engineering have diversified engineering skills in order to work on a variety of projects.
This program of study is a planned sequence of instruction based on the Project Lead the Way engineering program of the same title. Although there are variations in course sequence depending on implementation, students typically complete three foundation courses, at least one of the specific field of engineering courses, and the capstone course.
Power & Energy Technology
Students who choose a career in Power and Energy Technology with a focus on aviation/aerospace technology work with or operate a variety of systems, such as jet, rocket, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, wind and solar. They may use traditional tools, as well as electronic and computerized equipment to diagnose, service, and repair prop planes, jets, gliders or spacecraft.
Students who choose a career in Production Technology work within a diversified industry. They make the tools that machinists, welders, and sheet metal workers use as well make parts for cars, computers, planes, and metalworking machines. Employees may also run machinery such as printing presses or build semiconductors.
Students who choose a career in Technical Design produce computer aided design (CAD) technical drawings and plans that are used in construction, architecture, or engineering. Their drawings show details and dimensions, explain procedures, and list materials. This program provides students with a foundation of technically-oriented experiences in the study of drafting. The drafting laboratories are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art digital design hardware and Autodesk® AutoCAD software capable of the highest industry standard CAD and design solutions. (Formerly taught as Drafting/Illustrative Design Technology.)
Students who choose a career in Technology Studies understand the role of technology in everyday life along with the broad range of technology skills which are involved within the fields of engineering, design, invention, construction, information technology, and production development. This program of study uses a problem-solving approach to explore skills in a variety of modern technologies from Communications to Engineering.
Students who choose a career in Transportation Technology understand power systems and the kinds and sources of energy. The Transportation Technology instructional program focuses on traditional skills related to steam, diesel, and internal combustion powered transportation. Hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, jet, rocket, and solar technology are also all explored in detail.
CTE Students with Special Needs
Career Education for Students with Disabilities (Repeatable for multiple credit)