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       Throughout this course, students explore a variety of occupational roles. These roles require interpersonal skills such as cooperation, work ethic, respect for others, and self worth. To accomplish the course objectives, students explore different modules of engineering and technology that can include (but not limited to or entirely composed of) engineering, aerospace, rocketry, animation, architectural design, and desktop publishing. The goal of the program is to develop technologically literate students who can take skills and knowledge from their academics and use them in work and outside of the classroom.  Expectations, outcomes and projects differ throughout the three grade levels.  Each grade level is outlined below.

    Sixth Grade:
       The goal of this course is to provide all students with an introduction to the principles of Engineering & Technology (hereafter referred to as E&T) and its place in the modern world. This course will also help students to use technological systems effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests with potential careers with the resources of a technological society. Exploring E&T introduces and has the student work through an engineering design process while looking at technological impacts on society. Exploring E&T reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and / or hands- on activities. Exposure to E&T related careers, work ethics and leadership skills will be important components in this course. At the end of this course, students will understand how engineering & technology impact them and the world around them and careers available to them in the field.  
    Seventh Grade: 
       Invention and Innovation is designed to introduce students to the world of invention and innovation along with the Engineering Design Process. They will examine the impacts of invention and innovation on society and solve problems through research, design, and experimentation in one or more of the areas of Engineering and Technology. Students will work individually and in groups to investigate solutions to technological problems, using research, data collection, design, prototype development, and working models. Invention and Innovation reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to evaluate products and systems that they encounter in their daily lives and choose appropriate technologies to solve a variety of tasks. Students will be able to produce a functional invention/innovation.
    Eighth Grade: 
       This course is designed for students to utilize the universal systems model including input, process, output and feedback. Students will examine various systems, such as; electrical, magnetic, mechanical, fluid, structural, natural, thermal, chemical, and information. Students will learn how various systems work together. Technological Systems reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to utilize the universal systems model to design and produce a technological product. 
    Common First Standard for all FCS CTAE courses:

    Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.

    1.1 Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities.

    1.2 Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods.

    1.3 Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyze and apply information in career planning and employment situations.

    1.4 Model work readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management, and respect for diversity.

    1.5 Apply the appropriate skill sets to be productive in a changing, technological, diverse workplace to be able to work independently and apply teamwork skills.

    1.6 Present a professional image through appearance, behavior and language.

    Throughout the Engineering and Technology program, students will be expected to:
    • Develop an understanding of engineering and technology and describe the principal fields of engineering specializations (ex. aeronautical, automotive, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, computer software, electrical, and biomedical) and identify associated career tracks
    • Identify the history of technology and engineering and its impact on society in the past, present, and future.
    • Demonstrate and follow safety, health, and environmental standards related to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workplaces.
    • Use appropriate technology to collect, record, manipulate, analyze, and report data.
    • Design a solution to an engineering problem applying math and science principles.
    • Demonstrate the application of STEM in the real world.
    • Make connections from core classes (Science, Math and English Language Arts) to technology and engineering fields of work through written work and projects.
Last Modified on May 26, 2021