Technology education is a vocational area packed with new innovative S.T.E.M. classes and traditional shop classes. It includes several class such as: Metalworking, Advance Metalworking, PLTW I-Introduction to Engineering Design, PLTW II-Principles of Engineering, PLTW III-Computer Science Principles, PLTW IV-Engineering Design and Development, Wood Working Technology, and Advance Woodworking Technology.
Metalworking -This is a project-oriented course, which includes preparation and project in the areas of sheet metal, foundry, machining and welding. Career opportunities relating to these areas will also be studied. Areas of welding include oxyacetylene, arc, and wire feed.
Advance Metalworking - Project-oriented course including foundry, sheet metal, welding, lathe, art metal, forging, and metal turning, and vertical mill. Students will explore extented problem solving and creative thinking as they work with many processes of industry and metalworking. A fee required.
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) (PLTW I)- A full-year course that teaches problem solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using special modeling computer design software. This is the beginning course for students wanting toke Project Lead the Way program pre-engineering. Students should have strong math background or already successfully taken drafting technology.
Principles of Engineering (POE) (PLTW II)- A course that helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technology changes. Students should have taken IED.
Computer Science Principles (CSP) (PLTW III) -This course focus on the foundational ideas to computing and programming. The goal is to give students exposure to a wide variety of topics and techniques that can be transfered to several different programming languages and platforms. Students will create computer games, Android apps, explore the Python language, and work with webpages and databases.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) (PLTW IV) - In this course studedents apply the skills and knowledge learned in the prior engineering classes to design, build, test, and market a product of their own creation. To take this class, the student must be able to drive to Central High School for each class period.
Woodworking Technology- Includes study of tools, materials, and processes used in wood industry. A project is used to involve students in designing, constructing, and experimenting with wood products. Techniques, occupations and consumer information emphasized to provide both vocational/avocational learning.
Advanced Woodworking Technology- Advanced woodworking is designed to increase the scope and deptth of the first year course in woodworking technology. An increased emphasis is placed on safe and proper machine use and advanced product production. Introduction to basic carpentry procedures are studied, and students are provided opportunities to research woodworking careers and training programs through various mediums. A fee required.