Technology education is the study of technology, in which students "learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology". As a field of study, it covers the human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques.
- Introduction to Technology 7th & 8th Grade
- A required course for all grade 7 and 8 students, Introduction to Technology introduces students to the wide world of technology. Students will be exposed to many areas of technology, and will learn to make connections between them. This experience will lay the foundation which thoughtful, creative, and technologically literate students can build upon in high school and beyond. Through hands-on, project based learning, students will build problem solving skills that will be valuable for years to come!
- Design and Drawing for Production
- Students will learn the basics of technical drawing using traditional drafting techniques and tools as well as an introduction to Computer‑Aided‑Drafting (CAD). This course also intends to provide opportunities in the areas of design and drawing through creative thinking, decision-making and problem-solving experiences. Strategies of design and drawing now and in the future are emphasized. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of hands‑on projects; including Co2 dragsters, 3d prototyping, floorpans and more. This electve course may be used to satisfy the fine art graduation requirement or toward a technology sequence.
- Principles of Engineering
- Students in Principles of Engineering will use the technological design process alongside math and science concepts to solve real-world problems. This course will introduce students to the concepts of engineering design and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to take the next step toward careers in these rapidly growing fields. Students will use critical thinking skills to solve high-level design challenges in this project-based course.
- College Now-Computer Graphics and Design
- This course is designed to provide the principles of computer-based graphic design using vector-based drawing and photographic image editing software. Students will create original graphic art and generate composite art based on digital images. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process and how technology, just as traditional mediums, can be used to generate aesthetically pleasing graphic art. Upon successful completion of this course, students who enrolled with the college will receive 3 college credits from Herkimer County Community College.
- Agriculture Technology
- This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of scientific agriculture. This course will examine the relationship of agriculture to human survival and human interactions, the place of national and local agriculture and how it relates to population growth and the roles that the consumption and production of food play in society. With additional emphasis on hydroponics and aquaponics.
- Media Production
- The purpose of this course is to provide a project-based visual arts program, guiding students to achieve the standards in the media arts and career technical training, by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for business and entertainment. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of media production. Instruction in media production includes software applications, set up and operation of camera, sound, and lighting equipment. Interdisciplinary experiences and arts activities lead to refining a personal aesthetic, and a heightened understanding of career opportunities in art and arts-related fields. Through hands-on, project based learning, students will build problem solving skills that will be valuable for years to come!