Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses
The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school students essential and enduring 21st century skills. Technology Engineering and Design is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses the arts, engineering, languages, technologies, AND sciences to understand, communicate, and design.
The Standards for Technological Literacy were initiated by the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The project, Technology for All Americans, has created a rationale, structure, and framework for Technology Education K-12. These standards identify what all students should know and be able to do with respect to understanding technology. The North Carolina Technology Engineering and Design Core and Visualization strands have been designed by the (ITEEA) STEM Center for Teaching and Learning, to reflect the Standards for Technological Literacy standards and benchmarks.
CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT
The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Clusters™. The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Technology Engineering and Design courses also provide students core instruction in other Career Clusters™.
CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALING
Technology Engineering and Design courses provide students multiple opportunities to obtain industry certifications.
WHAT IS A CTE CONCENTRATOR?
A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course. The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.
WHAT IS A COMPLETER COURSE?
A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.
TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & DESIGN HONORS
Course Number: TE11
This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models.
ROBOTICS I HONORS
Course Number: IL18
Prerequisite: Math I, TE11 Technology
Engineering and Design
Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with building and programming robots to perform a variety of tasks. Students will learn the basics of both autonomous and operator robot control along with the use of various sensors. Also students will use C programming language to program their robots to perform both movement, input, and output of sensors. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to design, build, program, and interact with robots along with troubleshooting both mechanical and programming challenges. Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.
ROBOTICS II HONORS*
Course Number: IL19
Prerequisite: IL18 Robotics Engineering I Honors
Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with more advanced robotics. Students will identify and use electronic components to build stand-alone electronic devices that can be integrated into their robots. Using Proportional, Integral and Derivative algorithms, students will create advanced programs using C programming language. Students will create industrial robots while learning about lifting, intake, and drive train systems. Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.
Course Number: TE13
Prerequisite: TE11 Technology Engineering
This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological system, design optimization, and problem solving. Students utilize CAD and physical and virtual modeling concepts to construct, test, collect, and report data. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
Course Number: CS95
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster. This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.
The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.
Multiple Enhancement courses offered
- CC45 Career Management
- BD10 Multimedia & Webpage Design
- BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard and Honors Level Offered)
- BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors
- ME11 Entrepreneurship I
- BF10 Principles of Business & Finance
- BF05 Personal Finance
- CS97 CTE Internship