Technology Education is a Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirement. Technology Education offers comprehensive, experienced-based courses in which students learn about technology - its evolution, systems, techniques utilization, and cultural significance. The curriculum is designed to enable students to discover, create, and solve problems. As the students construct solutions they will be using state of the art tools such as archives, materials, computer systems, processes, and technological systems.
These courses are designed for mostly hands-on activities with individualized progress and accomplishments with emphasis on Pre-Engineering and the Core Technologies. These technologies include Electricity, Electronics, Mechanical Systems, Fluid Systems, Optical Systems, Structural Systems, Small Engines (Thermal Systems) and Materials Technology.
Students are furnished with all materials that are required for these courses except for a .5 mm Mechanical pencil.
All Technology Education students are given a parent information letter that explains the safety precautions taken by the school while the students are in the lab.
Employability skills equal 10% of your classwork grade and are defined as being on time, being prepared for class, working all period and participating in clean-up at the end of class.