Existing Technology Education High School Sequence Structure
1 Unit: Foundation Courses
Courses designed around specific criteria that will provide students with skill experiences that will comprise a base of knowledge that can be applied to designing broad areas of technological subsystems. Previously some of these courses were titled; material processing, energy and power, or technical drawing.
- Materials Processing
- Graphic Communications
- Technical Drawing
- Design and Drawing for Production (First Half)
1/2 Unit: System Courses
Courses that help students understand the universal aspects of all systems and apply problem-solving techniques in their search for solutions to technological problems. These universal aspects have typically been taught in the context of communications, production or transportation systems courses.
1/2 Unit: Career and Financial Management
(Previously known as Introduction to Occupations)
Plus the content of two 1/4-unit elective modules infused in the Foundation and Systems courses, fulfill this requirement.
3 Units: Electives
Courses intended to provide students the opportunity to fulfill sequence requirements and permit a more in depth study in a specific technology pathway of interest to the student.
- AC/DC Electronic Theory **
- Architectural Drawing
- Audio Electronics
- Automotive Technology
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communications Electronics
- Computer Applications
- Computer Aided Design **
- Computer Aided Manufacturing *
- Computer Graphics *
- Construction Engineering/Management **
- Design and Drawing for Production **
- Digital Electronics
- Energy Applications
- History of Technology
- Land Transportation **
- Media Production Technology **
- Principles of Engineering **
- Product Design and Engineering **
- Production Research and Development *
- Residential Structures
- OR Any Foundation or Systems Course not completed previously
Total Units: 5
** Course may be offered as 1/2 or 1-unit
* Course remains an acceptable component of a Technology Education sequence but some content has been incorporated into newly developed courses.
- Automotive Technology subsumes Land Transportation
- Media Production Technology subsumes Computer Graphics
- Product Design and Engineering subsumes Production Research and Development as well as the Computer Aided Manufacturing syllabi.
Wherever possible, sequences should not contain content duplication.