Skilled & Technical Sciences


Overview

Skilled and Technical Science programs prepare students for careers in skilled occupations as well as postsecondary educational opportunities. Skilled and Technical Science programs utilize state standards based upon recognized industry standards to ensure students are well prepared for their transition into their chosen career field.

    The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.

    ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

      Architectural Design

      The Architectural Design program introduces students to the principles of architectural design. Areas of emphasis include spatial reasoning, elements and principles of design, application of the design process, advanced digital drawing techniques, building codes, and professional presentation techniques.

      Construction Technology

      The Construction Technology program provides students the opportunity to develop technical skills that are used throughout the construction industry. Areas of study include safety, blueprint reading, carpentry and rough framing, exterior finishing applications, surveying, site development, scaffolding, electrical, plumbing, concrete, and masonry.

      Drafting & Design

      The Drafting and Design program provides students with the principles of technical and architectural drafting and design concepts. Areas of study include sketching, dimensioning and annotation, construction and engineering documentation, 3D modeling, problem solving, critiquing, and team building.

      Furniture & Cabinetmaking

      The Furniture and Cabinetmaking program will introduce students to the various stages of construction, fabrication, and assembly of wood products and related materials. This program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, construct, and finish furniture and/or cabinets in the woodworking industry. Through the program activities the student will gain an understanding of safety procedures, machine operation, and industrial applications including the software and hardware components of computer numerical control (CNC) equipment.

      MANUFACTURING

        Electronic Technology

        The Electronic Technology program provides students the opportunity to develop technical skills that are used throughout the electronic industry. Areas of study include safety, tools, direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), schematics, soldering, measuring electricity, Ohm’s/Watt’s/Kirchhoff’s Laws, semiconductors, electronic circuits, and digital theory.

        Machine Tool Technology

        The Machine Tool Technology program introduces students to the basic skills and machines needed in precision metal work. Students gain machining skills while working with lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, and other equipment. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, precision measuring, layout, and machining process planning.

        Manufacturing Technologies

        The Manufacturing Technologies program introduces students to the fundamentals of manufacturing. Areas of emphasis include print reading, spatial reasoning, automation, fabrication, quality control, and various manufacturing production methods.

        Mechanical Technology

        The Mechanical Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn the operation and maintenance of various mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems. Areas of study include safety, tools usage, print reading, energy principles, power systems, manufacturing processes, and instrumentation.

        Metalworking

        The Metalworking program provides students with instruction in the various metalworking processes. Areas of study include safety procedures, print reading, measurement, properties of metals, machine operation, metal-fabricating methods, industrial applications, and problem-solving. Students will also be introduced to the principles of metallurgy, metal lathe operation, forging methods, casting process, welding, and heat-treating procedures.

        Welding Technology

        The Welding Technology program provides students with instruction in the industry standard welding practices. Areas of study include print reading, measurement, properties of metals, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, thermal cutting, codes, inspections, and certifications. This program prepares welding technology students for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification tests.

        SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATHEMATICS

          Aerospace Engineering

          The Aerospace Engineering program provides students the opportunity to learn various aspects of aerospace engineering. Areas of study include safety, construction documentation, the engineering design process, impacts of engineering on society, material properties, energy principles, physics of flight, propulsion systems, orbital mechanics, and remote systems.

          Architectural & Civil Engineering

          The Architectural and Civil Engineering program provides students the opportunity to learn various aspects of architecture and civil engineering. Areas of study include safety, construction documentation, the engineering design process, impacts of engineering on society, material properties, energy principles,

          Electrical Engineering

          The Electrical Engineering program provides students the opportunity to learn various aspects of electronic engineering. Areas of study include safety, construction documentation, the engineering design process, impacts of engineering on society, material properties, energy principles, fundamental electronic principles, analog and digital principles, logic circuits, and microcontrollers.

          Energy Technologies

          The Energy Technologies program introduces students to the power industry. Students will gain an understanding of the various energy sources, energy forms, energy principles, efficiency concepts, electricity, and electrical codes and policies.

          Environmental Engineering

          The Environmental Engineering program explores the diverse fields of environmental engineering systems. Hands-on projects engage students in design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply issues, and renewable energy.

          Mechanical Engineering

          The Mechanical Engineering program provides students the opportunity to learn various aspects of mechanical engineering. Areas of study include safety, construction documentation, the engineering design process, impacts of engineering on society, material properties, energy principles, manufacturing systems and processes, and automation.

          TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

            Automotive Service Technician (4-year/840 hours)

            The Automotive Service Technician program provides students with instruction in the operational and scientific nature of the automotive component systems including fuel, intake, exhaust, ignition, lubrication, braking, heating and cooling, electrical, and suspension systems. This program is aligned with the NATEF Automobile Service Technology (AST) program standards. The program must be certified and follow the national NATEF - AST program standards and requirements of AYES (Automotive Youth Education Systems).

            Automotive Technology (3-year/540 hours)

            The Automotive Technology program provides students with instruction in the operational and scientific nature of the automotive component systems including fuel, intake, exhaust, ignition, lubrication, braking, heating and cooling, electrical, and suspension systems. This program is aligned with the NATEF Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) program standards.

            Aviation Maintenance Technician

            The Aviation Maintenance Technician program will introduce students to the operational and scientific nature of the aviation maintenance industry. This program will introduce students to safe working habits, components of a reciprocating engine, aircraft control systems, and avionics systems.

            Aviation Technology

            The Aviation Technology program introduces student on the principles of flight, the aircraft flight environment, aircraft performance standards, flight controls, metrology, radio communications, flight planning, FAA regulations, navigation, the human body in flight, airman decisions making, accident prevention, Airman Information Manual, and the fundamentals of instrument flight. This course prepares the students to take the FAA Part 61.109 Private Pilot Written Exam

            Collision Repair Technology (pdf)

            The Collision Repair Technology program provides students with instruction in collision repair and refinishing techniques.  Areas of study include safety, surface prep, dent repair, metal repair, painting techniques, and painting applications.

            Diesel Technology

            The Diesel Technology program provides students with fundamental diesel systems theory, service and repair. It will introduce the operational and scientific nature of diesel systems. It will provide students with a basic knowledge of diesel systems and operating principles. Areas of study include: engines, steering and suspension, preventative maintenance, hydraulics, electrical systems, and braking systems.