Technology Education

EHS Academic Course Offerings

The purpose of the Technology Education program at Emporia High School is to prepare students to become productive citizens in a technological society. Students enrolled in Technology Education study the human-made world using tools and materials of our time, which range from the traditional to the latest technology. Technology Education offers courses for all students, whether they are interested in a single course for personal enrichment or in a comprehensive program leading to training for a career.   tech_engineering_flow 2

ADVANCED STUDIES IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

(Gr 11,12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Enrollment by application only

This course is an independent study for students desiring additional experiences in a specific area of technology. This course may be repeated for credit.

PRODUCTION: COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN (CADD)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course is a study of computer-aided drafting, mechanical and architectural drafting, design and problem-solving.

PRODUCTION: COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course introduces students to Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Students program a three-axis milling machine and a two-axis lathe. This course prepares students for specialized training in 21st Century manufacturing. This course is articulated through Butler Community College and FHTC.

PRODUCTION: MATERIAL PROCESSING I

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

In this course, students use a variety of materials, tools and equipment as they develop methods for mass production and create unique products. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

PRODUCTION: MATERIAL PROCESSING II

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisites: Production: Material Processing I & Production: CADD or Production: CNC

This hands-on course teaches students skills and knowledge related to the materials and processes used in manufacturing. Students use a variety of materials and equipment in fabricating projects individually and in a mass production setting. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

 STEM ADVANCE PROJECTS

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: STEM Robotics or by application

This course is designed for students planning on entering college engineering or engineering technology programs. This course emphasizes long-term student designed projects approved by the instructor.

STEM PRE-ENGINEERING

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course will focus on areas of physical science that apply directly to technology application and development. Topics covered include force, work, energy and power as well as mechanical advantage, efficiency, pressure and force transfer. This is a laboratory class and students are expected to apply basic mathematical principles to solve problems. This is the first course in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sequence and is designed to give students background information needed for future STEM courses such as Robotics and Emerging Technologies. Successful completion of this class will count as a physical science credit. This course is articulated through FHTC.

STEM ROBOTICS

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering or instructor permission

Students design and build robots to accomplish specific assigned tasks. Students practice programming, troubleshooting and application of engineering design principles. This course is articulated through FHTC.