Technology Education

    The technology education program provides experiences that lead to the development of technologically literate people. At the elementary school level, students are introduced to technology and begin learning to use it in the classroom. At the middle school level, students considering a career in technology may explore the subject in several overview courses. At the high school level, students take courses to prepare them for technical or professional programs of higher education, such as technical programs, STEM careers, engineering or architecture.
    Consistent with their abilities, interests, and educational needs, students completing a technology education program will achieve the following goals:
    • Comprehend the dynamics of technology, including its development, impact, and potential.
    • Employ the technological processes of problem-solving, creating and designing.
    • Analyze the behavior of technological systems and subsystems, including the tools, materials, processes, energy, time, information, and people involved in systems.
    • Apply scientific principles, engineering concepts, and technological systems in the processes of technology.
    • Discover and develop personal interests and abilities related to a wide variety of technology-oriented careers
    All Technology Education students may join the Technology Student Association (TSA). It is the career and technical education student organization for all individuals enrolled in technology education classes.
    Industry Certifications: Computer Assisted Drawing and Design (CADD) and Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills exam