Tech Ed


    Technology Education

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    Administrator overseeing Tech Ed, Matt Sugrue  847-888-5100 ext. 8100 /



    Fundamentals of Welding Grades 10-12

    Through hands-on integration and practice students will:

    • practice welding blocks, duct work, casting products, oxygen/acetylene cutting and metal fastening methods.
    • preview metal working processes and career opportunities in the field.

    Welding Technology I & II Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Welding (Tech I) and Tech I (Tech II)

    Students will:

    • advance skills including ARC,MIG, and TIG welding.
    • acquire skills in plasma cutting and blue print reading.
    • practice out of position welding, aluminum welding, welded sculptors and nut & bolt miniatures.
    • design and fabricate a product.

    Automotive Technology


    Automotive Technology Grades 10-12

    Students will:

    • combine lab work with related instruction in the four National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation areas.
    • Focus on electrical/electronics, brakes, steering and suspension, engine design, construction and performance.
    • demonstrate use of hand tools, power tools and automotive diagnostic equipment.

    Advanced Automotive Technology Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Automotive Technology

    Students will:

    • use a variety of testing devices, equipment and specialty tools to supplement their learning in the 4 NATEF areas of advanced systems diagnosis.
    • apply intermediate testing and diagnostic techniques on electrical systems, fuel injection, ignition, computer systems, suspension, steering and brakes.
    • prepare for ASE(Automotive Service Excellence) testing.

    Automotive Service Grade 12 

    Prerequisite: Advanced Automotive Technology

    Students will:

    • prepare for a career in the automotive field and ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) testing.
    • engage in diagnosis of vehicle in a repair facility atmosphere using a variety of testing instruments and specialty tools.
    • develop advanced skills in electrical, fuel injection, ignition, computer systems, emissions, steering/suspension, brakes and engine performance.

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Engineering and Design Technology


    Intro to Engineering Design (IED) Grades 9-12

     Through project, problem based activities, students will:

    • Explore the design process, solid modeling, design and development, and computer-aided drafting (CAD).
    • Use team-focused opportunities to develop innovative designs involving real-world products.

    Principles of Engineering(POE) grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design(IED)

    Using a combination of teamwork and problem-solving skills in hands-on projects, students will:

    • Apply physical principles, robotics and mechanical exploration.
    • Experience major concepts in post-secondary courses of study in medicine, engineering, business, architecture, manufacturing, and science.
    • Civil Engineering and Architecture(CEA) Grades 10-12