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Technology & Engineering Teachers

DEPARTMENT MISSION

Technology Education is concerned with the development of a practical understanding and appreciation of today's industrial and technical society. It provides an understanding of industrial institutions as well as the development of competencies related to various elements of industry. Opportunities for learning are provided through experiences in planning, using tools and materials, performing processes in the production of products and experimenting in activities related to the science of industrial and technical problems of the world today.
Technology Education is a systematic program, interrelated with total education program, primarily aimed at the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills. 
Technology Education at Central High School includes the following objectives:

1. To understand business and industry,
2. To explore self-interests and future occupational choices,
3. To develop competencies for occupational entry,
4. To realize to need for continuing education.

The Engineering Education mission is learning by doing:  Affordable housing design. Biofuel production. App development. These are all hands-on, real-world challenges students face in their PLTW Engineering courses. Throughout the program, students step into the varied roles engineers play in our society, discover new career paths and possibilities, and develop engineering knowledge and skills. In addition, as students work in teams to design and test solutions, they’re empowered develop in-demand, transportable skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

COURSES OFFERED

Technology & Engineering Course Descriptions

Mr. Christensen

FOUNDATIONS OF BUILDING TRADES & WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING
WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING INTERMEDIATE: Machines, Skills and Processes
WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING ADVANCED: Cabinetmaking and Millwork
WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING: CAPSTONE
BUILDING TRADES I: INTERMEDIATE CARPENTRY
BUILDING TRADES II: Advanced Carpentry

Mr. Biggin

Metals 1
Metals 2
Metals 3
Metals 4

Mr. Pongratz

Graphic Communications I
Graphic Communications II
Graphic Communications III
Graphic Communications IV

IT Essentials
SOLID MODELING I AND II
3D ANIMATION I AND II 
3D PRINTING I AND II
SCREEN PRINTING

Mr. Pai

Principles of Engineering
PLTW Engineering Essentials
PLTW Principles of Engineering
PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture
Physics