Technology Education

The Technology Education Program at Stanwood High School provides students with the opportunity to explore Careers and Develop skills in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, and Woodworking.  Using state of the art software and equipment, students will design, build, and test a variety of projects to help them develop industry recognized skills.   
Many of these courses can be used to meet the  Fine Arts Requirement and event 3rd Year Math requirement.  
Additionally courses with a  logo allow students to earn FREE college credits.

Please take a few minutes to explore our opportunities below.  

BEGINNING WOODWORKING
Course Code: TEC220
Grade Level: 9,10
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: None
Required: Lab fee of $20.00

Emphasis of this class is the use, care, and operation of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary machines. To work with these tools or machines the student will have to pass the terminology and usage test with an 80% or higher score and a 100% score on safety rules and operations. The students will produce 2 projects:
1.     A jewelry box made from portable power tools and stationary machines -$25.00 -$30.00
2.     A coffee table or nightstand ranging from $40.00 -$50.00


WOODWORKING
Course Code: TEC222
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: None
Required: Lab fee of $20.00

The cost of woodworking projects built in the shop can very from $25.00 to hundreds of dollars depending on wood and materials chosen.
This is a beginning class for students who have either taken Beginning Woodworking or are a 10TH, 11TH or 12TH grader who have never taken woodshop before.
Requirements: Students will pass a safety exam; 80% on terminology and usage and 100% on safety. Students will learn about different types of machine operation, laying out of projects, calculating of board footage, face frame construction, joinery, gluing and clamping, wood identification, door and drawer construction, staining and finishing. Students interested in cabinetry or furniture making skills and projects may retake this course to develop advanced skills.


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN I            
Transcript Designation T      
Course Code: TEC350
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE or 3rd Year Math
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the concepts used in the architecture, interior design, and construction industries.   Students will learn the process used to design a home including idea generation, creation of plans, and model construction.  They will also learn to use software that is common to these industries. 

 
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN II             
Transcript Designation T    
Course Code: TEC450
Grade Level: 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE or Fine Arts
Prerequisite: Architecture Design I

The major focus of this course is completing long-term projects that involve the development of property sites. As students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. Students explore hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design residential and commercial properties. Students will develop the ability to create complete plans, build architectural models, and produce full-color renderings of design problems.

 
ENGINEERING DESIGN I   
Transcript Designation T 
Course Code: TEC360
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE or Fine Arts
Prerequisite: None

Students dig into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software. Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of topics in engineering, manufacturing, transportation, graphic design, and construction. The goal of this course is to design products, then build them using the laser cutter and 3D Printer.

ENGINEERING DESIGN II 
Transcript Designation T 
Course Code: TEC440
Grade Level: 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE or Fine Arts
Prerequisite: CAD/CAM
This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. In this course students will research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.  Students are able to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problems.
 
CAD/CAM  
Transcript Designation T   
Course Code: TEC480
Grade Level: 10,  11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE or 3rd Year Math
Prerequisite: 10th grade Students must take Engineering 1 Prior to taking CAD/CAM. It is recommended that 11-12th Grade students take Engineering 1, however it is not required for them
Students will learn how to use 3D Solid Modeling Software (Solidworks) to design and produce products using CNC (computer controlled) equipment. The goal of the course is for students to develop the skills necessary to achieve certification using SolidWorks and a basic understanding of computer aided manufacturing. Students will produce a variety of products utilizing various manufacturing techniques and materials. This is an essential course for anyone entering the engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, or machinist fields.
 
TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP (TAI)
Course Code:  TEC599
Grade Level:  9,10, 11, 12
Length of Course:  Year-Long
Pre-Requisite:  Application and Referral, Permission of CTE Director  
Course Description: This course is designed to establish knowledge and skills in the various arenas of technology.  Students will gain credit by establishing project(s), activities and routines within the Technology Group.  Students will be required to verify their experiences by keeping computerized records. 
Tech Assistant Intern assignments can include:
•working at the Helpdesk with clients to solve their technology problems
•working with Research and Development on new technologies
•working with students, faculty and staff on special technical projects
Students who are eligible can become student Technology Assistant Interns working and learning with the school district’s Technology Group technicians. Students from all academic areas across our campus, who have an interest in technology, and:
  is dependable
  is trustworthy
  demonstrates a willingness to learn, and
  has the capacity to develop excellent customer service skills...
can become a member of the TAI team.