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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

 


 

 

 

Technology & Engineering Education is about technological literacy and innovation! Knowing how technology drives our lives and understanding how technology works is important. The fundamentals of Technology & Engineering Education are engineering, design and ingenuity. Every class incorporates hands-on learning with attachments to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to provide real-life scenarios for learning. Use what you will learn here to prepare yourself for tomorrow! Another opportunity includes the Technology Student Association (TSA). Students can join this professional organization and compete with students all over the state and nation in technology and engineering events. Leadership opportunities abound in TSA as well as the chance to create friendships that last a lifetime.


INSTRUCTORS
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High School:

Mike Frank
Gabe Rauschenberger
Jacob Fylling

Middle School:

Joel Lawson
Kevin White
Mike Frank

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Technology Standards for All Students


The National Education Technology Standards for Students is divided into six broad categories. Standards within each category are to be introduced, reinforced, and mastered by students. These categories provide a framework for linking performance indicators found within the Profiles for Technology Literate Students to the standards. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-bases activities in which students achieve success in learning,communication, and life skills.


Basic operations and concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

Social, ethical, and human issues

  • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

 

Technology production tools

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhance models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

Technology communications tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

Technology research tools

  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
  • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Offerings

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Technology education courses are for all students. They contain subject matter that develops an understanding of industry, consumer awareness, occupational decisions and recreational activities. These courses represent general education, are exploratory in nature and establish basics in technical knowledge. Please select from the menu below for a more detailed description of each class.


Exploring Technology
Impacts of Technology
Construct It
Energy & Transportation
Invent It
How Stuff Works
Principles of Engineering and Design
Agriculture and Medical Engineering
Communications and Entertainment Engineering
Advanced Engineering
Cooperative Work Experience in Technology and Engineering Education
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1701 - Exploring Technology (1/2 credit): Technology and Engineering are the basis for all that we have and do. Students will have the opportunity to use as well as design and build a variety of technologies. This is a STEM course. The projects include Magnetic levitation, Structural design, Mobility enhancement, and Radio controlled robotics systems. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1702 - Impacts of Technology (1/2 credit): Gain an understanding of the impacts of technology by designing, building, and using technology. The Catapult and Egg crash activities concern physical impacts while the T-shirt and Printing activities deal with social impacts. Learn about how technology changes our society as well as projectile motion, the equation of collisions, and graphic design. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1745 - Construct It(1/2 credit): Acquire a knowledge base for problem solving by diving into the world of construction and engineering through hands-on application. This course enables students to use knowledge they have previously learned as well as learn new skills such as tool safety, materials, and construction processes. Activities in this class include cabinet design, build and test the failure of a full-sized roof truss, Power tool safety and use, build a picture frame, Computer Aided Design (CAD), design and develop a hydroponic garden system using pvc pumps and electronic sensors to grow vegetables. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1704 - Energy and Transportation (1/2 credit): This course is designed to create real-life scenarios in order to introduce students to developing and applying technology. Students will apply the knowledge of science for the solution of problems. Learning activities include NASA explorer rocketry, airplane design and flight, marine engineering, CO2 dragsters, and finally an introduction to renewable energy where students get to make hydrogen and use solar energy to cook food. Along with the learning activities students will use computer-aided design (CAD) to design parts for their projects and fabricate them on a 3d printer and other CNC machines. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1728 - Invent It (1/2 credit): Participate in engineering design activities to develop an understanding of how the design process is used to solve problems. Examine the role that criteria, constraints, and tradeoffs play in the engineering design process. Develop your own critical thinking and problem solving skills through design challenges such as: Simple Machines, Tractor Pull, Computer aided design, Computer aided manufacturing, and Crystal Radios. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1729 - How Stuff Works (1/2 credit): Learn about the technological systems that surround us. Experiment with and recreate technologies to understand their significance. Do all this through exploratory activities that combine practical math and science skills. Units of study include: Electricity, Robotics, Lasers and Fiber optics, and Renewable energy. (Open to grades 9 & 10)
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1727 - Principles of Engineering and Design (1/2 credit): Join an engineering team and learn how to apply STEM concepts and skills in solving engineering design problems and innovating designs! Students will use computers and equipment to research, develop, test, analyze and communicate engineering designs taking into account public safety, human factors and ethics. This course is an essential experience for students who are interested in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. (Open to Grades 11 & 12)
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1747 - Agriculture and Medical Engineering (1/2 credit per semester): Explore how engineering and technology relate to the Agricultural and Medical fields while engaging in hands on activities. This course allows students to focus on solutions to a problem with minimal restraints. Students will participate in various projects which include extracting DNA, designing and building an enclosed environment with an integrated lighting system, creating a nutrition label, performing simulated heart surgery and building a liquid thermometer. (1727 Principles of Engineering & Design is recommended before enrolling in this class.) (Open to Grades 11 & 12)
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1738 - Communications and Entertainment Engineering (1/2 credit per semester): Explore how engineering and technology relate to the Information & Communications and Entertainment & Recreation fields while engaging in hands on activities. This course allows students to focus on solutions to a problem with minimal restraints. Students will participate in various projects which include designing and building a security system, constructing a telegraph machine, building a lighted keyboard using binary code, making an AM radio, designing and building an instrument, making a simple speaker, and recording a song. (1727 Principles of Engineering & Design is recommended before enrolling in this class.) (Open to Grades 11 & 12)
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1748 - Advanced Engineering (1 credit): Engineering at its best! This course provides the opportunity for you to apply your creativity, resourcefulness, and STEM knowledge and skills to make things faster, stronger, simpler, smarter, quicker, quieter, greener and more efficient. As a member of an engineering team, you will be challenged to solve authentic engineering problems found in your own backyard! You will meet with real engineers, design using CAD, solve problems that may include the use of robotics, electronics, solar and wind generation, hydrogen fuel cells, communications, petroleum technologies, and more. For this course the activities are endless but one thing is for sure, it will be a thinkfest! Prerequisite: At least one high school Technology & Engineering education course; Algebra II recommended. (Open to Grades 11 & 12)
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1731 - Cooperative Work Experience in Technology and Engineering Education (1/2 credit per semester): Students employed in a Technology & Engineering related job during the school year may receive high school credit through the Cooperative Work Experience program. The employment must be preceded by, or concurrent with, classroom instruction related to the work experience. A specific training plan will be developed with the employer for each student consistent with the student’s related classroom instruction and occupational goals. On-site visits will take place during the student’s placement. In addition to the cooperative work experience, students must be enrolled in seven classes (junior year) or six classes (senior year). (Open to grades 11 & 12)
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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Plan of Study




The Minot Public Schools Technology Education Program is about innovation. Because of the exploratory nature of the program, careers related to Technology Education fall within several of the 16 career clusters. Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics are the clusters most directly related to Technology Education with many careers overlapping into other clusters. Click on any of the clusters below to find more information.

Click here for the Minot High School Coordinated Plans of Study document that should be used in determing eligibility for the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship.

 



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Career Opportunities


People with interest, knowledge, and skills in Technology Education content areas are employable in a wide variety of occupations from the followling career clusters:


Technology Education is an integrated, experience-based instructional program designed to prepare students in the knowledge of technology--its development, systems, uses, and impacts on society. Below is a sampling of the career opportunities in Technology Education listed in alphabetical order.

Click on the letter of the alphabet below to find your career. For detailed information on each career, go to O*NET, type in the O*NET SOC Code, and do a related career search..


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


A

O*NET SOC Code

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

17-3021.00

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

19-4011.00

Agricultural Inspectors

45-2011.00

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

49-3011.00

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

53-3011.00

Anesthesiologists

29-1061.00

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

27-4011.00

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

49-3023.00

Automotive Specialty Technicians

49-3023.02

Avionics Technicians

49-2091.00
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B

O*NET SOC Code

Biological Technicians

19-4021.00

Biologists

19-1020.01

Broadcast Technicians

27-4012.00
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C

O*NET SOC Code

Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians

17-3023.02

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

27-4031.00

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

29-2031.00

Chemical Technicians

19-4031.00

Civil Engineering Technicians

17-3022.00

Coroners

13-1041.06

Costume Attendants

39-3092.00
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D

O*NET SOC Code

Dental Assistants

31-9091.00

Dental Hygienists

29-2021.00

Dental Laboratory Technicians

51-9081.00

Dietetic Technicians

29-2051.00
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E

O*NET SOC Code

Electrical Engineering Technicians

17-3023.03

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

17-3023.00

Electromechanical Technicians

17-3024.00

Electronics Engineering Technicians

17-3023.01

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

29-2041.00

Engravers/Carvers

51-9194.02

Environmental Engineering Technicians

17-3025.00

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

19-4091.00
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F

O*NET SOC Code

Farmers and Ranchers

11-9012.00

Film and Video Editors

27-4032.00

Film Laboratory Technicians

51-9131.04

First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Animal Husbandry Workers

45-1011.02

First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Horticultural Workers

45-1011.04

First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Fishery Workers

45-1011.06

Food Science Technicians

19-4011.02

Food Scientists and Technologists

19-1012.00

Forensic Science Technicians

19-4092.00

Forest and Conservation Technicians

19-4093.00
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G

O*NET SOC Code

Geological Data Technicians

19-4041.01

Geological Sample Test Technicians

19-4041.02

Geological and Petroleum Technicians

19-4041.00
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I - J - L

O*NET SOC Code

Industrial Engineering Technicians

17-3026.00

Jewelers

51-9071.01

Library Technicians

25-4031.00
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M

O*NET SOC Code

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

39-5091.00

Mapping Technicians

17-3031.02

Mathematical Technicians

15-3011.00

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

17-3027.00

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

29-2012.00

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

29-2011.00

Medical Appliance Technicians

51-9082.00

Medical Assistants

31-9092.00

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

29-2071.00

Microbiologists

19-1022.00

Museum Technicians and Conservators

25-4013.00
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N

O*NET SOC Code

Non-farm Animal Caretakers

39-2021.00

Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians

19-4051.01

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

29-2033.00

Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

19-4051.02

Nuclear Technicians

19-4051.00

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

11-9011.01
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O

O*NET SOC Code

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

29-9012.00

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

51-9083.00

Optometrists

29-1041.00
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P

O*NET SOC Code

Pewter Casters and Finishers

51-9071.05

Pharmacy Technicians

29-2052.00

Photographers

27-4021.00

Photographers, Scientific

27-4021.02

Photographic Reproduction Technicians

51-9131.02

Photoengravers

51-5022.03

Physician Assistants

29-1071.00

Precision Devices Inspectors and Testers

51-9061.03

Prepress Technicians and Workers

51-5022.00

Professional Photographers

27-4021.01

Prosthodontists

29-1024.00

Psychiatric Technicians

29-2053.00

Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products

13-1021.00
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R

O*NET SOC Code

Radar and Sonar Technicians

55-3017.00

Radiation Therapists

29-1124.00

Radiologic Technologists

29-2034.01

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

29-2034.00

Radiologic Technicians

29-2034.02

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

49-3092.00

Respiratory Therapists

29-1126.00

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

29-2054.00
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S

O*NET SOC Code

Set Designers

27-1027.01

Sound Engineering Technicians

27-4014.00

Surgical Technologists

29-2055.00

Surveying Technicians

17-3031.01

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

17-3031.00
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T - V

O*NET SOC Code

Traffic Technicians

53-6041.00

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

29-2056.00
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ADDITIONAL CAREER TITLES
(without O*NET SOC Codes)

Architectural Technician or Technologist
Animal Health Technologist
Agricultural Educator
Associate Accounting Technologist
Autobody Repairer
Automotive Technician
Band Director
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Broadcast Technician
Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Technician
Chief Information Officer
Chemical Technician-Technologist
Civil Engineering Technologist
Commercial Account Manager
Computer Engineer
Computer Hardware Designer
Computer Service and Repair Technician
Court Administrator
Curriculum Director
Dental Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Echocardiography Technologist
Electroeurodiagnostic Technologist
Electronic Technologist
Environmental Engineer University Registrar
Environmental Technician
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Fish and Wildlife Technician
Foreign Language Teacher
Geotechnician
GIS Expert
Health Educator
High School Teacher

 

Immigrations and Customs Officer
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineering Technologist
Industry Liaison Officer
Internet Consultant
Internet Marketer
Internet Researcher
Management Information Systems Specialist
Medical Lab Technologist
Metallurgical Technician and Technologist
Nuclear and Particle Physicist
Orthopedic Technologist
Petroleum Technologist
Prosthetics Designer
Radiologic Technologist
Robotics Technologist
School Librarian
School Technology Coordinator
Semiconductor Technician
Sensory Analyst
Software Trainer
Special Education Teacher
Surgical Technologist
Systems Architect
Technical Writer
Telecommunications Manager
Telecommunications Engineer
Telecommunications Technician
University President
Water Well Service Technician
Webmaster
Wood Industry Process Control Analyst
Wood Products Production Supervisor

O*NET (formerly Dictionary of Occupational Titles)


 

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Four Year Plan


Below is a generic 4 year plan that includes all of the Technology Education course offerings. Careers in Technology Education often overlap into other Career & Technical Education Programs. Click on a link below To view a four year plan written for careers within other CTE Programs that are directly related to career opportunities within Technology Education.



Subject 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Math
Algebra
(1 credit)
Geometry
(1 credit)
Advanced Algebra/ Advanced Math
(1 credit) (Suggested to meet university entrance requirements)
Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus Prep, AP Calculus,
College Algebra,
Probability &
Statistics (1 credit) (suggested electives for students who want to pursue a 4 year degree or higher in Engineering)  --
Language
Arts
Grade 9 Language Arts (1 credit)
Grade 10 Language Arts
(1 credit)
Grade 11 Language Arts (1 credit)

Speech or Debate and an Elective
(1/2 credit each)

Consider Creative Writing or AP English

Science
Physical Science
I & II (1 credit)
Biology I & II
(1 credit)

General Chemistry
(1 credit)

Advanced Placement Chemistry Prep
(1 credit)

Physics (1 credit)-

-Advanced Placement Chemistry (1 credit)

Advanced Physics
(1 credit)

Social Studies

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World History
I & II (1 credit)
 
U.S. History
I & II (1 credit)

Sociology (1/2 credit)

Psychology (1/2 credit)

Social Studies Elective (1/2 credit)

American Government (1/2 credit)

Economics (1/2 credit)

North Dakota NOW (1/2 credit)

Physical Education

Physical Education (1/2 credit)

Personal Health & Safety (1/2 credit)

Physical Education Electives (1/2 credit Each)
Physical Education Electives (1/4 credit each)
Physical Education Electives (1/4 credit each)
Drivers Education
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Driver & Traffic Safety Education (Elective) (1/2 credit)

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Foreign Language

No college in North Dakota requires Foreign Language, but many out-of-state colleges do. It is suggested that students take two years of a Foreign Language if they plan on going to college out of state to earn a 4 year degree.

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II (1 credit)

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II (1 credit)

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II
(1 credit)

 

Electives

Please Note: You can choose courses listed from the previous year if you didn't get a chance to take that course.

Exploring Technology (1/2 credit)

Construct It (1/2 credit)

Word Processing
(1/2 credit)

Energy and Transportation
(1/2 credit

Invent It (1/2 credit)

Introduction to Computer Applications
(1/2 credit)

Information Technology Essentials
(1/2 credit)

How Stuff Works
(1/2 credit)

Impacts of Technology (1/2 credit) 

 

Principles of Engineering & Design (1/2 credit)

Agriculture & Medical Engineering
(1/2 credit)

Communication & Entertainment Engineering
(1/2 Credit

Advanced Engineering (1 credit)

Cooperative Work Experience for Technology and Engineering Education (1/2 credit per semester)

Current Technologies (1/2 credit)

Class Periods
7 periods a day
7 periods a day

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period


 

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Postsecondary Education



North Dakota Colleges:

College programs that prepares you for a career related to technology education are too numerous to list here since they overlap with several other career clusters. Please select from the list below to view college programs directly related to Technology Education:


Automotive Collision & Repair

Automotive Technology

Information Technology

Construction Technology

Networking

Welding

North Dakota University System Home Page

 
 
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States' Career Clusters

Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Click here to take a survey to identify your number one career cluster. Click here to visit the States' Career Clusters Website.

If you click on your Career Cluster link below, you will get more detailed information about the cluster. If you click the Job List link for your cluster, you will get a detailed list of jobs within the cluster. To print a Plan of Study for your cluster, click either the Microsoft Word symbol or the PDF symbol. To play the Jeopardy Game for your Career Cluster, click the PowerPoint link. (If you are using PowerPoint version 2003, it works best to just open the game). If you are using an older or advanced version of PowerPoint, it is best to download the Zip folder. Click one of the following for Zip Download Instructions: Internet Explorer or Firefox

 

CAREER CLUSTER
Job List
Jeopardy Game
Plan of Study
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Finance
Government & Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety & Security
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Sites With Additional Information

Association for Career & Technical Education

Minot Public Schools Career Development Program

National Technology Student Association

North Dakota State Board for Career & Technical Education

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