CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
Below are the typical Family and Consumer Science course selections at each grade level. Check course descriptions for course details and prerequisites.
- Family and Consumer Science – Grade 7 & 8
Home & Career Skills - Full year, ½ credit (Junior High School Course)
Home and Career Skills is a course designed to help middle level students live in a society of constant change and to improve their quality of life by preparing them to meet their present and future responsibilities as family member and community members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners. The goal is to educate early adolescents to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources.
Home and Career Skills is the vehicle through which the New York State Intermediate Level Learning Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences are delivered. It also focuses on the New York State Intermediate Level Learning Standards in Career Development and Occupational Studies. The Home and Career Skills course affords students multiple opportunities to read, write, and compute in the context of real-world situations that are relevant to early adolescents.
Below are the typical Computer Technology course selections at each grade level. Check course descriptions for course details and prerequisites.
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| Computer Technology|| Robotics|| Robotics|| Robotics|| Robotics|
ROBOTICS – 1 year, 1 credit
Students will study the basics of software and mechanical engineering through a robotics based curriculum. Students will design robots with Lego based robotic kits in an exploration of the fundamentals of mechanical engineering concepts. The students will program the robots to complete a series of different tasks; many of which will involve navigating obstacle courses. Students will learn how to use the Robot-C programming language developed by CMU, one of the nation’s leading universities in robotics research. The students will apply the Robot-C language to create artificial intelligence in the Robots’ CPU. This course will develop a student’s decision making skills and independent, creative thinking.
Below are the typical Technology Education course selections at each grade level. Check course descriptions for course details and prerequisites.
- Technology Education – Grades 7 & 8
DESIGN IN TECHNOLOGY - 1 year, 1 credit
This full year course is designed to help students develop visual and graphic communication skills through manual and computer aided drafting. Topics include the use of drafting tools, equipment and materials; drafting techniques and conventions; sketching: lettering; 2-D multi-view drawings; auxiliary views; 3-Dpictorial drawings; sectioning; geometric constructions; pattern developments; reproduction processes; careers; and reverse engineering. -