The Technology & Engineering Education Department offers a wide-variety of courses to meet the needs of our students. In these courses, students have the opportunity to participate in authentic learning experiences to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for college and career success. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and make purposeful elective choices while considering future college and career goals and interests. Some upper level courses have prerequisites, are scheduled in a block, or are offered only in one semester. Review these details carefully when creating a high school course plan. All of the courses in this department fulfill the graduation requirement for Career and Technology Education.
For those students who have completed the current offerings of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses at our Junior High Schools, and have an interest in the engineering field, the following courses are recommended as potential sequences for the engineering field: Electronics, Drafting 1 and 2, Architectural Drafting, Pre-Engineering Drafting, Research & Design, Programming 1 and 2, and Information Technology Systems 1 and 2.
CTE: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING COURSE OFFERINGS
|Strand / Subject||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12||Prerequisites|
|AGRISCIENCE / BIOTECHNOLOGY|
|Introduction to Horticulture*||X||X||X||X||None|
|Advanced Floral Design**||X||X||X||X||Floral Design|
|Greenhouse Crop Production*||X||X||X||X||None|
|Companion Animal Biology*||X||X||X||X||None|
|Advanced Companion Animal Biology*||X||X||X||X||Companion Animal Biology|
|Supervised Agriscience Experience (SAE) ^||X||X|| Study program approved
by Instructional Coordinator
|Graphics 2||X||X||X||X||Graphics 1|
|Graphics 3||X||X||X|| Grade of C or higher
in Graphics 2
|Drafting 1 – AutoCAD 2D||X||X||X||X||None|
|Drafting 2 – AutoCAD 3D||X||X||X||X||Drafting 1|
|Basic Electricity||X||X||X||X|| Currently enrolled in Intro to
Algebra or beyond
|Electronics*||X||X||X||X||Currently enrolled in Algebra 1 or beyond|
|Pre-Engineering Drafting||X||X||X||Drafting 2|
|Architectural Drafting**||X||X||X||Drafting 1|
|Computer Repair / A+ Certification||X||X||X||None|
|LAN / WAN Network Certification||X||X||X||None|
|Research & Design*||X||X|| 2 science credits & co-requisites of
Algebra 2 or IC approval
|MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION|
|Woodworking 1 – Workmanship||X||X||X||X||None|
|Woodworking 2 – Craftsmanship||X||X||X||X||Woodworking 1 – Workmanship|
|Woodworking 3 – Cabinetry||X||X||X||Woodworking 2 – Craftsmanship|
|Automotive 1 – Maintenance||X||X||X||None|
|Automotive 2 – Mechanics||X||X||X||Automotive Maintenance|
|Automotive 3 – Service||X||X||X|| Grade of C or higher in
Maintenance & Mechanics
|INTERNSHIP / INDEPENDENT STUDY|
|CTE Internship||X||X|| Age 16 by 1st day of semester plus
Application & Interview
|Blended STEM Inquiry & Research Capstone ^||X||X|| Study program approved by
(*) These courses may be used to fulfill the Science graduation requirement.
(**) These courses may be used to fulfill the Fine Arts graduation requirement.
(^) These courses qualify for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.