The Technology and 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.

ENGINEERING SEQUENCE

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
Introduction to Horticulture* X X X X None
Floral Design X X X X None
Advanced Floral Design** X X X X Floral Design
Greenhouse Crop Production* X X X X None
Companion Animal Science 1* X X X X None
Companion Animal Science 2* X X X X Companion Animal Science 1
Veterinary Science* X X X Companion Animal Science 1 and Companion Animal Science 2
Supervised Agriscience Experience ^ X X Study program approved by Instructional Coordinator
GRAPHICS
Graphics 1** X X X X None
Graphics 2 X X X X Graphics 1
Graphics 3 X X X Grade of C or higher
in Graphics 2
ENGINEERING
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
Blended Electronics* (NCHS only) 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
Information Technology Systems 1 X X X X None
Information Technology Systems 2 X X X X ITS1 Strongly Recommended
Blended PLTW Cybersecurity X X X ITS1 and ITS2 Strongly Recommended
Research & Design* X X 2 science credits & Co requisite 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 (NNHS only) X X X Woodworking 2 – Craftsmanship
Blended Woodworking 3 – Cabinetry X X X Woodworking 2 – Craftsmanship
AUTOMOTIVE
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 (NNHS only) X X Age 16 by 1st day of semester plus
Application & Interview
Blended STEM Inquiry & Research Capstone ^ X X Study program approved by
Instructional Coordinator

w = weighted course
(*) 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.