Industrial technology is a laboratory-type program designed to prepare students for more effective living in our growing industrial and highly technological society. The focus is to integrate math, science, English, history, and technology skills to increase student success in their academics and prepare them for college and technical careers.
The laboratory "hands-on" approach in industrial technology provides experiences for students to assist them in discovering and developing aptitudes and interests in technology, in becoming technologically literate, and in exploring careers. The curriculum focuses on a broad spectrum of industrial technologies which include:
Career fields such as transportation, manufacturing, construction, electronics, and communications.
Materials such as woods, metals, plastics, composites, and ceramics.
Processes such as planning, designing, constructing, organizing, controlling, producing, operating, and servicing.
Optimization and problem solving
The industrial technology program emphasizes career awareness; exploration and technology orientation through activities such as role-playing; field trips; decision-making; problem solving; and the use of industry's technical language through technical writing. Students learn critical thinking skills, which are designed to help them solve practical problems in the integration of math, science, and technology. Efforts are made in all classes to use computer technology and technical curriculum to align and enhance student preparation for SOL’s.
Students develop basic skills in the use of tools and machines, plan and construct individual and group projects, and engage in learning activities relevant to their future academic roles and responsibilities as members of an industrial-technical society.
The Mission of the Falls Church High School Technology education program is to increase the value of student learning experiences by applying core academic skills in realistic as well as relevant technology-related settings.
The Vision of the Falls Church High School Technology Education Program is to increase:
- Awareness of technology-related situations for which our day to day existence as citizens within the global society is influenced.
- Relevance with regard to the correlation between core academics and technology-related careers, specific job-related tasks, education, and personal situations.
- Understanding of technology-related topics in order to prepare individuals for successful development of solutions for enhancing careers, specific job-related tasks, education, and personal situations.
The following are various resources that we found helpful to our students:
FCPS Technology Education Page
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