Technology and Engineering Education - High School

Technology and Engineering Education includes courses in the areas of electronics, aerospace, architectural and engineering drawing, pre-engineering, and design and technology.

Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) includes courses in the areas of electronics, aerospace, architectural and engineering drawing, pre-engineering, and design and technology. These courses prepare students for more effective living in a growing industrial and highly technological society. The laboratory ‘hands-on’ approach in technology education provides experiences for students to discover and develop aptitudes and interests in technology. All courses provide integrated activity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Student Organizations

The Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is an integral part of the career and technical education classroom.  CTSOs play an important role in preparing young people to become college and/or career ready.  CTSOs develop character, citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills.  CTSOs provide a unique instructional method for attaining the competency goals and objectives identified in each course.

Technology Student Association (TSA)

The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunities.

TSA is the only student organization that focuses specifically on students enrolled in technology education. TSA includes educators, parents, students, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society and are working hard to achieve that goal.  Virginia TSA is composed of more than 16,000 high school, middle school, and elementary school students throughout the Commonwealth.

TSA was originally established in 1978 as the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA). In 1988, AIASA changed its name to the Technology Student Association (TSA) to reflect the commitment to the dynamic field of technology and the future.

Work-Based Learning

Students enrolled in TEE courses have the opportunity to participate in work-based learning opportunities through real world challenges. With the support and collaboration of local corporations and engineers, students are involved in year-long career mentorships as they engage in problem solving using the Engineering Design Process. Together they work to create solutions to real world problems identified in the Engineering Grand Challenges.

Courses:

Descriptions and Objectives are available in the FCPS Course Catalog.

Advanced Drawing

Aerospace Science 1

Aerospace Science 2

Architectural Drawing

Electronics 1

Electronics 2

Engineering Drawing

Engineering Math

Engineering Physics 2

Engineering Systems 1

Engineering Systems 2

Game Design and Development

Geographic Information Systems 1

IB Design Technology HL

IB Design Technology SL

STEM Advanced Electronics and Robotics

STEM Advanced Engineering

STEM Engineering

STEM Robotics Systems