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Introduction to Applied Technology is a full year, project based learning program designed for freshmen and sophomores who respond best to an applied learning model. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop real world projects and conduct hands on experiments and research with the goal of awakening curiosity and stimulating student motivation. Through these projects, students will develop fundamental reading, writing, mathematical and technological skills essential in the 21st Century. Students will also complete a comprehensive, year long career exploration unit which will culminate with the development of a Personal Career Plan.
Through participation in the classroom, Technology Lab, and the shop lab, students develop specific academic, career, interpersonal and technical skills that are consistent with the standards and expectations established by industry. All students develop and maintain a portfolio that documents progress and achievement. The program enables students to explore a wide variety of career and occupational areas to transition into upon successful completion of the program.