Technology Education

Changing technology has created a growing need for people with experience and education in technical career fields. Many employers are experiencing shortages of highly trained technical people. Whether students are planning to go to college, technical college, or into employment right after high school, they will gain valuable information and technology skills. Careers of today require strong academic and technical preparation. By carefully planning course selection, students will improve their employment opportunities. Various student fees are part of Technology Education courses.

Course Listing

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Advanced Engineering Design II

Course: #6421 
Grade(s) offered: 11-12 
Credits: .5 (per semester) 
Prerequisites: Grade of B+ or higher in Advanced Engineering Design

Course Description: Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the Minnetonka high school engineering program. It is an open-ended engineering research course in which students work to design and develop an original solution to a well-defined and justified open-ended problem by applying the engineering design process.

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Airbrush I

Course: #6426
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit 
Prerequisites: None

This course will help students learn airbrush techniques that will expand their artistic expression and bring professionalism to their graphic products.

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Airbrush II

Course: #6428
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit 
Prerequisites: .5 credit in Airbrush I

This course will allow students to take what they have learned in Airbrush I to a new level.

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Architectural Drafting/Design

Course: #6414, S1
Course: #6416, S2
Grade(s) offered: 10-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
This course requires completion of S1 and S2 to earn .5 Arts Credit 
Prerequisites: None

This course instructs students in architectural design trends giving them a practical, hands-on experience in structural design, interior design, and floor planning.

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a woman on a computer using a 3D design software

Course: # T6409
Grade(s) offered:  Grades 9-12
Credits:  0.5 (single semester course)
Prerequisites:  None
  
Engineering 3-D computer modeling focuses on 3D software design for applications in engineering and manufacturing. This is a good course for students who are interested in engineering, manufacturing, and/or related fields. This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of engineering computer aided design (CAD) and additive manufacturing, with a focus on creating new designs to solve engineering problems.

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two pilots in the cockpit of a flying plane.

Course: #M7004, S1
Course: #M7005, S2
Grade(s) offered: Grade 12
Credits: .5 (per semester, full-year course)
Prerequisites: All Seniors interested in Aviation are encouraged to request this course.  If space is limited, preference will be given to those who completed Aviation I and II in 2023-24.

This course integrates the FAA private pilot curriculum with advanced flight simulation technology. Students will learn the fundamentals of flying airplanes through simulated flight training that closely mirrors real-world private pilot requirements. This hands-on course will cover topics such as aircraft systems, flight maneuvers, navigation and emergency procedures. By mastering the intricacies of virtual flight, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in real-world aviation. Whether aspiring to become a pilot or seeking a deeper understanding of aviation, this course offers a dynamic and immersive experience.

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Plane taking flight

Course: M7000
Grade(s) offered: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Credits: .5 (one-semester course)
Prerequisites: None

Course Description:

This course provides a foundation in flying, aviation careers and history. Students will learn about the engineering process, problem solving, and innovations and technological developments that led to the aviation and aerospace industries of today.

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Drone flying through town

Course: M7002
Grade(s) offered: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Credits: .0.5 (one-semester course)
Prerequisites: None

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive education in drone technology, regulations and practical flight skills.  Students will gain hands-on flying experience, engage in flight simulation exercises, and obtain their recreation drone pilot certificate.  

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Metals III Engineering

Course: #6440, S1
Course: #6442, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Metals II

Students will experience advanced applications of precision manufacturing using a variety of materials and processes. Students will have the latest precision manufacturing technology available to use. 

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Power and Energy I

Course: #6430
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

ATVs, dirt bikes, go-karts, lawn mowers, and mini bikes: if you use any of these, then you should be in this course. In the power part of the course, each student completely disassembles and reassembles a a small 4 stroke/cycle school engine while learning the systems that make an engine work.

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Power and Energy II

Course: #6432
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Power and Energy I

The first small engines course provided students with the basics of small 4-stroke/cycle operation, systems trouble-shooting and overhaul.

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Woodworking

Course: #6446
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

Students will learn how to safely use woodworking power equipment while initially making teacher-designed projects.

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Student welding.