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.

Project Lead the Way. Minnetonka High School has been certified by Project Lead the Way. This pre-engineering program is highly respected by universities and provides future engineering and architecture majors the opportunity to earn college credit at Minnesota universities. Visit www.pltw.org for more information.

Course Listing

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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Graphic Arts 

Course: #6424
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit 
Prerequisites: None    

This is an exploratory course open to all students seeking an introductory experience in Graphic Arts.

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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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Metals II Manufacturing

Course: #6436, S1
Course: #6438, S2
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on precision metals manufacturing through lab activities using a wide variety of hot and cold metal forming and fabricating equipment.

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Physics of Home Renovation

Course: #3036, S1
Course: #3038, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: 2.0 (year-long course, two hours) Fulfills the Physics science requirement
Prerequisites: None

Hands-on course designed to give a working conceptual view of the Trades Industry. Modern Physics/Home Renovation concepts will be taught by incorporating the key principles of physics through the lens of design with a focus on project-based assessments.

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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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MHS is PLTW Certified

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In Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses, students apply concepts of engineering, architecture, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. PLTW is highly respected by universities and provides students the opportunity to earn college credit at Minnesota universities.

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