• Ride Technology to the Top
    Technology affects almost everything we do, and the demand for workers with technical and engineering skills is high. The “Race to Space” started a strong growth in science, technical, and engineering fields of study. A similar demand exists today for highly skilled engineers, technicians, and scientists.
    Career pathways in Engineering & Technology give you the opportunity to become highly skilled in manufacturing, electronics, engineering, graphics and design, and energy systems. You can find a technology- or engineering-related career in medicine, aerospace, construction, biomedicine, or environmental science. Engineering & Technology combines hands-on projects with a rigorous curriculum to prepare you for the most challenging post-high school engineering and technology programs. Here is a sample of careers in Engineering and Technology:
    • Environmental, civil, mechanical, or electronics technician
    • Statistician
    • Biomedical, chemical, industrial, or chemical engineer
    • Scientist or researcher
    Program Components: What’s Included?
    The Engineering and Technology concentration enables you to build solid writing, comprehension, calculation, problem-solving, and technical skills. You will take relevant math and science courses such as advanced algebra, chemistry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, and engineering and design concepts.
    Depending on your career pathway, you may be able to start working in your chosen field immediately after high school graduation. You may also choose to continue your education at the college level or combine work and study. The courses you complete in your career pathway include three important training components:
    • Classroom and laboratory work
    • Career Related Education experience
    • Membership in the Georgia Technology Student Association (GA TSA)
    In the classroom you will learn about the past, present, and future of technological advances and how they affect our world. In the lab you will work in teams to design and build a working machine such as a hovercraft or a robot.
    Through GA TSA you will participate in projects that build leadership skills and activities that will enhance your work and safety skills. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in competitions to further develop and demonstrate your skills. Competitions include agriculture and biotechnology design, animatronics, computer-aided design and publishing, dragster design, flight endurance, medical technology, radio-controlled transport, technology challenge, and transportation modeling.
    Engineering & Technology in Middle School
    You can begin exploring careers in Engineering & Technology in the sixth grade, where you will learn about the Universal Systems Model as well as basic engineering functions and concepts. You can join the Georgia Technology Student Association (GA TSA) and continue throughout middle school and high school. In the seventh grade, you will learn more about engineering innovations and inventions, work on toys, and develop inquiry skills. In the eighth grade you will also have a chance to master pre-pathway units to help you make good choices about your high school career pathway.
    Academic relevance and connections will help you build greater understanding of the standards. Middle school Engineering & Technology courses will prepare you for your high school career
    pathways of choice.
Last Modified on March 29, 2010