New Utrecht High School

Technology Department

     The Technology department is offering an extremely wide variety of courses.  These courses are a significant part of the general education that provides students with the opportunity to learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of our technology.  Some of the courses are designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements needed for certification. 

     The classes provide a combination of laboratory and lecture environment.  The students have the opportunity to study materials, processes, and production methods.  They are involved in planning, organizing, creating, constructing, experimenting, testing, servicing, and evaluating.  Technology education inspires thinking, encompasses the arts and sciences, and promotes problem solving.

     Those students interested in preparing for a career in the vast field of technology will find these classes ideally suited to their needs.  Students will develop a thorough foundation of study in this area.  These classes are design-oriented and students are encouraged to probe deeper into the area they find to be of special interest.  Students are exposed to visitors from industry, colleges, and universities to discuss career awareness.  Furthermore, technology education goes beyond the classroom to visit industry for a first-hand look. Through the years we have established relationships and partnerships with industry leaders and institutes of higher education.

     We are committed to providing a strong academic program, career-informed courses, and work-based experiences to ensure that our graduating students have marketable skills, as well as the qualifications needed to attend college.

What value does Technology Education have for your child?

  1. Marketable Skills

    Provide knowledge needed for the college and non-college bound student so he or she will have marketable skills and knowledge built on a strong theoretical background.  These skills will meet the entry-level job requirements in technical areas.  Career guidance and trips to industry, help students to make the most important decision in life…What will they do when they enter the world of work?

  2. Participate in Education Expenses

    Technology Education can help students to better get jobs with better salaries.  Students can work part-time while fulfilling their educational goals.

  3. Broaden Your Knowledge

    The knowledge obtained in Technology Education will be valued more as the years go by.  Technology Education will be a guide to make the right decision with every item you purchased, with every item you maintained or with every mechanical or electrical problem that occurs. 

  4. Develop Achievement Skills

    Technology Education instills the desire to learn because every student feels a sense of accomplishment. A student in this field usually develops: Self-confidence, self-awareness, good working habits, good problem-solving skills and reliability. 

Areas where certification can be obtained:

  • Technology Computer Applications, IC3
  • Microsoft Office, MOS

Course Listings

Computer Applications, IC3

Course Code: TWS11 (Certification can be obtained in this area!)

The IC3 program is a comprehensive program designed to teach students Internet and Computer technology skills.   This comprehensive global learning program offers students an opportunity to pursue IT curricula through instructor-led training and hands-on laboratory exercises.   The Computing Fundamentals unit provides information on computing basics, including computer hardware and components, applications and operating system software, and social issues related to computing and technology. The Key Applications unit focuses on software applications that learners use on a regular basis. The Living Online unit covers the concepts of computer networking, with comprehensive coverage of the Internet and the various services and resources it offers.

Microsoft Office Certification

Course Code: TUS11(Certification can be obtained in this area!)

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program enables candidates to learn and show that they have something exceptional to offer – proven expertise in specific Microsoft programs. The Microsoft Office Specialist Program is the only Microsoft-approved certification program of its kind. During the course of study, students will learn and test in the following software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The course is project led and involves presentations, class discussions, note taking, homework, formal testing and other assessments, and lab assignments.

Web Design Technology

Course Code: TQS21QWD & TQS22QWD                   

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of web design and development. Students will learn about content placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message using industry-standard software. Students are introduced to various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theory. Students will become familiar with marketing and other uses of websites; as well as ethical and legal issues related to websites.  The second semester is a continuation of Web Design and Development I. This extension is designed for intermediate students to create websites for a variety of purposes. Students will develop their knowledge of content, placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message. Students will use various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theories to create their websites. Students will examine the role of marketing, market research, ethics and legal issues as it relates to websites. Project-based learning, collaboration, and portfolio development are essential elements of this class. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.


Course Code:  TCS21, TCS22 and TCS11

This course combines construction sciences, building technology, art and design to develop skills of architectural and construction design.  They will develop floor plans, elevations and architectural renderings.  Students will learn to use advanced techniques and tools including computer-assisted drafting.  This course inspires thinking, encompasses the arts and sciences, and promotes problem solving. 


Course Code: RQS21 and RQS22

The first semester of this course is geared toward developing and improving the student’s technological skills in designing, handcrafting, problem solving, conceptual skills, and an understanding of the use of tools, materials and processes.  Using the technique and art of Wire-Wrapping, elegant pieces of jewelry are created.  The second semester of this course is designed to use the process of Lost-Wax Casting to produce artistic, elegant, original and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.  These artistic designs are cast into metals such as gold and silver. 

Visual Basics

Course Code: TQS21QVB and TQS22QVB

This is an Introduction to computer programming course using Visual Basics. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create applications with graphical windows, dialog boxes, and menus
  • Create applications that work with databases
  • Create Web applications and applications that use Internet technologies
  • Create applications that display graphics


Course Code: MQS11QBR

This is a beginning course in robotics. We will be utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits, Tetrix Kits, Robotc software and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the students to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a Tetrix Robot, incorporating the Lego Mindstorm kits. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences and binary number systems. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in various courses against their peers.

Computer Programming C++

Course Code: MKS11

This one semester course is an introduction to programming using the C++ programming language.  Students learn how to write programs in an object-oriented high-level programming language.  Topics covered include fundamentals of algorithms, flowcharts, problem solving, programming concepts, arrays and strings.  Throughout the semester, problem solving skills will be stressed and applied to solving computing problems.  By the end of the semester, students are expected to have a good understanding about the concept of object-oriented programming using C++ and be able to write and read basic C++ code.

AP Computer Science A 

Course Code: TQS21X and TQS22X (College credits can be obtained in this area!)

AP Computer Science A is both a course for potential computer science majors and a foundation course for students planning to study in other technical fields such as engineering, physics, chemistry, and geology. The course emphasizes programming methodology, procedural abstraction, and in-depth study of algorithms, data structures, and data abstractions, as well as a structured lab component comprised of a minimum of 20 hours of hands-on lab experiences integrated throughout the course.  Instruction includes preparation for the AP Computer Science A Exam.  Students should leave this course with a clear understanding of Java and the ability to adapt to any new programming language that they are taught in college.