Technology & Engineering Education
NHS Technology & Engineering HyperDoc: This two page summary of departmental courses and programs includes links to video presentations and infographics!
Mr. David Storch
District Chairperson of Science & Technology Education
154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport, NY 11768
Phone: (631) 262-6704
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION encompasses the processes of critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration in which students integrate concepts in real world contexts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fostering the development of skills and competencies for college, career, and life. Through activity, project, and problem-based curriculum, STEM education motivates and engages students to apply what they know, identify problems, design unique solutions, and lead their own learning. Students focus on the process as they learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better placed through innovation.
Technology education courses help shape a student’s future whether or not they plan to pursue STEM related study after high school. High transferable STEM skills in prepare students for post-secondary study and a workforce where success results not just from what one knows, but what one is able to do with that knowledge. STEM education is becoming increasingly recognized as a key driver of opportunity; graduates with practical and relevant STEM teachings embedded into their educational experiences will be in high demand in all job sectors. (STEM 2026 - Department of Education)
STEM courses examine critical aspects of the technological world in order for all students to become technologically literate; having the knowledge and understanding of STEM concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.
Any student may enroll in one or more Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and/or Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) courses without challenging the full program.
A student can earn three credits from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in each of the four PLTW courses. To qualify for college credit from RIT, students must have a class average of 85% or better and earn a stanine score of 6 or higher (9 point scale) on an externally assessed PLTW examination. Students who are eligible to receive these credits will be required to apply through RIT at the conclusion of the course. The cost for each three credit course is approximately $225.
A student can earn three college credits from SUNY Farmingdale in AOIT Digital Networks/CISCO Discovery and AOIT Introduction to CyberSecurity. Tuition is approximately $140.
Three college engineering credits are available for Project Advance Web Architecture and Development for a nominal tuition to Syracuse University of approximately $112 per credit.
+Advanced Technology Studies (ATS) – Courses are designed to enable students to continue further advanced study once all courses in a given Technology Education area have been completed.
- ATS Power/Transportation 1 unit 40 weeks (7912)
- ATS Production/Materials 1 unit 40 weeks (7913)