The purpose of this program is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of applied engineering and its effect upon our lives and the choosing of an occupation. The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems in business and industry.
The content includes but is not limited to study in mechanical, electrical, civil, and environmental engineering disciplines.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three courses.
To teach the course(s) listed below, instructors must hold at least one of the teacher certifications indicated for that course.
The following table illustrates the secondary program structure:
Applied Engineering Technology I
ENG TEC 7G
TEC ED 1 @2
Applied Engineering Technology II
Applied Engineering Technology III
(Graduation Requirement Abbreviations- EQ= Equally Rigorous Science, PA= Practical Arts, EC= Economics, VO= Career and Technical Education) In addition to the above courses, the Advanced Technology Applications (8601900) course is appropriate to be used for content area continuation in this program after all three credits of this program have been completed. The purpose of the Advanced Technology Applications course is to provide students with a capstone opportunity to develop a school based project from "vision" to "reality," working in teams to design, engineer, manufacture, construct, test, redesign, test again; and then produce a finished "project". This would involve using ALL the knowledge previously learned, not only in Engineering & Technology Education but also across the curriculum. See the Advanced Technology Applications framework for more information.
Academic Alignment Table
Academic alignment is an ongoing, collaborative effort of professional educators specializing in the fields of science, mathematics, English/language arts, and Career and Technical Education (CTE). This initiative supports CTE programs by improving student performance through the integration of academic content within CTE courses. Career and Technical Education courses that have been aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science and the Florida Standards for Mathematics and English/Language Arts will show the following data: the quantity of academic standards in the CTE course; the total number of standards contained in the academic course; and the percentage of alignment to the CTE course.
** Alignment pending review # Alignment attempted, but no correlation to academic course
Florida Standards for Technical Subjects
Florida Standards (FS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are the critical reading and writing literacy standards designed for grade 6 and above. These standards are predicated on teachers of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects using their content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in their respective fields. The FS for Mathematical Practices are designed for grades K-12 and describe varieties of expertise that educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. Instructors must incorporate the Florida Standards for Technical Subjects and Mathematical Practices throughout instruction of this CTE program. To access these standards, please click on the following link:http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5652/urlt/FloridaStandardsTechSubjects.rtf Florida Standards for English Language Development (ELD)
English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. ELD.K12.SI.1.1
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.
For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Career Technical Core – Career Ready Practices
Career Ready Practices describe the career-ready skills that educators should seek to develop in their students. These practices are not exclusive to a Career Pathway, program of study, discipline or level of education. Career Ready Practices should be taught and reinforced in all career exploration and preparation programs with increasingly higher levels of complexity and expectation as a student advances through a program of study.
1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
4. Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
10. Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
11. Use technology to enhance productivity.
12. Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, scope and core concepts of technology.
Demonstrate an understanding of the attributes of design and the engineering design process.
Describe the functional characteristics of the engineering design team.
Demonstrate skill in technical sketching and drawing as it relates to engineering design.
Successfully work as a member of a team.
Demonstrate basic computer-aided design (CAD) knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills associated with the design of engineering systems (e.g. mechanical, fluid, thermal, electrical, and electronic systems).
Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills for machining.
Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in the designing, engineering, and analysis of constructed works.
Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills associated with common computer peripherals and computer functions.
Demonstrate knowledge of computer file management.
Demonstrate proficiency using the Internet to locate information.
Develop fundamental business productivity software skills.
Develop an understanding of computer programming concepts.
Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of tools.
Demonstrate an understanding of the various approaches used in problem solving.
Demonstrate the abilities to apply the design process.
Demonstrate proficiency using business productivity software skills.
Apply fundamental computer programming concepts.
Perform an engineering project requiring design or re-design of an engineering system (e.g. mechanical, fluid, thermal, electrical, and electronic systems)
Demonstrate and apply computer-aided design (CAD) knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate fundamental math and science knowledge and skills for mechanical, fluid, thermal, and/or electrical/electronic systems.
Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of basic tools and machines.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political effects of technology.
Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment.
Demonstrate the abilities to assess the impact of products and systems.
Plan, organize, and carry out a project plan.
Use tools, materials, and processes in an appropriate and safe manner.