Technology & Engineering Education

  • Program Overview

    The technology and engineering education program provides experiences that lead to the development of technologically literate people. At the middle school level, students are introduced to technology and begin learning to use it in the classroom.  In addition, students considering a career in technology may explore the subject in several overview courses. At the high school level, students take courses to prepare them for technical or professional programs of higher education, such as STEM careers, engineering or architecture.

    Consistent with their abilities, interests, and educational needs, students completing a technology education program will achieve the following goals:

    • Comprehend the dynamics of technology, including its development, impact, and potential.
    • Employ the technological processes of problem solving, creating and designing.
    • Analyze the behavior of technological systems and subsystems, including the tools, materials, processes, energy, time, information, and people involved in systems.
    • Apply scientific principles, engineering concepts, and technological systems in the processes of technology.
    • Discover and develop personal interests and abilities related to a wide variety of technology-oriented careers.

    Course Offerings

    Middle School Courses</p>

    • Introduction to Technology
    • Inventions & Innovations
    • Technology Foundations
    • Technology Systems

    High School Courses

    • Advanced Drawing and Design
    • Architectural Drawing and Design
    • Basic Technical Drawing
    • Computer Science Engineering
    • Digital Electronics
    • Engineering Design & Development
    • Engineering Explorations
    • Introduction to Engineering Design
    • Principals of Engineering
    • Principles of Technology
    • Software Engineering Essentials
    • Technology Foundations
    • Technology Systems
    • Technology Transfer

    Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

    Virginia Technology Student Association (TSA) Provides the application and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular instruction, leadership development, competitive events and related programs. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.

Contact Information

  • Career & Technical Education - Tech. & Engineering
    301 North Ninth Street
    12th Floor
    Richmond, VA  23219

    Parcilla Salley, Instructional Specialist
    Phone:  804.780.6639
    Fax:  804.780.7605

    Gail Martin, Administrative Assistant
    Phone:  804.780.7762 Email