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Department Chair: John Collins

We believe that Industrial Technology is an identifiable, integral, and continuing component of a quality, comprehensive system of education. Industrial Technology enriches and utilizes other curricular areas such as mathematics, science, and the arts. This discipline brings theory and practice closer together through illustrations and practical examples which are industrial in nature. We also believe that Industrial Technology helps young people discover and develop personal aptitudes, interests, abilities, self-reliance, judgment and resourcefulness through problem-solving and self--expression in an industrial environment.

All students should have the opportunity to develop their vocational skills and interests.


  • Develop an awareness and understanding of industrial processes and the economic structure related to industry.
  • Develop abilities in the proper and safe use of the tools, machines, processes, and techniques utilized by industry.
  • Develop problem-solving and creative abilities involving materials, processes, and products of industry.
    Interrelate and coordinate the content of Industrial Technology with that of other subject matter disciplines.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for one's use of leisure time and in the selection of a career.
    Make an informed and meaningful occupational selection and prepare for entrance into advanced or highly skilled vocational programs.
  • Develop and discover students' talents, interests, individual potential, and attitudes to become effective individuals.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level jobs and advanced occupational training.
  • Develop an effective articulation process between the Industrial Technology
  • Department and guidance services, management staff, and private industry.
  • Develop articulation between feeder educational agencies and institutions of higher education, including all advanced vocational training programs.


  • Students will describe steps by which industries take raw materials and process them to produce a product.
  • The student will use industrial processes, materials, tools, and equipment, as demonstrated by the instructor.
  • The student will plan and complete tasks and select and use measuring devices.
  • Students will use the basic skills of reading and mathematics in solving project assignments.
  • Students will identify careers within the industrial sector that have personal interests.
  • Students will explore occupations by actively performing elementary tasks in these occupations.
  • The student will use safety equipment and procedures in daily activities.
  • Students will identify local industries which can provide work experience assignments related to the industrial program.
  • The students will hear presentations from representatives of local industry.
  • The instructor will articulate with feeder schools and institutions of higher learning in order to relate the secondary school skills and knowledge with the student's entire curriculum


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