• TECHNOLOGY

    To contact the Technology department, please call (516) 364-5711.



students working together on a technology project
Three students working on a technology project
  • Welcome to Syosset High School’s Technology Department. In the Technology Department we use an interdisciplinary approach to help you explore the relationship between technology and society. Our courses are designed to inspire you to think creatively about technical content and to design projects with real world implications. Using hands-on activities in our state of the art technology classrooms, you will develop your interests and talents while exploring the vast career opportunities available to you. Students interested in an Advanced Regents Diploma may choose to complete a five-unit sequence option in Technology.

    The Syosset High School Technology Department program of instruction is designed to provide girls and boys with a wide variety of opportunities to experience technical content and problem solving using hands-on activities in our state of the art technology laboratories.  Technology course work enables students to focus their interests and talents while exploring future career choices. Technology courses are an excellent introduction for girls and boys to discover careers in engineering and architecture. Advanced coursework is offered in architecture, automotive, engineering and nanotechnology. Contact members of the Technology Department, guidance counselors and/or the Career and Technical Education coordinator for additional information on this exciting group of electives.  Students interested in an Advanced Regents Diploma may choose to complete a five unit sequence option in Technology.

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Department: Technology

Course Number: 7600

Course Title: DESIGN & DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period, Meets graduation requirement of one unit of the arts/music

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Required For: DDP is a prerequisite for our advanced courses in: Engineering Design (7620), Architecture: Residential Structures (7640)

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Description: This is the first in a series of STEM courses for students interested in engineering and is tailored to a student wanting to design, test, and fabricate. Students will be involved in group and independent projects they have sketched and drawn using computer design software. Materials such as wood, metal, ceramics, paper, and plastic will be used to construct lab based projects using hand and power tools. Hands-on projects may include air, land and water vehicles, structures, furniture, skateboards, robotics, wind turbines, T-shirt graphics design, and web page design. They will apply creative problem solving and the engineering design process to prepare their projects for testing, evaluation and/or competitions. This course fulfills the Art/Music graduation requirement.

Department: Technology

Course Number: 7620

Course Title: PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Design & Drawing for Production (7600)

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Description: Expanding upon the concepts in DDP, this advanced course will offer students an exciting journey into the world of engineering and innovation. Through the use of CAD drawings and a series of hands-on projects such as repurposing and upcycling dated technology, rockets, creation of puzzle cubes, and automata sculptures, students will learn to apply engineering principles while fostering their creativity and problem solving skills. This course empowers students to explore the fascinating realm of technology, equipping them with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to tackle engineering challenges and make a positive impact on the world around them.

Department: Technology

Course Number: 7640

Course Title: ARCHITECTURE: RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Design & Drawing for Production (7600) or senior year enrollment

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Required For: Architecture: Commercial Structures

Expense: Model building supplies

Description: Do you really know what an architect does? Is there a future job for me as an architect? What kind of house do I live in and how is it built? Home remodeling project coming up? Get to know the details of your home in Architecture: Residential Structures. This is the first in a series of architectural studies courses. The class will culminate with students designing and building a scaled model of their future dream home for our annual Architecture Showcase!

Department: Technology

Course Number: 7660

Course Title: ARCHITECTURE: COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

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Prerequisites: Architecture: Residential Structures (7640)

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Expense: Model building supplies

Description: As the second class in the Architecture pathway, students are building upon their architecture skills and knowledge, while expanding their perspective to things larger than just a house. An in depth look at how cities are designed and built, and how people live in those places. Students in Architecture: Commercial Structures will design facilitate the construction of the annual Architecture Showcase.

Department: Technology

Course Number: 7630

Course Title: ARCHITECTURE: PORTFOLIO & PUBLIC

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Architecture: Residential Structures (7640)

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Expense: Students will supply model building supplies

Description: In the first semester, students will focus on creating a portfolio to assist them in the college admissions process. The essentials of public architecture will be explored in the second semester. Students will design and create plans, renderings, and scale models of public structures intended to be used by large numbers of people. Emphasis will be placed on students developing a visionary design style that encompasses the need for energy conservation and society’s changing needs.