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.

Technology Course Pathway

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

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) and Robotics (7520)

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Description: Have you ever had an idea for something new that you wanted to share with your friends and perhaps design for production and commercial sale? Ever wonder how to combine you inner “techie” with your talent and creativity? Then Design and Drawing for Production is the course for you. Click here to read full course description

Department: Technology

Course Number: 7620

Course Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION

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 emphasizes teamwork and engineering design problem solving. Students communicate design solutions through the use of computer aided design sketches. Student teams apply project management concepts and adhere to industry constraints while designing and building rockets. Additional projects include electronics and alternative energy wind generation systems.

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: Provides an introduction to the field of architectural drafting where the student will learn the many components that make up the structure of a building. Pictorials will be produced as well as a variety of construction details. Opportunity is provided for original design. Course includes work with computer aided design (CAD).

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: Topics studied include: history of architecture, residential and commercial site development, topographic mapping, development of commercial properties, writing specifications, cost analysis, architectural rendering, and making of architectural models. Course includes work with computer aided design (CAD).

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.