Materials and Processes Technology (8478/18 weeks)
Suggested Grade Levels: 9–11 (18 weeks)
Students focus on physical materials and processes as they fabricate usable products and conduct experiments. Learning experiences include career analysis as well as the use of tools and equipment related to analysis, testing, and processing of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, and composite materials. This single-period laboratory course is recommended for students interested in technical careers and others wishing to improve their consumer knowledge and technological literacy.
18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state specialist for the program area.