The Technology Academy at QHS

  • The Technology Academy at Queensbury High School features a curriculum designed for students with a keen interest in and talent for technology. Students enrolled in the Academy have an opportunity to take courses focused on three major technology areas: industrial technology, information technology and new media technology.

    By providing a structured focus in specific technology areas, the Academy will better prepare students for a variety of post-graduation choices such as college/university studies, advanced technology training or entry-level jobs.

    Students enrolled in the Technology Academy must complete all the state requirements for a Regents Diploma.

    Students earning 2.5 credits of study in any of the Technology Academy strands are eligible to receive a Technology Seal specific to that technology strand area.


    Strand 1: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

    Courses in the Industrial Technology strand will prepare students for careers and higher education studies in areas such as engineering, architecture, construction, electrical and mechanical contracting.

    Electives

    • Construction Systems: ½ credit
    • Early College Career Academy Electrical Technology/Advanced Manufacturing: 1 credit
    • Electricity and Electronics: ½ credit
    • Materials Science: ½ credit
    • Innovation: ½ credit
    • Introduction to Architectural Drawing: ½ credit
    • Materials Processing: ½ credit
    • New Visions Engineering: 1 credit
    • Project Lead the Way:
      • Design and Drawing for Production: 1 credit
      • Principles of Engineering: 1 credit
      • Computer Integrated Manufacturing: 1 credit
      • Civil Engineering and Architecture: 1 credit


    Strand 2: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Courses in the Information Technology strand will prepare students for careers and higher education studies in areas such as computer science, computer network and server engineering and support, programming, web design and web application development.

    Electives

    • LAN Technology:
      • Device Support and IoT Networking: 1 credit
      • Early College Career Academy IT Networking: 1 credit
    • Programming:
      • Multimedia Web Page: ½ credit
      • Computer Programming and Graphical Arts: ½ credit
      • Advanced Computer Programming (Math): ½ credit
      • Robotics (Grade 8): ½ credit
    • General:
      • Materials Science: ½ credit
      • Innovation: ½ credit


    Strand 3: NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

    Courses in the New Media Technology strand will prepare students for careers and higher education studies in areas such as video production, broadcasting, web design, publishing, accounting and media development.

    Electives

    • Computer Essentials: ½ credit
    • Desktop Printing: ½ credit
    • Early College Career Academy New Media: 1 credit
    • Innovation: ½ credit
    • Media Production: ½ credit
    • Advanced Media Production: ½ credit
    • Multimedia Web Page: ½ credit
    • Music Technology: ½ credit
    • Studio in Graphic Design: ½ credit
    • Early College Career Academy New Media: 1 credit