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    Teacher Name: Cassandra Norsworthy
    School Email Address: Cassandra.Norsworthy@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects I Teach: Engineering 

    Engineering Technology

    School Year:  2022-2023

    Instructor: Cassandra Norsworthy 

    Email:  Cassandra.Norsworthy@henry.k12.ga.us  

    Room:  406

    Planning:  1st Block 1st Semester /3rd Block 2nd Semester


    Course Information:  

    Course Name

    Course Description


    Foundations of Engineering

    The Foundations of Engineering and Technology is the introductory course for the Engineering and Technology Education pathways. This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.


    Engineering Concepts

    Engineering Concepts is the second course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will learn to design technical solutions to engineering problems using a whole systems approach to engineering design. Students will demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment. The prerequisite for this course is Foundations of Engineering and Technology.


    Engineering Applications

    Engineering Applications is the third course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to develop solutions to technological problems. Solutions will be developed using a combination of engineering software and prototype production processes. Students will use market research, cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the design cycle to create and present design, marketing, and business plans for their solutions. A capstone project will allow

    students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge of the engineering design process and prepare them for future opportunities in the field of engineering. The prerequisite for this course is Engineering Concepts.


    Research, Design, and Project Management 

    Research, Design, and Project Management is the fourth course in the engineering pathway. This course provides students with opportunities to work with students from other pathways as a member of a design team. Research strategies, prototype testing and evaluation, and communication skills are emphasized. 


    *by request

    Required Materials:  

    Graph Paper Composition Notebook

    Writing Utensils: Pencils, Blue & Black Highlighters, Colored Pencils or Markers



    Student Evaluations / Grading:  

    Grades will be weighted as follows:

    Practice Work:

    Classwork and Assignments


    Formal Assessments:

    Unit Assessments, Performance Tasks, 


    Final Exam


    Technology Student Association (TSA): The Technology Student Association enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

    TSA provides rules and guidelines for more than 70 middle school and high school competitions for use in a traditional classroom and virtually for distance learning. All TSA competitions are aligned with STEM standards, 21st century leadership skills, and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Career

    Clusters Framework®. TSA middle and high school competitions are categorized by career pathways in Architecture and Construction Technology, Communications Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology, Leadership, Manufacturing and Transportation Technology, STEM (General), STEM and the Arts, and Technology and Research. 

    Make-up Policy:  Upon returning from an absence it is the student’s responsibility to check with the instructor to find out what assignments were missed.  Any missed assignments must be made up within the same number of days that the student missed.  Make-up quizzes, tests, and class work will be rescheduled to a date according to school policy. 

    Classroom Expectations: 

    • Respect the learning process at all times.
    • No phones may be used during class.
    • Students are expected to be in the correct place at the correct time.  The learning space is large, and responsible use of the lab space is important.
    • Students are expected to follow the beginning of class and end of class routine.
    • No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom or lab space.

    Social Media:

    Various forms of social media will be used to keep our community informed of our events and activities.  Pictures may be posted on these social media sites, unless you specifically request for them not to be used.  Please contact Mrs. Norsworthy via email immediately if you do not wish for your child’s picture to be used on social media.