Technology is constantly changing and improving the lives of people in our world and engineers are at the center of this important progress. With that in mind, the Niskayuna Engineering Technology Department's faculty is committed to ensuring that our students keep pace with the technological innovations of today and preparing them for the careers of tomorrow.
Technology Education at the Niskayuna Middle Schools is an investigative, activity-based course. Students are asked to solve technical problems through the gathering of information, the development of solutions, and the creation of a plan to solve the problem.
The Engineering Technology courses at Niskayuna High School offer a variety of active experiences including research, design, and development of concepts and prototypes.
Through a hands-on project-based approach, students will learn new skills and apply what they have learned in other disciplines such as math and science. In fact, we help students make connections between disciplines and answer the question â€œhow does what I am learning affect my life?" Each of the Engineering Technology classes will help students develop skills in areas such as critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, communication and problem-solving in addition to providing a solid foundation for those students who plan to pursue a scientific, technical or engineering career.
The district's affiliation with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized program provides the opportunity for students to take several courses that allow them to earn college credit.