Technology

Welcome to the Technology Department
Technology Education is designed to help students understand and to participate in the technological society of today and tomorrow. The curriculum has been developed to be an action-based, real-world program for all students to learn.

Technology Department Staff

Andrew Coil, Department Chair
Advanced CTE / Link, ICE Related Work
812-435-8888, ext. 20932

Gabe Golba
Intro to Design Process / Link, Advanced CTE / Link, Intro to Construction, Technology Systems
812-435-8888, ext. 41136

Beth Willner
Intro to Engineering and Design, Principles of Engineering
812-435-8888, ext. 41159

Related Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities

Course Offerings

Communications Systems
This course provides students with an introduction to the systems and techniques used to communicate ideas, knowledge, and information with an emphasis on the impacts these activities have on individuals and society. This course also provides students an overview of graphic communication processes. Emphasis is placed on the processes used to produce printed, photographic, and electronic communication products. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

Intro to Communications
This course provides students an overview of the video broadcasting process. Emphasis is placed on the processes of editing and running a television news broadcast. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

EVSC Community Link
The EVSC Community Link was originally created as a portion of an Educational Technology grant administered by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). Bosse High School is proud to be the host of this program since 2002. The intent of the EVSC Community Link is that it be a student-created production aired regularly on WNIN public television station in Evansville, IN. Students at Bosse High School write, story board, video tape, and edit the final production. Bosse students are supervised by Mr. Andrew Coil and Mr. Gabriel Golba. Mrs. Bonnie Rheinhardt, of WNIN, coordinates the public television station's assistance. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester The University of Southern Indiana recognizes this course for dual credit (up to 6 credit hours) through its College Achievement Program (CAP).

Construction Systems
Construction Systems is an introduction to the principles of the construction industry and its interrelationships with societal institutions, the environment, and lifestyles. The students will have the opportunity to perform activities that relate specifically to the construction industry. Construction materials, safety, equipment will be studied. New frontiers including new methods, new materials and the use of computers will be investigated. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

Intro to Construction
Students are introduced to various types of construction projects such as buildings, highways, airports tunnels, bridges, etc. The students gain experience designing and completing a specific project possibly through an enterprise operation in which the projects will be mass produced and sold. Construction careers are investigated. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE)
Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) is a three-hour vocational program consisting of one hour of classroom (related instruction) and two hours of on-the-job training. Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education is available to twelfth grade students who have identified or are willing to pursue career opportunities. Students can earn up to six elective credits upon successful completion of this program. This program is designed to give the student with a 2.0 GPA or economic hardships an opportunity to obtain vocational training and prepare for the future. Students must complete content standards and competencies identified in each student’s training plan. The student’s willingness to pursue employment and remain employed is essential. If students are unable to obtain a job or are not gainfully employed throughout the duration of the program, they will be expected to attend regular high school classes during the release periods for on-the-job training.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
PLTW's Pathway to Engineering (PTE) curriculum is designed as a four-year high school sequence. Foundation courses (Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics) are supplemented by a number of electives to create eight rigorous, relevant, reality-based courses:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Year 1
Designed for 9th or 12th grade students, the major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. Students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems and learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

Principles of Engineering (POE) Year 2
This survey course of engineering exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, documenting their work and communicating solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

Transportation Systems
Transportation is the study of sources of power including alternative sources such as solar and nuclear power. The impact of these energy sources on various modes of transportation as well as the social and environmental impacts of power is studied. The students will also rocketry, simple machines, and conduct laboratory experiments in the 4 modes of transportation (Land, Air, Water, and Space). Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

Transportation Systems, Semester 2
In the second semester, students will study small engine operation, maintenance and troubleshooting, and electrical power. Students will also investigate current research on alternative power sources and career exploration in the field of transportation. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester

Intro to Transportation
In Intro to Transportation, students will design and fabricate a fuel efficient vehicle. The vehicle will be entered in the annual IMSTEA Super Mileage Challenge held in Indianapolis, Indiana every April. In 2003, Bosse High School won the best use of Mathematics category. Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester