Technology

Welcome to the Technology Department 
of Mattituck Jr. Sr. High School

Mission Statement:

The educational mission of the Mattituck-Cutchogue Junior-Senior High School

Technology Department is to

provide students with the opportunity to acquire

career and technical skills/knowledge in order to excel

 in college and/or successfully enter the workforce

 

2019-2020 Department Goals:

 

To continue to evaluate all Mandated/Elective programs, looking at course content to insure that all students are being offered courses that are relevant and realistic with today’s technological advances in society, and that the students are being exposed to as many areas of technology, business and careers as possible. 

To expand the department’s high school courses to include new course offerings in order to expose students to the ever-changing career fields while being cognizant of the upcoming lower student enrollment.  

Department Members:

 Lu Anne Nappe, Business/Technology Teacher

Email: lnappe@mufsd.com

Steve Lavinio, Technology Teacher

Email: slavinio@mufsd.com

 Mark Mincieli, Technology Teacher

Email: mmincieli@mufsd.com



​Course Descriptions:

Senior Seminar:  

½ year  

Grade: 12  

 

After preparing your academic game plan for the past 12 years, you’re ready to apply to college. You will prepare your college applications in class including all forms in Naviance and the Common App, draft your senior essay, create an academic resume, sign up and submit SAT/ACT scores to prospective colleges, research/select majors, and fill out your FAFSA application. SAT practice is available through Naviance. This course will also address issues that might arise while you’re at college. You’ll learn effective transitioning techniques into college such as development of good study skills, discipline and goal setting, money management, as well as an understanding of academic, social and personal responsibilities. 

Virtual Enterprise I:  

Full year 

Grades: 11 - 12  

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale (6 credits)  

 

With an emphasis on college and career readiness, Virtual Enterprise (VE) is an in-school entrepreneurship and global business program that offers students a competitive edge in the business world. Students determine the nature of their virtual business, design its products and services, interview for officer and employee positions, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant with the support of a real business partner. Products are sold virtually to other schools both nationally and internationally. Students are required to attend and participate in 4 trade shows and competitions located throughout Long Island and New York City. Students manage their virtual business and are transformed into young professionals and budding entrepreneurs. Get a head start on your future career.  

SUNY FARMINGDALE COURSES: BUS141-Contemporary Business Comm. (3 credits) ECO157-Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (3 credits) 

Field Trips: 

Virtual Enterprise - LIU Leadership Conference 

October  

LIU Post, Brookville 

 

Virtual Enterprise East End Networking Event 

December  

East Winds Caterers 

 

Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition/Trade Show 

Second week in January 

LIU Post, Brookville 

 

Virtual Enterprise Business Summit/Trade Show 

April 

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal 

 

Virtual Enterprise II: 

Full year 

Grades: 11 – 12  

Pre-requisite: Virtual Enterprise I  

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale (6 credits)  

 

Did you enjoy Virtual Enterprise I? Take this course and become a Chief Officer in the class. Become a leader and learn skills that you will take to college and to your future career. Students are required to attend and participate in 4 trade shows and competitions located throughout Long Island and New York City.  

SUNY FARMINGDALE COURSES: BUS111-Intro to Business (3 credits) BUS110-Introductory Special Topics in Computer Programming (3 credits) 

Field Trips: 

Virtual Enterprise - LIU Leadership Conference 

October  

LIU Post, Brookville 

 

Virtual Enterprise East End Networking Event 

December  

East Winds Caterers 

 

Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition/Trade Show 

Second week in January 

LIU Post, Brookville 

 

Virtual Enterprise Business Summit/Trade Show 

April 

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal 

 

Financial Literacy: 

½ year 

Grades: 11 - 12  

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale (3 credits)  

 

The purpose of this course is to provide students with skills for money management. This introductory course defines practical mechanics of day-to-day living and spending, including writing checks and balancing checkbooks. Start with a goal, create a plan, implement your plan and adjust as needed to accomplish your financial goals. Learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and to begin to become financially literate. Topics covered include banking and economic systems, budgeting, investments, loans, insurance, credit, financial literacy and career planning.  

SUNY FARMINGDALE COURSE: ECO110-Intro to Personal Finance (3 credits) 

Business Marketing: 

½ year 

Grades: 11 – 12 

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale (3 credits)* 

 

Basic Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Sports Marketing, and Entertainment Marketing will be studied and applied through a project based learning experience. Discover how major stores, sports stadiums, and the entertainment industry target customers and develop marketing strategies. The course will culminate with the creation of a marketing plan for a company you start. Guest speakers, field trips and hands-on projects are all part of this exciting course.  

*pending approval by Farmingdale 

Computer Skills 7: 

¼ year 

Grade: 7 

 

This class is designed to teach students the basics of computing. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing and strengthening keyboarding skills, tools for productivity such as word processing, graphics, and presentation applications, file management, drawing and painting tools, communication software, and coding using various formats.  

Computer Skills 8: 

¼ year  

Grade: 8 

 

Students in this class use critical thinking, problem solving, and cooperative learning to design and create a variety of projects. Special areas of emphasis include spreadsheet programs, web design, presentation programs, digital audio, and continuation of coding.  

Design & Drawing: 

Full year 

Grades: 9 – 12  

This full year elective offers an introduction to the language of architects and engineers.  Students research and report on a career that relates to Design & Drawing.  Mechanical drawing is a major component of the class, topics include; Geometric Constructions, Orthographic Drawings, Dimensions, Auxiliary Views, and Section Views.  Solutions are finished with paper and pencil as well as with technical drawing instruments.  A three-week introduction unit, into Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) and 3D solid modeling software, Inventor, is also included in this elective. Finally, the fourth marking period offers students the opportunity to have some experience with architectural drawing.  Students will design a layout for a master bedroom suite, a kitchen, and have to create floor plan for a complete house.  Students may take this class to fulfill the state’s high school Art/ Music graduation requirement. 

CAD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) – MET104: 

Full year 

Grades: 9 – 12  

 

After Design & Drawing, come and take CAD-MET 104.  This class includes the newest software in the computer drawing field.  Students are able to learn two computer programs.  AutoCAD 2019 and Inventor 2019, a 3D solid modeling program, during this full year class.  Students who take this class are offered two special deals.  First, the ability to download and run free educational versions of AutoCAD and Inventor on their own computer.  Second, is the option to take CAD-MET104, as a 3 credit college class through Farmingdale State College - University in the High School Program, for a reduced tuition rate.  All of the software is the latest that actual architects and engineers are using in the real world.  This course is a must for anyone pursuing a career in architecture, engineering, or a trade. 

Basic Metals & Welding (Materials Processing): 

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12

  

This is a half year (1/2) class that offers students an introduction to basic metalworking.  Students will learn to use AutoCAD to design, layout, and fabricate a sheet metal tool box. Students will experience how to cut internal and external threads using a tap and die set to create a thread gauge. Students will also be exposed to basic processes of welding and cutting operations including: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-MIG), Spot welding, Plasma Cutting, and Oxy-acetylene flame cutting, and Sweat Soldering copper pipe. This hands on course delivers necessary skills that provide a foundation to a variety of possible career pathways including: engineering, welding, plumbing, construction, and automotive repair. 

Small Engines - Transportation Systems: 

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12 

 

Small Engines -Transportation Systems, is a half -year everyday high school elective. Enrollment is open to high school students in grades 9-12.  Through this hands-on class, students will learn about common small gas engines that power outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers, snow blowers, and rototillers. The course will allow students to tear down and rebuild a four stroke small engine.  Other topics will include: two-stroke vs. four-stroke engines, preventive maintenance & troubleshooting, safety, career opportunities & certification, applications of two-stroke & four-stroke engines. Skills gained in this class will foster students’ engine knowledge whether they seek an application to a technical college as an automotive technician or apply skills as a future automobile owner, homeowner, and/or small business operator/owner.   

Wood Production I: 

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12  

 

This basic woodworking course is for all students interested in wood-working. Individualized instruction will be given in the safe use of hand tools and machine tools, procedures, and processes, and safety. This course is project oriented.  

Wood Production II (Systems):  

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12   

 

This project oriented basic woodworking course covers the basic woodworking tools, procedures, and production techniques. Basic hand tools through advanced machine techniques are covered. Techniques and procedures are covered as they relate to industry and the home craftsman. This is a systems block course required for a technology sequence 

8th Grade Introduction to Technology – Tech Drawing: 

¼ year 

Grade: 8  

 

New York State mandates that every junior high student, before the end of 8th grade, receive one (1) year of Technology Education. In this Introduction to Technology course students meet every-other-day for half of the school year.  This class provides students with a look into the area of technical drawing.  Students will learn how to make basic orthographic and isometric sketches of complex shapes. Next, students are introduced to computer drawing, using the 3D drawing software, Autodesk Inventor Professional.  Students are guided through a drawing to create a key chain that will be 3D printed using the MakerBot 3D printer.  During the second marking period of the class, students will have a STEM activity to complete, Air Powered Race Cars.  Students will research, design and build an air-powered racecar that will go the fastest.  Students will have the opportunity to work in the wood shop for the first time gaining some experience using tools and machinery to take a design and make it a reality.  The race should prove out whose car is the fastest. 

World of Technology: 

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12  

 

This course is designed to build on the JHS experience.  Students will be introduced to the basic engineering model.  Through hands-on project based collaborative activities students will apply the engineering model using math, science, and technology to develop unique solutions to complex problems. 
Projects:  Rocketry, Adaptive Controls, Magnetic Levitation, Robotics. 

Electricity/Electronics: 

½ year 

Grades: 9 – 12  

 

This is a two-part study exploring low voltage and line voltage applications. Areas covered include power sources, electronic circuitry, residential wiring, and electrical systems. 
 
Topics covered include power generation, National Electric Code, residential wiring, circuit board fabrication, acrylic fabrication, atomic structure, Ohm’s law, power formulas, basic electrical circuit, series circuits, parallel circuits, combination circuits, reading and following detailed project assembly instructions, soldering, resistor color code and general shop safety.    
Projects:  Siren, Strobe Light, Color Organ, TV Jammer, and Hidden Tormentor, Residential wiring.  

Principles of Engineering/STEM Robotics: 

Full year 

Grades: 10 – 12  

*Course is approved for third Math credit for graduation but NOT approved NCAA core course for Math. 
 
This is a beginning course in robotics. The objective of this course is to introduce students to program design, algorithms, and problem solving strategies. We will utilize Lego Mindstorms kits, NXT-G and/or Robot C software and various Lego Robotics materials. Students will design, build and program a variety of robots to perform tasks. Topics may include: motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, and decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. It is the hope that this class will provide motivation for students to continue on a career path of computer science and engineering. 

Tech Metal 7: 

¼ year  

Grade: 7

 

This course is designed to introduce 7th grade students to the proper and safe use of hand tools as well as portable and stationary metalworking power tools.  Students will be involved with project planning, layout, part fabrication, assembly, and finishing.  Through hands-on project based activities students will develop and practice problem solving techniques and collaborative skills. 
 
Projects:  Plant Hanger, Sign, Clock. 

Tech Metal 8: 

¼ year 

Grade: 8 

 

This course is designed to build on the 7th grade experience.  Through hands-on project based activities students will incorporate math and science to develop and practice problem solving techniques and collaborative skills. 
Projects:  Digital Dice, Model Bridge. 

 

Extra-Curricular Activities/Clubs:

 

DECA Club: 

Grades: 9 – 12  

 

Mattituck DECA's mission is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Mattituck DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community experience. Mattituck DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships. 

Field trips: 

Regional Competition 

January  

Suffolk Community College, Selden

 

State Competition 

February/March (3 ½ days) 

Rochester, New York 

 

School to Career Program: 

Grades: 9 – 12 

 

The North Fork School-Business Advisory Board was launched in 2000 in an effort to strengthen the connection between school and the business/professional community. The Mattituck-Cutchogue, Greenport, Shelter Island, and Southold School Districts, along with community members and in a combined effort, provide exciting opportunities for both the business/professional community and for our students. The advisory board is comprised of business professionals as well as educators whose purpose is to encourage career development for high school students, provide a forum in which leaders in the work world can advise educators of trends and needs in the work place, and develop and implement activities that provide direct assistance to students making career plans. Examples of these activities include an 11th Grade Job Shadow and 12th Grade Mentor Breakfast.   

Field Trips: 

Junior Class Job Shadow 

October 

Various locations 

 

Senior Class Mentor Breakfast 

November  

Peconic Landing 

 

North Fork Business Advisory meeting  

September 

Mattituck High School  

 

North Fork Business Advisory meeting 

January 

Greenport High School  

 

Jr. High Yearbook: 

Grades: 7 – 8 

 

The Mattituck Jr. High Yearbook’s mission is to design and create a yearbook for Jr. High students to be proud of. Meetings will take place on an as needed basis, all dependent upon publication deadlines.