Technology Education Department

The Technology Education program in the New Britain Public Schools is intended to help students to become technologically literate citizens. Through the use of systems and processes students will explore the world of technology and assist in developing solutions to society’s technological problems. The knowledge and skills acquired through these experiences will enable students to actively participate in shaping their future and prepare them for the 21st century. Program goals are as follows:
  • Evaluate the effects of existing and emerging technologies on people and the environment over time.
  • Recognize the scope of technology & evaluate the impact/influence technology has on society, culture and the environment – past, present and future. 
  • Develop and use strategies for adjusting to new technologies and changing interactions among science, technology and society. 
  • Develop cognitive and psychomotor problem-solving skills through applied research, design, production, operation and analysis of technological systems.
  • Safely and effectively use resources, processes, concepts and tools of technology. 
  • Create devices for solving problems, using creativity and concepts of design and technology. 
  • Understand the influences of technology on consumer and career choices. 
*Technology here is defined as the use of knowledge and resources to modify the natural environment, satisfy human needs, solve problems and extend human capabilities which improve the quality of life on earth. 

Non-Traditional Enrollments
The Career & Technical Education staff at New Britain High School encourages female students to enroll in Technical Education classes. Technical Education classes at New Britain High School provide equitable and inclusive opportunities for all students.

The New Britain High School STEM in Technology Education
Students who have an interest in exploring the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions can choose to follow one of two STEM Pathways; Pathway 1- Project Lead The Way Pre-Engineering Curriculum, or Pathway 2- which begins with Explorations in STEM Careers and is one of several offerings which will include additional courses that may lead to certification.

Students involved in the NBHS STEM Technology Academy will be involved in any or all of the following activities:
  • Career exploration
  • Field trips to STEM facilities
  • Laboratory experiences
  • Job shadowing
  • Service learning
  • Other as identified by students, teachers, mentors and related stakeholders
The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AOITE) prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace. In addition, Juniper Networks has agreed upon a program of study, linked to NAF assessments, that will qualify students for its professional training program and earn a Juniper certificate. This Academy also answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).