Principles of Technology I & II



Ptech Lab


Principles of Technology I is the first year component of a two-year course of study developed to provide students with hands-on applied physics training. The two-year program consists of both Principles of Technology I  and  II courses. Completion of both years provides a credit in physical science. Through a unified system approach, students obtain a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technological systems. This course provides a foundation for attainment of post-secondary education or training and enables students to be more adaptable to the ever-changing, technological society.  This same program is also a component of the Engineering Technology Degree at Paul D. Camp Community College, which articulates with ODU for a bachelor’s degree.  It is of interest to the Newport News Apprentice School, NASA Langley and many other technical employers in our area such as: Smurfit Stone, International Paper, and South-Tech.  Technical concepts covered include Force, Work, Rate, Resistance, Energy, Power, and Force Transformers. In Principles of Technology II concepts covered are Momentum, Waves and Vibrations, Energy Converters, Transducers, Radiation, Optical Systems, and Time Constants.

Ptech Lab

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I 

Course Objectives:
The Student will be able to: 

·   Apply mathematics to solve physical problems,

·   Understand Applied Physics in mechanical, fluid, electrical/electronic, and thermal systems,

·   Relate physical systems concepts to real world applications,

·   Work in teams for planning, lab work, and report writing/presentations-demonstrations,

·   And apply technical research from library media sources, CD-ROMs, real world contacts, and the Internet.


Room 08v Lab

Methods of Instruction:
The course will involve a variety of methods such as presentations, demonstrations, discussions, readings, research, extended guided practice activities, math lab activities and student evaluations.  Students will work in teams that will include lab planning and providing classroom demonstrations and other presentations. 
Computers, scientific and graphing calculators will be used.
Text:  Principles of Technology I & II (Units 1-14), 2nd Ed.CORD Waco, Texas 

AII.1, AII.2, AII.3, AII.7, AII.8, AII.9, AII.10, AII.17, AII.19, AII.20; T.1, T.4, T.9; AII/T.2, AII/T.3, AII/T.7, AII/T.8, AII/T.10, AII/T.19, AII/T.20, AII/T.21, AII/T.22, AII/T.23, AII/T.24, AII/T.25, AII/T.26, AII/T.29; MA.1, MA.2, MA.3, MA.6, MA.9, MA.11, MA.13; COM.4, COM.10, COM.22, COM.23; CH.1, CH.3, CH.4, CH.5, CH.6; PHYSICS (ALL) PH.1, PH.2, PH.3, PH.4, PH.5, PH.6, PH.7, PH.8, PH.9, PH.10, PH.11, PH.12, PH.13, PH.14; ENGLISH 11.1, 11.2, 11.4, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.7, 12.8; HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 11.8, 11.17, and 12.14.

  The course will incorporate the following grading scale
  A =   90 - 100
  B =   80 - 89
  C = 70 - 79
  D = 64 - 69
E =   63 and below