Middle School Courses

The North Hills Middle School offers a wide array of introductoy courses pertaining to Technology Education for students in grades 7 and 8. Click on the links below to find information about each course offered through North HIlls Technology Education Department.

7th Grade Technology Education

Seventh Grade Technology Education is the use of accumulated knowledge to process resources to meet human wants and needs. Students develop the ability to select and correctly use materials, tools, and techniques to answer questions, understand explanations and solve problems encountered in “Real World” situations.

Areas of study in seventh may include: Technical Drawing, Architecture,Game Design, 3D Printing. Programs that will be use are Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, GameStar Mechanics, Google SketchUP and Microsoft Word. The activities are designed to give students hands-on experiences while incorporating individual teaching techniques.


8th Grade Technology Education

8th Grade Technology Education students are given the opportunity to explore technology and manufacturing through several areas of study.

These areas of study include material processing, structural engineering, electronics, animation, 3-D modeling, and robotics. The activities are designed to give students hands–on and problem-solving experiences.

About Us

Technology Education is an integrated, experienced-based instructional program designed to prepare a population that is knowledgeable about technology – its evolution, systems, techniques, uses and social and cultural significance. It results in the application of mathematics and science concepts to develop solutions to practical problems and extend human capabilities.

Technology education is an essential component of a comprehensive and experience-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program. It develops technological literacy among students by demonstrating how mathematics and science is applied to the process of engineering design.

North Hills School District

High School

53 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15229


Middle School

55 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15229