Practical Skills For Life


Credit: 0.5

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. 6305

This course is comprised of four separate units of Technology Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, and Health Education. Students rotate to a new unit once every 4.5 weeks.

 

Technology Educaiton 
The Technology Educaiton component of this course is designed to teach students useful skills in several areas. Students will learn basic vehicle maintenance, including changing a tire and checking fluids. The course will cover simple home maintenance techniques to patch drywall as well. Students will also explore several different resourses to aid with vehicle purchasing and leasing, travel and other areas.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences 
The Family & Consumer Sciences component focuses on the life after high school. Topics include living on your own, meal preparation, care of clothing and prersonal relationships.

 

Business Education 
The Business Education component includes units on checking, credit, and budgeting. Studnets will demnstrate how to use all elements of a checking account by completing checking account simulations. They will discover the costs associated with using credit as welas strategiesfor establishing and maintaining a positive credit history. Students will also learn to develop and analyze budgets.

 

Health Educaiton
The Health Education component will help students develop a personal wellness program, knowledge of the life saving skills. This course will allow students to practice, demonstrate and test first aid and CPR.

 

 

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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