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Long Beach High School

Technology Department



Director of Instructional Technology – Patrick Kiley-Rendon

Phone: (516) 897-2129
FAX: (516) 771-3961

Mr. E. Heck
Mr. E. Krywe
Mr. J. Johnsen
Mr. D. Lerner

OBJECTIVE: Provide students with a sense of accomplishment and improved self-esteem that comes with completion of Technology Activities and Projects.

The Technology Department offers a course of study designed to give our students the best opportunity to learn the skills needed for a well rounded education to survive in a highly complex and technological society. Our program allows for basic skills and offers some advanced opportunities in selected curriculum areas. In preparation for the 21st century, our students will need to be flexible in their careers and gain transferable knowledge. The success of our program lies in meeting those goals.

COURSES: A wide range of programs are offered at the High School. The Technology Program can fulfill a sequence toward graduation, or be used as electives to enrich the High School experience.


Suggested Course Sequences
(please check prerequisites that may apply)

Course Sequence


Courses listed below may be taken as elective courses for all students:

Architectural Design and Drawing 1*, 2*, 3*
Aviation/Aerospace Education
Automotive Fundamentals
Automotive Systems*
Design and Drawing for Production 1 and 2*
Intro to Computer Science: Coding
Intro to Computer Science: Web Design
Materials Processing: Metalworking 1 and 2*
Materials Processing: Woodworking 1 and 2*
Materials Design and Fabrication in Metal
Network Administration*
Television Studio Production 1, 2*, 3*
Vocational Preparation Auto Mechanics*
IB Information Technology in a Global Society*

*A prerequisite course is necessary to enroll in this course

Intro to Computer Science: Coding (1 Credit) This course is designed for students to learn programming and some tenets of computer science. Throughout the course, they will learn about design and computer science. There will be an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving. This will prepare students for IB Computer science if they choose to continue this theme. 

Intro to Computer Science: Web Design (1 Credit) The Web Design course is a project-based course that teaches students how to build their own web pages. Students will learn the languages used for website development, and they will create their own live homepages to serve as portfolios of their creations. The course will also cover fundamentals of computer sciences and prepare students for IB Computer Science if they choose to continue this theme.

MATERIALS PROCESSING: WOODWORKING 1 (.5 Credit) Design, plan, build and shape new articles of wood and/or repair existing wood items with hand and power tools.

MATERIALS PROCESSING:  WOODWORKING 2 (.5 Credit).  Learn to use advanced woodworking machines and tools, techniques in joinery, finish, as well as wood/furniture restoration.  Become involved in a Community Project.

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION 1 (.5 Credit)  Use drawing instruments, drafting theory and CADD for product design and innovation, which is important for wood, metal, auto mechanics, construction, architecture and the engineer sciences.

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION 2 (.5 Credit) Use more problem solving techniques in the creation of drawings with CADD and print designs with a Makerbot 3D printer.

MATERIALS PROCESSING: METALWORKING 1 (.5 Credit) Construct projects of your own choice using sheet metal, casting, forging and wrought iron work.

MATERIALS PROCESSING:  METALWORKING 2 (.5 Credit)  Learn advanced metalworking techniques such as sheet metal fabrication as well as the creation of dies for use in casting, forging and wrought iron work.

MATERIALS DESIGN AND FABRICATION IN METAL (.5 high school credits; 2 Farmingdale State College credits) (Grades 11 and 12 only; Prerequisite: Metalworking 1 and 2)  In this college-level course, operate lathes, drill presses, milling machines and measuring instruments and learn processes such as welding, foundry practices, sheet metal forming, and forging.  Tuition is approximately $50 per Farmingdale State College credit. All students are required to register through Farmingdale State College and are thus responsible for the financial obligation. Tuition assistance (based upon need) may be available through Farmingdale State College.

TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION (1 Credit) Learn creative and technical aspect of  producing a studio television show -   operate equipment such as cameras, sound board, editing software and rotate through all TV production jobs ( director, anchor, on-screen reporter, floor manager, mixer, sound technician, text generator, producer, and camera operator).  Learn the principles of lighting, sound, and video camera.    Create short films, commercials, and PSA's.  Edit videos by using professional editing software on Apple computers.  Write, direct, perform, and produce several short television shows!

TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION 2 & 3: BROADCASTING (THE MORNING SHOW) (1 CREDIT EACH)   Gain more experience in live television production as you work equipment, assume various roles and join the Electronic News Group teams to shoot and edit special feature segments for the Morning News Show that will broadcast live to the students and faculty of Long Beach High School as well as the community members of Long Beach.

IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY SL 1 (1 Credit) Make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts as you learn to use tools to create, manipulate and present this information.  (IB exam and fee requirements)

Learn about building materials, construction principles and industry terminology as you build, plan and design structures using zoning and building codes. Draw your own “Dream House”!

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND DRAWING 2 & 3  (1 Credit )  Expand upon your “Dream House” with site plans and elevation views using CADD and scale models that can be printed by using a Makerbot 3D printer.

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION (1 Credit)   Get hands-on experience with building and maintaining networks, configuring a server and building domains.  Also learn to install and utilize other network equipment such as managed switches, routers, firewalls, and basic surveillance equipment.  

AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS (.5 Credit).  If you will be an owner or driver of an automobile, it is to your advantage to know how a car works and how it should be maintained.  Learn about consumer-related information about parts and services provided by car repair shops and how to complete simple maintenance procedures.

AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (.5 Credit) Perform hands-on tasks from auto body repair to engine rebuilding.  Learn to diagnose a problem and find a solution.  Find out how current automotive technologies evolved.

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS (2 Credits) Interested in a career in the automotive field?  Prepare to enter as a automotive technician by learning basic tune up procedures, routine maintenance (wheel, tire, engine and transmission), as well as diagnostic and electrical systems through this double period course.

AVIATION/AEROSPACE EDUCATION 1 (.5 Credit) Use a computer flight simulation program and  receive flight instruction to pilot a light, single-engine aircraft from Republic Airport in Farmingdale.  Learn about the theory of flight (aerodynamics), aircraft controls and instruments, navigation, air traffic control and related aviation math, science and careers.