Design Technology

Design Technology Faculty

Christopher Schmidt, Design Technology

Chris Schmidt

Design Technology and Outdoor Education

Arts, Experiential, STEM | Design Technology, Engineering & Technology, Outdoor Education

“The great secret of education is to combine mental and physical work so that one kind of exercise refreshes the other.”

—Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

In TA’s Design Technology Program, students learn the process of inventing, designing, and building through hands-on projects. The goals of the Design Tech department can be divided into two main categories:

Hands-On Learning: Whether turning a bowl on the wood lathe, welding or forging steel, or sawing a board with a Japanese saw, learning to use tools and machinery safely and properly is a process achieved only through hands-on practice.

Minds-On Projects: Learning hands-on skills is often best accomplished within the context of a particular project or design challenge. Through a structured design process, students learn to problem-solve, brainstorm, research, and analyze various ideas.

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Design Technology Courses