Science and Technology Faculty
Science-_and_-Technology-Faculty (ID 1046)
Intent of Design Technology:
The Design Technology curriculum at Thurston Community College is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students learn how to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems both as individuals and members of a team. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Students are taught to evaluate past and present design technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High quality design technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Intent of Science
Science at Thurston Community College should be a subject that opens the eyes of students to an explanation of the world around them.
Explored both through the individual disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and the very nature of how science works the students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand the world as it is now, and be able to face the challenges of the future.