This course provides prerequisite hands-on experiences in principles and processes essential for the study of the technology systems courses and develops a foundation for students interested in any technical field of study. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, design, technical communication, modeling, testing, evaluation, and implications of technology. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, language and fine arts. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and field trips. This course and TSA technical and leadership activities develop skills essential for students interested in technical or engineering career fields.