Applied Technology

The Applied Technology Department at Ramapo High School focuses on application and implementation of math, science, and technology to solve real-world problems.  Teachers encourage students to develop their potential in an instructional environment emphasizing technology literacy and life skills to make them productive citizens in our society. Our students enjoy seeing the result of their creativity and hard work. This growing program encourages students to use their imagination, judgment, and reasoning skills.

Our technology curriculum prepares and encourages students to become leaders in the "21st Century Workforce".  This curriculum introduces students to Applied Technology and Design, Architectural Design and Modeling, Construction Technology, Computer Aided Design, Power and Energy, Wood Processing as well as a Cooperative Structured Learning Program. Throughout our curriculum we strongly emphasize teamwork and leadership skills. 

All students will find these experiences especially useful and fulfilling as they prepare for the high-tech age. It is recommended that every student take at least one course from this area while in high school.

Department Members:
John Schilstra - [email protected]

Richard Sawyer [email protected]  - S.L.E. Coordinator (Indian Hills & Ramapo)

Subject Supervisor: Daniel Guido - [email protected], 201-891-1500, ext. 2222

Department Highlights

In true collaborative spirit, teachers from the Applied Technology Department from both Ramapo and Indian Hills High School as well as Physical Education teachers from both schools participated in Professional Development Training for bike repair and maintenance.  Applied Tech students will help repair and maintain the bikes while students in the Physical Education Department use the bikes during Mountain Bike Classes. Rob Rybacki from Pedal Sports in Oakland hosted the training for teachers John Fazio, Dominic Mulieri, John Schilstra and Leslie Stephen.

Applied Tech