meteorology and weather
States outside of
the Southeast got wind of these units of instruction and
wanted to buy them too. Therefore, we began establishing
relationships with educational sales organizations
across the country to sell their products.
But we were not only busy developing courseware, we
were also manufacturing 6-foot long wind tunnels,
structural testers capable of applying 300 pounds of
pressure, CO2 racetracks, and more. Additionally, in
1996, we developed Media Cruiser, a multimedia
content delivery software package, as well as Carousel
Plus, a lab management system designed specifically
for modular/rotational technology labs.
That same year, we introduced our first set of units
outside of the traditional technology education
realm—the AgriScience Series. This series included
topics such as
few years later, we created an IT series with units
covering networking, computer repair, web design,
programming, and more.
In the late 1990s, Applied Technologies began working on a series of
health science career pathways. Unlike the content
developed previously, however, these courses were
designed for students in the 11th and 12th
grades—those students who had already chosen health
care as their field of study. Therefore, this
content was written to a higher level, assuming
students had a basic understanding of anatomy,
physiology and medical terminology.
We also created a year-long, online Health Science
Foundations course which taught the Accountability
Criteria for the National Healthcare Skill Standards
established by the National Consortium for Health
Science Education. Both health science product
lines were sold to another company in late 2013.
During the first decade of the new millennium, we
were busy keeping all those titles updated. We also
completed major overhauls of Media Cruiser and
Carousel Plus. In the meantime, we continued to attend annual
tradeshows like ITEEA, FFA, HOSA, ACTE, and more.
of what we promoted at FFA was our exclusive
partnership with Drafix, the maker of
the standard in design software for landscape
professionals. Only Applied Technologies is
authorized to sell the software to schools
(secondary and post-secondary) at amazing academic
In 2008 we introduced our
Energy Systems (Green Technology) course.
The package offers over 65 hours of content and
hands-on activities covering wind, solar, and other
alternative energies, green
transportation and construction units, and resource
In 2010, we began porting much of our content into Intelitek’s LearnMate® curriculum
delivery and LMS. This gave our writers the
opportunity to not only review and update our
materials, but to break free a bit from self-imposed
restrictions on lengths of activities and lessons.
Because content in the LearnMate® system is primarily
designed to be delivered classroom-wide (as opposed
to a pair of self-guided students working through
the material) we could redesign
lessons around subject areas rather than spans of
Part of the agreement with Intelitek included them
distributing some of our materials, again allowing
us to focus more on content development and less on
sales and marketing.
Today we continue the great tradition of developing
content-rich, hands-on courseware.