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Applied Technology



Applied Technology is a significant part of Fenton’s comprehensive high school program. Applied Technology can help students become technologically literate and equipped with the necessary skills to cope with, live, and work in today’s highly technological society. Courses are designed around useful lifelong technological skills taught from a practical problem-solving approach. Students may elect to take Applied Technology courses for consumer knowledge and/or for an introduction to a career. Applied Technology can benefit students as they prepare for college, employment, or to establish life-long skills and leisure activities.


The Applied Technology Department offers exciting courses to all students in the areas of drafting, electronics, graphics, metals, photography, powers, video, and woods. These classes are lab oriented with practical, hands-on experiences. Some students may acquire College of DuPage credit for certain classes taken from the Applied Technology Department at Fenton High School. Consider a career that can begin at Fenton with your experiences in the Applied Technology Department. Fenton High School is in an area surrounded by hi-tech industries that are looking for people with skills for the technical world in which we live.
Please contact Michelle Papanicolaou, the Division Leader, with any questions -

Faculty Members

Mark Drelicharz -

Benjamin Nelson -

Lauren Lemm -



Students meet with counselors and select courses every December and/or January for study the following year. To see the complete list of courses being offered in the Applied Technology Department, please click here to visit our Curriculum webpage and browse the course catalog. The Table of Contents is on page 3.