Technology & Engineering
Bishop McNamara provides a comprehensive study in technology and engineering with emphasis on skill development and 21st century career exploration.
Bishop McNamara High School views Information Technology as a critical tool to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts as well as expose them to specific skillsets used in the business world.
We will prepare students for a world in which technology
is powerful, embedded and pervasive - Strategic Plan Goals & Objectives
ACE Mentoring Club
The ACE Mentoring Club works with local professionals in the field of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Our mentors work with our students through hands-on projects, field trips, and guest speakers. The goal of the club is to inspire the students to pursue careers in design and construction. Seniors in the club are eligible for a college scholarship.
Moderator: Mrs. Diehlmann
Girls Coding Club
Bishop McNamara's Girls Coding Club exists to encourage young women to enter the field of Computer Science. Ultimately, the club and its members seek to create a more diverse community of STEM students across the nation. Its long term goals are to:
- Enable members with coding skills that will assist them in the workplace
- Finish a long term project
- Create and spread interest in computer science among the young women of the BMHS community
Moderator: Mr. Buckley
McNamara Maker Club
Moderator: Mr. Buckley
For full descriptions of these courses and any prerequisites, go to
What courses can students take that do not have a prerequisite?
There are no prerequisites for Computer Applications, Computer Programming, Web Design, Video Game Design or Honors Cisco Network Administration I. However, the Cisco networking class is the same class taken for Cisco certifications in the business world and is not recommended for freshmen students.
Are the skills learned in the “Web Design” course marketable?
In today's world, there is an increasing demand for website designers. Students in this class have an opportunity to design, create and publish actual websites using current HTML and style sheet standards.
What topics are included in the “Cisco Network Administration I” course?
The Cisco Network Administration I class consists of two one semester courses: “Introduction to Networks” and “Routing and Switching Essentials”. At the completion of Cisco Network Administration I, students will have completed course requirements in preparation to take the Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT) certification. The test is given at a variety of test locations throughout the country.
What is the benefit of taking the “Computer Programming” course?
Students in the Computer Programming class use Java to learn the fundamentals of programming. Java is a cross-platform, object-oriented programming language has become one of the most sought-after programming skills in the developer world.