Principles of Engineering
This course is designed to help students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Students will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes and demonstrate how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change. Note: This course meets the Technology Education credit requirement.
Intro to Engineering Design - M
This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. Note: This course meets the Technology Education credit requirement.
Digital Electronics - M
This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing - M
This course applies principles of robotics and automation. The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design. Students will use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing and design analysis are included.
Engineering Design & Development - H
This is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.
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