Technical Education Courses
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1 107121
This course is the first course in a two semester sequence of courses that provides opportunities for students to explore technologies in communications, engineering, construction, robotics, power, energy and transportation and biotechnology. Each investigation has been designed to integrate math, science, English and computer literacy into a meaningful technology learning experience. Students will be able to develop the necessary skills in design and problem solving, enabling them to undertake their own open-ended group or individual problem solving and design tasks.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 2 107132
This course is the second course in a two semester sequence of courses that provides opportunities for students to explore technologies. In Design and Technology ll, students will spend more time in selected technological areas that were investigated in the first course in an effort to specialize in a particular area of student interest or expertise. Students analyze applications of technology “knowing how” and the academic science of technology “knowing why” through a process of investigation and exploration in the engineering career fields which create and produce manufactured goods, products, structures, and services in our society.
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING 10775L
This course is designed to be a broad-based survey course that will help students understand engineering, engineering technology and identify career possibilities. Theoretical and hands on problem-solving activities are emphasized. In this course the students will be able to understand 3-D modeling and general engineering design principles, mechanical assembly and design, electronic control circuits, statics, properties of materials, and engineering job opportunities. Up to 12 hours of college credit is available for students who successfully complete five Project Lead the Way course sequences. Principles of Engineering is one of the Project Lead the Way course sequences. Principles of Engineering is one of the Project Lead the Way courses necessary for PLTW certification.
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN 10771L
This course develops students’ problem-solving skills, with emphasis on visualization and communication skills, using a computer and a 3-D solid modeling software. The student will learn to combine models into assemblies and animate the new assembled model in order to assess operation in a practical representation. Students will also learn how to import or convert the model for visual presentation or fabrication/prototyping possibilities. Up to 12 hours of college credit is available for students who successfully complete the five Project Lead the Way course sequences. Introduction to Engineering Design is one of the Project Lead the Way courses necessary for PLTW certification.
POWER, ENERGY, AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 1 107050
Engineering and technology students will explore the prime movers for technology. The students study control and transmission of electrical, fluid, thermal, and mechanical energies. After learning the components for each prime mover system through practical application, the student couples power sources to control devices to transmit power to output equipment. In addition, students explore careers that use power and energy technology. Students may be asked to purchase materials based on project selection.
POWER, ENERGY, AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 2 107060
Engineering and technology students experience electrical, fluids, thermal and mechanical energy applications. The students use the knowledge and skills learned in Power, Energy and Transportation 1 to solve problems associated with power, energy and transportation systems. Students research transportation systems topics. Students learn about small engines by removing parts of the engine and assembling them to restore the engines to running condition. Once the engine is running, the student couples it to drive hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical output devices to provide direct application of the scientific principles supporting the power and energy application. In addition, students explore careers in power and energy technology. Students may be asked to purchase materials based on project selection.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING (Honors Option)
Student will study residential home design and construction. The student will design and draw a complete set of plans for a residential home using both computer assisted drafting (CAD) and traditional drafting techniques. Database and word processing programs will be used to generate specifications and material lists. A scale model of the residence will be required. During this process, the student will study technical information in these areas: principles of design, principles of construction, building codes (foundations, plumbing, electrical, etc.), building materials, and numerous architectural projections. A senior student may take this course without the prerequisite with the Instructor approval. An honors grade may be earned. Students may be asked to purchase materials based on project selection.
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 10745L
This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games and computers. Students use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, export their designs to a printed circuit auto-routing program that generates printed circuit boards, and use appropriate components to build their designs. Students use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems. This course covers several topics, including: analog and digital fundamentals, number systems and binary addition, logic gates and functions, Boolean algebra and circuit design, decoders, multiplexers and de-multiplexers. Up to 12 hours of college credit is available for students who successfully complete the five Project Lead the Way course sequences. Digital Electronics is one of the Project Lead the Way courses necessary for PLTW certification.
AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS 107650
This is a practical course for all students who will operate an automobile. Course content will focus on the common problems that the automobile operator faces daily. Students will be involved in activities relating to consumer knowledge and maintenance of these systems: ignition, fuel management, electrical cooling, lubrication, tires, interior and exterior care, brakes and engine tune-up. Students may be asked to purchase materials based on project selection.
ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY 107680
Industry is in need of workers with backgrounds in robotics and systems control technology. Special emphasis will be given to robotics, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) systems which are now revolutionizing many aspects of our high tech industrial society. This semester course will be of particular interest to students who are interested in Math, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Computer Programming. Students will study the application of materials, technical design and planning, manufacturing, manual and automated assembly techniques, and finishing procedures.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 107500
Students will study the construction industry and methods used in construction. The major areas of investigation in the course are planning, building, and severing the project. Students will know how a building is constructed from the beginning planning to the completion of roof and interior. Installation of mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, and other systems will be studied. Many activities will be incorporated to demonstrate and reinforce the lessons. Students interested in engineering, architecture, and building trades careers may find this course of great benefit. Students may be asked to purchase materials based on project selection.
ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
In this semester course, students will apply the technical skills learned in Construction Technology. Students will experience project design and site preparation, substructures and superstructures, utilities installation, enclosure, finishing and landscaping. Students will develop a project from conception to completion.