Engineering and Technology Course Descriptions

TECHNOLOGY

(700) TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                                                                                     1.0

This is an exploratory course in which students investigate the nature of civil and mechanical technology. Through a series of hands-on projects, participants will develop a firm  foundation  for understanding today’s emerging technologies and how to use those technologies to solve problems. This course is designed for students interested in technical careers. (Grades 9 - 11)

 

*Classroom Capacity - 20 Students


  PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

(707) PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop   skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. THIS IS NOW THE FIRST COURSE IN THE PROJECT LEAD THE WAY SEQUENCE. (Grades 9 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in ALGEBRA 1 or GEOMETRY, or be concurrently enrolled in one of those courses.

 

(705) INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN                                                                                                                                                          1.0

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and  engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems utilizing technology such as 3D scanners, 3D printers, and relevant solid modeling software. Students will create an electronic portfolio that documents their work. THIS WOULD BE EITHER THE SECOND OR THIRD COURSE IN THE PROJECT LEAD THE WAY SEQUENCE. (Grades 9 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING. In addition, the student must successfully meet the competencies in GEOMETRY or be concurrently enrolled in the course.

 

(708) COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING                                                                                                                                                        1.0

Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high- tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system. (Grades 10 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING and INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN.

 

(709) CAPSTONE: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                                   1.0

The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students  apply  the professional skills  they  have developed  to  document a design process to standards. Completing EDD readies students to take on any  post-secondary  program or career. (Grades 11 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING, INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN, and COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING.

 

(710) ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY                                                                                                                                                                     1.0 

The growing market for jobs in biological engineering is playing a central role in energy and agricultural sustainability solutions. The ES course develops students’ thinking skills and prepares  them  for emerging careers through topics such as genetic engineering, biofuels, and bio-manufacturing. (Grades 11 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology is required and completion of Principles of Engineering is strongly recommended.


WOODWORKING

(704) WOODWORKING (WOOD 1)                                                                                                                                                                                 1.0

This course will introduce the student to the basic understanding of woodworking through an active, hands-on approach. This is an exploratory course for beginners to wood and its characteristics. Through the process of completing student-selected projects, students will learn how to operate woodworking machines, project planning and design, simple joinery, finishing techniques and woodturning. The emphasis will be the completion of a student project where the students would learn tool use and safety, material selection and identification, cost estimation, and plan/design approval. (Grades 9 - 12)

 

*Classroom Capacity - 20 Students


(701) ADVANCED WOODWORKING (WOOD 2)                                                                                                                                                               1.0

A mentoring course in which students utilize skills acquired in Woodworking I. Students will continue to investigate the nature and uses of various types of wood. Through a series of hands-on projects, participants will mentor other students to develop a firm foundation for understanding wood properties and appropriate use of tools to acquire the desired result in the project. This course is designed for students interested in working with wood and willing to advance personal leadership skills. This course will focus on woodworking to create personal products, wood products for consumers using advanced carpentry principles. (Grades 9 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in WOOD I with a grade of "B" or higher.

*Classroom Capacity - 20 Students; Wood 2 students - 4 per class.

 

(702) WOODWORKING TRADES (WOOD 3)                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

This course will focus on woodworking as a source of enjoyment as well as a means of employment. Students will be able to come away with a basic understanding of the carpentry field. Students will be able to be creative in their learning and be confident that the work they produce is the best representation of their skills. The products that the students of this course will create allow for a strong partnership with the community. The students of this course will be able to produce items that are sought after by the community. (Grades 11 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in WOOD 2 with a grade of "A."

*Classroom Capacity - 20 Students; Wood 3 students - 2 per class.

 

(712) WOODWORKING CAPSTONE (WOOD 4)                                                                                                                                                                1.0

This course will focus on woodworking as source of enjoyment and the  pride  that  accompanies completion of a quality wood product. Students will work independently and hone their personal skills as a carpenter. Capstone projects may include: a rocking chair, a cabinet, a desk, a coffee table or other products that are agreed upon by the student and the teacher. (Grades 11 - 12)

 

Prerequisite: The student must successfully meet the competencies in WOOD 3 with a grade of "A."

*Classroom Capacity - 20 Students; Wood 4 students - 1 per class.





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