Pre-Engineering & STEM

The Pre-Engineering Department seeks to provide a variety of courses to expose students to the plethora of potential careers in the broad field of engineering.  Students will use their creativity as well as apply the knowledge they have gained through their science, technology, and mathematics past experiences.  Courses in the Pre-Engineering Department are project-based and emphasize problem-solving skills.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) courses will be offered as electives. STEM courses provide a holistic approach to teaching through a cross curricular approach to learning with integration of 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.


Civil Air Patrol (Academic)

C0998F/S 1 semester 1 credit

Note: course can be repeated up to 8 semesters (8 credits maximum)

Prerequisite:

Open to all students.

Course Description:

This course teaches (1) citizenship and patriotism, (2) self-discipline, (3) physical fitness, (4) reliance and leadership, and (5) the skills used in decision making, communications, and problem solving. The course content and experiences enable the students to understand the role of the military in support of national objectives and to become familiar with basic military knowledge, gender equity issues, benefits, and requirements.

Course includes (1) military history, (2) ROTC in the military, (3) substance abuse, (4) map reading, (5) orientation marksmanship and firearm safety (when available), (6) military drill, (7) field activities, (8) reserve components, and (9) first aid and hygiene. Opportunities are provided to explore the qualities and traits of courage, self-sacrifice, and integrity. This course meets JROTC training requirements as defined by Air Force Manual 36-2032, Table 3.1, rule 2 and para 6.4.1.6)


Introduction to Robotics (College Prep)

C960CF                   1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:

Open to all students.

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the multi-disciplinary aspects of the field of Robotics Engineering which include the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in building a robot.

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Advanced Robotics (Academic)

  C962AS                1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:

Introduction to Robotics

Course Description:

This course involves learning advanced mechanical concepts like manipulator designs, lift, power and torque and advanced programming concepts involved in designing a robot. Students will learn these robot design principles using the VEX Robotics Kit. Additionally, students will be encouraged to participate in the annual VEX Robotics Competition.

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Pre-Engineering I (Academic)

C965AF/C965AS                   1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:

Open to all students. Ruler and scientific calculator required.

Course Description:

This project-based course emphasizes engineering design process, design with CAD software, strength of materials and structures, scale and proportion, solid modeling, bridge design , project management, and human factors. A formal presentations are required at the completion of major group projects.

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Pre-Engineering II (Academic)

C966AS                   1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:

Algebra 1 and geometry. (Pre-engineering 1 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.) Ruler and scientific calculator required.

Course Description:

This project-based course surveys a variety of engineering disciplines and may include projects in: physics-based mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and thermodynamics, audio and sound engineering, biomedical engineering, advanced CAD techniques. Formal presentations are required at the conclusion of major projects.

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Pre-Engineering III (Academic)

C967AF/C967AS                   1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:

Algebra 1 and geometry. (Pre-Engineering II is strongly recommended as a prerequisite) Scientific calculator required.

Course Description:

This project-based course surveys a variety of engineering disciplines and may include projects in: electrical engineering circuits, environmental engineering and natural resources, materials science engineering, and advanced CAD techniques and 3D printing. Formal presentations are required at the conclusion of major projects.

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