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Course sequence

9th Graders:

  • Use computers to draw objects in 3-D.
  • Explore sketching from different perspectives.
  • Experience the importance of teaming, as engineering relies heavily on the cooperation of individuals who work well together.
  • Gain an understanding of the field of technology, which includes the continuous evolution of technology and the positive and negative impact on our society.
  • Explore career opportunities in engineering and technology.
  • Earn college credit upon completion of final project and passing the final.
  • Possible classroom design projects include: marble maze, rims bird feeder, puzzle, desk organizer, infant toy, or quilt design.

 10th Graders:

  • Draw on the teamwork and design knowledge established throughout their experience to understand a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system.
  • Explore computer modeling.
  • Learn to operate and program the machine tools used in manufacturing.
  • Investigate robotics for material handling and assembly operations.
  • Earn college credit upon completion of final project and passing the final.
  • Possible classroom design projects include: robot cell; mill work; designing a continuous machine device used by a disabled person.

 11th Graders:

  • Explore how computers work.
  • Study how electricity works in various applications.
  • Engineering systems such as mechanisms, thermodynamics and control systems.
  • Learn about the different fields of engineering.
  • Earn college credit upon completion of final project and passing the final.
  • Possible classroom design projects include: mousetrap, marble sorter.

 12th Graders:

  • Explore engineering systems such as mechanisms, thermodynamics and control systems.
  • Determine the reliability of engineering designs.
  • Earn college credit upon completion of final project and passing the final.
  • Possible classroom design projects include: playground equipment, robot, clock, mechanical toy, and underwater vehicle.