This course provides students with a general overview of technical drawing. Throughout the course, students develop their ability to express ideas in pictorial form, to describe objects through the use of drawings, and to read and understand projection methods and working drawings - all of which gives them an introduction to basic CAD skills.
This course focuses on graphic language used to convey necessary and specific information to express and record ideas for those who produce, use, and service products. This course enhances CAD skills. This course involves working on the NASA HUNCH Project.
The Architectural Drafting course provides students with an overview of basic concepts common in the area of residential planning and design. Emphasis is placed on the completion of a set of working drawings for home construction.
The course content is organized into competency based units of instruction that specify occupational competencies the student must successfully complete to receive credit. This course, along with prerequisites in Basic Technical Drafting and Advanced Technical Drafting, allows the student extensive time in learning to apply drafting techniques to advanced level drawing exercises. At the end of the course, the student is prepared to sit for the Certified Mechanical Apprentice Drafter Certification offered by the American Design Drafting Association.
This course is designed to introduce the profession, ethics, and diversity of the field of engineering to students in their first year of high school to help them decide if they would like to pursue a pre-engineering pathway. The course will expose students to the various concentrations available in the field of engineering. The majors that will be covered in the course are as follows: Biological Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. Additionally, students will complete a variety of projects related to the engineering design process.
This beginning robotics course uses VEX EDR Robotics parts and VEX Visual Coding Studio software to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of robots to accomplish various tasks. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor speed, gear ratios, torque, sensors, program loops, project documentation and decision-making. For second semester projects, students are broken into teams of three; each team has a project manager, a builder, and a programmer. This is a project-based course and will be presented via lectures, discussions, and group projects. Students will be instructed in AutoDesk’s Inventor 3D Software.