INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (1.0 credit) Engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Fee is required.
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING(1.0 credit)This course is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech careers. POE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education. Fee is required.
Elective Courses (1 credit)
PHYSICS WITH TECHNOLOGY (1.0 credit) This course covers the topics of matter, motion and energy through hands on, practical applications of the main concepts to mechanical, fluid, thermal and electrical systems. The curriculum is built around a specific set of laboratory materials. It is for students who desire a background course for future science or technology-related careers. Building projects is part of the class.
WORKPLACE SKILLS (WPS)(.5 credit) A growing number of young people leave school without the knowledge or foundation required to find and hold a good job. This course emphasizes skills needed to successfully prepare young people for the work environment and shows relevance of academic classes to future career and educational goals. With a foundation based on the SCANS Skills, the course covers: the job application process, legal and safety issues, ethics, goal setting, teamwork, conflict resolution, attitude, etc. Critical Workplace Skills is the classroom instruction component a student's related work-based learning experience, i.e. student internship.