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Pre-Engineering & STEM Department

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. Currently, STEM I and STEM 2 are offered, and future courses will be developed.

 


Introduction to Robotics (College Prep)
C960CF/C960CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Students will learn the purpose of the major components of a robot and how they function. Course will involve building a simple robot. Students will learn code and write simple commands.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Competition Robotics (Academic)
C961AF/C961AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics. Course available fall or spring, depending on competition season. May be taken all four years

Course Description:
Academic for two semesters; Honors for subsequent semesters. Students will work in groups to design and build robotic systems using drive trains, electrical boards, lift mechanisms and other components. A requirement of the course is participation in robotics competition at the state level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Competition Robotics (Honors)
C961XF/C961XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics. Course available fall or spring, depending on competition season. May be taken all four years.

Course Description:
Academic for two semesters; Honors for subsequent semesters. Students will work in groups to design and build robotic systems using drive trains, electrical boards, lift mechanisms and other components. A requirement of the course is participation in robotics competition at the state level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Pre-Engineering II (Academic)
C966AF/C966AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
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.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Pre-Engineering III (Academic)
C967AF/C967AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and geometry. 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.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM I (College Prep)
C970CF/C970CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: an introduction and exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, an overview of the Design Thinking Process, and learning and applying the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product, as will the application of knowledge and skills acquired through previous and concurrent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experiences. This course may be taken for academic credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM I (Academic)
C970AF/C970AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: an introduction and exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, an overview of the Engineering Design Process, and learning and applying the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product, as will the application of knowledge and skills acquired through previous and concurrent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experiences. This course may be taken for academic credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM II (College Prep)
C971CF/C971CW 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have taken STEM I. For students in a College Prep Math class.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: continued exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, continued utilization of the Design Thinking Process, and continued application of the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product. Community involvement will be emphasized, as students will work in teams to identify a STEM-related community issue, investigate it, and develop a potential solution while working with community partners. This course may be taken for college prep credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM II (Academic)
C971AF/C971AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have taken STEM I. For students in an Academic or Honors Math class.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: continued exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, continued utilization of the Design Thinking Process, and continued application of the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product. Community involvement will be emphasized, as students will work in teams to identify a STEM-related community issue, investigate it, and develop a potential solution while working with community partners. This course may be taken for academic credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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