Engineering and Technology

Computer Science:

This course is one semester long. It focuses on how computers work. Seventy five percent of the course focuses on coding literacy using different languages such as javaScript and Python. The rest of the course covers other fundamentals including hardware and software, networking, digital logic, and building literacy in coding. All sophomores are required to take the course. (1 semester; 5 credit hours)

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course that introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. Students learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs. They incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge. Students also explain how computing innovations and computing systems—including the internet, explore their potential impacts, and contribute to a computing culture that is collaborative and ethical.

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science A is an introductory college-level computer science course. Students cultivate their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures.  Students expand their programming skills by developing solutions in the Java programming language, building on the knowledge they acquired from their previous introductory computer science course.

Architecture and Engineering:

This course is an introductory course in two- and three-dimensional drafting, isometric sketching and projections, computer-aided drafting, construction estimating, residential engineering, and model building. Students will have the opportunity to use the Autodesk program AutoCAD and use multiple materials to represent different construction methods. This course is recommended for anyone interested in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design and/or Construction. (2 semesters, 5 credit hours per semester)

Residential Architecture and Engineering:

This is an architectural and engineering course considering both past and present types of construction. The student will have an opportunity to use the Autodesk program Revit for some assignments. The students will explore multiple design styles, engineering calculations and construction methods using math, science and engineering practices. (2 semesters, 5 credit hours per semester) (Recommended B or better in all Math Courses) Prerequisite: Architecture and Engineering.

Commercial Architecture and Engineering

Through individual and collaborative team activities, projects and problems, students will learn important aspects of a commercial building along with site design and development. They will build upon their math, science, engineering calculations and technical representation skills from Residential Engineering to design a functional commercial project while documenting and communicating their ideas through Revit.  (2 semesters, 5 credit hours per semester) (Recommended B or better in all Math Courses) Prerequisite: Residential Engineering

Honors Engineering Design and Development

The capstone course in the Architecture and Engineering program combines all previously learned information and explores how to address problems from a professional perspective  Students will identify and document a problem, then research, design, and test possible solutions to the problem.  Students also have the option to explore f

urther into construction practices identified in the Residential and Commercial courses. (2 semesters, 5 credit hours per semester) (Recommended B or better in all Math Courses) Prerequisite: Architecture/Engineering, Residential Engineering, Commercial Engineering.

Students compete in roboticsIntroduction to Robotics:

This course is designed to introduce students to Robotics. Students will work as a team to design and implement a robotic solution to a given problem using the engineering design process. Students will be instructed on multiple methods for creating several different robotic subsystems including object manipulation, lift, and drivetrain as well as basic programming structures in the C language. (2 semesters, 2 credit hours per semester)

Advanced Robotics:

Students will participate as a team in the Vex Robotics Challenge competitions. Students will use the engineering design process to design and implement a robotic solution to the given problem for the purpose of robotics competitions. Students will be exposed to advanced drivetrain, lift, and object manipulation subsystems as well as advanced programming techniques to produce a competition-level robot. Students will be given significantly more autonomy than the Introduction to Robotics students. To be successful in Advanced Robotics, students will need to dedicate a significant portion of time (approximately 400-500 hours throughout the school year). (2 semesters, 3 credit hours per semester)

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