Automotive Technology 1

Prerequisite – None
6602 – 1 Unit

This course is taught at SM East, SM North, and SM West. This course is a technical-level course designed to provide students with basic theories and information needed to develop an understanding of automotive and light truck vehicles. Topics include shop operations and safety, engine repair, drive train, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Hands-on services experience is included. Students provide transportation to school site. Course cost is determined by projects chosen by students.

Automotive Technology 2

Prerequisite – Automotive Technology 1
6603 – 1 Unit (2-hour block, 1 semester)

This course is taught at SM East, SM North, and SM West. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for the operation of automotive equipment for automotive and light truck service. Advanced study in the areas of shop operations and safety, engine repair, drive train, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, and alternative energy. Students provide transportation to school site. Course cost determined by projects chosen by student.

Automotive Technology 3

Prerequisite – Automotive Technology 2
6604 – 1 Unit (2-hour block, 1 semester)

This course is taught at SM East, SM North, and SM West and provides further study in the area of automotive equipment. Students will have the opportunity to diagnose and repair automobiles and light trucks. Students are prepared for entry-level employment or post- secondary education. Students provide transportation to school site. Course cost is determined by projects chosen by students.

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Prerequisite – Wood Design and Fabrication or Cabinetry 1
6703 – 1 Unit

This advanced course builds on knowledge and skills learned in Wood Design and Fabrication. Students will incorporate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) techniques and procedures in their project design and construction. Safety practices are emphasized. Course costs determined by projects chosen by the student and approved by the instructor. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Introduction to Engineering Design

Prerequisite – Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1
6769 – 1 Unit

This course will focus on the process of design, development, analysis, and evaluation of products. Students will learn to apply the design process as it relates to invention and innovation. Among the skills that students will develop are sketching and the use of three dimensional modeling software. Emphasis is placed on teamwork and communication. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. This course is taught at all five high schools. Additional courses may be taken in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Signature Program.

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Principals of Engineering H

Prerequisite – Introduction of Engineering Design or Introduction to Computer-Aided Design, concurrent enrollment in science, completion of or concurrent enrollment in Geometry or teacher recommendation.
6784 – 1 Unit

Students study the fields of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Students will learn to solve problems related to simple machines, fluid power, electricity, structures and materials, and trajectory motion. Projects are integrated into all units of study. This course is taught at all five high schools.


POE is a course that helps students to understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in a n engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

Robotics

Prerequisite –┬áNone
6773 – 1 Unit

This course teaches students the engineering/design process to introduce students to the many facets of robotics through research, projects and hands-on robot development using a variety of different platforms. Students progress at their own pace, while studying and performing tasks independently and in small groups. Students will also learn to program complex systems to perform a variety of interesting and useful tasks for competition.