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Automotive Technology, CC
Automotive  Services  Technology  I  is  a  one  year  course  that  encompasses  the  sub  topics  of  the  NATEF/  ASE   identified  areas  of  Steering  &  Suspension  and  Braking  Systems.  This  one  year  course  offering  may  be  structured   in  a  series  of  two  topics  per  year  offered  in  any  combination  of  instructional  strategies  of  semester  based  or   yearlong  instruction.    Additional  areas  of  manual  transmissions  and  differentials,  automatic  transmissions,  air   conditioning,  and  engine  repair  should  be  covered  as  time  permits.      This  one  year  offering  must  meet  the  NATEF   program  certifications  for  the  two  primary  areas  offered  in  this  course.    This  course  provides  the  opportunity  for   dual  credit  for  students  who  meet  postsecondary  requirements  for  earning  dual  credit  and  successfully   complete  the  dual  credit  requirements  of  this  course.  Mathematical  skills  will  be  reinforced  through  precision   measuring  activities  and  cost  estimation/  calculation  activities.  Scientific  principles  taught  and  reinforced  in  this   course  include  the  study  of  viscosity,  friction,  thermal  expansion,  and  compound  solutions.  Written  and  oral   skills  will  also  be  emphasized  to  help  students  communicate  with  customers,  colleagues,  and  supervisors. Grade 11-12; maximum of 6 credits.     

Civil Engineering and Architecture, CC (PLTW)

Civil  Engineering  and  Architecture  introduces  students  to  the  fundamental  design  and  development  aspects  of   civil  engineering  and  architectural  planning  activities.  Application  and  design  principles  will  be  used  in   conjunction  with  mathematical  and  scientific  knowledge.  Computer  software  programs  should  allow  students   opportunities  to  design,  simulate,  and  evaluate  the  construction  of  buildings  and  communities.  During  the   planning  and  design  phases,  instructional  emphasis  should  be  placed  on  related  transportation,  water  resource,   and  environmental  issues.  Activities  should  include  the  preparation  of  cost  estimates  as  well  as  a  review  of   regulatory  procedures  that  would  affect  the  project  design. Grade 11-12.

Computers in Design and Production

Computers  in  Design  and  Production  is  a  course  that  specializes  in  using  modern  technological  processes,   computers,  design,  and  production  systems  in  the  production  of  products  and  structures  through  the  use  of   automated  production  systems.    Emphasis  is  placed  on  using  modern  technologies  and  on  developing  career   related  skills  for  electronics,  manufacturing,  precision  machining,  welding,  and  architecture  career  pathways.     Students  apply  ingenuity  using  tools,  materials,  processes,  and  resources  to  create  solutions  as  it  applies  in  the   electronics,  manufacturing,  precision  machining,  welding,  and  architecture.  The  content  and  activities  should  be   developed  locally  in  accordance  with  available  advanced  technologies  in  the  school.    Course  content  should   address  major  technological  content  related  to  topics  such  as:    Architectural  drawing  and  print  design,  design   documentation  using  CAD  systems;  assignments  involving  the  interface  of  CAD,  CNC,  CAM,  and  CIM   technologies;  computer  simulation  of  products  and  systems;  publishing  of  various  media;  animation  and  related   multimedia  applications;  3-­‐D  modeling  of  products  or  structures;  digital  creation  and  editing  of  graphics  and   audio  files;  control  technologies;  and  automation  in  the  modern  workplace. Grade 9-12; full year.

Construction Systems
Construction  Systems  is  a  course  that  specializes  in  how  people  use  modern  construction  systems  and  the   management  of  resources  to  efficiently  produce  a  structure  on  a  site.  Students  will  explore  the  application  of   tools,  materials,  and  energy  in  designing,  producing,  using,  and  assessing  the  construction  of  structures.   Classroom  activities  introduce  students  to  the  techniques  used  in  applying  construction  technology  to  the   production  of  residential,  commercial,  and  industrial  buildings  in  addition  to  civil  structures.  Students  learn  how   architectural  ideas  are  converted  into  projects  and  how  projects  are  managed  during  a  construction  project  in   this  course.  Grade 9-12; 1 credit.

Digital Electronics, CC (PLTW)  
Digital  Electronics  is  a  course  of  study  in  applied  digital  logic  that  encompasses  the  design  and  application  of   electronic  circuits  and  devices  found  in  video  games,  watches,  calculators,  digital  cameras,  and  thousands  of   other  devices.  Instruction  includes  the  application  of  engineering  and  scientific  principles  as  well  as  the  use  of   Boolean  algebra  to  solve  design  problems.  Using  computer  software  that  reflects  current  industry  standards,   activities  should  provide  opportunities  for  students  to  design,  construct,  test,  and  analyze  simple  and  complex   digital  circuitry  software  will  be  used  to  develop  and  evaluate  the  product  design.  This  course  engages  students   in  critical  thinking  and  problem-­‐solving  skills,  time  management  and  teamwork  skills. Grade 11-12.

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing
Introduction  to  Advanced  Manufacturing  and  Logistics  focuses  on  manufacturing  systems  with  an  introduction   to  advanced  manufacturing  and  logistics  and  their  relationship  to  society,  individuals,  and  the  environment.     Students  apply  the  skills  and  knowledge  of  using  modern  manufacturing  processes  to  obtain  resources  and   change  them  into  industrial  materials,  industrial  products  and  consumer  products.      Students  investigate  the   properties  of  engineered  materials  such  as:  metallics;  polymers;  ceramics;  and  composites.  Students  study  six   major  types  of  material  processes:  casting  and  molding;  forming;  separating;  conditioning;  finishing;  and   assembling.    After  gaining  a  working  knowledge  of  these  materials,  Students  are  introduce  to  advanced   manufacturing,  logistics,  and  business  principles  that  are  utilized  in  today’s  advanced  manufacturing  industry.     Students  gain  a  basic  understanding  of  tooling,  electrical  skills,  operation  skills,  inventory  principles,  MSDS’s,   chart  and  graph  reading  and  MSSC  concepts.    There  is  also  an  emphasis  placed  on  the  flow  process  principles,   material  movement,  safety,  and  related  business  operations.    Students  have  the  opportunity  to  develop  the   characteristics  employers  seek  as  well  as  skills  that  will  help  them  in  future  endeavors. Grades 9-12. Full year.

Introduction to Construction
Introduction  to  Construction  is  a  course  that  will  offer  hands-­‐on  activities  and  real  world  experiences  related  to   the  skills  essential  in  residential,  commercial  and  civil  building  construction.  During  the  course  students  will  be   introduced  to  the  history  and  traditions  of  construction  trades.  The  student  will  also  learn  and  apply  knowledge   of  the  care  and  safe  use  of  hand  and  power  tools  as  related  to  each  trade.  In  addition,  students  are  introduced   to  blueprint  reading,  applied  math,  basic  tools  and  equipment,  and  safety.  Students  will  demonstrate  building   construction  techniques,  including  concrete  and  masonry,  framing,  electrical,  plumbing,  dry  walling,  HVAC,  and   painting  as  developed  locally  in  accordance  with  available  space  and  technologies.  Students  learn  how   architectural  ideas  are  converted  into  projects  and  how  projects  are  managed  during  a  construction  project  in   this  course.  Students  study  construction  technology  topics  such  as  preparing  a  site,  doing  earthwork,  setting   footings  and  foundations,  building  the  superstructure,  enclosing  the  structure,  installing  systems,  finishing  the   structure,  and  completing  the  site.  Students  also  investigate  topics  related  to  the  purchasing  and  maintenance   of  structures,  special  purpose  facilities,  green  construction  and  construction  careers. Grade 10; 1 credit per semester - maximum of 2 credits.

Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

Introduction  to  Engineering  Design  is  an  introductory  course  which  develops  student  problem  solving  skills  using   the  design  process.    Students  document  their  progress  of  solutions  as  they  move  through  the  design  process.     Students  develop  solutions  using  elements  of  design  and  manufacturability  concepts.  They  develop  hand   sketches  using  2D  and  3D  drawing  techniques.  Computer  Aided  Design  (CAD). Grade 9-10.

Introduction to Manufacturing

Introduction  to  Manufacturing  is  a  course  that  specializes  in  how  people  use  modern  manufacturing  systems   with  an  introduction  to  manufacturing  technology  and  its  relationship  to  society,  individuals,  and  the   environment.  An  understanding  of  manufacturing  provides  a  background  toward  developing  engineering  &   technological  literacy.  This  understanding  is  developed  through  the  study  of  the  two  major  technologies,   material  processing  and  management  technology,  used  by  all  manufacturing  enterprises.  Students  will  apply  the   skills  and  knowledge  of  using  modern  manufacturing  processes  to  obtain  resources  and  change  them  into   industrial  materials,  industrial  products  and  consumer  products  Students  will  investigate  the  properties  of   engineered  materials  such  as:  metallics;  polymers;  ceramics;  and  composites.  After  gaining  a  working  knowledge   of  these  materials,  students  will  study  six  major  types  of  material  processes:  casting  and  molding;  forming;   separating;  conditioning;  finishing;  and  assembling.   Grade 10; 1 credit per semester - maximum of 2 credits.

Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

Principles  of  Engineering  is  a  course  that  focuses  on  the  process  of  applying  engineering,  technological,  scientific   and  mathematical  principles  in  the  design,  production,  and  operation  of  products,  structures,  and  systems.  This   is  a  hands-­‐on  course  designed  to  provide  students  interested  in  engineering  careers  to  explore  experiences   related  to  specialized  fields  such  as  civil,  mechanical,  and  materials  engineering.  Students  will  engage  in   research,  development,  planning,  design,  production,  and  project  management  to  simulate  a  career  in   engineering.  The  topics  of  ethics  and  the  impacts  of  engineering  decisions  are  also  addressed.  Classroom activities  are  organized  to  allow  students  to  work  in  teams  and  use  modern  technological  processes,  computers,   CAD  software,  and  production  systems  in  developing  and  presenting  solutions  to  engineering  problems. Grade 10-11.
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