• Principles of Applied Engineering

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7175                       9-10                           1

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.

     

     

    Principles of Biosciences

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7176                       9-10                            1

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: Principles of Biosciences is a strong reinforcement of Biology content that provides an overview of biotechnology, bioengineering, and related fields. Topics include genetics, cell structure, proteins, nucleic acids, and the impact of immunological events in biotechnology. Students will further study the increasingly important agricultural, environmental, economic, and political roles of bioenergy and biological remediation; the roles of nanoscience and nanotechnology in biotechnology medical research; and future trends in biological science and biotechnology.

     

     

    Biotechnology I

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7177                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry

    Description: In Biotechnology I, students will apply advanced academic knowledge and skills to the emerging fields of biotechnology such as agricultural, medical, regulatory, and forensics. Students will have the opportunity to use sophisticated laboratory equipment, perform statistical analysis, and practice quality control techniques. Students will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biotechnology I will study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells, nucleic acids, proteins, and genetics. 

     

     

    Engineering Design and Presentation I

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7178                       10-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Algebra I, Recommended Principles of Applied Engineering

    Description: Engineering Design and Presentation I is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Applied Engineering. Student enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Students will explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

     

     

    Engineering Design and Presentation II

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7179                       11-12                         2

    Prerequisite: Engineering Design and Presentation I

    Description: Engineering Design and Presentation II is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Engineering Design and Presentation I. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, 3D and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Emphasis will be placed on using skills from ideation through prototyping.

     

     

    Engineering Mathematics

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7180                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Algebra II

    Description: Engineering Mathematics is a course where students solve and model robotic design problems. Students use a variety of mathematical methods and models to represent and analyze problems involving data acquisition, spatial applications, electrical measurement, manufacturing processes, materials engineering, mechanical drives, pneumatics, process control systems, quality control, and robotics with computer programming. This course may also be used as a third or fourth math credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students entering who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    AC/DC Electronics

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7181                       10-12                         1

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: AC/DC Electronics focuses on the basic electricity principles of alternating current/direct current (AC/DC) circuits. Students will demonstrate knowledge and applications of circuits, electronic measurement, and electronic implementation. Through use of the design process, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the electronics industry.

     

     

    Robotics I

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7183                       9-10                           1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Principles of Applied Engineering

    Description: In Robotics I, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment through implementation of the design process. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

     

     

    Robotics II

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7847                       10-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Robotics I

    Description: In Robotics II, students will explore artificial intelligence and programming in the robotic and automation industry. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will build prototypes and use software to test their designs.

     

     

    Principles of Technology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7184                       10-12                          1

    Prerequisite: One Credit of High School Science and Algebra I.

    Description: In Principles of Technology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Various systems will be described in terms of space, time, energy, and matter. Students study a variety of topics that include laws of motion, conservation of energy, momentum, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and characteristics and behavior of waves, apply physics concepts and perform laboratory experiments. To receive credit in science, the course must include at least 40% laboratory investigation and fieldwork using appropriate scientific inquiry. Currently, this course is offered at two campuses. This course may also be used as the Physics credit requirement under the HB5 STEM endorsement for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter. 

     

     

    Scientific Research and Design

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7185                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, or Physics

    Description: Scientific Research and Design is a broad-based course designed to allow districts and schools considerable flexibility to develop local curriculum to supplement any program of study or coherent sequence. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. All of these components are integrated with the career and technical education emphasis of helping students gain entry-level employment in high skill, high wage jobs and/or continue their education. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. Students may repeat this course with different course content for up to three credits. This course may also be used as a third or fourth science credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Scientific Research and Design II

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7134                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, or Physics

    Description: Scientific Research and Design is a broad-based course designed to allow districts and schools considerable flexibility to develop local curriculum to supplement any program of study or coherent sequence. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. All of these components are integrated with the career and technical education emphasis of helping students gain entry-level employment in high skill, high wage jobs and/or continue their education. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. Students may repeat this course with different course content for up to three credits. This course may also be used as a third or fourth science credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Scientific Research and Design III

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7135                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, or Physics

    Description: Scientific Research and Design is a broad-based course designed to allow districts and schools considerable flexibility to develop local curriculum to supplement any program of study or coherent sequence. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. All of these components are integrated with the career and technical education emphasis of helping students gain entry-level employment in high skill, high wage jobs and/or continue their education. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. Students may repeat this course with different course content for up to three credits. This course may also be used as a third or fourth science credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Engineering Design and Problem Solving

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7578                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisite: Algebra I And Geometry,

    Recommended Two Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster

    Courses

    Description: The Engineering Design and Problem-Solving course is the creative process of solving problems by identifying needs and then devising solutions. The solution may be a product, technique, structure, or process depending on the problem. Science aims to understand the natural world, while engineering seeks to shape this world to meet human needs and wants. Engineering design takes into consideration limiting factors or "design under constraint." Various engineering disciplines address a broad spectrum of design problems using specific concepts from the sciences and mathematics to derive a solution. The design process and problem solving are inherent to all engineering disciplines. This course may also be used as a third or fourth science credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Engineering Science/Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7723                       10-12                          1

    Required Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), or Physics.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Geometry

    Description: Engineering Science is an engineering course designed to expose students to some of the major concepts and technologies that they will encounter in a postsecondary program of study in any engineering domain. Students will have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers. In Engineering Science, students will employ science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts in the solution of real-world challenge situations. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.  This course may also be used as a third or fourth science credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014 - 2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7186                       12                           2

    Prerequisite: Recommended Two Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster

    Courses

    Description: Practicum in STEM is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

     

     

    Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7725                       9-10                        1

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. 

     

     

    Digital Electronics (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7721                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Introduction to Engineering Design

    Description: This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high definition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. This course may also be used as a third or fourth math credit under the HB5 graduation requirements for students who have entered Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.

     

     

    Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7718                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Introduction to Engineering Design

    Description: The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight, and engineering through the fields of aeronautics, aerospace engineering, and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work in teams utilizing hands-on activities, projects, and problems and are exposed to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In addition, students use 3D design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design intelligent vehicles to learn about documenting their project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

     

     

    Biotechnical Engineering (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7191                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Introduction to Engineering Design

    Description: The major focus of this course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology including biomedical engineering, bimolecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, human interface, bioprocesses, forensics, and bioethics. Students in this course apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, improve, and extend living systems. 

     

     

    Civil Engineering & Architecture (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7719                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Introduction to Engineering Design

    Description: The major focus of this course is completing long-term projects that involve the development of property sites. As students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. The course provides teachers and students freedom to develop the property as a simulation or to students to model the experiences that civil engineers and architects face. Students work in teams, exploring hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. Students learn about documenting their project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers. 

     

     

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7720                       11-12                         1

    Prerequisite: Recommended Introduction to Engineering Design

    Description: The major focus of this course is to answer questions such as: How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? As students find the answers to these questions, they learn about the history of manufacturing, a sampling of manufacturing processes, robotics, and automation. The course is built around several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems. 

     

     

    Computer Science and Software Engineering (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7724                       9                              1

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: CSE implements the College Board’s 2013 CS Principles framework. Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. CSE helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, robotics, and simulation. 

     

     

     

    Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7722                       12                              1

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Year 1, 2, and 3 Project Lead the Way Courses

    Description: This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The product development lifecycle and a design process are used to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team presents and defends their solution to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead the Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. This course also engages students in time management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to students in the future. 

     

     

    Data Acquisition and Analysis

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7195                       11-12                         1

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Description: In this course students learn to make informed decisions about technologies and their applications. The efficient acquisition of information includes the identification of task requirements, the plan for using search strategies, and the use of technology to access, analyze, and evaluate the acquired information. By using technology as a tool that supports the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create a solution, and evaluate the results. Students communicate information in different formats and to diverse audiences. A variety of technologies will be used. Students will analyze and evaluate the results.