• Principles of Applied Engineering

    Course: 7175         Grade: 9-10           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7176         Grade: 9-10           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7177         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7178         Grade: 10-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I, 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: 7179         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: 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: 7180         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7181         Grade: 10-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7183         Grade: 9-10           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Applied Engineering

    Description: In Robotics I, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a projectbased 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: 7847         Grade: 10-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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 projectbased environment. Students will build prototypes and use software to test their designs.

     

    Robotics Programming and Design

    Course: 5158         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technology Applications or equivalent knowledge and skills

    Description: Students will express creativity and innovation through the design, implementation, and delivery of meaningful projects a variety of robotic programs. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve problems in designing and programming robots. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use robotic concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using robotic knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of robotics through the study of physics, robotics, automation, and engineering design concepts.

     

    Robotics Programming & Design (MA)

    Course: 5173         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technology Applications or equivalent knowledge and skills

    Description: (AAR Math Credit) Robotics Programming and Design will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful robotic programs through a variety of media.

    Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve problems in designing and programming robots. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use robotic concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using robotic knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results.

    Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of robotics through the study of physics, robotics, automation, and engineering design concepts.

     

    Scientific Research and Design

    Course: 7185         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: TBD           Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 3124         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7578         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I And Geometry, Two Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster Courses

    Description: The Engineering Design and ProblemSolving 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: 7723         Grade: 10-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7186         Grade: 12               Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: 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: 7725         Grade: 9-10           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7721         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7718         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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.

     

    Civil Engineering & Architecture (PLTW)

    Course: 7719         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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: 7720         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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. 

     

    Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)

    Course: 7722         Grade: 12               Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: 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 openended 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.

     

    Applied Mathematics for Technical Professionals

    Course: 7014         Grade: 12               Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The process standards describe ways in which students are expected to engage in the content. The placement of the process standards at the beginning of the knowledge and skills listed for each Grade and course is intentional. The process standards weave the other knowledge and skills together so that students may be successful problem solvers and use mathematics efficiently and effectively in daily life. The process standards are integrated at every Grade level and course. When possible, students will apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.

     

    Computer Science I

    Course: 2685         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I or Teacher Recommendations

    Description: This course teaches the programming language of JAVA. Students are prepared for the AP Computer Science course while learning graphics and design as well as real- world applications. This course is ideal for students in grades 9–11 who plan to continue in the CS AP sequence.

     

    Computer Science I LOTE

    Course: 2527         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I or Teacher Recommendations

    Description: This course teaches the programming language of JAVA. Students are prepared for the AP Computer Science course while learning graphics and design as well as real- world applications. This course is ideal for students in grades 9–11 who plan to continue in the CS AP sequence.

     

    Computer Science I Pre-Adv Placement

    Course: 2736         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I or Teacher Recommendation AND student is Pre-AP-eligible through G/T or Honor services or staff recommendation

    Description: This course is an implementation of Computer Science I is offered to support students receiving G/T and/or Honors services. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems.

     

    Computer Science II

    Course: TBD           Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I AND either Computer Science I or Computer Science Fundamentals

    Description: This course teaches the programming language of JAVA. Students are prepared for the AP Computer Science course while learning graphics and design as well as real- world applications. This course is ideal for students in grades 9–11 who plan to continue in the CS AP sequence.

     

    Computer Science III

    Course: 2704         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Computer Science II, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A, or International Baccalaureate (IB) Computer Science

    Description: This course teaches the programming language, JAVA. Students are prepared for the AP Computer Science course while learning graphics and design as well as real- world applications. This course is ideal for students in grades 11-12 who plan to continue in the CS endorsement.

     

    Cybersecurity Capstone

    Course: 2708         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Recommended: Foundations of Cybersecurity)

    Description: Cybersecurity Capstone may serve as a culminating course in this field of study. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to explore advanced concepts related to the ethics, laws, and operations of cybersecurity. Students will examine trends and operations of cyberattacks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Students will develop security policies designed to mitigate risks. The skills obtained in this course prepare students for additional study toward industry certification.

     

    Discrete Math for Computer Science

    Course: 2693         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Algebra II

    Description: Discrete Mathematics provides the tools used in most areas of computer science. Exposure to the mathematical concepts and discrete structures presented in this course is essential in order to provide an adequate foundation for further study. Discrete Mathematics is generally listed as a core requirement for Computer Science majors. Course topics are divided into six areas: sets, functions, and relations; basic logic; proof techniques; counting basics; graphs and trees; and discrete probability.

     

    Digital Forensics

    Course: TBD           Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technology Applications or Teacher Recommendation

    Description: Digital Forensics will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to investigate simulations and case studies of crimes, reconstructing computer security incidents, troubleshooting operational problems, and recovering from accidental system damage. Students will collaborate to develop forensic techniques to assist with computer security incident response. Students will learn methods to identify, collect, examine, and analyze data while preserving the integrity of the information and maintaining a strict chain of custody for data. Students will solve problems as they study the application of science to the law. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of computing and networking systems that transmit or store electronic data.

     

    Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Course: 2690         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technology Applications or Teacher Recommendation

    Description: Fundamentals of Computer Science is an introductory Computer Science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. Students develop problem solving and reasoning skills that are the foundation of computer science.

     

    Foundations of Cybersecurity

    Course: 2710         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: none

    Description: Foundations of Cybersecurity may serve as an introductory course in this field of study. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to explore fundamental concepts related to the ethics, laws, and operations of cybersecurity. Students will examine trends and operations of cyberattacks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Students will review and explore security policies designed to mitigate risks and enforce laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime. The skills obtained in this course prepare students for additional student in cybersecurity.

     

    AP Computer Science Principles

    Course: 2694         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Computer Science or equivalent

    Description: The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course is unique in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.  Approved College Board teacher syllabus required.

     

    AP Computer Science Principles LOTE

    Course: 2703         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Computer Science or equivalent

    Description: Student will explore Languages other than English through Computer Science. This AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first semester introductory college computing course. Students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course is unique in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world. Approved College Board teacher syllabus required.

     

    AP Computer Science A- Math

    Course: 2697         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Computer Science or equivalent

    Description: AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through programming. Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language. Approved College Board teacher syllabus required. NOTE: This course awards two credits total - one for math and one for LOTE. To accommodate this, AP Computer Science A – MATH is corequisite with AP Computer Science A.– LOTE. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 1.0 credit for AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - MATH and a second 1.0 credit for AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - LOTE (foreign language) through auto-processing.

     

    AP Computer Science A- LOTE

    Course: 2700         Grade: 9-12           Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Computer Science or equivalent

    Description: AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through programming. Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language. Approved College Board teacher syllabus required. This course is one part of a 2.0 credit course. Student of this course should only be enrolled in AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - MATH .Upon successful completion of AP Computer Science a -MATH, students will receive 1.0 credit for AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - MATH and a second 1.0 credit for AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - LOTE (foreign language) through auto-processing.

     

    IB Computer Science HL- LOTE

    Course: 3206         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Computer Science I, Algebra II

    Description: This course emphasizes computer programming skills as a critical element of developing higher level skills applicable to virtually all fields of study. Computational thinking lies at the heart of the course and is integrated with other topics. Four course options are available. Databases, modeling and simulation, web science, object oriented programming. Algorithmic thinking expressed as pseudo code will be emphasized. This course is not scheduled, but credit is awarded after completion of IB COMP SCI HL MATH. 3207. Course emphasizes computer programming languages of LOTE.

     

    IB Computer Science HL- Math

    Course: 3207         Grade: 11-12         Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Computer Science I, Algebra II

    Description: This course emphasizes computer programming languages as Mathematics. Student will learn skills as a critical element of developing higher level skills applicable to virtually all fields of study. Computational thinking lies at the heart of the course and is integrated with other topics. Four course options are available: databases, modelling and simulation, web science, object oriented programming. Algorithmic thinking expressed as pseudo code will be emphasized. This is the companion course for 3206. 3206 is not scheduled. Students receive credit after completion of 3207.