Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

  • Power Sports Equipment 1-A & 1-B (CTM 205/206)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section

    This is the first in a series of courses that prepares students for employment in the powersports vehicle and power equipment industry. Students will work toward servicing motorcycles and ATV’s; large or small outboard engines, personal watercraft, and marine engines and power equipment/vehicles from yard tractors to lawn mowers and chainsaws.

     

    Power Sports Equipment 2-A & 2-B (CTM 257/258)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational /CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section Prerequisite: Successful completion of Power Sports Equipment I

    Students continue developing the skills necessary for employment in the powersports vehicle and power equipment industry. Advanced projects are assigned that allow students to acquire planning, quality control, design and leadership skills.

     

    Power Sports Equipment 3-A & 3-B (CTM 265/266)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0 –

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section Prerequisite: Successful completion of Power Sports Equipment 2

    In Power Sports 3, students will continue to develop the Stihl equipment repair and parts catalog knowledge. Emphasis will be on reading precision measuring tools for accurate measurement of parts and factory recommended tolerances for precise diagnostics.

     

    Composites/Manufacturing 1-A & 1-B (CTM 107/108)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE; Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section Composites/ Manufacturing 1 is part of the Manufacturing Career Cluster that articulates with the Pierce County Skills Center Skills Center. Upon successful completion of the Program of Study, students can gain entry level employment in the aerospace industry. Composites/Manufacturing 1 will prepare you to become a fabrication technician, assemble and repair composite materials on aircraft at an entry level. Local aerospace and composites manufacturing industry has expressed an ongoing need for people with these skills. The knowledge and skills gained through this training can transfer into other industries also, such as automotive, marine, and sporting goods. Students will receive hands-on experience in manufacturing, testing, and assessing the properties and performance of aerospace materials.

     

    Composites/ Manufacturing 2-A & 2-B (CTM 153/154)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE; Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees may apply

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Composites/Manufacturing 1

    In Composites/Manufacturing 2, students will continue with a more in-depth look at mechanical behavior and characteristics of composites and aerospace materials. Students will evaluate aerospace material performance and make decisions based on structural durability and safety. The knowledge and skills gained through this training can transfer into other industries also, such as automotive, marine, and sporting goods. In this high-demand career development program, students may have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Competencies leading to entry-level employment in the composites and aerospace industries.

     

    Introduction to Engineering Design-IED A & B (CTM 260/261)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE, Fine Arts, or Elective 1.0 Prerequisite: None

    As PLTW and many college engineering and design programs require, IED is designed primarily as an introductory program to STEM careers at all levels. The major focus of IED is the design process and its application to the real world. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions, solve problems, document their work in an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. In addition, students will use state of the art machines and tools (CNC mills, 3D printers, vinyl sign cutters) in the prototyping lab to design and model their creations.

     

    Principles of Engineering/Robotics A & B (CTM 270/271)

    Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval

    Credit: Occupational/CTE, Lab based science or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Intro to Engineering Design or teacher permission. NCAA approval has been requested. This survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Students will study mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, kinematics, programming, and utilize robotics as the medium to apply skills learned. Students will be challenged to problem-solve, research, and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work, and communicate solutions. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the skills and knowledge from this class by joining the school robotics club.

     

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing A & B (CTT 209/210)

    Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1 and successful Completion of Intro to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering/Robotics are highly recommended.

    Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related

     

    CTE: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

    to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system.

     

    Aerospace Engineering A & B (CTM 217/218)

    Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1. Intro to Engineering Design is recommended. Aerospace Engineering is one of PLTW’s specialized courses. AE explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals. This course is designed for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students.

     

    Drone Piloting (UAS) (CTM 317/318) Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1. Intro to Engineering Design or Drone Design & Engineering is recommended.

    This course will provide students experiences in engineering and design concepts of unmanned aircraft (Drones). Students will learn the technology, legal and safety aspects as well as experience hands-on construction configuration and training in flight of unmanned aircraft. Students will gain knowledge of careers in this field.

     

    Drone Design & Engineering (CTM 229) Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1. Intro to Engineering Design or Drone Piloting is recommended.

    This course will provide students with experiences working in the emerging field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) aka drones. Students will explore the engineering concepts presently utilized in this expanding field and will Develop knowledge and understanding of basic sUAS design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Additive Manufacturing (AM), basic control system design and implementation, circuit assembly, and aircraft flight testing.

     

    Design and Modeling (CTM 104)

    Grade Level: 11, 12, or instructor’s approval Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra 1. Intro to Engineering Design is recommended.

    This stand-alone trimester class is intended to introduce students to the concepts of design and modeling. Through the use of industry standard software, students will be able to unleash the power of CAD (Computer Aided Design) by creating and modeling unique creations of their own. Students will learn the tools needed to model designs that can be then created by 3D printing, laser engraving, and vinyl sign cutters. Note: For students interested in pursuing Engineering as a career pathway, please refer to the two-trimester course, Introduction to Engineering Design, as this course is not the prerequisite for the Engineering Pathway.

     

    Civil Engineering and Architecture A & B (CTM 353/354)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Intro to Engineering Design.

    This course is part of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course sequence designed to provide students with greater understanding of mathematics and science through pre-engineering concepts. In this overview of civil engineering fields, students will use state-of-the-art software to solve real world problems and apply knowledge to hands-on projects and activities. By developing and implementing plans for a playground or vacation homes for example, students experience firsthand the job responsibilities of architects and civil engineers. By the end of the course, students are able to give a complete presentation to the client including three-dimensional renderings of buildings and improvements, zoning and ordinance constraints, infrastructure requirements, and other essential project plans.

     

    Construction Technology (CTM 105/106)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section

    Students are introduced to a variety of hand tools and construction/woodworking equipment. This course is designed to teach entry-level skills and knowledge of both construction trades and woodworking. Students will have the opportunity to explore various trades in the construction industry such as; carpentry, electrical, drywall, plumbing, roofing, and more. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course.


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