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

  • Introductory Engineering | Engineering Pathways | Drones Courses 
    Power Sports / Small Engines



    CTE: Introductory Engineering

     

    Design & Modeling (CTM 104)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12, or instructor’s approval

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of 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 then be 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 the Design & Modeling course is not a prerequisite for the Engineering Pathway.

     

    CTE: Engineering Pathways

     

    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:  Successful completion of Algebra is recommended 

    This is the first class of a 3 year sequence. 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 263/264)

    Grade Level: 10, 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 is the second class of a 3 year engineering sequence. 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.

     

    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. Intro to Engineering Design is recommended.
    This is the third class in a 3 year sequence at SLHS. Aerospace Engineering (AE) 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.

     

    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 Intensified Algebra and successful Completion of Intro to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering/Robotics are highly recommended.

    This is the third class of a 3 year sequence at BHS. 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 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.

     

    Environmental Sustainability A & B (CTM 267/268)  NEW

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

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Principles of Engineering (POE) 

    This is the third class in a 3 year engineering sequence at GKHS. Environmental Sustainability (ES) is one of PLTW’s specialized engineering courses. In ES, students investigate and design solutions to solve real-world challenges related to clean drinking water, a stable food supply, and renewable energy. Students are introduced to environmental issues and use the engineering design process to research and design potential solutions. Utilizing the activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students transition from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. Through both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems, students problem solve as they practice common design and scientific protocols such as project management, lab techniques, and peer review.




    CTE: Drone Courses

     

    Drone Piloting (UAS) (CTM 317/318)  

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

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective .5  1.0

    Prerequisite: Students should be 16 or turning 16 during the trimester 

    The use of drones in industry is emerging daily. New uses and FAA approval is frequently in our news. This course will provide students experiences in engineering and design concepts of unmanned aircraft systems or more commonly known as drones (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. Students work towards taking the FAA Part 107 license upon completion. Students must be 16 to earn the FAA Part 107 license. 

     

    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 Drone Piloting

    The use of drones in industry is emerging daily. New uses and FAA approval is frequently in our news. This course will provide students with experiences working in the emerging field of Unmanned Aircraft Aerial Systems (UAS) more commonly known as aka drones. Students will explore the engineering concepts presently utilized in this expanding field and will dDevelop knowledge and understanding of basic s of UAS design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Additive Manufacturing (AM), basic control system design and implementation, circuit assembly, and aircraft flight testing.




    CTE: Small Engines 

     

    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 1A & 1B

    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, 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-A & 2-B

    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.

     

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