Engineering-Technology Education (ETE)

Robotics Design and Innovation 1  (#4728 C)  1 semester, 1 credit
9, 10, 11, 12
In Robotics Design and Innovation, students will design, program, and test innovative technological systems related to robotics. Topics include robotic structure, mechanics, pneumatics, control technologies, computer fundamentals, sensor integration, and programmable control technologies. Students will program and optimize robots to perform a variety of pre-designated tasks and challenges in the both the virtual and real world environment. Through this course, students will investigate career and collegiate programs of study.
Activities Include: Robot Assembly and Configuration, Cortex and Controller Mapping, C-based Programming, Computer Simulations, Various Physical Robotic Challenges, and Sensor Applications Including: Limit Switches, Sonar, Line Trackers, Potentiometers, Encoders, and Photo Cells. 

Robotics Design and Innovation 2  (#4728 C2)  1 semester, 1 credit
9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Robotics 1
In Robotics Design and Innovation 2, students advance their hands-on and minds-on skills in the design, programming, and testing of innovative technological designs related to robotic systems. More in-depth topics involve robot structure and design, mechanics, pneumatics, control technologies, computer fundamentals, and programmable control technologies. Working individually and collaboratively, students will design, build, program, test, and troubleshoot more advanced robotic systems in both the real and virtual world environment.  Robotics 2 provides students with the foundation necessary to be a successful member of the school's competitive robotics team, "The Porta-Botz!".
Activities Include: Robot Structure, Design, Configuration and Assembly, C-Based Programming, Code Optimization, Computer Simulations, Autonomous and Driver Control Challenges, Sensor Application and Integration, Open-Ended Robotics Challenges.  

Advanced Robotics , Adv Mfg II  (#5606 AB)  2 semesters, 2 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Robotics 1 and 2
In this year-long course, students will conduct an in-depth application of robotics principles and automation. Applying the Engineering Design Process, student teams will research, design, fabricate, test, and optimize a customized robot in a project-based learning environment. Topics cover robotic principles and theory, applications, design, structure, sensor and actuator interfacing, and C-based robot programming.  Students will use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to produce robot models. Teams will communicate project documentation and justify their robotic designs to a panel of judges and engineers.  Members of this class are the core of the school’s award winning, competitive robotics team, the Porta-Botz! and will take part in after school practices, weekend competitions, participate in fundraising efforts, and promote STEM and Robotics education in the community through mentorship opportunities.
Activities Include: Engineering Design Process, Documentation, Research and Brainstorming, CAD Drawings, Robot Design and Fabrication, Sensor Integration, Autonomous Programming, Driver Control, Engineering Presentations, and Compete in VEX Robotics Tournaments.

Introduction to Manufacturing 1 (#4784C) 1 semester, 1 credit
9, 10, 11, 12
In this course students will work individually and in groups studying the effects of manufacturing on society. Activities include creating production systems, testing materials, designing and producing products, and evaluating manufactured products. Students will explore techniques used to apply technology in obtaining resources and changing them into industrial materials and finished products.
Activities Include:  Product Design, Jigs and Fixtures, Wooden Tool Box, Mass Production Project, Sheet Metal Project and Laser Engraving.

Introduction to Manufacturing 2  (#4784C2)  1 semester, 1 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Manufacturing 1
In this course you will learn about the process of manufacturing - properties of materials, manufacturing assembly lines, automation principles, and design techniques. Students will design a product, build a prototype of the product, test and evaluate the prototype, and set up an assembly line to produce the product.
Activities Include: Facility Layout, Sheet Metal Project, Project Assembly, CNC Router Project, Laser Engraving, Manufacturing Flow Charts and Automated Work Cells.

Introduction to Construction  (#4792C1)  1 semester, 1 credit
9, 10, 11, 12
In this course students will work individually and in groups studying different kinds of residential, commercial, and industrial building structures. Activities include designing construction projects, making working drawings, writing construction specifications, surveying properties, and building foundations and superstructures. Students will explore the applications of tools, materials, and energy used in developing, producing, using, and assessing constructed works.
Activities Include: Power Tool Safety and Use, Transit, Levels and Elevations, Concrete Forms, Framing, and Electrical Wiring.

Introduction to Construction 2  (#4792C2)  1 semester, 1 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction 1
In this course you will work individually and in groups studying changes in construction technology as it relates to construction personnel, the design process, contractual obligations, management systems, construction tools and materials, construction of buildings, civil construction, purchasing and financing structures, and community planning.
Activities Include: Framing, Plumbing, Drywall, Roofing, Interior Finishing and Painting, and an Individual Wood Working Project.

Introduction to Transportation 1  (#4798C)  1 semester, 1 credit
9, 10, 11, 12
Introduction to Transportation 1 is a course that specializes in the study of moving people and goods in the past, present and future. Students will explore vehicular systems used to transport via land, water, air and space emphasizing the principles of operation and societal impacts. Using the Design Process, activities allow students to investigate, understand, design, produce, test and evaluate specific methods of transportation. 
Activities Include: Power Point Presentations, Egg Container Drop, CO2 Race Cars, Wind Tunnel Testing, Boat Hulls, Hot Air Balloons, and 2-Liter Water Rockets

Introduction to Transportation 2  (#4798C2)  1 semester, 1 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Transportation 1
This course is an activity-based in depth study of transportation and energy technology. Students will design, construct, test and evaluate Electric Air Planes, Solar Powered Vehicles, Mouse Trap Powered Vehicles, and Bridges. Students will also study basic aviation and learn to fly a small aircraft with extensive simulator training and an introductory flight at the airport with a pilot. (An additional field trip fee of $75 is necessary.  Students are not required to participate, however.)
Activities Include: Electric Airplanes, Flight Simulation, Piloting Cessna 172, Bridges, Solar Power Car, and Mouse Trap Vehicle.

Introduction to Graphic Imaging Technology 1  (#5572C)  1 semester, 1 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: It’s strongly recommended students have earned 2 math credits and 2 English credits.
This course will help the novice printer in all aspects of the pre-press areas.  Classroom theory and laboratory topics include shop safety, history of printing, and careers in printing, desktop publishing, extensive art and copy assembly, image setting and black and white film assembly.

Introduction to Graphic Imaging Technology 2  (#5572C2)  1 semester, 1 credit
10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Graphic Imaging Technology 1
This course is a general study of the characteristics and applications of various printing procedures and processes. Classroom theory and laboratory skill development includes activities in basic plate making procedures, extensive offset press operations, ink and paper fundamentals, bindery operations and finishing/packaging techniques.