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ENGINEERING

CLASSES

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Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “B” in Algebra I or teacher approval
Teacher: Sandy Hollenbeck

This course is a high school level foundation course in the PLTW Engineering Program. In IED, students are introduced to the engineering profession and a common approach to the solution of engineering problems, an engineering design process. Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will progress from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Successful completion of IED; minimum grade of “B” in Algebra I & Geometry and minimum junior standing or teacher approval
Teacher: Sandy Hollenbeck

This course is a foundation course of the high school engineering pathway. This survey course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and kinematics. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Successful completion of IED or PE; minimum grade of “B” in Algebra I & Geometry and minimum junior standing or teacher approval
Teacher: Sandy Hollenbeck

This course is one of the specialization courses in the PLTW Engineering program. The course deepens the skills and knowledge of an engineering student within the context of atmospheric and space flight. Students explore the fundamentals of flight in air and space as they bring the concepts to life by designing and testing components related to flight such as an airfoil, propulsion system, and a rocket. They learn orbital mechanics concepts and apply these by creating models using industry standard software. They also apply aerospace concepts to alternative applications such as a wind turbine and parachute. Students simulate a progression of operations to explore a planet, including creating a map of the terrain with a model satellite and using the map to execute a mission using an autonomous robot. 

Upcoming Events

September 16
September 16

College Ap Open lab

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

September 17