Program Area: Engineering & Technologies

Program Overview:

The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school student’s essential and enduring 21st Century skills. It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses languages, technologies, sciences, engineering and the arts to understand, communicate, and design.

The high school program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, engineering technology, or related science fields. It introduces students to the scope, rigor and disciple of engineering and covers a broad range of subjects such as globe challenges, digital electronics, computer integrated manufacturing, civil engineering and architecture, aerospace, and biotechnical engineering.

Engineering & Technologies

Course CodeCourse NameSchools OfferingCourse TypeNotes
IC61 (7921)Drafting IBandys, St. StephensCTE
Prereq: Math I recommended
This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas and concepts found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and mathematics. Topics include problem-solving strategies, classical representation methods such as sketching, geometric construction techniques, as well as computer assisted design (CAD), orthographic projection, and 3-D modeling. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
IC62 (7962)Drafting II - ArchitecturalBandys, St. StephensCTE
Prereq: Drafting I
This course focuses on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools used in the field of architecture, structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer assisted design (CAD) tools in the creation of floor plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
IV22 (7972)Drafting II - EngineeringBandys, St. StephensCTE
Prereq: Drafting I
This course focuses on engineering graphics introducing the student to symbol libraries, industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics include coordinate systems, principles of machine processes and gearing, and the construction of 3-D wireframe models using computer assisted design (CAD). English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
IC63 (7963)Drafting III - ArchitecturalBandys, St. StephensCTE
Prereq: Drafting II - Arch
This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer assisted design (CAD) tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Geometry is recommended as preparation for this course.
IV23 (7973)Drafting III - EngineeringBandys, St. StpehensCTE
Prereq: Drafting II - Engineering
This course introduces the student to advanced engineering concepts using computer assisted design (CAD) tools. Topics studied include descriptive geometry, geometric tolerancing, and advanced engineering design concepts such as surface and solid modeling. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Geometry is recommended as preparation for this course.
LocalExploring RoboticsAll SchoolsCTE
Local Course Option
This course introduces the student to basic electronics and robotics. The course is presented through video presentations, computer simulations, and hands on projects. When performing the hands on projects the students work in teams of two or three students. Each team builds and programs a robot to complete mazes and courses, follow light beams and lines, and pick up and move objects. The concepts covered include safety, programming, electronic components, bread-boarding, servo motors, power supplies, processor and memory chips, computer numbering systems, distance and time calculations, recording data and graphing. Learning these concepts will help the student in a college mechatronics or engineering curriculum or in an industrial setting where robots are used.
TE11 (8210)Technology Engineering and DesignFoard, Bunker Hill, Saint StephensCTEThis course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, English language arts, and art. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
TE12 (8211)Technological DesignFoard, Bunker Hill, Saint StephensCTE
Prereq: Technology Engineering and Design
This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of design. The design fields of graphics, industrial design, and architecture receive major emphasis. Engineering content and professional practices are presented through practical application. Working in design teams, students apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering and design problems. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.