Engineering Technology

  • Program Description

    Do you ever wonder how things work? Do you want to solve innovative problems creatively or work with technology to improve our lives? Engineering Technology will teach you not only to think outside the box, but will give you the skills to redesign the box entirely for yourself. Our students engage in an advanced curriculum focused all aspects of engineering. Students enrolled in the program are exposed to a wide range of concepts blending mechanical, electrical, civil, and robotics engineering. This project-based curriculum encourages students of all ability levels to use math, science and technology principles to solve real-world problems. In order to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, students will train on state-of-the-art robotics, manufacturing and structural analysis equipment. This department’s goal is to provide a comprehensive experience for those students interested in pursuing a secondary degree in a STEM-related field as well as those planning to join the workforce immediately after high school.


    The Engineering Technology shop is a certified Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program. Project Lead The Way Inc. (PLTW) is a national program forming partnerships among Public Schools, Higher Education Institutions and the Private Sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system. The program offers a hands-on, project-based approach to learning that better prepares students for the rigors of college. The program incorporates science, technology skills, engineering and math (STEM curriculum) needed for success. Students participating in PLTW programs are better prepared for college engineering programs and more likely to be successful in those programs.

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  • Instructed Areas

    • Engineering design process
    • Principles of engineering
    • Robotic automation and programming
    • Computer-aided design and modeling
    • Digital electronics
    • Civil and architectural engineering
    • Mechanisms, materials, and alternative energy
    • Computer integrated manufacturing

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: The major focus is to expose students to the design process, problem solving methods, collaboration and technical documentation. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in research and analysis, teamwork, technical writing, engineering graphics, and problem solving through activity, project and problem-based learning. Students will continually hone their interpersonal skills and creative abilities while applying math, science, and technology knowledge learned in other courses to solve engineering design problems and communicate their solutions.

    Sophomore Year: During their sophomore year, students will be exposed to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and other high tech career choices. Through this investigation students will develop skills and understanding of the main differences between different engineering disciplines. This survey of engineering topics allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

    Junior Year: Still in development. Check back again soon

    Senior Year: Still in development. Check back again soon

     

    Career Opportunities

    • Product designer
    • CAD technician
    • Engineering technician
    • Mechatronics technician
    • Roboticist
    • Electrical engineer
    • Computer engineer
    • Mechanical engineer
    • Industrial engineer
    • Civil or Architectural engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Physics

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