This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This one or two year program is designed for students interested in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)career. Work sites for YA STEM can be chosen from any type of engineering, drafting, civil engineering, or bioscience business. Application to the program must be made by the end of your sophomore year in high school.
This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This one or two year program is designed for students interested in an auto collision, technician, diesel or supply chain/logistics career. Worksites for YA Manufacturing can be chosen from any type of business in one of the career areas. Application to the program must be made by the end of your sophomore year in high school.
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a year long transcripted Project Lead The Way course designed for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students. This survey course exposes students to major concepts they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. This course will fulfill the physical science credit for graduation. Topics include mechanisms, electricity, energy, robotics, statics, materials, and kinematics. They will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Accelerated credit is available to students upon successful completion of a PLTW portfolio at the end of either or both semesters. An end of the year assessment, which when passed and accompanied with a portfolio, serves as an AP credit at most accredited universities within the United States. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
Woods I is a semester course that provides students with an understanding of wood related construction. Students will learn the safe and proper use of tools and machines used in the woodworking industry. Students will demonstrate the safe and proper use of hand tools and machines through safety tests, machine demonstrations, and the construction of various required projects.
Woods II is a semester course that provides students with the skills needed to perform woodworking operations safely and proficiently. Students will learn the design skills needed to create and draw cabinets, furniture and various projects that fall under the realm of construction processes. This program covers safe and proper use of tools and machines, and the advanced use of each. It explains the planning phase of individual project design and the materials best suited for various applications. It provides an opportunity for students to experience the creation of a product and to build projects for personal use. Various carpentry career connections will be explored.
In this course, students will be working in the FAB Lab, Woodshop, and Metalshop in order to produce products for the community , school district, and for themselves. Students will obtain job sheets from the instructor and will be required to refine the design and create the product for the customer. Student will work on various jobs throughout the semester as well as create the product for the customer. Student will be learning how to safely and productively use all manual and CNC equipment in the various labs to aid in the development of products.
Introduction to Engineering Dersign (IED) is a transcripted yearlong course that Project Lead The Way designed for 9th through 12th grade students. The major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their course work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
Automotive Service Fundamentals is an introduction to the Automotive Service Industry. It will give students exposure to Auto Design, Power/Transmission System, Repair and Maintenance, and the Tools and Equipment used every day in the trade. They will understand the importance of safety procedures used when performing maintenance and repair tasks. Students will be involved in activities that provide for the development of Team Building and Problem Solving skills used to make them responsible, informed auto consumers. This entry level course is designed to help students gain an appreciation for the automobile and recognize the many career paths available to a trained Auto Technician.
Construction I is a semester course that provides students with an understanding of building construction, home maintenance, and AutoCAD. Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, select, and construct basic structures that fall under the realm of home maintenance and construction. This is accomplished by means of projects including home repair, electrical wiring, drywall and mudding, framing, basic plumbing, finish work, and AutoCAD blueprint development. Career information and an opportunity to meet with area construction occupations will be included. The purpose of this course is to aid in becoming more productive and useful at home and on the job.
Construction II is a semester course that provides students with an understanding of building construction.Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, select, and construct basic to complex structures. Career information and an opportunity to meet with area construction occupations will be included. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the many aspects involved in building construction. This program covers construction from the planning phase, project design, site selection, to the construction of the structure. It will include the selection and cost analysis of building materials, the safe use and function of various tools, and an understanding of local codes.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is a year long transcripted Project Lead The Way capstone course. Students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Students will have access to the FAB Lab, Woods Lab, and Metals Lab. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
Welding I is a semester course that is designed to give students insight and practical knowledge of the machining and welding industry. Course experience will also include the study of blueprint analysis (orthographic layout, line styles, symbols, and dimensions). Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the welding processes of oxy-acetylene, SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW. Students will be involved in the production of parts and projects based on given blueprints. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.