PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - PRE-ENGINEERING
Have you ever wanted to design a mousetrap vehicle? Build a wind turbine? Program an autonomous walking or dancing robot? If so, then Pre-Engineering is the program for you! This two- year course is designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering. It provides opportunities to apply science, technology, mathematics, physics and communication skills through project- based instruction with real world applications.
Many different fields of engineering (Mechanical, Civil, and Robotics) as well as engineering concepts and principles will be explored. Working in teams, students learn to apply the design process and develop their organizational, problem solving, creative and analytical skills. Activities such as the Rube Goldberg Contest and the Lexus ECO Challenge Contest help to hone student skills and tap the creative processes.
This course is an excellent starting point for students who are interested in entering the field of engineering in post secondary education.
Course available: Grades 11 - 12
Course length: 2 years
Credits: *Up to 4 CTE credits a year
Available high school credits: 1.0 English, 1.0 math, 1.0 science
*Course must be taken with AutoCAD, which determines maximum credits that can be awarded.
UNITS of STUDY:
- Overview of Engineering Careers & Opportunities
- Structure & Design Engineering:
- Principles & Problem-Solving
- Design of Structures
- Identifying Simple Machines:
- Pulley & Spring Systems
- Investigating Natural vs. Artificial Energy
- Cranes/ Catapults/ Trebuchets
- Hydraulic Robotic Arm/ Electromagnet
COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures. Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam. All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma. Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.
- AutoCAD Certification
- Westchester Community College: 3 credits
CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES
Students who complete the program may continue their studies in any of the following areas:
- Mechanical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Aeronautical Engineer