9 to 12
10 Credits – Year Course
Career Technical Education
University of California/California State University a-g requirement:
Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills: Students need to be able to work independently and in teams. Since most of our work is done in our lab, regular attendance, attention to safety and ability to follow instructions are very important.
Course Description: In this foundational, hands-on course, students are introduced to the engineering design process and use it to identify and design solutions to real problems. Students work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document designs using engineering notebooks, 3D modeling software, hand tools, 3d printers and machine equipment.
Major Projects/Assignments: Students will progress from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that will require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.
Approximate homework assigned daily: Minimal homework that includes completion of classwork and projects not finished in class and occasional assignments.