The engineering technology program is a hands-on, project-based approach to learning that better prepares students for entrance into college engineering and/or engineering technology programs. Coursework uses real-world problem solving that answers the age-old student question, Why do I need to know this? There are five courses in the Engineering Technology Sequence. Course content is designed to help students explore how engineers and engineering technicians integrate math, science, and communications skills into their profession. Engineering Technology students will engage in the research, design, and construction of models/prototypes in a variety of areas including: electrical, fluid, structural, and mechanical systems
Intro To Engineering Design
This course teaches students the design process through the use of computer modeling software. Students will learn problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software.
Principles Of Engineering
This course allows students to explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes in order to better understand the world of engineering and engineering technology. Students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process that benefits people and advances our society. This course also includes concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
This course teaches students the concepts of robotics and automated manufacturing by creating three-dimensional designs with modeling software and by producing models of these designs. This course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design. Students use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included.
Engineering Design and Development
Following a full 4 phase Product Development Protocol, students will use a 3D Computer CAD modeling software, 3D Prototype model making machinery and will receive hands-on plastics process training on a production 25 ton Boy Injection Molding Machine. Students will learn the design process and solve problems for which they develop, analyze and create a medical product.
Electronics , DC/AC
This course covers basic electronics theory for DC and AC fundamentals, circuit analysis and troubleshooting. Students learn the use of electronics test equipment such as digital meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators and bread-boarding.
Students will use computer simulations to learn about the logic of electronics as they design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices. This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices.