Engineering and Robotics

Engineering

Engineering and Robotics I & II   (Accelerated Credit)               Grades 10-12

Instructor: Andy Perniciaro                                                                  2 Credits per year

Year I Enrollment Requirements:   A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • meet NWEA MAP scores:
    • in Reading – 8th grade of 217 or higher RIT score.
    • in Math – 8th grade of 226 or higher RIT score.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • complete prerequisite class, if applicable.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration.

Engineering and Robotics I teaches students the history of engineering and the careers associated with the field. The students will also learn the foundations and fundamentals of robotics, electronics, engineering and materials. This course also teaches technical writing, presenting, and project management. It also teaches students the engineering design process, the steps one follows for successful design planning. Students are also introduced to the advanced concepts of 3-D sketching and modeling with CAD software. This course also focuses on quality control and the benefits of engineering failure.

Year II CTC Enrollment Requirements:   A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • not have a NC for Year I.
  • have a 70 final average or higher in Year I.
  • must score 55% or higher on Year I MS-CPAS2 test.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration.

Engineering and Robotics II is a comprehensive course that focuses on the four systems: electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal. It also introduces students to Computer Integrated Manufacturing, or how robotics and drafting work together to create products. This course teaches students the concepts of digital electronic control system technology, focusing on electronics, gates, and truth tables. Students will also learn valuable workforce readiness skills and participate in activities that deal with advanced concepts of programming robotic equipment.  Upon the successful completion of Engineering I and II, a student may receive 2 Carnegie Units of Science (other than Biology I), one of which can be Applied Physics, to satisfy the graduation requirement of 4 Sciences.

Engineering and Robotics is associated with the Technology Students Association (TSA) student organization.

To find out more about our local TSA club, click here.

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