446  |   ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I     1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Concurrent with College Prep or Honors Math course.

In this full year course the student will need to demonstrate the knowledge needed to create basic architectural drawings. The course is designed to impart to each student a basic knowledge of the principles of design and the elements of architectural drawing. The basic elements of architecture are studied: design concept development, the ability to perceive and manipulate special relationships, and graphical composition. Students are challenged to become more proficient in their ability to conceptualize, draw, and think independently. Most assignments are to be completed in class, but additional projects or assignments may be given that require the student to work outside the normal class period. Self-discipline is emphasized.

  • This course fulfills Visual and Performing Arts requirement (class of 2025 and beyond).

541  |   ENGINEERING DESIGN      1.0 credit

Prerequisite: 80% in Algebra I (or Algebra II).

The student taking this full year course will learn the process of design development of a product and how a model of that product is produced, analyzed and evaluated, using a Computer Aided Design (CAD) System. Various design applications will be explored with discussion of possible career opportunities. This is an introductory course, which develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed upon the concept of developing a 3-D model or solid rendering of an object. Students focus on the application of visualization processes and tools provided by modern, state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, Autodesk Inventor.

  • This course fulfills Visual and Performing Arts requirement (class of 2025 and beyond).


Prerequisite: 80% in Engineering Design or two years on Robotics Team.

Students will learn the process involved in designing and executing an engineering project. The project will pertain to a new   technology in the field of engineering. This project will include a definition of the project, a time schedule of the project, tracking and execution of project tasks, and a final presentation. This presentation will include visual representation, experimentation, and oratory. Software technologies, including web design, will be included in the visual representation of the presentation. The students will perform one or two project(s) per year. The size and scale of the project(s) will be dependent upon the size of the class. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum, this course may be repeated.

  • This course fulfills Visual and Performing Arts requirement (class of 2025 and beyond).

544  |   DIGITAL ELECTRONICS     1.0 credit

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I

This course introduces students to applied digital logic, which is important for careers in engineering and technology. This course explores smart circuits, which can be found in watches, calculators, and computers. Students use computer software to test and analyze digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems and will use the correct components to build their design. The use of mathematics and science are essential to solving real-world engineering problems. This course covers several topics, including analog and digital fundamentals, number systems and binary addition, logic gates and functions, Boolean Algebra and circuit design. Additionally, students will be able to study Electric Forces and Fields, Electrical energy, circuits, and Magnetism in order to understand the topics more fully. This course is open to grades 10-12.


Joe Kalczynski ’96 – Ex. 2292

James Higdon ’10 – Ex. 2291