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.
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.
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.