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Last Updated: 2/19/2021 8:31 PM

STEM I: PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

One Semester 1 credit Grade 9

Prerequisite: None

Principles of Engineering and Technology is a foundational course in the STEM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design solutions to others.

 

STEM II: DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

One Semester 1 credit Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: STEM I

Digital Electronics is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basic components of digital electronic systems and equip them with the ability to use these components to design more complex digital systems. Proficient students will be able to (1) describe basic functions of digital components (including gates, flip flops, counters, and other devices upon which larger systems are designed), (2) use these devices as building blocks to design larger, more complex circuits, (3) implement these circuits using programmable devices, and (4) effectively communicate designs and systems. Students develop additional skill in technical documentation when operating and troubleshooting circuits. Upon completion of the Digital Electronics course, proficient students will be able to design a complex digital system and communicate their designs through a variety of media.

 

STEM III: ROBOTICS & AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

One Semester 1 credit Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: STEM I or Algebra 2 or Chemistry

Robotics & Automated Systems is an applied course for students who wish to explore how robots and automated systems are used in industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have an understanding of the historical and current uses of robots and automated systems; programmable circuits, interfacing both inputs and outputs; ethical standards for engineering and technology professions; and testing and maintenance of robots and automated systems. Note: Standards in this course are presented sequentially for students’ learning progression; however, instructors may tailor the order of course standards to their specifications. Students are expected to use engineering notebooks to document procedures, design ideas, and other notes for all projects throughout the course. Students will also be able to compete in MATE ROV Competition and FRC

 

Last Updated: 17 February 2021