FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
Introduction to Engineering
I287
Introduction to Engineering
I287
Introduction to Engineering
I287
Introduction to Engineering
I287
Principles of Robotics
I285
Principles of Robotics
I285
Principles of Robotics
I285
Principles of Robotics
I285
Engineering Design
I289
Engineering Design
I289
Engineering Design
I289
Advanced Robotics
I297
Advanced Robotics
I297
Advanced Robotics
I297
Advanced Engineering Honors Dual Credit
I296
Advanced Engineering Honors Dual Credit
I296
Senior Engineering
1294
– OR –
Architecture Design
I291

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The high school Applied Technology Department offers students a broad experience by working on design projects that include experience in various professions; including engineering, architecture,
robotics, and industrial design. Applied Technology courses are aligned with the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Standards for Technological Literacy, National Science Education &
Teaching Standards (NSES), and the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM)

GENERAL POLICIES

  1. One credit is required in a humanities-related field in order to graduate. Applied Technology is a humanities field.
  2. It is recommended that any student interested in pursuing engineering as a career register for Applied Technology courses.

PARENTS OF INCOMING FRESHMAN

Students interested in taking either Principles of Robotic (I285) or Introduction to Engineering (I287), are recommended to register for both classes during their freshman year. Each course is one semester long.

By taking both classes in one school year, students will have completed the prerequisites to move forward in our course sequence and get the most out of what is offered within the Applied Technology Department here at LZHS.

I285 Principles Of Robotics

Prerequisites: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
0.5 Credit

Principles of Robotics a one-semester course that will introduce students to the fundamentals of robust robotic design, students will learn the fundamentals of robotic design, mechanical advantage including gear ratios, radio frequencies, and the engineering design problem solving process, as well as simple electronics and wiring by using Vex robotics systems.

I287 Introduction To Engineering

Prerequisites: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
0.5 Credit

Introduction to Engineering is a one-semester course that will introduce students to design, in particular to Autodesk’s Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software program AutoCAD. Students will learn sketching, as well as use cutting edge technology to learn the basic concepts of drafting. These concepts include single view, three view, isometric drawings, as well as orthographic projection. Students will also have the opportunity to work with a laser cutter/engraving machine to produce product prototypes.

I289 Engineering Design

Prerequisites: Introduction To Engineering Or Advanced Robotics
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1.0 Credit

Engineering Design is a two semester course in which students will build on the skills that are developed in Introduction to Engineering. Students will learn Autodesk Inventor solid modeling software, and will use it to create parametric 3D models. Students will then use Inventor to create technical drawings of their parts, including section views, isometric (3D) view, and auxiliary views. Application of CAD skills will be applied via design problems in which students will use the design loop process to create a solution to a given problem; operational models will then be built for testing.

I296 Advanced Engineering Honors Dual Credit

Prerequisites: Engineering Design
Open To: 11, 12
1.0 Credit

Advanced Engineering is a two semester course in which students will learn the fundamentals of using Autodesk’s Revit software to generate a set of working drawings for a residential structure. Students will also continue to build upon their skill set with Autodesk Inventor through working on design projects. Students will utilize cutting edge technologies including the laser cutter, and 3D printer to create more accurate and effective solutions to design projects.

I297 Advanced Robotics

Prerequisites: Principles Of Robotics
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1.0 Credit

Advanced Robotics Engineering (A.R.E.) is a one year advanced robotics course in which students will work with a partner to design and program complex robotics s using the VEX robotics system. Robot designs will be tested through the use of games and challenges, students will help create games that utilize a particular design skill or robotic ability. Students will use Robot C to write robot code, in order to complete more complex tasks such as automation. Students will be required to build and program robots that can perform tasks on their own (autonomous operation) as well as be driven through an input device. More complex feedback sensors will be introduced including wheel encoders, potentiometers, rate gyroscopes, optical light sensors, and ultrasonic range finders.

I294 Senior Engineering

Prerequisites: Advanced Engineering
Open To: 12
1.0 Credit

Senior Engineering: is a two semester capstone course that is designed to challenge students in the areas of engineering design as well as their abilities to design solutions for design-problem solving activities. Students will be required to draw on their experiences from the previous three years of Technology courses, including AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D Studio Max, and MS Office products. The projects that will be assigned will be similar to those in industry.

I291 Architecture Design

Prerequisites: Advancd Engineering
Open To: 12
1.0 Credit

Architecture Design is a two semester capstone course that is designed to challenge students in the area of architectural design drafting. Students will work on various architectural design projects, including the design of a custom 2-story home. Students will be required to draw on their experiences from the previous three years of Technology courses, including AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Inventor, 3D Studio Max, and MS Office products.