• Robotics I - One STEM credit
    Grade: 10 - 12
    Prerequisite: Co-enrollment with or completion of Algebra II
    Material fee of $10.00 for 3D printing materials
    Offered at Career Center East only

    Robotics I is an introduction to working with computer-controlled devices and software development. Students use the engineering design process to create prototypes, and to test, analyze, and improve designs. The focus is on basic robot construction and programming for robotic control. This is a project-based environment that requires students to build prototypes or use simulation software to test designs. Integrating sensors for closed feedback loops and automated decision making is emphasized. Students develop critical thinking and communication skills by analyzing and presenting results using Google tools.


    Robotics II, one math credit
    Grade: 11-12
    Prerequisite: Robotics I
    Offered at Career Center East only

    Robotics II continues the work from Robotics I by expanding systems design to include data collection and analysis. Use of LabVIEW, the industry standard engineering design software, is emphasized and the software engineering process is used to design more complex products. Additionally, students explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotics industry.


    Engineering Design and Problem Solving - One science credit
    Grade: 11-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry and two STEM classes
    Recommended Prerequisite: Physics
    Material fee of $10.00 for electronic components
    Offered at Career Center East only

    EDPS - DE is an introduction to the engineering profession and culture. It is patterned after the introduction to engineering courses offered by most engineering college programs and serves as a foundation for students who intend studying engineering in college. The technical focus is on electronics. Students will use the National Instruments myDAQ and and LabVIEW software. The myDAQ is a small, portable data acquisition system which connects to a laptop with a USB cable. The myDAQ provides a portal into the analog or digital world of measurement and control. LabVIEW, a high-level programming tool widely used in industry and academia, provides engineers with the tools needed to create and deploy measurement and control systems through plug and play hardware integration. Students implement several preliminary experiments to learn the basics of electronics by using the myDAQ and the LabVIEW software on actual electronic components. These electronic
    components include batteries, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and diodes.

    Digital Electronics, One math credit.
    Grade: 11-12
    Prerequisite: Engineering Design and Problem Solving - DE
    Offered at Career Center East only

    In DE students build on the knowledge and processes developed in EDPS-DE. Students use appropriate notation and learn the logic of circuit design and logic gates. Families of logic design including AND-OR-Invert, NAND and NOR Logic, and combinational logic systems are used to build lab experiments. All engineering students at the university learn basic digital electronics. This course is preparation for that class. Additionally, students learn engineering design and problems solving methods and are introduced to programming in LabVIEW. The use of Google technology provides the students with the opportunity to develop collaboration and web skills. This class emphasizes the engineering process and problem solving. This is designated an Advanced Course by SBOE.  


    Practium in Science Technology Engineering and Math2 STEM credits
    Grade: 12
    Prerequisite: Robotics II, or Biosciences, or Digital Electronics
    Offered at Career Center East only

    The practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.