Engineering Academy CAD & Advanced Pre-Calculus / CTE Math

Program Description

Engineering Academy

This two-year College Tech Prep Academy combines academically competitive, college prep courses with hands-on technical studies. Students rotate through four technology areas-computer-aided design, (CAD), electronics, robotics & programming, manufacturing processes and polymers. ¾ of the program is at Theodore Roosevelt High school and ¼ of the program is at Stow-Munroe High School.

College prep courses in English, Algebra II or Honors/Adv. Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Honors/Adv. Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, and Adv. Physics I and II are linked with the technology curriculum. Various instructional approaches are used, including team teaching, work teams, self-directed studies, and project-based learning. 

DESCRIPTION:
Various instructional approaches are used, including team teaching, work teams, self-directed studies, and project-based learning. Benefits of this program include: exposure to key elements of various aspects of engineering; practical content for future college engineering courses; work with experienced engineers; and extra-curricular opportunities for regional competitions.
PROGRAM TIME:
• Two years
• 3.5 hours daily-4 periods
• Up to two technical credits plus three academic credits per year
PREREQUISITES:
• Algebra 1 and Geometry or Honors/Adv. Algebra 1 and Honors/Adv. Geometry
• “B” or better in all math courses
• Completion of one college prep credit in science and English
• Recommended: Average G.P.A. of 2.75 for math, English, and science for three previous semesters
• Average 95% attendance for three previous semesters
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
• Principles of electronics, robotics & programming
• Manufacturing processes
• Computer-aided design (CAD)
• Lab testing procedures/standards
• Polymers
• Principles of Applied Physics
• Academy mathematics level is based on previous courses:
o Algebra II or Adv/Hon Alg. II
o Pre-Calculus or Adv/Hon Pre-Calculus
o Calculus or AP Calculus AB (second year only)
• College Prep English: Research writing, Literary analysis, technical writing
WITH CONTINUED EDUCATION, WHAT KIND OF JOBS WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ME?:
• Engineering: Aeronautical, bio-medical, computer, electrical, environmental, chemical, civil, corrosion, mechanical, petroleum, and welding
• Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
• Polymer Science
• Computer Programming
• Environmental Science
• Alternative Energy