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Engineering Pathway

Engineering Pathway
 The High School Program is a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.

Foundation Courses:
• *Introduction to Engineering Design - A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In NYS, Circuit test the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department.

• **Principles of Engineering - A course that helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

• *Civil Engineering and Architecture - This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as:

• **Digital Electronics - A course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices.

o The Roles of Civil Engineers and Architects

o Project Planning

o Site Planning

o Building Design

o Project Documentation and Presentation


* Meets UC A-G requirements (G) All engineering classes are A-G approved.
** Meets UC A-G requirements (G) and is articulated with RCC. Articulation is a specific class(es) taken by a student in a high school in which the student also receives credit for the class(es) at RCC.