Course Descriptions

  • Principles of Applied Engineering Course Description 

    Principles of Applied Engineering is the first course in the STEM pathway. This course will introduce students to basic concepts of engineering and will allow them to explore a variety of engineering disciplines. This course will provide students with the necessary foundation for success in future STEM courses and careers. Students will learn: how to work with a variety of measuring tools, how to compile and document data and processes, how to work with and collaborate within project teams, how to investigate with purpose, how to enhance research and products through inquiry, testing, and observation, and last but not least, how to utilize the engineering design cycle, from beginning to end. 

    Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance Course Description 

    In Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, the marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings in business, marketing, and finance. 

    Investigating Careers Course Description 

    This course allows students to explore career options and begin investigating career opportunities. Students assess their roles in society, identify their roles as workers, and complete an exploration of the 16 career clusters, which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Students immerse themselves in each career cluster as they thoroughly explore careers in investigating careers.  Students create research-based presentations, keep and maintain an engineering notebook as they create a product under the career cluster.  Students are able to select career pathways or occupations for further study in high school and beyond. This course also helps students identify and demonstrate the workplace skills that employers desire in their future employees. Unit examples include 3D printing, programming/coding, bridge build, Lego EV3 robotics, Adruino circuitry, Aviation, drones, and more.