Engineering - Project Lead the Way
Engineering I: Introduction to Engineering Design CT78A/B
Grades: 9 -12 College Prep: Yes Credit: 1.0 Duration: 1 year Fee: $30.00
This is a foundational preparatory course for those students pursuing careers in technical, design and engineering fields. Students dig deep into the engineering design process, utilizing project based learning techniques applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems. Students will learn to use Autodesk Inventor, a 2D and 3D computer aided design and drafting (CADD) modeling software, to construct solid models and print them on a 3D printer. Learners keep a professional engineering notebook to document thoughts, ideas, sketches, and hand crafted drawings. Students will learn to use metal and wood band saws, laser cutters, 3D printers, hand tools, pneumatic tools and many more. Some hands-on lessons include learning to use a dial caliper, reverse engineering and building a glider, designing and building a puzzle cube, using composite materials, designing, building, and testing a model vehicle. Successful completion of a full year of this course will prepare students for the Principles of Engineering course. Dual Enrollment: Successful completion of all three years of this course (POE and AE/or EDD) will count toward 12 credits of drafting and machining from Coconino Community College.
Engineering II: Principles of Engineering CT82A/B
Grades: 10 -12 College Prep: Yes Credit: 1.0 Duration: 1 year Fee: $30.00
Through exciting and interesting problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms and simple machines, working with composite materials during vehicle modeling design and testing, robotic automation (marble sorter), alternative energy systems (such as solar and hydrogen fuel cells). Students continue to develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. Learners will continue to use 3D modeling software, laser cutters, and will learn to use a manual vertical mill, a manual lathe, CNC milling, and 3D printers while growing their skills using the engineering design process to seek out solutions to problems. Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering. This is a dual enrollment course. We partner with CCC allowing students to earn college credit.
Engineering III: Aerospace Engineering CT79A/B
Grades: 11-12, priority to 12 College Prep: Yes Credit: 1.0 Duration: 1 year Fee: $30.00
This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil and testing it in a wind tunnel, explore and test propulsion system, work with composite materials, design and test model rocketry, design and construct gliders, and build and fly a remote-controlled (RC) aircraft. They study and learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles. Prerequisite: IED & POE courses. This is a dual enrollment course. We partner with CCC allowing students to earn college credit.