Engineering and Technology

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Aeronautics and Space Travel Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the history and near future of space travel. Students will explore the possibilities of moon bases, Mars colonies, and visiting the outer planets in our solar system and their moons. Students will also discuss important ethical and legal issues around space exploration, such as asteroid mining and war in space. The course gives an expansive view of the technologies, science, and theories that will make far-fetched dreams into realities during the student's lifetime.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the history and near future of space travel. Students will explore the possibilities of moon bases, Mars colonies, and visiting the outer planets in our solar system and their moons. Students will also discuss important ethical and legal issues around space exploration, such as asteroid mining and war in space. The course gives an expansive view of the technologies, science, and theories that will make far-fetched dreams into realities during the student's lifetime.

0.50 Applied Engineering 1a Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

Prerequisites: None

Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

0.50 Applied Engineering 1b Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Do you like to invite solutions to solve problems? Applied engineering has advanced areas such as energy, transportation, health and genetics, alternative energy, food packaging, etc. Explore various inventions and solutions that have solved problems across industries. Examine how artificial intelligence and technology are making an impact on breakthroughs. Evaluate the range of robotic and STEM-related career options available for you to make a difference in lives with your contributions and innovations.

Prerequisites: None

Do you like to invite solutions to solve problems? Applied engineering has advanced areas such as energy, transportation, health and genetics, alternative energy, food packaging, etc. Explore various inventions and solutions that have solved problems across industries. Examine how artificial intelligence and technology are making an impact on breakthroughs. Evaluate the range of robotic and STEM-related career options available for you to make a difference in lives with your contributions and innovations.

0.50 Architectural Design I Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

In Architectural Design I, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn basic architectural and civil drawings as well as prepare for the Autodesk Certified User (CAD exam. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings, continued from the Principles of Architecture course.

Prerequisites: None

In Architectural Design I, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn basic architectural and civil drawings as well as prepare for the Autodesk Certified User (CAD exam. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings, continued from the Principles of Architecture course.

0.50 Augumented and Virtual Reality Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Separating hype from reality is hard, especially in the fast-growing and evolving space of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Recent advances in technology has allowed AR/VR systems to become extremely sophisticated and realistic. This course introduces students to the technologies that underpin AR/VR systems. Then the course walks through 5 applications of AR/VR and how they will change and impact numerous aspects of our lives and the economy. Students will also learn about and discuss the risks and side effects of these systems, including health, privacy, and ethical implications.

Prerequisites: None

Separating hype from reality is hard, especially in the fast-growing and evolving space of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Recent advances in technology has allowed AR/VR systems to become extremely sophisticated and realistic. This course introduces students to the technologies that underpin AR/VR systems. Then the course walks through 5 applications of AR/VR and how they will change and impact numerous aspects of our lives and the economy. Students will also learn about and discuss the risks and side effects of these systems, including health, privacy, and ethical implications.

0.50 Drones: Remote Pilot Cert Course Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part A exam, which is a key step to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The field of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing rapidly, as the opportunities to use them for search and rescue, photography, recreation, inspection, and many others continue to multiply. Students will learn the critical facts to prepare for the test's topics, which include regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance, and operations. The course will conclude with a look at the most promising careers in the field of drones.

Prerequisites: None

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part A exam, which is a key step to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The field of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing rapidly, as the opportunities to use them for search and rescue, photography, recreation, inspection, and many others continue to multiply. Students will learn the critical facts to prepare for the test's topics, which include regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance, and operations. The course will conclude with a look at the most promising careers in the field of drones.

1.00 Electrical Technology I A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: This is a 2 quarter class.

This CTE course gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. it includes Electrical Technology Introduction, Electrical Job-Site Hazards, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Resistive Circuits, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Introduction to Device Boxes, Conduit Bending and Joining, Introduction to Raceways and Conduit, Conductors, Construction Drawings, The Residential Electrical Service, Wiring Principles, and Electrical Service Installation.

Prerequisites: This is a 2 quarter class.

This CTE course gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. it includes Electrical Technology Introduction, Electrical Job-Site Hazards, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Resistive Circuits, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Introduction to Device Boxes, Conduit Bending and Joining, Introduction to Raceways and Conduit, Conductors, Construction Drawings, The Residential Electrical Service, Wiring Principles, and Electrical Service Installation.

1.00 Electrical Technology II A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first.

This CTE course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Acellus Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.

Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first.

This CTE course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Acellus Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.

0.50 Engineering: Minecraft Edition Electives Engineering and Technology None
0.50 Intro to Artificial Intelligence Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course teaches what every student should know about Artificial Intelligence. AI is a fast-moving technology with impacts and implications for both our individual lives and society as a whole. In this course, students will get a basic introduction to the building blocks and components of artificial intelligence, learning about concepts like algorithms, machine learning, and neural networks. Students will also explore how AI is already being used, and evaluate problem areas of AI, such as bias. The course also contains a balanced look at AI’s impact on existing jobs, as well as its potential to create new and exciting career fields in the future. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of what AI is, how it works, areas of caution, and what they can do with the technology.

Prerequisites: None

This course teaches what every student should know about Artificial Intelligence. AI is a fast-moving technology with impacts and implications for both our individual lives and society as a whole. In this course, students will get a basic introduction to the building blocks and components of artificial intelligence, learning about concepts like algorithms, machine learning, and neural networks. Students will also explore how AI is already being used, and evaluate problem areas of AI, such as bias. The course also contains a balanced look at AI’s impact on existing jobs, as well as its potential to create new and exciting career fields in the future. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of what AI is, how it works, areas of caution, and what they can do with the technology.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1 Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 2 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 3 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-2

This course is the third course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students continue through the engineering design process and use their prior knowledge to expand on and learn more advanced features of 3D modeling using Solidworks. Students learn advanced 3D construction tools, assembly, sheet metal designs, and more. Students use the skills that they have acquired in the 1st and 2nd classes and bring what they have learned to learn about CNC controlled equipment, 3D printing, Advanced Prototyping, and other Materials and Processes used throughout the field of Engineering. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will expand on their technical representation and documentation of design solutions

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-2

This course is the third course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students continue through the engineering design process and use their prior knowledge to expand on and learn more advanced features of 3D modeling using Solidworks. Students learn advanced 3D construction tools, assembly, sheet metal designs, and more. Students use the skills that they have acquired in the 1st and 2nd classes and bring what they have learned to learn about CNC controlled equipment, 3D printing, Advanced Prototyping, and other Materials and Processes used throughout the field of Engineering. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will expand on their technical representation and documentation of design solutions

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 4 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-3

This course is the 4th course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students learn about the Solidworks design library, Basic Motion, Design Analysis with Simulation. They get to see their 3D drawings and renderings work together in an assembly and make the assembly move. Students will use their engineering design skills and abilities to figure out why some models don’t work and what to do to fix them. Students will create their own models, such as phone cases, gear boxes, or whatever they can dream up and 3D print. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will also explore how this class can lead to Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many other opportunities. This course covers all pieces needed for the Certified Solidworks Associate Examination, including practice questions, practice exams, and much more.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-3

This course is the 4th course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students learn about the Solidworks design library, Basic Motion, Design Analysis with Simulation. They get to see their 3D drawings and renderings work together in an assembly and make the assembly move. Students will use their engineering design skills and abilities to figure out why some models don’t work and what to do to fix them. Students will create their own models, such as phone cases, gear boxes, or whatever they can dream up and 3D print. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will also explore how this class can lead to Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many other opportunities. This course covers all pieces needed for the Certified Solidworks Associate Examination, including practice questions, practice exams, and much more.

0.50 Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Have you ever wondered how the products you buy make it to the store shelves? Whether it is video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In this course, you?ll learn about the types of manufacturing systems and processes used to create the products we buy every day. You will also be introduced to the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process for a new product or invention! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting and fruitful the industry can be.

Prerequisites: None

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Have you ever wondered how the products you buy make it to the store shelves? Whether it is video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In this course, you?ll learn about the types of manufacturing systems and processes used to create the products we buy every day. You will also be introduced to the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process for a new product or invention! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting and fruitful the industry can be.

1.00 Plumbing Technology I A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech 1A must be completed before Plumbing Tech IB

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Acellus Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: The Plumbing Professional, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Plumbing Math, Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Plumbing Fixtures, Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems. and Water Distribution Systems

Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech 1A must be completed before Plumbing Tech IB

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Acellus Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: The Plumbing Professional, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Plumbing Math, Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Plumbing Fixtures, Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems. and Water Distribution Systems

1.00 Plumbing Technology II A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Plumbing Technolgy IA&IB. This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech IIA must be completed before Plumbing IIB.

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: Rough Ins and Drainage, Drains and Venting, Installing a Water Supply System, Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In, Installing Water Heaters, More Water Heaters, Using Electricity with Plumbing, and Fuel Systems.

Prerequisites: Plumbing Technolgy IA&IB. This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech IIA must be completed before Plumbing IIB.

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: Rough Ins and Drainage, Drains and Venting, Installing a Water Supply System, Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In, Installing Water Heaters, More Water Heaters, Using Electricity with Plumbing, and Fuel Systems.

0.50 Robotics: Applications and Careers Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

It seems like many elementary to high school robotics courses are focused on simply coding a Lego robot to move its mechanical arm up and down. This course, in contrast, teaches students what a robot is and how it relates to other key technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Then the course examines 10 applications of robots and how they will change and impact various aspects of our lives and the economy. Will robots simply steal our jobs, or will they be a tool that will create new opportunities and even free humans to use our creativity and curiosity to their full potential? Students will grapple with this and many other questions as they explore this vital, future-focused subject.

Prerequisites: None

It seems like many elementary to high school robotics courses are focused on simply coding a Lego robot to move its mechanical arm up and down. This course, in contrast, teaches students what a robot is and how it relates to other key technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Then the course examines 10 applications of robots and how they will change and impact various aspects of our lives and the economy. Will robots simply steal our jobs, or will they be a tool that will create new opportunities and even free humans to use our creativity and curiosity to their full potential? Students will grapple with this and many other questions as they explore this vital, future-focused subject.

0.50 Smart Cities: Technology & Application Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course will provide students with an overview of smart cities. The course will begin by providing a foundational explanation of what constitutes a smart city and why they are beginning to pop up around the globe. With a firm understanding of what a smart city is, the majority of the course will focus on various aspects of them such as energy, transportation, data, infrastructure, mobility, and IOT devices. The course will conclude with an analysis of careers related to smart cities.

Prerequisites: None

This course will provide students with an overview of smart cities. The course will begin by providing a foundational explanation of what constitutes a smart city and why they are beginning to pop up around the globe. With a firm understanding of what a smart city is, the majority of the course will focus on various aspects of them such as energy, transportation, data, infrastructure, mobility, and IOT devices. The course will conclude with an analysis of careers related to smart cities.

0.50 Wearable Technology and Innovations Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

From hearing aids to pedometers to smart watches, humans have made and worn devices to overcome physical deficiencies, count their steps, and communicate. With the continue miniaturization of chips and sensors, combined with increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, wearable technology has proliferated into countless end-markets. This course will introduce students to wearable technologies and the components and software that make these technologies possible. The course will also evaluate several applications of wearable technologies in various industries. Finally, the course will examine and discuss the implications of wearable technology, including its pros and cons, and potential implications to our health, privacy, and society.

Prerequisites: None

From hearing aids to pedometers to smart watches, humans have made and worn devices to overcome physical deficiencies, count their steps, and communicate. With the continue miniaturization of chips and sensors, combined with increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, wearable technology has proliferated into countless end-markets. This course will introduce students to wearable technologies and the components and software that make these technologies possible. The course will also evaluate several applications of wearable technologies in various industries. Finally, the course will examine and discuss the implications of wearable technology, including its pros and cons, and potential implications to our health, privacy, and society.