MECHANICAL DESIGN / PLTW
ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
In Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using PLTW Engineering Notebook and 3D modeling software. Upon completion of this program students will be prepared to enter workforce or further their education in engineering. Dual credit opportunities are available once the student has a passing score on the EOC.
Degrees and Certifications:
MECHANICAL DESIGN: 1
Level: H Credit: 2 Grade: 9-11
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
The Mechanical Design 1 course includes instruction in safety, basic drafting techniques, geometric construction, shape and size description, drawing conversions, computer aided design, and manufacturing process. Students interested in engineering should consider this course.
MECHANICAL DESIGN: 2
Level: H Credit: 2 Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Mechanical Design 1 and Teacher recommendation
Mechanical Design 2 emphasizes the creation of residential house plans. Students construct floor plans, elevation drawings, electrical and plumbing plans, foundation and roof framing drawings.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry recognized certifications: OHSA 10, Autocad MAYA, Inventor, and REVIT.
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students are encouraged to complete WBL experiences with engineering and architecture businesses in Florence. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
MECHANICAL DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.