Pre-Engineering and Robotics
Lebanon Technology & Career Center
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Students will learn how to use 3-D design software to create parts and assemblies of parts. They will design and build a puzzle cube project, reverse engineer a product of their choosing, and maintain a portfolio of their best 3-D design work.
Name: Mark Hicks
Degree: Industrial Technology B.S.
Education: College of the Ozarks
Years in Education: 2
Industry Training: 20 years in Machining, Engineering and Management
Areas of Training
Principles of Engineering--
Beginning Fall 2009. This course is designed to help students understand the field of engineering and 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. Students will design and build projects utilizing mechanisms, thermodynamics, fluid systems, electrical systems and control systems. Projects include: Mousetrap Powered Vehicle, Heat Engines, Fluid Power Components, Motor-Generator and Marble Sorter.CAD--Computer Aided Drafting is a course using the computer with 3-D Modeling Package, computer drafting programs. Students will study mechanical drafting techniques and use the computer to draw mechanical parts and assemblies. Student will study the lines in drafting, projection techniques, section views, fasteners, and a variety of other drafting techniques and procedures. Students may use this course to learn the basic CAD skills for opportunities in the engineering field or can further their education in the machine technology program at LTCC or a 2 or 4 year college after graduation.
Robotics--Students will explore the basic world of robotic engineering. The class is based upon the VEX robotics system. Students will learn robotic safety, Easy C programming, motors, sensors, manipulating arms, and mechanical devices. This class can help prepare students for competitions and future careers in engineering.
Architectural Drafting is a course for students who wish to learn and draw the different plans and procedures for construction of a single family residential home in the architectural field. Students will learn to use Auto CAD 14, a computer aided drafting program, to devaelop floor plans, elevations, interior and exterior details, and a variety of other plans used in the Architectural field. Although this course is primarily related to single family residential homes, the students will also study other architectural areas.
This course is for students to learn how to design parts using 3-D software. Blueprint reading, precision measurement, detail and assembly drawings will be part of the material covered in class. This would be an excellent opportunity for any student wanting an Engineering degree to get a head start of those college CAD classes.
New Program: Project Lead the Way--Project Lead the Way (PLTW) offers a dynamic high school program that provides students with real-world learning and hands-on experience. Students interested in engineering, biomechanics, aeronautics, and other applied math and science arenas will discover PLTW is an exciting portal into these industries.
To complete the Project Lead the Way program students will take a math and science course each year as well as: Introduction to Engineering Design 9th grade, Principles of Engineering 10th grade, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing 11th grade and Engineering Design & Development 12th grade.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition
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