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Engineering STEM Course Descriptions

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2279 | Principles of Engineering & Technology: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

Principles of Engineering and Technology is designed to introduce students to the STEM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design solutions to others.   


2210CEFRCC | FRCC Mechanical Design 1 (EGT1101): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

EGT 1101: Provides the training to develop skillsets on how to produce technical drawings utilizing the latest technologies. Course will develop skills in hand lettering/sketching techniques and the use of a Computer Aided Design (CAD) based drawing system. Course covers how to develop technical drawings demonstrating multi-view orthographic projections, auxiliary views, section views, and beginning dimensioning concepts based on ANSI/ASME standards.


2221 CEFR | FRCC 3D Modeling-Engineering Drafting 2 (CAD2455/CAD2459): 10 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts - no prerequisite

CAD 2455: Introduces parametric feature-based solid modeling 3D concepts to build confidence in 3D thinking and progresses to three-dimensional parameters. This course provides instruction on how to construct, modify, and manage complex parts in 3D space as well as to produce 2D drawings from the 3D models.


2205 | Robotics & Automated Systems A: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

Robotics & Automated Systems is an applied course for students who wish to explore how robots and automated systems are used in industry. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the historical and current uses of robots and automated systems; programmable circuits, interfacing both inputs and outputs; ethical standards for engineering and technology professions; and testing and maintenance of robots and automated systems.


2206 | Robotics & Automated Systems B: 10 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Robotics & Automated Systems A

Students will continue their exploration and deeper concentration into the field of robotics.  Building on skills and knowledge attained in Robotics 1 students will develop solutions to a variety of complex design challenges. Emphasis will be placed on programming, robot design, teamwork, creative problem solving and critical thinking.  Students will also investigate the expanding use of robots in industry and everyday society and career paths related to robotics.


6331S1 | AP Computer Science Principles: 10 credits – grades 9,10,11,12 – Math & Computer Science – no prerequisite

AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course. Students cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and the global impact of computing.


6330 | AP Computer Science A: 10 credits – grade 9, 10, 11, 12 – Math & Computer Science – prerequisite: enrollment in Algebra 2 or Teacher Recommendation

AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through programming.  Fundamental topics in this course include the data design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems.  The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language. At FCHS: This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience. This course will help prepare the student to take the AP Computer Science A Exam.


2130 | Unmanned Aerial Systems 1: 10 credits – grades , 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: none.  

This course will be the first course in a three-course set for students to learn and operate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). At the completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the FAA Drone Pilot Certification Test. Throughout this course, students will learn to operate, maintain, and the design structure behind Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Students will learn about the history and types of UAS, Safety and Regulations, Basic Aviation/Aeronautics, Assembly and Structure, and Basic Operations. This course will prepare students in the growing industry of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the private, hobbyist, and government careers.


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