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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

SC Career Cluster:

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

Pathway:

Engineering (CIP CODE: 140101)

Description:

The application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and

sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Various levels of occupations utilize engineering principals to perform work in designing, constructing, and testing.

COURSE 1

PLTW Intro to Engineering Design*

COURSE 2

PLTW Principles of Engineering I*

COURSE 3

PLTW Computer Integrated Mfg, PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture, PLTW Digital Electronics; and/or PLTW Computer Sciences

COURSE 4

PLTW Engineering Design & Development

Industry

Certification:

OSHA 10 Hour Certification; Autocad I

 

SC Career Cluster:

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

Pathway:

Aviation/Aerospace Engineering Technology (CIP CODE: 150801)

Description:

Introduction to the aviation industry with emphasis on aircraft construction and design, theory of flight, and simple machines.

COURSE 1

Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology*

COURSE 2

Advanced Aerospace Technology*

COURSE 3

Aeronautics Engineering Applications

COURSE 4

Astronautics Engineering Applications

Industry Certification:

OSHA 10 Hour Certification; Drone Pilot’s Certification

Pre-Engineering (Project Lead the Way) Pathway

Title: PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design

Course Code:  605100HW

Unit: 1 unit                                                                                            

Description: Students use a problem-solving model to improve existing products and invent new ones. Using state of the art three-dimensional modeling software, students communicate the details of the products. Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others. Using state of the art three-dimensional modeling software, engineering sketching techniques and notation, students communicate the details of the products. Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others using real world engineering applications.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None

 

 

Title: PLTW Principles of Engineering

Course Code:  605000HW

Unit: 1 unit
Description: Through problems that engage and challenge students, they explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: IED
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

 

Title: PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing              

Course Code 605300HW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing while teaching students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system.

Schools: MRHS

Prerequisites: IED; POE or Teacher Recommendation

 

Title: PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture

Course Code:  605800HW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects.

Schools: BHS; BLHS
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IED; POE or Teacher Recommendation

Title: PLTW Digital Electronics
Course Code:  605200HW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.
Schools: WBECHS
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: IED; POE or Teacher Recommendation

 

Title: PLTW Engineering Design and Development                      

Course Code:  605400HW

Unit: 1 unit
 Description: This course is a research course that requires students to formulate the solution to an open-ended engineering question. The knowledge and skills student acquire on the “Pathway To Engineering” come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards. Completing EDD prepares students to be ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS
Prerequisites: IED and POE

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE (PROJECT LEAD THE WAY) PATHWAY

Title: PLTW Computer Science Essentials
Course Code: 637200HW

Unit: 1 unit
Description: Computer Science Essentials (CSE) will expose students to a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence. Students will use visual, block-based programming and seamlessly transition to text-based programming with languages such as Python to create apps and develop websites and learn how to make computers work together to put their design into practice. They will apply computational thinking practices, build their vocabulary, and collaborate just as computing professionals do to create products that address topics and problems important to them Computer Science Essentials helps students create a strong foundation to advance to Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, and beyond.
Schools: BCHS; HHIHS
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

Title: PLTW Computer Science Principles
Course Code: 637700HW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Using Python® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation. This course is endorsed by the College Board, giving students the opportunity to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam for college credit.
Schools: BHS; HHIHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: Computer Science Essentials (CES) or another computer science course
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

Title: PLTW Computer Science A

Course Code: 637300HW

Unit: unit 1                                                                                   

Description: Computer Science A focuses on further developing computational-thinking skills through the medium of Android™ App development for mobile platforms. The course utilizes industry-standard tools such as Android Studio, Java™ programming language, XML, and device emulators. Students collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing by designing and implementing user interfaces and Web-based databases. This course aligns with the AP CS A course.

Schools: WBECHS

Prerequisites: Computer Science Essentials (CSP)

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

Title PLTW Cybersecurity
Course Code: 637800HW

Unit: unit 1
Description: This course provides students with a broad exposure to the many aspects of digital and information security, while encouraging socially responsible choices and ethical behavior. It inspires algorithmic and computational thinking, especially “outside-the-box” thinking.  Students explore the many educational and career paths available to cybersecurity experts, as well as other careers that comprise the field of information security. Cybersecurity is designed with strong connections to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (also known as the NICE Framework or NCWF). Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this framework identifies standards that have been developed by numerous academic, industry, and government organizations. The objectives also incorporate many of the big ideas and learning objectives outlined by the College Board and addressed in AP CSP and AP CSA. In addition, the course integrates Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards.
Schools: WBECHS
Prerequisites: PLTW Computer Science Principles
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

 

 

Aerospace Engineering Technology Pathway

 

Title: Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology                   

Course Code:  638600HW

Unit: unit 1

Description: This project-based learning course engages students who are curious about aviation and aerospace careers through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).. This course will introduce students to an engineering design process, tools to collect and analyze data, the science of aviation, materials and structures, and safety. Students will participate in real-world experiences such as designing, building and testing a pilot seat, kite, straw rocket, powered rocket and unpowered glider. They will apply aerospace technical standards and math and science standards to develop these projects.

Schools: BCHS

Prerequisites: None

 

 

Title: Advanced Aerospace Technology                                     

Course Code:  638700HW

Unit: unit 1

Description: This course builds on the engineering design process, using tools to collect and analyze data, exploring a deeper level of the science of aviation and discovering how quality control systems work in the aviation field. Students will often work in teams to design, build, and test a wing; plot a course for a plane to take off and land; design, build and test a wing attachment system; test materials under stress; and design, build and test an electric-powered plane. Students will present on a regular basis to business and industry partners for feedback and collaboration.

Schools: BCHS

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology

 

Title: Aeronautics Engineering Applications                              

Course Code:  638800HW

Unit: unit 1

Description: In this project based learning course, students will learn about systems such as flight control, remote-control vehicles and the virtual world. Students will learn to fly using flight simulators. They will work collaboratively to propose a shift from a VOR navigation system to a GPS system and determine the cost savings. In addition, students will develop rotor blades for helicopters and design and program an unmanned flying vehicle.

Schools: BCHS

Prerequisites: Advanced Aerospace Technology

 

Title: Astronautics Engineering Applications                              

Course Code:  638900HW

Unit: unit 1

Description: In this capstone course, students will focus on outer space and underwater applications. During the projects, students will work collaboratively to design, build, and test a laser communication system; develop a plan for space survivability in hostile environments; and utilize software to create a three-dimensional model of a satellite orbit and a team remote vehicle for underwater exploration.

Schools: BCHS

Prerequisites: Aeronautics Engineering Applications