Pre-Engineering

 


PRE-ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER-AIDED DEISGN (Pre-CAD) - 

Grades 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

This is an accelerated drafting course for students interested in pursuing engineering or design in college programs.  The scope of this course is to cover all aspects of computer-based software in design and problem solving.  This course will also make use of outside materials to challenge students in engineering problems.  Some areas that are covered include drawing, editing, dimensioning, hatching, sectional views, and architectural layouts.  It is recommended that students take Drafting (813) prior to Pre-Engineering and CAD.

ADVANCED PRE-ENGINEERING/COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) –

Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering/Computer-Aided Design (CAD) grade C or better and teacher recommendation. Grade 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester.  This course is the second in the Pre-Engineering program pathway, and will allow students to work with SolidWorks CAD software, a mechanical design automation application that lets designers quickly sketch out ideas, experiment with features and dimensions, and produce models and detailed drawings.  SolidWorks uses a 3D design approach.  When designing using SolidWorks, you can visualize it in three dimensions, the way the model exists once it is manufactured

 

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING – 

Grades 10, 11, 12  

1 credit – Semester

Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering/Computer-Aided Design (CAD), grade C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with New Hampshire Technical Institute-Principles of Engineering for 11th and 12th grade students, 3 credits. This is the second course in the Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering program pathway exposing students to courses in the field of engineering.  Students explore various engineering technologies and the manufacturing processes while learning how engineers and technicians actually use the math, science and technology in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people.  Students will consider the social and political consequences of technological change while collaborating in teams to document and present their design.

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I – 

Level Available: Open

Grades 11, 12 Ÿ 1 credit – Semester

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Pre-Engineering/CAD, grade C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with New Hampshire Technical Institute -Project Lead the Way in Architectural Engineering Technology. The Architectural Design program gives the student a comprehensive look at all aspects of architectural drafting and design while making use of various design software including Chief Architect.  Students will study such topics as room relations, floor plans, sections, elevations and wall construction.  Students will work on small-scale plans, individual house designs’ and work in small groups to plan and design small-scale projects that include drawings, hands-on models and presentations for each unit. 

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II –

Grades 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Architectural Design I, grade C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with New Hampshire Technical Institute for 11th and 12 grade students - AR 103 Architectural Graphics and

Sketching course- 3 credits. This second year program is designed for students to study architectural design in depth.  Students will incorporate skills they have learned in previous design classes.  Course work includes designing a multi-unit residential complex, a light commercial building, and a student-researched house that also includes electrical design, heating & ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and presentation.  Students will also make small-scale models to assist in showing final architectural design.

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN I –

Level Available: Open

Grades 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

Prerequisite:  Principles of Engineering, grade C or better and teacher recommendation

This course includes topics such as orthographic projection, dimensioning, auxiliary views, sectional views and fasteners in Mechanical Design while making use of design packages such as SolidWorks. Students will make use of these tools with assignments that challenge students with real world learning and designs.  Students will work in small groups to design and build non-motorized vehicles.

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN II –

Level Available: Open

Grades 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Principles of Engineering,

grade C or better and teacher recommendation. The second year program is designed to let the students study in depth many aspects of mechanical design.  The students will incorporate skills they have learned in previous drafting and design classes and make use of computer-aided design to problem solve and study.  Course work for mechanical design includes designing a stair climber, a non-motorized vehicle, and a transport device that incorporates section views, fasteners, gears, dimensioning, tolerances and working and assembly drawings.

 

 

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