Green Engineering Academy & Robotics (GEARS)
CORE / INTRODUCTION CLASSES:
All classes fulfill "General" - G - College Elective classes for the UC /CSU system unless noted below that they fall into a different UC/CSU subgroup.
Introduction to Engineering Design (ID or IED) * Fulfills Fine Art - F in UC/CSU system A-G
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product. Students will learn 3D computer modeling as well as hands-on building skills and art skills.
Principles of Engineering (POE) - Honors
Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car. Students will build and test mechanisms.
Computer Science Principles (AP - CSP) * Fulfills Laboratory Science - D in UC/CSU system A-G
Learning Python as a primary coding language, but also dabbling in block based coding and other languages, 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 CSP exam for college credit.
Computer Science Applications (AP - CSA) * Fulfills Mathematics/Computer Science - C in UC/CSU system A-G
Students collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing by designing and implementing user interfaces and Web-based databases, as well as creating a game for their friends or an app to serve a real need in their community. This course is endorsed by the College Board, giving students the opportunity to take the AP CSA exam for college credit.
Aerospace Engineering (AE) - Honors
Students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover. Aero-Drone Flyer
Commercial Drone Pilot (Drone)
Students explore the physics of Drone flight and the FAA Regulations (Part 107) required to become a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Commercial Remote Drone Pilot through lectures, hands-on flying, projects and simulations. Aero-Drone Flyer
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) - Honors
Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development, and then they apply what they know to design a commercial building.
Digital Electronics (DE) - Honors
Students explore the circuits, components, and small-scale electrical building: focusing on the design process as it relates to electrical engineering. They will create working circuits from scratch, learning how to create blueprints and schematics - and how to debug and reverse engineer circuitry!
Requires successful completion of IED and POE:
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) - Honors
Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.
Engineering Design and Development/Research (EDD or EDR) - SENIOR THESIS CLASS
Senior students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution - ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of adults and industry personnel!
For more information please contact:
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