Course Descriptions for IED and Computer Maintenance


  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
    • Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. Students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems and learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community
    • Ever tried to design something new or draw up an idea you wanted to share with your friends and wondered how you could communicate your idea? Or, have you wondered how someone designed that new MP3 player or sleek new phone? Then Introduction to Engineering Design TM is the course for you. The major focus of the course is learning how to take an idea through a design process that will eventually be manufactured or produced. As you learn about various aspects of engineering and engineering design, such as how engineers communicate through drawing, you will apply what you learn through various activities, projects, and problems. For example, after learning about the different techniques engineers use in determining how to design a product, you and your teacher will have the flexibility to explore the design and engineering processes to solve problems that are of interest to you. The course covers the following:


      ·         The Role of an Engineer

      ·         The Design Process

      ·         Product Design

      ·         Product Analysis and Improvement

      ·         Designing as an Engineer


      In addition, you will use Inventor, which is a state of the art 3-D design software package from AutoDesk, (the same people that make AutoCAD) to help you design solutions to different design projects. Working in teams, you will learn about documenting your solutions, solving problems, and communicating your solutions to other students and members of the professional community of engineering and engineering design.


Course Cluster:                                Information Technology

Course Name:

Computer Maintenance (One to Two Credits)

Course Description:

Students acquire principles of computer maintenance, including electrical and electronic theory, computer hardware principles, and broad level components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of computer systems. To prepare for success, students must have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

Course Requirements:
This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12.
Course Equipment:


This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12.

Computers, Laptop, Projector, Printers/Scanner, Digital Camera, Elmo, Jump Drives and Blank Media (CD's, DVD's, floppies, etc.), Multi-meters, CAT 5/6 Cable spool, Network Crimpers, Network Scanner/Tester, Smart Board, PC Tool-Kits, Software (various OS's, applications, security, anti-malware), Anti-Static Mats, Wrist Strap Testers, Computer Build Kits, Budget.Minimum Hardware/Software: **1:2 computer/student ratio, WinXP, Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HD, 17” CRT Monitor, CD Drive, Video, Sound, NIC, Recommended Hardware/Software: **1:1 computer/student ratio,WinXP Pro, Pentium Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, 17" LCD Monitor, DVD Drive, 128 MB Video Card, HD Sound, NIC.Best Hardware/Software: **2:1 computer/student ratio, WinXP Pro/Vista, Pentium Quad Core, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, 19" LCD Monitor, DVD-RW / Bluray Drive, 512 MB PCI-E Video Card, HD Sound Blaster Sound, NIC, Wireless NIC. **2009 Specs (Double Performance Specs every 3 years)


Last Modified on October 5, 2010