CTE - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit GISD Prerequisite
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    9750 Introducation to Engineering Design (IED) 9-12 AAC 1  
    9755 Engineering Science (POE) 10-12 AAC 1 IED
    9790 Project Based Research in F1 in Schools - Year 1 10-12   1  
    9795 Project Based Research in F1 in Schools - Year 2 10-12   1  
    9797 Project Based Research in F1 in Schools - Year 3* 10-12   1  
    9785 Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)* 11-12 AAC 1 Engineering Science
    9787 Aerospace Engineering (AERO)* 11-12 AAC 1 Engineering Science
    9775 Engineering Design and Development (EDD)*^ 11-12 AAC 1 CEA or AERO
    9820 Aviation Science 11-12 AAC 1  
    9789 Project Based Research in Aviation* 11-12   1 Concurrent Enrollment in AERO
    9799 Practicum in Engineering* 12   1 CEA or AERO

     

    * Denotes Advanced CTE credit for Endorsement
    ^ Denotes Certfication can be earned

    Principles classes are recommended for grades 9 and 10.  A student who completes a principles-level course and changes career pathways may enter the next course in any pathway except for engineering.  Engineering students must start with Introduction to Engineering (IED). 

Course Descriptions

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an engineering program that promises to build our science, technology and math programs in GISD. PLTW is about learning real skills, solving real problems, and making real discoveries about the world. By working with your classmates, teachers, and parents, you can help create a learning experience unlike any other.

    In PLTW classes, you work hands-on with technology that other students only read about. Instead of listening to a lecture about scientific principles and theories, you get to put them to the test in fun, exciting ways. You will build contraptions, learn about drafting and graphic design on the computer, use real lab equipment, and have fun while you are doing it. A PLTW class is the first step on your life’s journey of imagination, innovation, and discovery. Start building a better world—and a better you—today. To learn more about Project Lead the Way, go to www.pltw.org.

    Principles classes are recommended for grades 9 and 10. A student who completes a principles-level course and changes career pathways may enter the next course in any pathway except for engineering. Engineering students must start with Introduction to Engineering (IED), unless the student has successfully completed Algebra II.

    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) (9750)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    AAC STEM

    Introduction to Engineering Design™ is the first of 5 engineering courses that will give students a hands-on problem solving approach to the math and science concepts encountered in the engineering fields. Students will use design development processes while enriching problem­ solving skills; students create and analyze models using specialized computer software. The Computer Aided Design component of the course will be taught primarily using Autodesk Inventor. 

    Engineering Science (POE) (9755)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Biology, Chemistry, IPC or Physics

    GISD Requirement: IED

     

    AAC STEM

     

    Engineering Science exposes students to some of the major concepts they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study as well as other high tech careers. Engineering Science gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity, project, and problem-based learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, Engineering Science challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem-solving skills based upon engineering concepts

     

    Project Based Research in F1 in Schools (9790, 9795, 9797*)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    GISD Requirement: Engineering Science or concurrent enrollment in Engineering Science

     

    STEM

     

    This class is reserved for students interested in competing and supporting the F1 in Schools team. A fidelity AAC may be earned after successful completion of year 3.

     

    Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)* (9785)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: Engineering Science

     

    AAC STEM

     

    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.

     

    Aerospace Engineering (AERO)* (9787)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: Engineering Science

     

    AAC STEM

     

    This course propels students' learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. Students will explore the history and evolution of aviation and aerospace, the fundamental aircraft controls, the physics of flight, the aerodynamics of the airfoil, navigation, propulsion systems, GPS systems, materials/composites, frame design, orbital mechanics, space exploration, and more. The students will also work with Eagles Nest Project to build an RV12 airplane. Several field trips will also be associated with this class to investigate airplanes, airports, aviation industries and expos around the area as an important part of the curriculum.

     

    Engineering Design and Development (EDD)(9775)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: CEA or AERO

     

    AAC STEM Certification

     

    In this capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. During this course some students may even apply for patents. It is a research intensive course, and students actually build and test prototypes. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Students will also have the opportunity to learn SolidWorks and become certified and learn various manufacturing processes including CNC and 3D printing.

     

    Aviation Science (9820) 

    1 Credit -  Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: 1 year of high school science

     

    AAC STEM

     

    The Aviation science course is an inquiry based course designed to give students the fundamentals of flight and aviation. Students will become familiar with information related to licensure as a pilot and cover topics including history of flight, navigation, meteorology, airplane mechanics, control surfaces, and careers in aviation. Students will also study the flight and operation of drones. Flight simulators will be used to enhance the study of flight and understanding of airport operation.  Private Pilot Ground School license may be earned.

    Project Based Research in Aviation* (9789)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Engineering Science and concurrently enrolled in Aerospace

    STEM

    This course allows a student to serve as a team leader on the RV-12 project. The student can be enrolled in an additional hour and will work closely with mentors and teacher to prepare project build groups for the RV-12. The student will prepare labs, prep material and brief students on weekly projects. 

    Practicum in Engineering* (9799)

    2 Credits -  Grade 12
    Prerequisite: CEA or AERO

     

    STEM

     

    This capstone engineering course allows a senior student to engage in engineering projects in the GHS Engineering Lab or other related industry shops/businesses. Students will work closely with engineering teaching staff to complete district and community-related projects.