The Academy of Engineering, Information Technology and Production prepares our students for successful careers in industries that are the driving forces for our economy and society.
Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
An introduction or support course for Agriscience Pathway. Course introduces major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
General Horticulture and Plant Science
Introduces major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
Nursery and Landscape
Designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge utilized by green industries in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
Agricultural Mechanics Technology I
This laboratory course is designed to provide students with introductory level experiences in selected major areas of agricultural mechanics technology which may include wood working, agricultural structures, electrical wiring, electric arc welding, oxy/fuel cutting and welding processes, and power equipment operation and maintenance. Learning activities include information, skill development and problem solving.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Pathway
COMPUTER SCIENCE Pathway
Introduction to Digital Technology
This serves as the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications, Programming, Advanced Programming, Information Support & Services, and Network Systems pathways. Designed for students to understand, communicate, apply and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support, and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project focused tasks. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready.
Computer Science Principles
Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Digital Technology
Computer Science (CS) Principles emphasizes content, practices, thinking and skills central to the discipline of computer science. Focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating. Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources and application of computer science. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.
AP Computer Science
Pre-Requisite: Computer Science Principles
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students an opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.
Programming, Games, Apps, and Society
The course is designed for high school students to strategize, design, and develop games and mobile and desktop applications that can be produced in the real world. Students will learn about life-cycles of project development and use models to develop applications. Attention will be placed on how user interfaces affect the usability and effectiveness of a game or an application. Programming constructs will be employed which will allow students’ applications to interact with “real world,” stimuli. The course exposes students to privacy, legality, and security considerations with regards to the software industry.
Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety
Designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, Welding, Sheet Metal, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and HVACR Electrical pathways to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. Prepares student for basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the construction industry in general and will provide student with option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.
Introduction to Construction
Pre-Requisite: Occupational Safety and Fundamentals.
Introduction to Construction offers an opportunity for students to build on knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. Four construction craft areas are introduced and serves as the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the four craft areas. Students are introduced to history and traditions of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades. Students explore how various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history. Students will learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.
Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Construction
Carpentry 1 provides student with a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. This course serves as the third step in gaining a Level One Industry Certification in Carpentry. Course provides an overview of building materials used in the carpentry craft, as well as teaching techniques for reading and using blueprints and specifications related to carpentry craft. This course provides specific knowledge and skills in site layout and floor and wall framing systems, and includes basic industry terminology for a carpentry craftsperson.
Foundations of Engineering and Technology
This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM.
In this course, students will design technical solutions to engineering problems using a whole systems approach to engineering design. Students will demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment.
In this course, students will apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to develop solutions to technological problems. Solutions will be developed using a combination of engineering software and prototype production processes. Students will use market research, cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the design cycle to create and present design, marketing, and business plans for their solutions. A capstone project will allow students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge of the engineering design process and prepare them for future opportunities in the field of engineering.
Marketing Principles addresses all ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop a basic understanding of Employability, Foundational and Business Administration skills, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, Information Management, Marketing, Operations, Professional Development, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing strategies. Instructional projects with real businesses, work-based learning activities including School-Based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences should be incorporated in this course.
Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Pre-Requisite: Marketing Principles
Marketing and Entrepreneurship begins an in-depth and detailed study of marketing while focusing on management with specific emphasis on small business ownership. Builds on theories learned in Marketing Principles by providing practical application scenarios which test these theories. In addition, Marketing and Entrepreneurship focuses on the role of the supervisor and examines the qualities needed to be successful.
Pre-Requisite: Marketing & Management
Students assume a managerial perspective by applying economic principles in marketing, analyzing operation’s needs, examining channel management and financial alternatives, managing marketing information, pricing products and services, developing product/service planning strategies, promoting products and services, purchasing, and professional sales. This course includes global marketing where students analyze marketing strategies employed in the United States versus those employed in other countries.
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS Pathway
Fundamentals of Aerospace
This course is designed as the foundational course for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the Flight Operations pathways. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge base in aviation history and regulations, the basic principles of flight, aerospace careers, and factors influencing work systems, aerospace technologies, and basic aviation meteorology. These concepts can later be applied to various aerospace occupations. Classroom and lab activities will assure students a thorough understanding of the aerospace environment.
Navigation and Communication are essential to the safe operation of aircraft within the airspace system. This course provides a foundation that enables the student to apply the basics of aircraft navigation and utilize efficient communication methods for safe aircraft operations. The prerequisite for this course is Fundamentals of Aerospace.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
This course provides a foundation to prepare a student to earn a commercial license to pilot an unmanned aircraft system. Topics discussed include weather and effects of weather on an unmanned aircraft; types and uses of unmanned aircraft; pre-flight and checks; FAA requirements; technology and remote instrumentation; radio communications, plus much more. Students will have an opportunity to earn their remote pilot license by taking and successfully passing the FAA Part 107 Exam.