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Pre-Engineering & Architecture

Class Goal

To introduce students to professions that surround and connect engineering and design.

To prepare students to be successful in continuing education, in preparation for these careers.

Is Pre-Engineering the place for me?

  • Are you naturally curious?
  • Do you enjoy math and science
  • Are you a former Lego-Maniac?
  • Have you been on an Odyssey of the Mind or Destination Imagination team?
  • Did you take apart your bike, or a family appliance before you were 10 years old?
  • Do you like working on computers?
  • Do you doodle a lot?
  • Are you always thinking of better or faster ways to do stuff?
  • Do you enjoy learning by doing, instead of reading about it?
  • Would you like to earn more then a semester worth of college credits before you leave high school?

If you answered YES to 6 or more of these questions, YOU are a candidate for Pre-Engineering and Computer Aided Design.

As a student in Pre-Engineering you will:

  • Explore various career opportunities
  • Learn the steps and principles of the design process
  • Learn to work as a partner in a problem solving team
  • Learn basic drafting and design
  • Use computers to design projects, systems and structures
  • Build and test (break stuff) various models, prototypes and mock-ups
  • Build and test electronic circuits
  • Design a house or building
  • Intern with a local company

This program will prepare you for a career in:

  • Drafting and Design
  • Engineering Technology (HCC - 2 year program)
  • Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering (University - 4 or 5 year program)