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Engineering Courses

Middle School Engineering 1

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This course is for lower middle school students, and is an overview of the world of Engineering.  Engineering principles are presented with a Christian worldview.   Some of the engineering fields that will be explored are mechanical, computer, biomedical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, and architecture.  The class will learn the basic principles in these disciplines and then build and design a project each week.  Students work in teams as they develop their designs just like in a working environment.  There are lots of hands on activities to demonstrate the lessons and time for discussion on how and why design decisions are made.  Some project examples include spaghetti bridges, dams, water turbines, electroplating, computer and appliance dissection, construction under landslide and earthquake conditions and much more.  Since problem solving is key to any engineering field, it is an integral part of this class.  Weekly assignments are given on simple math concepts and engineering principles.  Student will also be taught how to draw objects in an isometric form.   This course will also emphasize the development of Christian ethics.

High School Engineering 2

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High School Engineering 2 is designed for the high school student who is interested in pursuing engineering at the collegiate level and enjoys the design and the hands-on construction of projects.

This course will explore different engineering fields such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, computer, civil, biomedical, and architectural engineering.  Some of our projects will include designing breadboard circuits with Arduinos, designing actuated drawbridges using Arduinos.  Exploring the science of drones including creating a unique platform and components using a 3-D printer, developing a house plan drawing and structural design model, understanding contours and developing site drawings for a construction layout using CAD programming.     Students will also be studying portraits in leadership and how character relates to success in engineering and in life.  Students will be given more practice in engineering presentation and marketing skills.  Weekly assignments are given to reinforce the pertinent physics and mathematical concepts.  Biblical teaching and engineering ethics are used throughout the course to show how our Christianity is impactful personally and professionally.

Middle School Engineering 2

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Students that excel in engineering typically have a curiosity for how things work.  They love Legos, and robots, and enjoy taking apart your appliances!

This course continues building STEM skills for the upper middle school student with engaging team projects in 8 engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, biomedical, computer, petroleum, environmental, aerospace, and robotics.  Specific projects include building circuits and basic breadboards, understanding gears and catapults, exploring logic through Turing machines, building and programming a small robot, building powered paper airplanes, and so much more.  Students will learn to analyze their projects to understand why they work and why they fail.  Students will present a team PowerPoint presentation for a design.  Additionally, students will learn how to draw a mechanical design in three views.  We will explore the great engineers of the past, and discuss how God used their designs to bring Him glory.

High School Engineering 1

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Students who pursue High School Engineering typically enjoy building and design.  This can present itself as a love of electronics, programming, mechanics, creative drawing, or construction.  Rather than running from these challenges, the engineering-inclined student embraces them.

This course will dig deeper into engineering principles and challenge students in the design process.

Some of the fields that will be explored are structural, civil, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, and industrial engineering.  The class will learn the basic principles in these disciplines and then build and design various projects.  Students work in teams as they develop their designs just like in industry.  Some examples of projects include wooden truss bridge, solar car, constructing breadboard circuits, soldering electronics, building a hydraulic arm, and much more.  Students learn the mathematical and scientific theory before building, and they take most projects to failure to analyze the weaknesses.  Students will get the opportunity to practice professional engineering presentation skills. Additionally, they learn to draft with both 3-view and isometric technical drawings.  Students will learn the Engineering Code of Ethics alongside a Christian worldview.

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