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Engineering & Architecture Pathway



The ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE PATHWAY is a sequence of 2 courses in the Engineering & Architecture industry sector.
In all Career Technical Education (CTE) courses you can expect: Rigorous Academics, Technical Mastery & Professional Skills
The courses need to be accomplished in succession with a C- or better to be considered a pathway completer. 
Additional participation in the Career Technical Student Organization: CREATE Mentorship is encouraged.
Have you ever tried to design something new or make a visual representation of an idea you wanted to share with your friends and wondered how you could communicate your idea? Or, have you ever wondered how someone designed that new MP3 player, sleek new phone or game system? Then Engineering Design is the pathway for you. Students can expect to study engineering as part of an integrated creative STEM curriculum.  STEM is an applied integrated approach using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as tools to create product, whether it is a house, car, cell phone or robot.
The Engineering Pathway gives the students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of concepts through activity, project, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges the students to continually develop or improve their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. The students will dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software and document their work in an engineering notebook. Throughout the Engineering Pathway courses, students will use the same industry-leading technology and software as the world’s top companies. The exciting and challenging fields of engineering come alive in the ‘’PTE program", which is design to prepare students for careers or post-secondary study in STEM fields.


Introduction to Engineering Design
Year: 9 - 12
RCHS Graduation Requirement: Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 8 or higher
This is the first course in the path to high skill, high wage careers in applied science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will study the design process and learn how to use the same industry leading 3D computer modeling design software inventor and 3D printer that’s used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin and Pixar.

Civil Engineering & Architecture - Honors
Year: 11 - 12
RCHS Graduation Requirement: Elective, third year Science
Prerequisite: B or better in Integrated Math 2, successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design, successful completion of one laboratory science (Biology, Chemistry, Digital Electronics or Physics)
Students learn the fundamentals of building design, site design, and development. Architecture and the civil engineering disciplines of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, land surveying, and more are introduced.


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