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Robotics Engineering Pathway

Welcome to Robotics

Welcome to Robotics

BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS PATHWAY

BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS PATHWAY

The ROBOTICS ENGINEERING PATHWAY is a set of 2 courses in the Information & Communication Technologies 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 in the capstone course in order to be considered a pathway completer. Additional participation in the Career Technical Student Organization: UCDavis C-STEM Center is encouraged. Possible certifications to be earned in the pathway courses: Carnegie Mellon Robotics Certificate, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Computational Thinking Certificate, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Motion and Sensor Control Certificate.
 
If you are creative and like to design, then you will have an interest in Robotics Engineering.  If you play video games, like to draw, and use technology like Math and Science, then you are on your way to becoming a future engineer. Since an engineer is essentially a designer. 
 
This pathway will allow the students to develop 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem solving, ideation, project management, and communication skills. Students will be engaged in the development, building, programming and troubleshooting of different modular robotics platforms such as: LEGO EV3, VEX IQ, VEX V5, LinkBots and Bioloids robots. In addition students will also learn how to build rockets and build, program and troubleshoot quad drones. The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and UCD-CSTEM curriculum will help students learn or reinforce their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts.
 
Topics will include the fundamental components of a robot, how sensors and actuators are used in robotics. Students will learn to program their robots using C++, RobotC, ChiDE and Python programming languages to participate in in-class competitions in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy approved robotics and drone competition field. Students who successfully complete the pathway will receive a Carnegie Mellon University Roboticists Certificate.
SUMMARY OF COURSES

SUMMARY OF COURSES

Introduction to Robotics Engineering 
Year: 9 - 10
RCHS Graduation Requirement: Elective
UC/CSU - G 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 8 or higher 
This is an entry level course that will allow students to develop 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem solving, ideation, project management, and communication skills. This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of LEGO EV3 and VEX IQ robots. In this course they will learn or reinforce their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Topics may include the fundamental components of a robot, introduction to C++ and python programming and the use of robotic sensors and motors.

Advanced Robotics Engineering
Year: 10 - 12
RCHS Graduation Requirement: Elective
UC/CSU - G
Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics Engineering
 
Students will apply the skills learned in the Robotics Engineering 1 course and use C++, python and ChIDE programming language to build, program and troubleshoot their VEX and LinkBot mobile robots. They will also learn to build and program Drones. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision making, timing sequences, propulsion systems, and binary number systems. Students in this course may be required to represent RCHS in community related robotics activities at local and statewide robotics competitions.
POTENTIAL CAREERS

POTENTIAL CAREERS

High School Diploma 2 Year College Degree 4 Year College Degree
CAD Technician Roboticist Robotic Engineer
Junior Drafter Programming Tech Mechanical Engineer
Construction Apprentice Mechatronics Tech Aerospace Engineer
Engineering Aide Drafter/Designer Materials Engineer
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