Brighton High School - Engineering Technology Program

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    Welcome to Engineering Technology Webpage

    This website is designed to provide background information and act as a student resource on the various courses in the CADD program offered at Brighton High School. Currently, the CADD program offers four unique courses. The courses are design to expand and challenge upon the student's skills in the areas of math, 2D/3D spatial concepts, computer skills and hand sketching. 

    Course

    Length

    Grade

    Engineering Design Technology 1

    1 Sem.

    9-12

    Engineering Design Technology 2

    1 Sem.

    9-12

    Engineering Applications 

    Sem. or Year

    10-12

    Engineering Robotics Technology 1

    1 Sem.

    9-12

    Engineering Robotics Technology 2

     

    1 Sem.

    9-12

    Architecture

    1 Sem.

    9-12

    Course Descriptions

    Engineering Design Technology 1
       
    Prerequisite: None
    Length: Semester
    Grades: 9-12

    Course open for 9-12 graders. Designed to learn the fundamentals of technical drawing (drafting) through sketching and CADD software. Material assists students in learning the language of engineering. Students will learn to make drawings of common objects from machine parts to woodworking projects. Topics include single and multi-view drawings, 3-D representation, section views and dimensioning of objects. Creo software will be used for computer drawing. This class is designed for those students interested in the engineering, construction trades, manufacturing or any trade requiring blueprint reading.

    Graduation Credits: Computer, VPAA, 4th Year Math

    Engineering Design Technology 2
       
    Prereq: Engineering Design Technology 1
    Length: Semester
    Grades: 9-12

    Students choose between learning about Architecture or Mechanical Engineering.

    The Mechanical Engineering will continue Building on knowledge gained in the prerequisite class, Mechanical Engineering will allow you to increase their knowledge and skills. Students will learn drafting practices as they relate to the world of manufacturing. This class
    will help prepare you for further vocational studies/entry level jobs. Topics of
    study include: assembly and detail drawing, pattern development, auxiliary
    and section views, basic descriptive geometry, dimensioning and advanced
    solid modeling.

    The Architecture Engineering will continue building on knowledge gained in the prerequisite class, Architectural Engineering will allow you to increase your knowledge and skills. You will learn drafting practices as they relate to the world of architecture. Topics of study
    include: residential design, construction methods, blueprint reading, 3D design
    and model building.

    Graduation Credits: Computer, VPAA, 4th Year Math

    Engineering Applications (Mechanical/ Architecture)
     
    Prereq: Engineering Design Technology 1+2 or Engineering Robotics Technology 1+2
    Grade: 10-12
    Length: Semester (Maybe taken multiple times for credit)
                                                               or
                2-Hour Year Long Block (Maybe taken twice)

    The study of computer aided design and drafting for machine tool products, furniture, interiors, and architecture. Creo and Archicad will be the primary software used. Engineering and architectural drafting, notation lettering, and designing are included subject matter.

    Topics include methods of creating and presenting design concepts with thumbnails, freehand drawing proposals, rendering of perspective and orthographic plans. The students will produce original thinking, invention, problem identification and solving, visualization, designing, working drawings and presentation drawings. Team building skills through design team projects will involve students, parents, and staff. Students will be improving skills on the development of lettering, notation, descriptive geometry, dimensioning, drawing layout, and other standard drafting procedures.  Students will also learn basic electronic and machining processes.

    Graduation Credits: Computer, VPAA, 4th Year Math

    Engineering Design Robotics Technology 1
       
    Prereq: None
    Length: Semester
    Grades: 9-12

    During this course students will explore the field of robotic design using a variety of hands on activities.  Students will be introduced to various types of robot (arms, mechanized, automated, ) that are designed to complete different tasks.  The Student will learn basic programming to input into the robot to perform the desired task.  Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their robots inputs/outputs.  Mechanical concepts such as gearing/torque/speed/power are introduced. Other topics may include motor control, sensors, timing, decision-making, timing sequences, drive trains, actuator and manipulator design.  

    Engineering Design Robotics Technology 2
       
    Prereq: Engineering Robotics Technology 1
    Length: Semester
    Grades: 9-12

    This course will advance upon the basic programming and robotic functions of Engineering Robotics 1.  Students will learn electrical wiring, electrical circuitry (wiring, calculation and design), advanced programming (structured text, function block and ladder logic), and PLC applications. 

    Graduation Credits: Computer, VPAA, 4th Year Math

    Architecture Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CADD)
     
    Prerequisite: Engineering Design Technology 1
    Length: Semester
    Grade: 9 – 12 

    Building on knowledge gained in the prerequisite class, Architectural CADD will allow you to increase your knowledge and skills. You will learn drafting practices as they relate to the world of architecture. Topics of study include: residential design, construction methods, blueprint reading, 3D design and model building. Architectural CADD may be taken multiple times for credit.

    Graduation Credits: 4th Year Math Credit, Computer Credit or VPAA Credit

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