From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
This engineering course is available for 10-12th grade and covers the same courses offered at most of the home high schools. However, because not every high school in the district offers these courses, students can opt into taking them here at the JATC.
The engineering courses are designed to be content and project heavy. Each course is divided into several units that will teach engineering principles throughout several lessons and culminate in a project that provides a hands-on approach applying the principles taught in the previous lessons.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does class have concurrent enrollment?
This Engineering course does not have concurrent enrollment. It is the pre-requisite for the Advanced Engineering course that does include concurrent.
What is the schedule commitment for the Engineering Program?
The program is one year long covering Engineering Principles 1 and Robotics 1 first semester and Engineering 2 and Robotics 2 second semester. This means that the student is at the JATC for two class periods on A Days or B Days. The students can be bused to and from their home high schools or they can drive in personal cars.
How is it different than a normal math or science class?
Engineering is about applying math and science to solve real world problems. In the Engineering program we will be learning how to apply the math and science the students are already familiar with on real world problems and with hands-on projects.