There are two engineering programs available at the JATC North campus:
The first year engineering program
consists of two semester long engineering courses and two semester long robotics courses. The two engineering courses are Engineering Principles 1 and Engineering Principles 2. These “hands on” courses tie observations and concepts common to a variety of different engineering disciplines in order to develop a better understanding of basic math and science principles used in engineering. By utilizing problem solving skills in a laboratory environment, students will develop skills and attitudes that impact and expand occupational opportunities in engineering. The two robotics courses are Robotics 1 and Robotics 2. These courses prepare students with a lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical, and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices.
The advanced program
consists of four courses: Engineering 1000, Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), Aerospace Engineering (AE), and Engineering Development and Design (EDD). Engineering 1000 is a concurrent enrollment class that is an advanced introduction to some of the major concepts that students will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. The CEA course will introduce students to important aspects of building and site design and development. They will apply what they have learned to design a residential and commercial building. The AE course will have the students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover. The EDD course will be the capstone engineering course and will focus the students to develop original solutions to valid open ended technical problems by applying the engineering design process.