The Engineering program at the JATC is a two year track program.
The first year engineering program consists of four courses: Engineering Principles 1, Engineering Principles 2, CAD Mechanical Design 1, and CAD Mechanical Design 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. Students will also leave with technical knowledge and skills required to plan and prepare pictorial interpretations and technical documentation of engineering and design concepts. This includes the using 2D and 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, sketching, drawing layout, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and dimensioning.
The first year program is open to 10th,11th, and 12th grades.
Second year engineering students have a choice of two pathway options: Engineering - Advanced or Engineering - Robotics. Second year programs are open to 11th and 12th grades.
The robotics program includes four courses: Robotics 1, Robotics 2, Electronics 1, and Electronics 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. Instruction will include training to help students apply technical knowledge and skill to assemble and operate electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing.
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.