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Engineering Programs

Engineering Programs

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, Mechanical Design 1, and Mechanical Design 2. These hands on courses use observations and concepts common to a variety of different engineering disciplines. 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 learn how to model and prepare 2D and 3D representations in support of mechanical and industrial engineering projects as well as for other related professions. Students will learn how to visually represent their ideas and document up to engineering standard.


The first year program is open to 10th,11th, and 12th grades.



Second year engineering students have a choice of four different semester options: Architecture, Aerospace, Robotics, and/or Advanced. Students can take as many options as they would like. Second year programs are open to 11th and 12th grades and have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

Engineering: Architecture consists of two courses first semester: Architecture & Civil Engineering, Architectural CAD 1, Architectural CAD 2 and Architectural CAD 3. These courses will introduce students to architecture and important aspects of building and site design and development. They will apply what they have learned to design a residential and commercial building. Computer Aided Design (CAD) will be used to create these projects to bring them to life.


Engineering: Aerospace consists of two courses first semester: Aerospace Engineering (AE) and Drone Design and Development (DDD). This program propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing gliders, rockets, and more. The program introduces students to the basics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) structure. Using the engineering design process, student will design and develop UAVs for specific scenarios.


Engineering: Robotics includes two courses second semester: Robotics 1, Robotics 2, Electronics 1, and Electronics 2. This program combines electrical, mechanical , and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. This lab based and hands on program teaches students to assemble and operate electronic systems. Students will learn to design and build circuits and create schematic diagrams.


Engineering: Advanced includes two courses second semester: Capstone Engineering and Materials Science. This program is like Shark Tank for engineers! Ultimately, students will be working on a semester-long engineering project that they get to choose.  This is an engineering capstone project, using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the JATC programs to identify an issue and then research, design, and prototype a solution. Students will also get hands-on learning in materials including polymers, composites, and metals.