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 three pathway options: Engineering: Civil and Architecture, Engineering: Aerospace, or Engineering: Robotics. Second year programs are open to 11th and 12th grades and have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
**Capstone/Materials can be swapped out for Engineering:Robotics instead
Engineering: Civil and Architecture consists of four courses first semester: Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), Architectural CAD 1, Architectural CAD 2 and Architectural CAD 3. These courses 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. Computer Aided Design (CAD) will be used to create these projects to bring them to life. There are two courses second semester: Capstone Engineering and Materials**. The capstone course is the engineering pathway completer course and will require students to develop original solutions to valid open-ended technical problems by applying the engineering design process.
Engineering: Aerospace consists of two courses first semester: Aerospace Engineering (AE) and Drone Design and Development (DDD). 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 DDD course will cover the basics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design and have the students design and develop UAVs for specific scenarios. There are two courses second semester: Capstone Engineering and Materials**. The capstone course is the engineering pathway completer course and will require students to develop original solutions to valid open-ended technical problems by applying the engineering design process.
Engineering: Robotics includes four courses second semester: 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.