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Engineering: Robotics

Engineering: Robotics

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From industrial manufacturing to space vehicles, robotics 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.

Location: JATC-North

9301 South Wights Fort Road

West Jordan, UT 84088

Program Description:

This engineering course is available for 11-12th 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. Students in this program will take Robotics 1&2 and Electronics 1&3.


It is expected that students come into this program with some programming knowledge. This can come from a Computer Programming 1 course or Engineering Principles.

Program Expectations:

The robotics and electronics courses are designed to be content and project heavy. Students will design, program, operate, and build robotic projects. 

Second year programs are open to 11th and 12th grades and have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

  • Many projects are team oriented; students are expected to be willing to work with other students in the class to achieve the project goal.
  • The students will be doing electronic calculations and should come to the program with a good understanding of algebra.
  • Safety is an important focus and students are expected to follow proper safety procedures as well as treat equipment with care.

Program Courses:

Robotics 1 & 2 - 1.0 high school credit combined

  • Lab based and hands on course combining electrical, mechanical, and engineering principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: sources of energy, electrical safety, use and identification of basic electrical components, sensors, and actuators. Engineering concepts will include: mechanical design, prototype development, design testing, programming, and proper engineering documentation. Students will use Parallax robotics, VEX robotics, and RoboDK industrial robot simulator.

Electronics 1 & 3 - 1.0 high school credit combined

  • Lab based and hands on course teaching students to assemble and operate electronic systems. Students will learn to design and build circuits and create schematic diagrams. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: parallel and series circuits, Kirchoff’s Law, electrical components, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, logic diagrams, digital devices, and combinational logic circuits. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 Does this program have concurrent enrollment?

This course does offer concurrent credit through SUU. Electronics 1 and 3 are replaced by EET 1700/EET 2700 and Robotics 1 and 2 by EET 1600.

What is the schedule commitment for the Engineering: Robotics Program?

The program is half a year long covering Robotics 1, Robotics 2, Electronics 1, and Electronics 3. This means that the student is at the JATC second semester for two class periods on A Days and B Days--four periods of their eight period schedules. The students can be bused to and from their home high schools or they can drive in personal cars.