Academy of Engineering


    Academy of Engineering

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    Engineering Academy

    The Academy of Engineering is a engineering concentration that consists of a series of five courses taken over a four-year time period, which when combined with Regents mathematics and science courses, introduces the students to the rigor and discipline of engineering technology and just about every technically dependent occupation. This program meets or exceeds the NYS standards for mathematics, science, and technology education.

    "We make leaders of tomorrow, today!"

    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION.... The bridge between problems and solutions through the application of knowledge.


    9th Grade: Design and Drawing for Production (DDP)

    10th Grade: Digital Electronics (DE)

    11th Grade: Principals of Engineering (POE)**** Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

    12th Grade: Engineering Design and Development Seminar(EDD)

    ****Students who score an 85 or above in the course and a 70 or above on the college exam are eligible for 3 college credits hours from RIT.

    The skills, interests and ability levels of our students are diverse. The avenue that each student will travel to reach their occupational or career goals is also diverse. New York State has mandated 28 Learning Standards that students must meet. Technology Education offers each student (both girls and boys)the opportunity to enhance their chance to meet these standards/ Our students do what the New York State performance indicators suggest.


    Sequences in Technology Education are approved for a Regents or an advanced Regents diploma and can be used to articulate college credit. Design and Drawing for Production can be used by any student to fulfill the art/music requirement.

    World of Technology addresses Commissioner's Regulation 100.5(j), which states "a commencement level course in technology education may be used as the third unit of credit in science or mathematics but not both." Students pursuing a five-unit sequence in occupational education can be exempted from the three unit second language requirement. Any student can take any technology course if they have room in their schedule and an interest in the material offered.

    DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION (DDP) credit: 1 unit can be used to satisfy the Art/Music requirement Length : 40 weeks

    DDP provides you with the opportunities to be creative and to apply your decision-making and problem solving skills to design and solve problems. You'll use powerful computer hardware and software to develop 3-D models or solid renderings of objects. Using a Computer Aided Design System, you will learn the product design process through creating, analyzing, rendering and producing a model. This course is an introduction to the universal language of technical drawing. Through the mastering of this language, utilizing the computer students will be able to express technical ideas whit speed, clarity, and exactness. Designing and Drawing for Productions is a vehicle for world-wide industrial communications and an integral step in process for designing and producing goods. Students will develop spatial visualization by solving practical design problems. The ideas become working drawings and from the drawings students are encouraged to make scale models of their solution. Thereby the process of sketching ideas, drawing details of all parts,and the actual production completes the design cycle.

    DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE) Credit: 1 unit **** Length: 40 weeks Prerequisite: DDP

    Digital Electronics is a course in applied logic. You’ll be introduced to the digital circuits found in video games, watches, calculators, digital cameras, and thousands of other devices. You will study the application of digital logic and how digital devices are used to control automated equipment. You will use the industry standard, electronic design software to build circuits and export designs to a printed circuit auto - routing program that generates printed circuit boards, using chips and other components.

    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE) Credit: 1 unit **** Length: 40 weeks Prerequisite: DDP, DE


     1. To survey and simulate interest in engineering and engineering technology careers.

     2. To explore the relationship between math, science, technology, and engineering.

       Principles of Engineering is a hands – on, laboratory based experience which will convey concepts and principles, skills, techniques and attitudes of engineering. The course will provide access to tools, machines and materials for individual and small group projects. The course is organized around a set of major concepts, skills and attitudes that are common and necessary to all engineering problems. These concepts, skills and attitudes will be addressed using real world applications as students build projects of their own design.


    Credit: 1 Unit Length: 40 weeks Prerequisite: DDP, DE

    This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as:

    • The Roles of Civil Engineers and Architects • Project Planning • Site Planning • Building Design • Project Documentation and Presentation


    Credit: 1 unit Length: 40 weeks Prerequisite:DDP,DE,POE,CEA

    In this course you’ll work on a team with one to three others to design and construct the solution to an engineering problem. The problems will involve a wide range of engineering applications. (e.g., school robo-mascot, automated solar water heater, remote control hover craft, to name a few ides). You will apply the principles you developed in the previous courses. A journal will become part of your portfolio. Each team will be responsible for delivering progress reports and making final presentations to an outside review panel. The completed portfolio will be invaluable when you begin applying to colleges.

    Students who score an 85 or above in the course and a 70 or above on the college exam are eligible for 4 college credit hours from RIT.

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