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Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial)

Architecture & Construction STEM Manufacturing

 

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A Few Course Overviews.

See the curriculum guide for all course offerings and the course descriptions.

Technology/Pre-Engineering 1 is a course where students will explore the nature of technology, technology systems, and the history, evolution, and characteristics of technology as well as its impact on our society, culture, economy, politics, and environment. Topics include: Technology Today & Tomorrow, Communication Engineering & Design, and Energy & Power Engineering & Design. Several hands-on activities in each unit lets students apply the engineering design process to design and make a product.

Technology/Pre-Engineering 2 is a course where students will explore the nature of technology, technology systems, and the history, evolution, and characteristics of technology as well as its impact on our society, culture, economy, politics, and environment. Topics include: Construction Engineering & Design, Transportation Engineering & Design, and Bio-Related Engineering & Design. Several hands-on activities in each unit lets students apply the engineering design process to design and make a product

CADD 1 is a course where students use AutoCAD to explore “Level 1” CADD skills required for Technical drawings, Graphic communications, and career studies within the engineering field. Topics include: 2D and 3D constructions, dimensioning, intermediate level mathematics, and fundamentals for Technical drawing .

CADD 2 is a course where students use AutoCAD and InventorCAD programs to continue the CADD skills of Technical drawing and introduces the student to engineering drawing and advanced 3D modeling. Topics include: Advanced 2D and 3D constructions, 3D solid modeling, rendering and assembly. **Earning a ‘B’ or higher in the course awards the students free college credit through articulation with Elgin Community College CAD 108. **

CADD 3 is an advanced course based around 3D modeling and assemblies using Inventor.  Students apply skills learned in their previous CADD courses to complete projects relating to the “design” cycle: Design, Documentation, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly, and Final test..

Woods Technology 1 is a course where students learn how to use a variety of tools and machines to complete basic woodworking practices in a safe and hands-on environment.  Topics include safety, planning, designing, and building assigned projects.

Wood Technology 2 is a course that covers advanced woodworking principles, including furniture design, advanced construction, joint making, spray finishing, drawer, cabinet construction, and the design of blueprints).

Building Trades is a course that introduces students to various aspects of residential design and construction techniques through lectures, text reading, and hands-on design and construction of a framed building.

What is "Career Ready?"

While there is no debate that a rigorous level of academic proficiency, especially in math and litera­cy, is essential for any post-high school endeavor, the reality is that it takes much more to be truly considered ready for a career.

Career Ready

Academic Skills + Employability Skills + Technical Skills

Career readiness involves three major skill areas:  core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities; employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area; and technical, job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway.

Source:  ACTE-Association for Career and Technical Education

 

Career Clusters & Career Pathways
Illinois Pathways STEM
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore the career pathways contained within the career clusters to begin a plan linking what you learn in school with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for the demands of post-secondary education, training and the expectations of employers.
Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment

Pathways:

Manufacturing
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing / process engineering.

Pathways:

STEM
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Pathways:

 

Opportunities to Earn Valuable Credentials

With CTE, add value to your overall education by earning industry-recognized credentials and college credit while still in high school. Credentials signal real-world preparedness to employers and postsecondary educators.

Industry-Certifications

Certifications that reflect 21st century skills competencies will make you a more attractive candidate for college admission and career positions. Mastery of 21st century skills signals that you are ready to transition successfully to higher-level learning and earning. Central CTE courses help you prepare for the following certifications:

Articulation Agreements

Elgin Community College [ECC] awards college credit to Central High School students when learning experiences at the high school level of instruction duplicate those at the college level. College credit enables you to receive advanced placement, save time and money, and avoid duplication of material already learned. See ECC's website for more information: www.elgin.edu

The following CHS high school courses are articulated with ECC courses in the career and technical areas, and you may earn college credit for the high school course(s) if you earn an A or B.

  • 1065 CADD 2

   

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