The engineering pathway is designed for students interested in careers in engineering, engineering technician, advanced manufacturing, architecture, construction, CNC operation, CADD, and product design. The program is a blend of classroom and hands-on experiences designed to teach students the engineering process and fields associated with engineering. Students earn college credit from NHTI for each course completed.
Mr. Seeman graduated from Clarkson University in 2015 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has 10 years of robotics engineering experience, including teaching an advanced robotics engineering course in Texas. Mr. Seeman is starting the first robotics program at Salem High School.
“Having taken many of the courses I’m now teaching while I was in High School and my recent experiences with college, I’m able to relate with my students in a rather unique way. Because I went through these major milestones recently, I have a good understanding of the way these systems work today and the challenges my students are about to face; because of this I feel better prepared to help prepare them and provide them with the technical and professional skills they are going to need to be successful in their careers.”
Grade 10-12 (semester 1)
The first course in the engineering sequence, Engineering 1 will introduce you to basic engineering design principles and teach you how to digitally model and then physically create objects of your own; Learn to use advanced computer design software, 3D printers, and basic machinery and techniques in the fabrication lab. You will develop marketable, transferable skills useful in multiple career pathways.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1
Grade 10-11 (semester 2)
The second course in the engineering sequence, Engineering 2 goes beyond the design step to teach you the skills needed to construct and test a prototype. Students learn build strategies and testing and analysis techniques while working on multiple hands-on projects and problems that integrate intermediate fabrication and solid modeling tools while learning how the world around you works. A focus will be on developing interpersonal and team-based skills essential for career and college success. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Engineering 1
Grade 11-12 (year long)
This is the third course in the engineering sequence. This full-year course incorporates advanced manufacturing techniques and CNC operation into previously learned engineering skills and processes. Students will work on team-based capstone designs and develop working prototypes in the fabrication lab.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Engineering 2
Prerequisite: C or better in Engineering 2 or instructor recommendation
Grade 11-12 (semester 2)
A specialty course in the engineering sequence, CEA is a hands-on design course where you learn basic principles of Architectural Design and Civil Engineering. Explore build sites, build models, design your dream house, and compete in a state-wide Architectural Design Competition all while learning skills that apply to any job related to architectural design, construction technology and build site management.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Engineering I