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4522 Advanced Accounting

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Advanced Accounting expands on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting covered in Introduction to Accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-making.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: ADV ACC

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: : Accounting Fundamentals

4524 Accounting Fundamentals

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Accounting Fundamentals introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double-entry accounting. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems. This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-making.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective all diplomas

Course Code: INTO ACCT

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: None

4728 Robotics Design and Innovation

Recommended Grade: Grade 12, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Advanced Manufacturing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Robotics Design and Innovation allows students to design, program, and test innovative technological designs related to robotic systems. Topics involve mechanics, pneumatics, control technologies, computer fundamentals, and programmable control technologies. Students design, build, and optimize robots to perform a variety of predesignated tasks. Individuals or small teams may choose to participate in organized robotic competitions or develop their own events during the course. Upon completion of the course, learners will understand what technicians do in the workplace and how industry utilizes Mechatronics in advanced manufacturing.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: RDI

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Advanced Manufacturing

4728 Robotics Design and Innovation

Recommended Grade: Grade 12, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Advanced Manufacturing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Robotics Design and Innovation allows students to design, program, and test innovative technological designs related to robotic systems. Topics involve mechanics, pneumatics, control technologies, computer fundamentals, and programmable control technologies. Students design, build, and optimize robots to perform a variety of predesignated tasks. Individuals or small teams may choose to participate in organized robotic competitions or develop their own events during the course. Upon completion of the course, learners will understand what technicians do in the workplace and how industry utilizes Mechatronics in advanced manufacturing.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: RDI

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Advanced Manufacturing

4802 Introduction to Engineering Design

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Introduction to Engineering Design is a fundamental pre-engineering course where students become familiar with the engineering design process. Students work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using industry standard sketches and current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions. Students apply their knowledge through hands-on projects and document their work with the use of an engineering notebook. Students begin with completing structured activities and move to solving open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. Ethical issues related to professional practice and product development are also presented. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: INT ENG DES

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: None

4818 Environmental Sustainability

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Environmental Sustainability is a specialization course that builds upon prior knowledge learned in previous engineering and science courses. Students investigate and design solutions in response to current challenges such as providing the world with clean and abundant drinking water, an adequate food supply, and renewable energy. Students are introduced to environmental issues and use the engineering design process to design, build, and test potential solutions. This course engages critical thinking and problem-solving skills as students apply and extend their knowledge through designing experiments, managing projects, conducting research, and creating presentations to communicate solutions.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas

SOC: If PLTW curriculum is used, PLTW training is required of the teacher.

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: ENV SUS

Recommended Prerequisites: Biology

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering

5008 Animal Science

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Animal Science is a two-semester program that provides students with an overview of the animal agriculture industry. Students participate in a large variety of activities and laboratory work including real and simulated animal science experiences and projects. All areas that the students study may be applied to both large and small animals. Topics to be covered in the course include: history and trends in animal agriculture, laws and practices relating to animal agriculture, comparative anatomy and physiology of animals, biosecurity threats and interventions relating to animal and human safety, nutrition, reproduction, careers, leadership, and supervised agricultural experiences relating to animal agriculture.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas. Fulfills a physical science requirement for General Diploma.

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: ANML SCI

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5070 Advanced Life Science, Animals (L)

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Advanced Life Science: Animals is a two-semester course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work. Students will explore concepts related to history and trends in animal agriculture as related to animal welfare, husbandry, diseases and parasites, laws and practices relating to handling, housing, environmental impact, global sustainable practices of animal agriculture, genetics, breeding practices, biotechnology uses, and comparative knowledge of anatomy and physiology of animals used in animal agriculture.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science requirement for all diplomas. Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course.

Counts as: An elective or directed elective for all diplomas.

Course Code: ALS ANIML

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture; Animal Science; Food and Natural Resources; Biology; Chemistry; Integrated Chemistry Physics

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5072 Advanced Life Science: Foods

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Advanced Life Science: Foods is a course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work. This is a standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates biology, chemistry, and microbiology in the context of foods and the global food industry. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out food-base laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students understand how biology, chemistry, and physics principles apply to the composition of foods, the nutrition of foods, food and food product development, food processing, food safety and sanitation, food packaging, and food storage. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to biology, physics, and chemistry in the context of highly advanced industry applications of foods.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: An elective or directed elective for all diplomas.

Course Code: ALS FOODS

Recommended Prerequisites: Chemistry; Biology; Introduction to Agriculture; Food and Natural Resources; Food Science; Nutrition and Wellness; Advanced Nutrition and Wellness

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5074 Advanced Life Science, Plants and Soils (L)

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Advanced Life Science: Plants and Soils is a two semester course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work. Students study concepts, principles, and theories associated with plants and soils. Knowledge gained enables them to better understand the workings of agricultural and horticultural practices. They recognize how plants are classified, grow, function, and reproduce. Students explore plant genetics and the use of plants by humans. They examine plant evolution and the role of plants in ecology. Students investigate, through laboratories and fieldwork, how plants function and how soil influences plant life.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science requirement for all diplomas. Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course.

Counts as: An elective or directed elective for all diplomas.

Course Code: ALS PLT/SL

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture; Plant and Soil Science; Food and Natural Resources; Biology; Chemistry

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5088 Agriculture Power, Structure, and Technology

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Agriculture Power, Structure and Technology is a two semester, up to six credits, lab intensive course in which students develop an understanding of basic principles of tool selection, operation, maintenance, and management of agricultural equipment in concert with the utilization of technology. Topics covered include: safety, problem-solving/troubleshooting, electricity, plumbing, concrete, carpentry, metal technology, engines, emerging technologies, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience, and career opportunities in the area of agriculture power, structure, and technology.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: AG POW

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5102 Food Science

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Food Science is a two semester course that provides students with an overview of food science and the role it plays in the securing of a safe, nutritious, and adequate food supply. A projectbased approach is utilized in this course, along with laboratory, team building, and problem solving activities to enhance student learning. Students are introduced to the following areas of horticulture science: food processing, food chemistry and physics, nutrition, food microbiology, preservation, packaging and labeling, food commodities, food regulations, issues and careers in the food science industry.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas.

Course Code: FOOD SCI

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5132 Horticultural Science

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Horticulture Science is a two semester course that provides students with a background in the field of horticulture. Coursework includes hands-on activities that encourage students to investigate areas of horticulture as it relates to the biology and technology involved in the production, processing, and marketing of horticultural plants and products. Students are introduced to the following areas of horticulture science: reproduction and propagation of plants, plant growth, growth-media, management practices for field and greenhouse production, marketing concepts, production of plants of local interest, greenhouse management, floral design, and pest management. Students participate in a variety of activities including extensive laboratory work usually in a school greenhouse.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas.

Course Code: HORT SCI

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5170 Plant and Soil Science

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Plant and Soil Science a two semester course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including laboratory and field work. Coursework includes hands-on learning activities that encourage students to investigate areas of plant and soil science. Students are introduced to the following areas of plant and soil science: plant growth, reproduction and propagation, photosynthesis and respiration, diseases and pests of plants and their management, biotechnology, the basic components and types of soil, soil tillage, and conservation.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas Fulfills a Physical Science requirement for the general diploma

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: PLT SL SCI

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture

5216 Human Body Systems

Recommended Grade: Grade 10

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Human Body Systems is a course designed to engage students in the study of basic human physiology and the care and maintenance required to support the complex systems. Using a focus on human health, students will employ a variety of monitors to examine body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under stress, and observe the interactions between the various body systems. Students will use appropriate software to design and build systems to monitor body functions. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Human Body Systems curriculum. Use of the PLTW Curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science requirement for all diplomas

Counts as: a directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: HUMAN SYST

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences

5217 Medical Interventions

Recommended Grade: Grade 11

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Medical Interventions is a course that studies medical practices including interventions to support humans in treating disease and maintaining health. Using a project-based learning approach, students will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. Students will also study the design and development of various interventions. Lessons will cover the history of organ transplants and gene therapy with additional readings from current scientific literature addressing cutting edge developments. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Medical Interventions curriculum. Use of the PLTW Curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science requirement for all diploma types

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: MED INTERV

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences; and Human Body Systems or Anatomy and Physiology

5218 Principles of Biomedical Sciences

Recommended Grade: Grade 9

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Principles of the Biomedical Sciences provides an introduction to this field through “hands-on” projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bioinformatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Key biological concepts included in the curriculum are: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease. Engineering principles such as the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function will be included where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences curriculum. Use of the PLTW Curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science requirement for all diplomas

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: PRIN BIOMED

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Biology I or concurrent enrollment in Biology I is required

5219 Biomedical Innovations

Recommended Grade: Grade 12

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Biomedical Innovation is a capstone course designed to give students the opportunity to design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st Century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. Students have the opportunity to work on an independent project and may work with a mentor or advisor from a healthcare or postsecondary industry. Throughout the course, students are expected to present their work to an adult audience that may include representatives from the local business and healthcare community. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Biomedical Innovations curriculum. Use of the PLTW Curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: BIO INN

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences; and Human Body Systems or Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Interventions

5274 Medical Terminology

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Health Sciences

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Medical Terminology prepares students with language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials. It includes the study of health and medical abbreviations, symbols, and Greek and Latin word part meanings, all taught within the context of body systems. This course builds skills in pronouncing, spelling, and defining new words encountered in verbal and written information in the healthcare industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire essential skills for accurate and logical communication, and interpretation of medical records. Emphasis is on forming a foundation of a medical vocabulary including; appropriate and accurate meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of medical terms, and abbreviations, signs, and symbols

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, maximum of 2 credits

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: MED TERMS

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: None

5518 Aerospace Engineering

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Aerospace Engineering should provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to the design, development, and evolution of aircraft, space vehicles and their operating systems. Emphasis should include investigation and research on flight characteristics, analysis of aerodynamic design, and impact of this technology on the environment. Classroom instruction should provide creative thinking and problem-solving activities using software that allows students to design, test, and evaluate a variety of air and space vehicles, their systems, and launching, guidance and control procedures. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Aerospace Engineering curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: AERO ENG

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering

5534 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing is a course that applies principles of rapid prototyping, robotics, and automation. This course builds upon the computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction of Engineering Design. Students will use computer controlled rapid prototyping and CNC equipment to solve problems by constructing actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of robotics and how this equipment is used in an automated manufacturing environment. Students will evaluate their design solutions using various techniques of analysis and make appropriate modifications before producing their prototypes. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: COMP INT MFG

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering

5538 Digital Electronics

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Digital Electronics is a course of study in applied digital logic that encompasses the design and application of electronic circuits and devices found in video games, watches, calculators, digital cameras, and thousands of other devices. Instruction includes the application of engineering and scientific principles as well as the use of Boolean algebra to solve design problems. Using computer software that reflects current industry standards, activities should provide opportunities for students to design, construct, test, and analyze simple and complex digital circuitry software will be used to develop and evaluate the product design. This course engages students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills, time management and teamwork skills. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Digital Electronics curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: DIG ELEC

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering

5550 Graphic Design and Layout

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Graphic Design and Layout includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design commercial products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in various printing processes as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: GRAPH DES LT

Recommended Prerequisites: Computer Illustration and Graphics

Required Prerequisites: NLPS- Principles of Visual Communication

5644 Principles of Engineering

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Principles of Engineering is a course that focuses on the process of applying engineering, technological, scientific and mathematical principles in the design, production, and operation of products, structures, and systems. This is a hands-on course designed to provide students interested in engineering careers to explore experiences related to specialized fields such as civil, mechanical, and materials engineering. Students will engage in research, development, planning, design, production, and project management to simulate a career in engineering. The topics of ethics and the impacts of engineering decisions are also addressed. Classroom activities are organized to allow students to work in teams and use modern technological processes, computers, CAD software, and production systems in developing and presenting solutions to engineering problems. Schools may use the PLTW curriculum to meet the standards for this course. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Principles of Engineering curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Fulfills a science course requirement for all diplomas

SOC: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: PRNC ENG

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design

5650 Civil Engineering and Architecture

Recommended Grade: Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: STEM

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Description:

Civil Engineering and Architecture introduces students to the fundamental design and development aspects of civil engineering and architectural planning activities. Application and design principles will be used in conjunction with mathematical and scientific knowledge. Computer software programs should allow students opportunities to design, simulate, and evaluate the construction of buildings and communities. During the planning and design phases, instructional emphasis should be placed on related transportation, water resource, and environmental issues. Activities should include the preparation of cost estimates as well as a review of regulatory procedures that would affect the project design. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture curriculum. Use of the PLTW Curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

CIP: Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Course Code: CIVIL ENG

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering

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