BCHS Technology Electives
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Do you want to design skyscrapers, bridges, or neighborhoods? If so this course may be for you. Students will use Autodesk Revit software to make working drawings and artistic rendering of buildings they design. Students will explore important aspects of building and infrastructure design as well as site development. CEA is a PLTW course that carries college credit and can be combined with AP Math & Science courses for special recognition through The College Board.
Manufactured items are part of everyday life! This course will introduce you to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. As you learn about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, you will use 3D printers, laser engravers, and CNC milling machines to create take-home projects. Understanding and applying computer technology in the field of manufacturing is a fundamental skill for any engineer in the 21st century. Be prepared to take your Inventor skills to the next level as we create products using similar machines to what you will see in a college introductory engineering course or industrial enterprise. CIM is a PLTW course that carries college credit and can be combined with AP Math & Science courses for special recognition through The College Board.
Civil Engineering and Architecture
From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us! This course will introduce you to the foundational knowledge needed to understand how and why circuits tick. As we design, construct, test, and fabricate a variety of simple and complex circuits, you will be exposed to electrical, computer, electronic, mechatronic, and robotics engineering. Learn about the electronic components and build combinational and sequential logic circuits to control motors, LEDS, displays, and more. As we dive deeper you enhance your soldering skills, etch custom circuit boards, and program Arduinos to control VEX Robotics. DE is a PLTW course that carries college credit and can be combined with AP Math & Science courses for special recognition through The College Board.
In this student driven class, students will work in teams to engineers to design a product that will solve a problem in the community. Students will work the entire design process to create a product. Teams will present their work to the class. Students will have an extensive engineering portfolio at the end of this class. This is the capstone class for students that have completed coursework from PLTW.
Engineering Design and Development
Going to be an engineer? Don’t leave BCHS without taking this class. POE will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes that will help you learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology to create solutions that benefit society. A wide variety of production and testing machines, robotics equipment and science probe ware are used in this course. CEA is a PLTW course that carries college credit and can be combined with AP Math & Science courses for special recognition through The College Board.
Principles of Engineering
Learn the fundamentals and basic skills behind woodworking. Whether you will use these construction skills in your college coursework or enjoy them as hobby this course is for you. Students get great freedom in designing and creating woodworking pieces that are practical and can be used at home. Enjoy this class everyday as part of your busy schedule.
Looking for a high paying summer job you can get from virtually anywhere. Use the skills you learn in high school to get you a great part time job while you’re in college. Get your CCENT certificate and go to work full time as an IT specialist. This class introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and computer networks. Students will be able to configure routers and switches. Students will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with networks.
Network Programming 1
Do you want to fix your own car? Do you want to understand what happens when you turn the key in a car? Then Power Mechanics is for you. Students will learn about different types of engines and the basic technical skills and knowledge necessary to service or repair combustion engines. Students will look at careers in transportation systems on land, sea, and air.