• ENGINEERING ACADEMY

    $50 Course fee includes $20 for course materials, $16 for TSA membership and $14 for Academy t-shirt. No other materials are required. 

    Please see Mrs. Pittman's "Faculty" page for more detailed information. 

    STUDENT who participates in the engineering program will receive:

    • An UNDERSTANDING of what it means to be an engineer by exposure to professional engineers, hands-on research of the various engineering disciplines, and participation in projects in a competitive engineering environment.
    • A SKILL SET including both technical and communication skills that prepares them for an undergraduate engineering curriculum.                                                                         
     

    The PROGRAM includes:                                                                    

    • Coursework that touches all major  engineering disciplines
    • Interaction with engineers from academia and industry
    • Curriculum taught by a degreed-engineer
    • Opportunities for dual-enrollment credit and industry certification                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    COURSES

    FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING (Level 1):

    • Open to all students at Hartselle High School, including incoming freshman.
    • Co-requisite is Algebra I.
    • Students use real-world problems to understand how math and science are part of their everyday world.
    • Students explore the different disciplines included in engineering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

     

     

    ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DRAWING (Level 2):

    • Course follows the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum for IED.
    • Students focus on the design aspect of engineering by applying drawing and visualization techniques using 3-D software programs.
    • Students receive two class credits at HHS
    • Students receive 6 hours of college credit from Calhoun Community College.
    • Co-requisite is Geometry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (Level 3):

    • Course follows the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum for POE.
    • Students explore mechanisms, electrical circuits, strength of structures & materials, statics and dynamics, bridge design, and automation.
    • Students earn advanced credit for the class.
    • Pre-requisite is Engineering Design & Drawing or Instructor Approval.                                              

     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

     

    ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS (Level 4):

    • Students participate in the Greenpower Electric Car Challenge, job interning/shadowing or other learning opportunities away from school.
    • Pre-requisite is Principles of Engineering or instructor approval.