$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.
A 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
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.