Course Syllabus

Introduction to Engineering Technology is a prerequisite for all other Engineering and Technology courses.

In Intro, we will focus on using the Engineering Design Process.  This is the process you should use when you are doing any project in any other courses.  We will start with an overview of the Design Process, then move onto Drawing.  Here we will learn how to sketch and read Orthographic Plans, as well as how to neatly draw 3-dimensional Isometric drawings.

After that, we will work on a variety of projects practicing using the design process as well as learning about a variety of engineering topics.  We will also practice other skills needed for those subsequent classes.  These may include project planning and flow-charting, wiring circuits, soldering, understanding gears and gearing, doing some wood working, and other skills.


Here is a video for Parents for Back-to-School class

WHS Intro to Engineering (Links to an external site.) WHS Intro to Engineering


For this course, you will need an Engineering Notebook.  While we will discuss a "proper" notebook that engineers use when working, your notebook needs to follow only a few main criteria:
   *It should be a notebook solely used for this - there should be no notes or homework from other classes.
   *It should be used every time we work on a project and include plans for working that class, things that
       you actually did in the class, data and observations you made, and a plan for the next steps for your project.
   *It should be neat and legible and should include neat drawings of your plans.


Grading for Intro is mainly based on participation, but you will also be graded on how well you succeed.  You will also be graded on your Engineering Notebook and on homework completion.

You can always bring your grade up by improving on your prior work. 


If you want extra help, use should contact me to set up a time to meet.  My schedule is posted near the door to rooms 156 and 158.  If you cannot meet during one of my "free" blocks, I am usually here after school, but definitely see me before coming to guarantee I am there.  You can also email questions to me and I will try to respond as soon as I am able.



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