These are a few of the courses you can take in the STEM/Engineering Pathway program.
Solid Modeling I
This course introduces the student to the concepts and commands required to develop 3-D solid models using SolidWorks software. Students will learn to constrain models and develop parametric models. Students will also produce 2-D working drawings from the models. Topics will also include dimensioning, orthographic views, and section views.
Basic computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) uses two-dimensional AutoCAD software and commands to create entities, edit, store, and print CAD drawings. Topics include entity creation of arcs, circles, lines, coordinates, editing functions, scaling, making templates, text detailing, layers and line types, viewpoints, model space layout and paper space practices, dimensioning styles, calculation strategies, blocks, groups, libraries, attributes, bills of materials, and plotting to scale. A final project permits the student to apply technical skills to a detailed mechanical design drawing. All assignments are documented within an AutoCAD portfolio.
This course will enable students to apply the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis. Interest factors are used to perform equivalency calculations on estimated cash flows that account for the time value of money. Students will apply engineering economic analysis to evaluate a single project or to select from multiple alternatives. Students will learn how to create a cash flow diagram, calculate present, future, and annual worth, determine return on investment, calculate a break-even point, determine the payback period, analyze cost and benefit of public sector projects, and estimate costs.