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CAREERplus · Engineering and Technology grades 9-10

This rigorous STEM education program, as defined by business leaders and industry experts, aligns the skills and knowledge needed to bridge the gap between secondary education and college/career success. Students develop critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills while utilizing real-world applications.

 

 

 

STEM Education

 

  • Available in 11 Curriculum Areas
  • Flexible 20 Day Schedule
  • Four Person Teams
  • Aligned with Industry Standards and Career Pathways
  • Project-based Application of STEM
  • Customizable Content
  • Accessible on Any Device, Any Time
  • NAF Approved
  • University of California A-G Approved Course

"Students figure out they love something or they hate something. They'll be able to say 'Wow! I love that! I might consider that pathway.' Then hopefully they connect that pathway to a possible major, if they choose education beyond the high school, and that major can influence their career."

  - Kathleen Boyd
    Coordinator CTE/ROP/STEM/Career Pathways
    Orange USD

 

"I was able to see the very intense connections for students to get them excited about their future."

  - Dr. Debbi Burdick
    Superintendent
    Cave Creek USD

 

"In the lab, there’s so much content that’s being learned, but the umbrella that links it all together is the inquiry process. The inquiry process is critical to any understanding of science or engineering."

  - Mark Laliberte
    District Academic Coach
    Alhambra ESD

STEM Lab Curriculum Options

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Non-renewable vs. renewable energy • alternative energy sources • applications in residential & commercial buildings • solar panel experiments • PV systems • sun position • solar thermal conversion • Stirling Engines • wind energy systems • fuel cell technology • nuclear energy • fission vs. fusion • electrochemical energy • electrothermal energy • thermocouple

Stock No. 76-0824

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Architectural Design

Architectural Design

Architectural history & influences • CAD systems & universal drawing standards • site analysis & planning • the design process • environmental considerations • plans, elevations & sections • scale drawings • structural systems • codes, zoning & disability considerations • symbols & dimensions

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Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Bioengineering • food production & industry applications • DNA extraction • bioremediation • genetic engineering • gene splicing • fermentation • enzyme extraction • antibiotics vs. antibodies • genetic diseases • yogurt making • pipetting • biotech energy

Stock No. 76-0828

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Communication Technology

Communications Technology

Communication systems • phases of the communication process • formatting images • animation sequence creation • web page design • commercial advertising • lasers • electromagnetism • bar coding • GPS • fiber optics • virtual reality

Stock No. 76-0830

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Construction Technology

Construction Technology

Types of construction • systems approach • project planning • scale drawings & specs • site plans • blueprints • topographical graphing • site preparation • support systems • transit & laser leveling • utility installations • electrical components • measuring watts & kilowatt hours • interior & exterior finishing • landscaping • safety procedures • inspection specifications

Stock No. 76-0832

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Digital Electronics

Digital Electronics

Digital electronics history & advances in technology • analog vs. digital • approximation sampling • binary counting & breadboarding • integrated circuits • prototyping • coding • flip-flop circuits • switches • circuit building • SparkFun • Arduino • semiconductors, diodes & transistors • potentiometers • LEDs

Stock No. 76-0834

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Environmental Technology

Environmental Technology

EPA • groundwater simulation & testing • local water testing • biochemical cycles • ecosystems • groundwater contamination • soil composition • pH testing • air, water & soil testing • data collection • EIR (Environmental Impact Report) • energy & environment • weather vs. climate

Stock No. 76-0836

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Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing systems • inputs • subtractive, additive & deformative manufacturing • sketching • the design process • product design • rapid prototyping • 3-D printing & materials • CNC • standards & quality control • packaging • integrated manufacturing processes • just-in-time manufacturing

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Materials Science

Materials Science

Organic vs. inorganic • engineering vs. non-engineering • ceramic, polymeric & metallic materials • beam design & testing • material properties • thermal conductivity & electrical conductivity • adhesive testing • tensile testing • flame resistance • plastic applications & testing • microgravity research

Stock No. 76-0840

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Robotics & Automation

Robotics & Automation

VEX robot • applications, software & programming • power systems • pneumatics • sensors • problem-solving • industrial robots • artificial intelligence • symbolic vs. sub-symbolic

Stock No. 76-0844

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Transportation Technology

Transportation Technology

Transportation systems & technological advancements • GPS • magnetic flow • hydrodynamics • Maglev vehicles • steam engines • buoyancy & displacement • hull stability & design • wind tunnel & aerodynamics • motor force • the design process

Stock No. 76-0846

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