2022 MCCSC_Pathway Guide



Design Technology Career Information

Engineering Career Information


Concentrator A

Concentrator B



Concentrator A

Concentrator B


Introduction to Engineering Design PLTW (4802)

Principles of Engineering PLTW (5644)

Civil Engineering and Architecture PLTW (5650)

Engineering Design and Development PLTW (5698)

Principles of Design Technology (7202)

Computer Aided Design (7197)

Architectural Design (7196) Mechanical Design (7201)

Mechanical Design Capstone (7225) Architectural Design Capstone (7223)

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Design Technology Principles of Design Technology will provide students with a basic understanding of sketching practices and the features and considerations associated with the operation of computer-aided design (CAD) systems. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience creating sketches and using CAD software. Students will complete projects relating to specific technical drawing communication topics and disciplines. Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Design (CAD) will focus on 2D and 3D CAD features. This course improves the student’s CAD ability by presenting CAD commands, which will lead to the creation of advanced prototype drawings, graphic manipulation of symbol libraries, the utilization of advanced dimensioning techniques, and application of data sharing techniques. Detailed plotting instruction will also be covered. Students will advance from 2D techniques to the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling for design including overview of modeling, graphical manipulation, part structuring, coordinate system, and developing a strategy for modeling. Architectural Design Architectural Design presents a history and survey of architecture and focuses on the creative design of buildings in a studio environment. This course covers problems of site analysis, facilities programming, space planning, conceptual design, proper use of materials, and selection of structure and construction techniques. Students develop presentation drawings, and give oral presentations and critiques. Generation of form and space is addressed through basic architectural theory, related architectural styles, design strategies, and a visual representation of the student's design process. Mechanical Design Mechanical Design provides students with a basic understanding of manufacturing principles and design and how they relate to technical drawing and design. Students will use their knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD to explore topics related to manufacturing. The course will cover working drawings both in detailing and assembly. Topics include: fastening devices, thread symbols and nomenclature, surface texture symbols, classes of fits, and the use of parts lists, title blocks, and revision blocks.

Introduction to Engineering Design is a fundamental pre-engineering course where students become familiar with the engineering design process. Students work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using industry standard sketches and current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions. Students apply their knowledge through hands-on projects and document their work with the use of an engineering notebook. Students begin with completing structured activities and move to solving open- ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. Ethical issues related to professional practice and product development are also presented.

Principles of Engineering

Principles of Engineering is a course that focuses on the process of applying engineering, technological, scientific, and mathematical principles in the design, production, and operation of products, structures, and systems. This is a hands-on course designed to provide students opportunities to explore experiences related to specialized fields such as civil, mechanical, and materials engineering. Students will engage in research, development, planning, design, production, and project management to simulate a career in engineering. The topics of ethics and the impacts of engineering decisions are also addressed. Classroom activities are organized to allow students to work in teams and use modern technological processes, computers, CAD software, and production systems in developing and presenting solutions to engineering problems.

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Civil Engineering and Architecture introduces students to the fundamental design and development aspects of civil engineering and architectural planning activities. Application and design principles will be used in conjunction with mathematical and scientific knowledge. Computer software programs should allow students opportunities to design, simulate, and evaluate the construction of buildings and communities. During the planning and design phases, instructional emphasis should be placed on related transportation, water resource, and environmental issues. Activities should include the preparation of cost estimates as well as a review of regulatory procedures that would affect the project design.

Engineering Design and Development

Engineering Design and Development is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The product development life cycle and a design process are used to guide the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team and/ or individual(s) communicates their solution to a panel of stakeholders at the conclusion of the course. As the capstone course in the Engineering Pathway, EDD engages students in critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, and teamwork skills.

Mechanical & Architectural Design Capstones

These courses may be available for the 2022-2023 school year.

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