Pathways | Freshman - Senior





Intro to Technology

Intro to Engineering.

Introduction to Engineering is a high school-level survey course of engineering and computer science. It is the first course offered as part of Tustin High School’s T-Tech Engineering & Technology Academy. This STEM course exposes students to some of the basic concepts that they will encounter in technical and engineering classes down the line. This class will also give students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity- and project-based learning. In other words, it will feature many hands-on projects and activities which will enhance and illustrate each and every lesson. It will be a challenging yet fun class! The course of study includes topics in Aerospace, Mechanisms, Alternative Energy Sources & Applications, Machine Control, Fluid Power, Material Properties, Robotics as well as an introduction to computer science and coding.

Product Design & Engineering

Product Design and Engineering.

Product Design & Engineering (PDE) is a UC-approved engineering course offered as part of Tustin High School’s T-Tech Technology & Engineering Academy. As a natural progression from traditional 2D and 3D CAD programs, PDE offers students the ability to use the same high-level tools used by industry professionals in engineering and industrial product design. These tools include SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling software as well as the latest in additive and subtractive manufacturing technology with products from AirWolf 3D, Stratasys Dimension, 3D Systems, Roland, MakerBot, Epilog Laser, and more. During the course of the class, students will be able to design a product and create a physical prototype of that product. Upon completion of the course, each student will also have a finished resume and portfolio of all their work and will be given the opportunity to take the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam, an industry-level professional certification. Passing the CSWA will give students a clear advantage in the technology workplace and college-level engineering curricula.

Computer Science Principles

Computer Science Principles.

Computer Science Principles (CSP) is a computer science course for high school students. Students work in teams to develop computational thinking and problem solving skills. Structured activities progress to openended projects and problems that build project management, documentation, and communication skills. Students in the course use several programming languages, Scratch™, MIT App Inventor, Python and HTML, to foster computational thinking and creativity and to build excitement about computing. Students also learn about the impact of computing across all career paths and consider societal issues raised by computing. The course assumes no prior knowledge of programming. However, the rigorous content and open-ended problems in CSP can also engage students who have already been introduced to the field of computer science.

Computer Science Applications (Capstone).

Coming in 2018 - 2019

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