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Engineering Academy


Mission:

To successfully teach students physics mechanics through a unique combination of academic and vocational courses. This academy, with its innovative and rigorous project-based curriculum, will prepare students for careers in civil and mechanical engineering.

Key Skills and Features:

Traditional and Computer-Aided Drafting; Design a house and build a model for the Oakland Rotary Club Annual Design Contest; Use advanced CAD software to construct 3-D models; College level statics and dynamics

Classes:

  • Grade 10: Engineering Principles, Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry.
  • Grade 11: Descriptive Geometry, Math Analysis, Honors Physics.
  • Grade 11 or 12: Advanced Architectural Drafting, Advanced CAD -3D Modeling, AP Physics

Prerequisites/Requirements:

Application. Assessment administered afterschool, which includes an interview, an essay, math assessment, and overview of students’ grades; Pass Geometry with a “C” or better by the end of 9th grade year.

Academy Director:

Mr. Parker Merrill, Room S3, 879-3050 x305, PMerrill123@yahoo.com

Academy in the News:

Read more about Engineering Academy highlights including the Engineering Academy Bridge Building Competition, Academy in the News, and Academy Photo Gallery by clicking here.

View the Wikipedia entry on Oakland Tech’s Engineering Academy.

Course Information:

Engineering Principles Academy Lab for Grade 10
Prerequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in Advanced Algebra I Trigonometry
Description: Students learn various drafting methods using both traditional techniques and Computer-Aided Drafting.
Descriptive Geometry HP Academy Core Requirement I Lab Grade 11
(approved a-f requirement for University of California)
Prerequisites: Pass Engineering Principles with a “C” or better, Concurrent enrollment in Math Analysis.
Description: Students use traditional drafting methods to solve a series of Solid Geometry problems graphically.
Advanced Architectural Drafting Academy Lab for Grade 11 or 12
Prerequisites: Pass Engineering Principles with a “C” or better.
Description: Students design a house and build a model following the guidelines
for the Oakland Rotary Club Annual Design Contest.
Graphic Design P UC, CSU
Description: Students will learn the process and techniques of digital graphic arts and photography and other forms of digital imaging and manipulation. Use of digital cameras, computers, scanners and other image input devices will also be included. Photoshop will be one of the main software programs used in this one-year course.
Advanced CAD -3D Modeling Academy lab for Grade 11 or 12
Prerequisites: Pass Engineering Principles with a “C” or better.
Description: Students use advanced CAD software to construct 3-D models.
Physics Honors Program HP Academy Core requirement/ Lab for Grade 11
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Engineering Academy, Descriptive Geometry and Math Analysis.
Description: College level statics and dynamics.
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