Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Cluster

 

 

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Career Cluster involves planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services.

Today’s professionals in the engineering and technology field continue to revolutionize the way we live. They design, produce, operate, and maintain a variety of equipment and services we use in our everyday lives. The rapidly changing engineering and technology field requires a broad educational background and a lifelong commitment to learning new and specialized information

 

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Overall job opportunities in engineering and technology are expected to be good, but will vary by specialty. Technology and technology‐ related employment will continue to increase as technology changes and new technology is invented.

Engineers may work in design and development, testing, production or maintenance. Almost all entry‐level engineering jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, and most engineers specialize in a certain field. Those interested in an occupation in the engineering field should be creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail‐oriented. They should also have excellent communication skills because working as part of a team and working with others outside the engineering field is often required

 


-Meet Our Instructors-

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Mr. Corey Smith (Rockmart Campus)

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Mr. Geoff Sharpe (Rockmart Campus - Middle School)

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Mr. Wes Astin (Cedartown Campus - Middle School)

 


 

-Pathway Offerings-

 

Engineering and Technology Pathway

-Foundations of Engineering and Technology

-Engineering Concepts

-Engineering Applications

 


 

-Course Descriptions-

 

The Foundations of Engineering and Technology: This is the introductory course for the Engineering and Technology Education pathways. This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM.

Engineering Concepts: This is the second course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will learn to design technical solutions to engineering problems using a whole systems approach to engineering design. Students will demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment.

Engineering Applications: This is the third course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to develop solutions to technological problems. Solutions will be developed using a combination of engineering software and prototype production processes. Students will use market research, cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the design cycle to create and present design, marketing, and business plans for their solutions. A capstone project will allow students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge of the engineering design process and prepare them for future opportunities in the field of engineering.