Nick Charles, P.E.

Nick Charles, P.E.

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CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Or any subcategory of the above

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Pre-Engineering Program provides strong math students who are interested in learning about engineering a solid foundation in engineering principles, elements, and applications that they can apply in their daily lives, profit from the workplace, and use to prepare for college study in engineering or related majors.

 Students who successfully complete the Pre-Engineering program will enjoy advantages in college acceptance and advancement through related courses of college study.

 Based on class performance and End of Course (EoC) exam results, successful students have an opportunity to earn transferable college credits.

 PROGRAM STATEMENT

A student attending Pre-Engineering for two years who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance will learn foundational engineering skills necessary for success in a post-secondary engineering related program.

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN

(FALL SEMESTER)

Prerequisite: Completed or enrolled in Algebra 1 (honors or college prep level)

  • Design Process
  • Technical Sketching and Drawing
  • Measurement and Statistics
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Geometry of Design
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Documentation
  • Advanced Computer CAD Modeling
  • Design Team
  • Design Challenges

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN CURRICULUM

 

Principles of Engineering

(SPRING SEMESTER)

 Prerequisites: Successful completion of “Introduction to Engineering Design” or equivalent course with instructor permission

  • Energy and Power- Energy sources, mechanical systems, and alternative energy applications. Basic principles of machine components, energy, work, and power
  • Materials and Structures -Material properties and effects on design. Basics of statics and materials testing
  • Control Systems – Controlling mechanical systems through various control devices such as computer coded controls, hydraulics, and pneumatic controls.
  • Statistics and Kinematics -Interpreting data and probability, the dynamics of accelerated bodies, and the forces which cause motion.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

 

Mechatronics

(FALL SEMESTER)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of “Introduction to Engineering Design” or equivalent course with instructor permission

  • a multidisciplinary field of engineering which combines mechanical engineering, robotics, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering, and controls engineering;
  • basic coding and electrical circuits used to program;
  • kinetics, electrical input, and controls to program robots, LEDs, sensors, motors, and more.
Nick Charles, P.E.

Nick Charles, P.E.

Instructor

email

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Pre-Engineering Program provides strong math students interested in learning about engineering a solid foundation in engineering principles, elements, and applications that they can apply in their daily lives, profit from the workplace, and use to prepare for college study in engineering or related majors.

Students who successfully complete the Pre-Engineering program will enjoy advantages in college acceptance and advancement through related courses of college study.

Based on class performance and End of Course (EoC) results, successful students have an opportunity to earn transferable college credits.

 PROGRAM STATEMENT

A student attending Pre-Engineering for two years who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance will learn foundational engineering skills necessary for success in a post-secondary engineering related program.

CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Or any subcategory of the above

INTRO TO ENGINEERING

(FALL SEMESTER)

Prerequisite: Completed or enrolled in Algebra 1 (honors or college prep level)

  • Design Process
  • Technical Sketching and Drawing
  • Measurement and Statistics
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Geometry and Design
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Documentation
  • Advanced Computer CAD Modeling
  • Design Team
  • Design Challenges

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN

Principles of Engineering

(SPRING SEMESTER)

  • Energy and Power- Energy sources, mechanical systems, and alternative energy applications. Basic principles of machine components, energy, work, and power
  • Materials and Structures -Material properties and effects on design. Basics of statics and materials testing
  • Control Systems – Controlling mechanical systems through various control devices such as computer coded controls, hydraulics, and pneumatic controls.
  • Statistics and Kinematics -Interpreting data and probability, the dynamics of accelerated bodies, and the forces which cause motion.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

    Mechatronics

    (FALL SEMESTER)

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of “Introduction to Engineering” or equivalent course with instructor permission

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of “Introduction to Engineering” or equivalent course with instructor permission

    • a multidisciplinary field of engineering which combines mechanical engineering, robotics, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering, and controls engineering;
    • basic coding and electrical circuits used to program;
    • kinetics, electrical input, and controls to program robots, LEDs, sensors, motors, and more.