Electrical Engineering - METSA

R. L. Turner High School
Electrical Engineering
Business & Industry or STEM Endorsement

This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.

subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th grade
Language Arts English English English English
Math Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses

Principles of Applied Engineering
OR
Introduction to Engineering Design
(1 credit)

Digital Electronics
(1 Credit)

Engineering Science
(1 Credit)

Practicum in STEM
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • Autodesk Certified Professional or User (ACU)-Inventor
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

  • Certified Engineering Technician-Audio Systems

occupations median wage annual openings % growth
Aerospace Engineers $110,843 481 9%
Industrial Engineers $97,074 1,263 10%
Mechanical Engineers $91,107 1,535 11%
Chemical Engineers $112,819 474 9%
Electrical Engineers $98,405 1,137 10%

The Engineering program of study focuses on the design, development, and use of engines, machines, and structures. CTE learners will learn how to apply science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different manufacturing systems.

Recommended Course Sequence

Principles of Applied Engineering

Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will understand the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.

OR

Introduction to Engineering Design - PLTW

Uses a problem-solving model to improve existing products and invent new ones. Students learn how to apply this model to solve problems in and out of the classroom. Using sophisticated three dimensional modeling software, students communicate the details of the products. Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others.

Engineering Science

Engineering Science is an engineering course designed to expose students to some of the major concepts and technologies that they will encounter in a postsecondary program of study in any engineering domain. Students will have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers. In Engineering Science, students will employ science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts in the solution of real-world challenge situations. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges.

Digital Electronics

Digital Electronics is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. In contrast to analog electronics, where information is represented by a continuously varying voltage, digital signals are represented by two discreet voltages or logic levels. This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world of electronics. Digital electronics is the foundation of modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, digital audio players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. 

Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Practicum in STEM is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.