• Science/Technology and Engineering


    The Marlborough High School Science and Technology/Engineering Department’s mission is to provide an opportunity for all students to pursue excellence in the study of science and technology/engineering using the process of inquiry to learn the fundamental concepts of the biological sciences, physical sciences, Earth and space sciences, and technology/engineering.

    All appropriate courses have been aligned to the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework in order to prepare students for success on the subject specific Physics or Biology MCAS tests. Although there are no Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, or Technology/Engineering MCAS tests offered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the curriculums are aligned to the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework.

    Science/engineering courses often include opportunities for students to complete independent projects that can be showcased at school events or regional and state fairs. Teachers will provide course-specific details of projects and requirements.

    The following courses are available in the Science department. Please note that courses denoted with an asterisk (*) have a prerequisite course associated with them and several courses also have a mathematics requirement.

    The science department is proud to offer Advanced Placement courses in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C (Mechanics). These courses are approved by the College Board and are equivalent to those offered in the first year of college.

    Note that a student will have to consider taking more than one science and/or technology/engineering course per year in order to best prepare for a science/engineering major in college. In addition, it is recommended that any student seeking a career in any science take the applicable AP course.

     

    SCIENCE COURSES

    HONORS BIOLOGY

    COLLEGE PREP BIOLOGY

    The student will be exposed to and participate in the specific topics of the chemistry of life, cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution, biodiversity, and ecology. Other topics, such as biotechnology, will be covered during the year. The format of the course will include lecture, laboratory, discussion, reading, writing, and others methodologies. Students will be expected to complete work outside of the class setting and have effective time management skills. Depth of understanding will be stressed in this course. This course will prepare students to successfully pass the Biology MCAS test.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY A

    This full year course is designed for students with a English language proficiency score of a 1 and limited or interrupted prior schooling. It is designed to strengthen students' competence in science while taking into consideration the language of science and developing students in that area. Work will begin in preparing them for the state assessment (MCAS). EL students continue working on listening, speaking, reading, and writing as they learn English through content. The course allows for students' individualized prescriptions to accommodate student needs.

    PREREQUISITE: An English language proficiency score of a 1 and limited or interrupted formal schooling.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY B

    This full year course is designed to strengthen students' competence in science while taking into consideration the language of science and developing students in that area. This course will also further prepare them for the state assessment (MCAS). EL students continue working on listening, speaking, reading, and writing as they learn English through content. The course allows for students' individualized prescriptions to accommodate student needs.

    PREREQUISITE: An English language proficiency score of a 1 or 2.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    BIOLOGY I

    This is the first of two full year courses designed to integrate the study of biology with chemistry, earth science, and physics. Students will focus on the chemistry of life, the structure and function of cells including but not limited to photosynthesis, cellular respiration, protein synthesis, and cellular division and an in depth study of ecology. Students will be exposed to a lecture, laboratory, and discussion environment. Individual and group activities along with the use of computer technology will be core segments in this class. Students will increase their understanding of biology by using the scientific method to collect and analyze data.

    PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation.  

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    BIOLOGY II

    This is the second of two full year courses designed to integrate the study of biology with chemistry, earth science, and physics. Students will focus on genetics, biological evolution, biodiversity including viruses, bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals and human anatomy and physiology. Students will be exposed to a lecture, laboratory, and discussion environment. Individual and group activities along with the use of computer technology will be core segments in this class. Students will increase their understanding of biology by using the scientific method to collect and analyze data. This course along with Biology I will prepare students to successfully pass the Biology MCAS test.

    PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Biology I and teacher recommendation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY

    AP Biology is a full year course designed to the equivalent of a two semester college introductory biology course. The curriculum is centered on four Big Ideas and seven Science Practices that incorporate topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Algebra during extensive inquiry-based laboratory work.  Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. Big Idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.  Big Idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties. Summer work is mandatory and will be assessed at the beginning of the school year. All students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Biology examination in May.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Biology, Chemistry and teacher recommendation from a Biology teacher.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

    COLLEGE PREP HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

    In this full year course, students will be familiarized with the structures and functions of the human body. The curriculum will help prepare students for further specialized work in the fields of medicine, physical education, and other related areas. This course will include basic concepts of the organization and functions of the human body from the microscope to systematic units. The relationship of structure and function is emphasized in the study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems. Laboratory experiments are stressed to coordinate with material covered in classroom lectures, discussions, and individual and group work.  All students will be required to participate in dissections including a preserved adult cat.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Biology and/or teacher recommendation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

    COLLEGE PREP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  

    This course provides students with the skills to make informed assessments about how their actions relate to the environment. An integrated approach to the basic concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science will be utilized to study and understand the environment. Topics will include the nature of ecosystems, biodiversity, water chemistry, water, land and air pollution, energy of the ecosystem, alternative forms of energy, recycling and the history of environmental views and actions. There will be emphasis on reading articles about the environment, problem solving, testing and laboratory analysis, and communication skills. The Marlborough environment will be stressed.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  

    The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. The following themes provide a foundation for the structure of the AP Environmental Science course: science is a process, energy conversions underlie all ecological processes, the Earth itself is one interconnected system, humans alter natural systems, environmental problems have a cultural, social, and economic context, and human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems. Summer work is mandatory prior to the beginning of the school year. All students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP examination in May.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Biology and teacher recommendation. Completion of Chemistry is recommended.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS BIOTECHNOLOGY  

    COLLEGE PREP BIOTECHNOLOGY

    This course will be a detailed and challenging investigation of the science and applications of Biotechnology. The student will be exposed to and participate in the specific topics of bioethics, cell biology, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, recombinant DNA, PCR, and cloning. Laboratory experiences will include sterile technique, DNA extractions, creating recombinant DNA, DNA and protein electrophoresis, cell transformation, and PCR.

    PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    MCAS BIOLOGY REVIEW  

    This course is designed for those students who are in need of extra preparation for the yearly MCAS biology test. This course is recommended for any student in grades 10, 11, and 12 who did not pass the MCAS biology test in grade 9 or 10 as well as second semester grade 10 students that could benefit from the additional exam preparation.

    Semester course: 2 Credits

     

    HONORS CHEMISTRY

    COLLEGE PREP CHEMISTRY

    This course is designed to teach students the facts, formulas, and chemical principles outlined in the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework. In addition, understanding of basic chemical concepts and principles will be emphasized along with the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. The laboratory component will allow students to experience and demonstrate concrete application of theoretical principles. Scientific topics include matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, and the study of several types of chemical reactions including acid/base reactions. Solutions, gas laws and the calculations associated with them will be studied. The stoichiometric relationships involved in chemical reactions will be examined and applied requiring strong mathematical skills in both Honors and College Prep.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Algebra I.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY  

    AP Chemistry is designed to be equivalent of a first year college chemistry course. Throughout this course the theoretical aspects of chemistry will be emphasized while covering such topics as the structure of matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and the basic concepts of thermodynamics. Relationships between chemistry and environmental and societal issues will be drawn through investigations into chemical reactivity and an introduction to organic chemistry. The AP Chemistry program includes a strong laboratory component stressing observation, experimentation, analytical thinking, and communication. Strength in mathematical skills is essential in all aspects of this course. Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Chemistry examination in May. Summer work is mandatory prior to the beginning of the school year.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Chemistry, Algebra I and teacher recommendation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  

    COLLEGE PREP EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  

    This laboratory-oriented course will enable students to develop a broad frame of reference into which the individual branches of Earth Science can be integrated. Students will develop an understanding of the Earth’s dynamic processes through geological and historical records of the Earth, as well as understanding the processes governing the creation, movement, and evolution of celestial bodies in the Universe.  This course is recommended for any student interested in the field of Environmental Science, or associated fields in Natural Resources or Resource Use. Students will investigate the forces that affect the shaping of Earth’s surface from plate motion to weathering, the impact that humans have on the Earth in regard to resources, their recovery, and usage, and finally how the assembly and mechanics of the Cosmos influences our place in the Universe and impacts our life on Earth.  

    Full year course: 4 Credits

    HONORS INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

    This course is designed for students to study the fundamental laws of physics occurring in the world around them, stressing both conceptual and mathematical interpretations. Students will study the causes and effects of motion in units focused on velocity, acceleration, force, work, and energy and its transformations. The study of energy also includes a unit on mechanical and electromagnetic waves. This will be followed by the study of electricity and electromagnetism. Skills will focus on application of science practices. This course is aligned with the 2016 MA Curriculum Frameworks and will prepare students to successfully pass the Physics MCAS.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS PHYSICS

    COLLEGE PREP PHYSICS

    This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of the physical events occurring in the world around them and make them aware of the causes and predictability of these events. Students will study Topics for this course include motion, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, static electricity, current electricity, and magnetism. Concepts will be explored through discussion of theory, laboratory experiments, inductive reasoning, demonstrations, and problem solving. Laboratory experiences may include traditional and computer assisted data acquisition and analysis. Strong mathematical reasoning skills are essential for problem solving and success.  This course will prepare students to successfully pass the Physics MCAS.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Algebra I.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1

    AP Physics 1 is designed to be equivalent of a first semester college introductory physics course without calculus. To quote the College Board description: “In most colleges, this is a one-year terminal course with a laboratory component and is not the usual preparation for more advanced physics and engineering courses. However, the AP 1 course often provides a foundation in physics for students in the life sciences, pre-medicine, and some applied sciences, as well as other fields not directly related to science”. This course will follow the AP Physics 1 curriculum. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. The course stresses theory and application and will further develop the students’ analytical and critical thinking skills. A laboratory component is included. All students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Physics 1 examination in May.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Physics or Introductory Physics, successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, and teacher recommendation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS C  

    AP Physics C ordinarily forms the first part of the college sequence that serves as the foundation in physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. The sequence is parallel to or preceded by mathematics courses that include calculus. Methods of calculus are used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems, some requiring calculus. This course is the first part of a sequence which in college is sometimes a very intensive one-year course but often extends over one and one-half to two years, with a laboratory component. Summer work is mandatory prior to the beginning of the school year. Students are required to take the AP Exam for Mechanics in May.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of AP Physics 1 and teacher recommendation.

    CO-REQUISITE: Calculus AB or BC

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS

    This course offers students an opportunity to perform authentic research and engage in science or engineering investigations inspired by their own interest. Students in this course will be introduced to primary and secondary source material, literature review, and scientific writing.  They will apply science and engineering practices and/or engineering design principles as they explore scientific questions or develop solutions to engineering problems. In the process, students will have opportunities to learn a variety of laboratory techniques and/or engineering skills and use statistical analysis to assess reliability of data. Students will produce a complete scientific or tech report and a presentation that will be eligible for entry at various science and engineering competitions in the area.

    PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation Only

    Semester course: 2 Credits

     

    TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING COURSES

    INTRODUCTION TO CAD ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

    During this one semester course, students will learn and utilize a CAD drawing program and produce precise engineering drawings and designs along with studying architectural modeling. During the first term, engineering drawings will be developed using various accepted engineering drawing practices and techniques. Students will use the Engineering Design Process while they are solving engineering problems and completing projects. Through lessons, research, and problem solving, students will design and create engineering drawings and construct prototypes to prove their solutions. While working on these projects, students will utilize physics, math, and English when calculating or reporting their data. A written technical report detailing conclusions may accompany many of the engineering projects. Prototypes and models will be built using various types of foam board, balsa wood, and other wood types. Small hand tools and machines will be used during construction. Students will also be introduced to the 3D printing process and create their first print. Students will learn, understand, and solve these engineering problems while keeping all their work in an engineering portfolio. During the second term, students will study architectural design and modeling. Students will study architectural form, function, and design while creating three-dimensional architectural models. This course also prepares students for subsequent technical drawing courses, engineering courses, and architectural courses offered by the department.

    Semester course: 2 Credits

     

    HONORS CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN  I

    COLLEGE PREP CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN  I

    Students will learn and utilize a CAD drawing program and produce precise engineering drawings and designs. These drawings will be developed using various accepted engineering drawing practices and techniques. Students will use The Engineering Design Process while they are solving engineering problems and completing projects. Through lessons, research and problem solving, students will design and create engineering drawings and construct prototypes to prove their solutions. During these projects, students will utilize physics, math and English when calculating or reporting their data. A written technical report detailing conclusions may accompany many of the engineering projects. Prototypes and models will be built using various types of foam board, balsa wood, and other wood types. Small hand tools and machines will be used during construction. Full size prototypes may also be built, safely using power tools, dimensional lumber and steel. Students will learn, understand and solve these engineering problems while keeping all their work in an engineering portfolio. This course also prepares students for subsequent technical drawing course, engineering courses and architectural courses offered by the department.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN II  

    COLLEGE PREP CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN II  

    Students will build on the knowledge gained in Engineering Drawing I. They will expand on their CAD drawing techniques using the Creo 2.0 engineering drawing program. Students will use The Engineering Design Process while they are solving engineering problems and completing projects. Through lessons, research and problem solving, students will design and create engineering drawings and construct prototypes to prove their solutions. During these projects, students will utilize physics, math and English when calculating or reporting their data. A written technical report detailing conclusions may accompany many of the engineering projects. Prototypes and models will be built using a 3D printer. Small hand tools and machines will be used during construction. Full size prototypes may also be built, safely using power tools, dimensional lumber and steel. All of the student’s work during the year will be kept in their Engineering Portfolio. All students planning to attend college and major in a particular science, math, architecture, or engineering will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CAD I.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN III

    COLLEGE PREP CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN III

    This is a project-oriented course that builds on the foundation of skills mastered in Engineering & Technical Drawing II. A much deeper in depth mastering of engineering practices and skills will be developed. Students will utilize the Creo 2.0 engineering drawing program and complete their projects using a 3D printer. Math and science will be a strong component of this course. Using physics and engineering principles, students will not only design, but also construct their solutions. There will be a heavy emphasis on the engineering design process. Students will solve engineering problems by designing and constructing various models to prove their solutions. Students should be independent thinkers as well as self-motivated. Individual and independent assignments will be given. Student will research and develop solution independently. Any students planning to major in engineering in college will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of CAD II.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS CAD ENGINEERING AND DESIGN IV

    This is a project-oriented course that builds on the foundation of skills mastered in Engineering & Technical Drawing III. Students will utilize the Creo 2.0 engineering drawing program and complete their projects using a 3D printer. Math and science will be a strong component of this course. Using physics and engineering principles, students will not only design, but also construct their solutions. There will be a heavy emphasis on the engineering design process. THIS COURSE WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO COMPLETE A FULL YEAR PROJECT. The project will continue through the year, finishing with a technical report and solution prototypes completed. Students should be independent thinkers as well as self-motivated. Student will research and develop solution independently. Any students planning to major in engineering in college will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITES:  Successful completion of CAD III.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS INTRODUCTORY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN  

    COLLEGE PREP INTRODUCTORY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN  

    This class provides a base for any student interested in pursuing a career in architecture or engineering. Students will be introduced to the world of architecture by learning how to design, both visually and structurally. Each student will create an individual set of architectural plans. These plans will be of a 2000 SQUARE FOOT single-family home. All designs will be created with a CAD drawing tool. While creating, students will also develop an appreciation of historical architects and architectural history. Once the student has completed his or her house plans they will construct a prototype model of their home. These models will be constructed from architectural foam board and will display their house design. This class is taught through class lectures and demonstrations as well as individual research. Students will use math, science and English skills to complete most assignments and projects. This is an excellent course for any future architect, engineer, mathematician, or scientist.

    PREREQUISITE: Architecture & Design teacher recommendation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN II

    COLLEGE PREP ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN II

    Students will continue defining and mastering the skills they acquired in Architecture & Design I. Students will gain a greater depth of knowledge in structural engineering and well as design and construction. This course will require the students to design a structure. This structure will be designed through the development of a series of plans that include structural details. Students must know and use architectural and structural engineering principles, techniques and formulas. Students will again use a CAD program to develop drawings. Upon the completion of the design, students will construct two model prototypes. One model will display design and the other structural engineering. Students will learn through class lectures and demonstrations as well as individual research. This is an excellent class for any student that may choose a career in engineering or architecture.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ARCHITECTURE I.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN III

    COLLEGE PREP ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN III

    Architecture Design students will continue defining and mastering the skills they acquired in Architecture II. This is a course that is for the future architect. In depth structural analysis and design will be stressed. Engineering skills will be developed while using physics and math. The engineering design process will be utilized while solving various problems. Students will design a complete set of building plans for a structure other than a house. Like the previous architecture classes, students will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs while drawing. The students will be required to research a part of architectural history and report on it using a powerpoint program. Students may also be involved in engineering projects that pertain to architecture.

    PREREQUISITES:  Successful completion of ARCHITECTURE II.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IV

    This is a project-oriented course that builds on the foundation of skills mastered in Architecture and Design III. Students use the Autosketch drawing program as well as learn the Creo 2.0 engineering drawing program and complete their projects using a 3D printer and other modeling materials. Physics and engineering principles will be used and students will not only design, but also construct their solutions. THIS COURSE WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO COMPLETE A FULL YEAR PROJECT. The project will continue through the year, finishing with a technical report and solution prototypes completed. Students should be independent thinkers as well as self-motivated. Students will research and develop solutions independently. Any student planning to major in architecture in college will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of ARCHITECTURE III.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD  

    This one semester pathway course exposes students to the manufacturing processes using the engineering design process. Students will develop a new product through research and mock-up development. Students will produce a prototype product and in groups, develop manufacturing processes to mass-produce the product. Wood will be the primary material used in the manufacturing process. Emphasis will be placed on multi view drawings, scale and proportion, safe and proper tool usage, and manufacturing processes. During this course, all students will utilize the traditional equipment as well as the Techno CNC 3 axis router and Epilog Fusion M2 Laser engraving machines. This course will be beneficial for students considering engineering and technical drawing courses.

    Semester course: 2 Credits

     

    HONORS MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD II

    COLLEGE PREP MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD II

    Students will research a project of their choice and with the instructor’s approval and direction, will develop a complete set of working shop drawings that will be used in the manufacture of a prototype. Use of proper scale and proportion will be stressed. Wood will be used in the manufacturing process. CAD programs will be introduced. During this course, all students will utilize the traditional equipment as well as the Techno CNC 3 axis router and Epilog Fusion M2 Laser engraving machines by integrating intermediate and advanced techniques, such as nesting, mirroring, and arrays. The use of new automation machines will be encouraged. Students planning to attend college and major in engineering, math, or architecture will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    HONORS MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD III

    COLLEGE PREP MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD III

    Students will research a project of their choice and with the instructor’s approval and direction, will develop a complete set of working shop drawings that will be used in the manufacture of a prototype. Use of proper scale and proportion will be stressed. Hardwoods and/or exotic species will be used and more advanced joinery methods will be explored. During this course, all students will utilize the traditional equipment as well as the Techno CNC 3 axis router and Epilog Fusion M2 Laser engraving machines. Students planning to attend college and major in engineering, math, or architecture will benefit from this course.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WITH WOOD II.

    Full year course: 4 Credits

     

    INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS

    This semester course will introduce students to the field of automation and robotics. Students will learn about the development, building and programming of a mobile robot. Students will utilize motorized robotics kits with programmable software as they work in teams to design, build, program and test their systems. Students will document their progress through design briefs. Topics covered will include mechanical design with motor control, gear ratios, torque, sensors feedback loops, open & closed programming loops, Boolean logic, decision-making and timing sequence functions.

    Semester course: 2 Credits

     

    INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

    This year long course is built around the fundamental understanding of industrial systems that make up 90% of manufacturing capabilities worldwide. Students will gain an understanding of the automated industrial workplace as they train on five and six-axis industrial robot arms and learn about PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers). Learning objectives will be accessed through self-paced curriculum units on the Kuka robot, classroom discussion, field trips and in-class presentations from industry professionals. The course will introduce students to modern manufacturing and prepare them for a career in industrial automation.

    Full year course: 4 Credits