Program Overview

Engineering Academy

Engineering Academy-College Tech Prep

This two-year College Tech Prep Academy combines academically competitive, college prep courses with hands-on technical studies. Students rotate through four technology areas-computer-aided design, (CAD), electronics, robotics & programming, manufacturing processes and polymers. ¾ of the program is at Theodore Roosevelt High school and ¼ of the program is at Stow-Munroe High School.

College prep courses in English, Algebra II or Honors/Adv. Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Honors/Adv. Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, and Adv. Physics I and II are linked with the technology curriculum. University partners include Cleveland State University and The University of Akron.

DESCRIPTION:

Various instructional approaches are used, including team teaching, work teams, self-directed studies, and project-based learning.  Benefits of this program include: exposure to key elements of various aspects of engineering; practical content for future college engineering courses; work with experienced engineers; and extra-curricular opportunities with regional competitions.

PROGRAM TIME

  • Two years
  • 3.5 hours daily- from 7:30 am to 11:05 am
  • Two technical credits plus three academic credits per year
  • Students are eligible to earn 9 college credits through the University of Akron, Summit College.

PREREQUISITES

  • Algebra 1 and Geometry or Honors/Adv. Algebra 1 and Honors/Adv. Geometry
  • “B” or better in all math courses
  • Completion of one college prep credit in science and English
  • Recommended: Average G.P.A. of 2.75 for math, English, and science for three previous semesters
  • Average 95% attendance for three previous semesters

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Principles of electronics, robotics & programming
  • Design and manufacturing processes
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Lab testing procedures/standards
  • Polymers
  • Principles of Applied Physics
  • Academy mathematics level is based on previous courses:
    • Algebra II or Adv/Hon Alg. II
    • Pre-Calculus or Adv/Hon Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus or AP Calculus AB (second year 2 only)
  • College Prep English: research writing, literary analysis, technical writing

WITH CONTINUED EDUCATION, WHAT KIND OF JOBS WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

  • Engineering: Aeronautical, biomedical, computer, electrical,environmental,  chemical, civil, corrosion, mechanical, petroleum, and welding
  •  Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Polymer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Environmental Science
  • Industrial Design
  • and so much more!