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Do you like to take things apart (and sometimes reassemble them)? How about puzzles; 3D puzzles? How about moving out of the house or apartment after graduation?  With current national projections of more than 1.2 million jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and math going unfilled by 2018, now is the time to jump into the engineering and manufacturing talent pool! Engineering Design


RVTC uses the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering curriculum, and it is more than just another high school math and science program. RVTC’s Pre-Engineering is a hands-on, project base, application centric approach to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. You willfocus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the “right” answer. 

You will also have the opportunity to earn up to 10 college credits through River Valley Community College and NH Technical Institute focusing in STEM topics, advanced manufacturing techniques and machine processes – a better and more efficient deal than many AP courses! You will also have the chance to earn an industry recognized credential from OSHA. Finally there are many ways to get involved with the Pre-Engineering program and RVTC through National Technical Honors society, Skills USA and many more!Integrated Math 

Pre-technical foundations 

Introduction to Engineering Design - Dig deep into the engineering design process, applying standards to hands-on projects. You will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, printers, and use an engineering notebook to document your work.

Introduction to Engineering – Learn the basics of engineering principals – Science of Technology, Magic of the Electronic world, Automation, and Aeronautics. This is project driven and focused on getting your hands dirty!

Pre-Engineering Level I  - 3-4 elective credits -Students in grades 10-12; Prerequisite: Algebra I or concurrent enrollment;  Full year, 2 hours per day

Engineering RoboticsYou will be engaged in problems that challenge and guide you through a board range of engineering topics to include mechanisms, strength of structures and materials, and automation. You will also have the opportunity to understand and apply modern manufacturing processes.  Finally, you will develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. 

Pre-Engineering Level II- 1 embedded math credit 2-3 elective credits - Students in grades 11-12; 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Engineering I, Algebra II or concurrent enrolment, or written permission from the instructor;  Full year, 2 hours per day. 

During this course you will have the opportunity to understand robotics and automation as it applies to manufacturing. Also you will be immersed in electrical engineering topic to include circuit design, combinational and sequential logic, logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic controllers.

Pre-Engineering Level III - 2-3 elective credits - Students in grades 11-12; Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Engineering II or written permission from the instructor ;  Full year, 2 hours per day.

The Knowledge and skills you acquired throughout you Pre-Engineering classes come together in this class. You must identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting the solution to a panel of engineers. You apply the professional skills developed to document a design process to standards, ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.  

Jobs/Careers:  Machinist, Quality Assurance Technician, Quality Inspector, Heat Treat Technician, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Logistician, Production Planner, Industrial Maintenance