|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 9 and 10. Students shall be awarded one credit
for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing
scientific research and professional and technical services, including
laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
(3) 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 have an understanding of 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
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) demonstrate knowledge of how to dress, speak, and
conduct oneself in a manner appropriate for the profession;
(B) show the ability to cooperate, contribute, and
collaborate as a member of a group in an effort to achieve a positive
(C) present written and oral communication in a clear,
concise, and effective manner;
(D) demonstrate time-management skills in prioritizing
tasks, following schedules, and performing goal-relevant activities
in a way that produces efficient results; and
(E) demonstrate punctuality, dependability, reliability,
and responsibility in performing assigned tasks as directed.
(2) The student investigates the components of engineering
and technology systems. The student is expected to:
(A) investigate and report on the history of engineering
(B) identify the inputs, processes, and outputs associated
with technological systems;
(C) describe the difference between open and closed
(D) describe how technological systems interact to
achieve common goals;
(E) compare and contrast engineering, science, and
(F) conduct and present research on emerging and innovative
(G) demonstrate proficiency of the engineering design
(3) The student presents conclusions, research findings,
and designs using a variety of media throughout the course. The student
is expected to:
(A) use clear and concise written, verbal, and visual
(B) maintain a design and computation engineering notebook;
(C) use sketching and computer-aided drafting and design
(CADD) to develop and present ideas;
(D) use industry standard visualization techniques
and media; and
(E) use the engineering documentation process to maintain
a paper or digital portfolio.
(4) The student uses appropriate tools and demonstrates
safe work habits. The student is expected to:
(A) master relevant safety tests;
(B) follow lab safety guidelines as prescribed by instructor
in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations;
(C) recognize the classification of hazardous materials
(D) dispose of hazardous materials and wastes appropriately;
(E) maintain, safely handle, and properly store laboratory
(F) describe the implications of negligent or improper
(G) demonstrate the use of precision measuring instruments.
(5) The student describes the factors that affect the
progression of technology and the potential intended and unintended
consequences of technological advances. The student is expected to:
(A) describe how technology has affected individuals,
societies, cultures, economies, and environments;
(B) describe how the development and use of technology
influenced past events;
(C) describe how and why technology progresses; and
(D) predict possible changes caused by the advances
(6) The student thinks critically and applies fundamental
principles of system modeling and design to multiple design projects.
The student is expected to:
(A) identify and describe the fundamental processes
needed for a project, including the design process and prototype development
and initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and
closing a project;
(B) identify the chemical, mechanical, and physical
properties of engineering materials;
(C) use problem-solving techniques to develop technological
(D) use consistent units for all measurements and computations;
(E) assess the risks and benefits of a design solution.
(7) The student understands the opportunities and careers
in fields related to robotics, process control, and automation systems.
The student is expected to:
(A) describe applications of robotics, process control,
and automation systems;
(B) apply design concepts to problems in robotics,
process control, and automation systems;
(C) identify fields and career opportunities related
to robotics, process control, and automation systems; and
(D) identify emerging trends in robotics, process control,
and automation systems.
(8) The student understands the opportunities and careers
in fields related to electrical and mechanical systems. The student
is expected to:
(A) describe the applications of electrical and mechanical
(B) describe career opportunities in electrical and
(C) identify emerging trends in electrical and mechanical
(D) describe and apply basic electronic theory.
(9) The student demonstrates the ability to function
as a team member while completing a comprehensive project. The student
is expected to:
(A) apply the design process as a team participant;
(B) assume different roles as a team member within
(C) maintain an engineering notebook for the project;
(D) develop and test the model for the project; and
(E) demonstrate communication skills by preparing and
presenting the project.
(10) The student demonstrates a knowledge of drafting
by completing a series of drawings that can be published by various
media. The student is expected to:
(A) set up, create, and modify drawings;
(B) store and retrieve geometry;
(C) demonstrate an understanding of the use of line-types
in engineering drawings;
(D) draw 2-D single view objects;
(E) create multi-view working drawings using orthographic
(F) dimension objects using current American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) standards;
(G) draw single line 2-D pictorial representations;
(H) create working drawings that include section views;
(I) demonstrate a knowledge of screw thread design
per ANSI standards by drawing a hex head bolt with standard, square,
and acme threads.