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Gateway To Technology

Intro To Engineering
Length/Credit 1 quarter
Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 6th,7th and 8th
What is engineering? What do engineers do? What is the design process? These are some of the questions that students explore in the Intro to Engineering class as they innovate and invent.

Design and Modeling (3D Printing)
Length/Credit 2 quarters
Prerequisite: Intro To Engineering
Grade Level: 7th
Students get a taste for Computer-Aided Design (or CAD). Students use OnShape, which is a professional 3D modeling program. Students model objects such as kid’s toys, brackets, and even solve real-world problems using CAD. Students at Jenkins also have access to a 3D printer, which they can use to print 3D models of their designs.

Automation and Robotics
Length/Credit 1 quarter
Prerequisites: Design and Modeling
Grade Level: 8th
Students get a chance to design and construct machines that solve everyday problems using VEX robotics.