How does industry develop and test new products? How do we use computers to control machines and other devices? This class is developed for students planning to enter a technical or engineering career or those that just like computers and have an interest in "how do they do it?". Topics covered include a brief history of automation, careers in automation, portfolio development, 3D computer modeling, computer simulation, computer controlled manufacturing, robotics and presentations.
Juniors and Seniors only. No Prerequisite.
Students will be graded on equal parts of tests/quizzes, projects and computer applications. Because most of our work must be accomplished in the classroom, daily attendance and participation is extremely important. Daily participation grades will count for 25% of the marking period grade.
Design and Automation (56426)
Course Outline (students and parents should visit the class Moodle for specific details)