STEAM

  • STEAM offers the following courses and certifications:

STEAM Flow Chart
  • Computer Aided Design I

    This course is an entry level design class developed to teach students how to use various drawing instruments to read and create technical drawings and 3D parts. This course is designed for students interested in exploring careers related to technical careers such as engineering and product design. Students will demonstrate their new skills through hands on projects and display how various software is used in industry. The course will culminate with students taking the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam, an industry level certification exam used to demonstrate a student’s level of expertise using SolidWorks. Focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the SolidWorks software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system & dynamic input, drawing templates, drawing aids, linetype and lineweights, layer usage, drawing & editing geometric objects, polylines & splines, array, text applications, creating tables, basic dimensioning and help access.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

    Dual Enrollment: Metro State University of Denver (IND 1450), $50 additional fee per MSU credit, 3 credits

    Certifications: SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school), SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA-AM Additive Manufacturing (if not taken at home  high school)

  • Product Design I

    Students that are interested in careers involving design, engineering and innovation. Students will utilize design thinking and the design process to research, conceptualize, design, prototype, and evaluate physical products. Students will develop their digital fabrication skills utilizing production machines. Students will design and create both as an individual and in collaborative groups, including working on/with projects directly from industry. This course is the professional practice of creating products that enhance the function, usability, value, and appearance of products with the goal of benefiting the user, manufacturer, community, and the environment. Also known as product design, industrial design education prepares students to design systems and tangible artifacts including, consumer and recreational products, medical and computer equipment, and transportation and environments. Both generalist and specialist, industrial designers tend to be part artist, part entrepreneur and engineer. This course is designed for students interested in careers in Industrial Design, Packaging Design, or Design Arts industry sector. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools, skills, and materials that they can manipulate as the primary means of manufacturing and package design. Students will explore basic applications of various tools to create projects in both digital and 3D format.

    Grades: 10-12

    Prerequisites: N/A

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Physical Science)

    Dual Enrollment: Metro State University of Denver (IND 1000), $50 additional fee per MSU credit, 1 credit

    Certifications: Society of Manufacturing Engineers ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS, SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school)

  • Product Design II

    Students that are interested in careers involving design, engineering, and innovation. Students will explore and use the latest applications of direct digital fabrication. Emphasis will be placed on practical experience in utilizing departmental equipment to produce digital 3D files and output them to appropriate direct digital fabrication equipment. Students will solve design problems by applying knowledge of material properties, ergonomics, form vs. function, additive manufacturing (3D printing), principles of design, and elements of art. Students will design and create both as an individual and in collaborative groups, including working on/with projects directly from industry. This course prepares students to design systems and tangible artifacts and deepen understanding of manufacturing and marketing processes. Students will advance development of industry-standard tools, skills, and material usage for product manufacturing and design in Industrial Design, Packaging Design, or Design Arts industry sector.

    Grades: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Computer Aided Design or similar Design Course

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Physical Science)

    Dual Enrollment: Metro State University of Denver (IND 3660), $50 additional fee per MSU credit, 3 credits

    Certifications: SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA-AM Additive Manufacturing (if not taken at home high school), SOLIDWORKS Certified Expert - CSWE Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school), SOLIDWORKS Certified Professional - CSWP Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school)

  • Product Design III

    This course allows for advanced work in any Drafting and Design Program of Study. This advanced work can be individualized to the specific program of study to allow for specialized study for the student. It may include project based learning or preparation for the end of program industry certification. Specific content and course design will be determined by the instructor in collaboration with the individual student.

    Grades: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Product Design II

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Physical Science)

    Certifications: SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA-AM Additive Manufacturing (if not taken at home high school), SOLIDWORKS Certified Expert - CSWE Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school), SOLIDWORKS Certified Professional - CSWP Mechanical Design (if not taken at home high school)

  • Advanced Robotics & Automation Systems

    Introduces industrial robotics as well as a survey of the technologies and equipment used in manufacturing automation and process control. Includes axis configurations, work envelopes, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Incorporates a survey of automation topics including history, computer and hardwired controls, sensors and transducers, motors and actuators, fluid power, and PLC’s.

    Grades: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Introductory Robotics course or equivalent

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

  • Virtual Reality

    Students learn to develop VR applications in Unity, design Unity assets, create VR environments and animate with C# scripts. Students explore VR hardware and software. Students also identify industries where VR is a disruptive technology.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

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