Introduction to Engineering Design encourages students to be creative and apply decision-making and problem solving skills to specific design problems, using powerful computer hardware and software (Inventor) to develop 3-D models or solid renderings. Using a CAD (computer aided design) system, students explore the design process through creating, analyzing, rendering, and producing-model.

Computerized Integrated Manufacturing builds on the solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design of prototyping, robotics, and automation. Students will solve problems by using computer controlled rapid prototyping and CNC equipment to construct models of their 3-D models. They will also explore the fundamentals of robotics, learning how this technology functions in an automated manufacturing environment. Finally, students will learn how to evaluate their design solutions before producing their prototypes.

Principles of Engineering is designed to help students understand career possibilities in engineering and engineering technology. Exploring engineering systems and manufacturing processes, students will continue to develop the problem solving skills used on the college level and in the work place. In addition, students will learn how engineers address concerns about the social and political consequences created by technological change.

Students will develop introductory information technology competencies in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, computer usage, email, the Internet, document/file management, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and multimedia. This course includes introduction to computers information. Students who successfully complete this class will fulfill the district information processing graduation requirement.

What goes into starting your own business? Students will gain a firsthand experience with all of the steps involved, from creating a product concept through its production and distribution into the marketplace. Each student must participate in developing and operating a small school-based business.

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This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to business. This course emphasizes reporting of the effects of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary asset, inventories, fixed assets, current and long term liabilities, and owners equity. This course assumes a corporate form of organization. This course requires dual enrollment in Introduction to Managerial Accounting at Harper College.

Students will develop introductory information technology competencies in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, computer usage, email, the Internet, document/file management, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and multimedia. This course includes introduction to computers information. Students who successfully complete this class will fulfill the district information processing graduation requirement.

This highly engaging interactive class will emphasize marketing principles through exposure to professional sports teams, entertainment businesses, and high tech companies. Students will have the opportunity to hear numerous speakers in the professional sports, entertainment, and technology industries, and take field trips to observe different careers available in marketing. Areas of study will include careers in marketing, analyzing opportunities, promotion, pricing, product development, distribution, case studies, and marketing plan development.