Engineering Pathway

11th and 12th Graders

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Overview

The Engineering Pathway takes the students’ Project Lead the Way experiences to a new level. Explore the fundamental concepts related to design drafting, engineering processes, and manufacturing concepts.

Student Experience & Projects

Students will enrich their engineering coursework through participation in activities such as SkillsUSA and Vex robotics competitions, job shadows, Women in Engineering luncheons, internships, career fairs, Maker Space clubs, Academy Enterprise Store, trade shows, and E-week activities.

Possible Careers

Any of multiple professional engineering disciplines.

Field Trips

  • Teledyne Isco
  • Olsson Associates
  • UNL’s Senior Design Showcase
  • UNL College of Engineering
  • Kawasaki
  • Lincoln Industries
  • Lincoln Chrome
  • TMCO

Guest Speakers

  • Chris Zimmerman (Duncan Aviation)
  • Travis Figard (Olsson Associates)
  • Jeff Hlavic (LES)
  • Chris Millet (Lincoln Industries)
  • Dave Koncak (Zoetis)
  • Chrissy Waido (Zoetis)
  • Jim Townsend (Kawasaki)

Recommended Classes to Take at Your Home High School

Recommended pre-TCA courses to take at your home high school

Highly Recommended: PLTW Intro to Engineering Design (IED 1 & 2)
Encouraged: Robotics, Engineering, Mechanisms (REM 1 & 2)

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Dual Credits Available

All semesters may include culinary competitions/events

Year 1 Classes
Junior (or Senior if pathway is not full)
Year 2 Classes
Returning TCA Senior

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

LPS Course
PLTW Princ. of Eng.

DDRT 1120 (2.0)
Basic Computer Aided Drafting

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principals of Engineers (POE)

ENGR 1010 (4.0)
Engineering Design

DDRT 1220 (2.0)
3D Solid Modeling

Includes some POE Projects

PHYS 1150 (4.0)
Descriptive Physics w/Lab

DDRT 1400 (2.0)
Virtual Building Design Revit

ENGR 1020 (3.0)
MatLab

DDRT 1330 (2.0)
Solidworks

Additional high school courses taken at TCA to meet graduation requirements

(Students earn 30 LPS credits per year toward the 245 LPS credits required for graduation).

Year 1 Classes Year 2 Classes

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

11th LPS
Government and Politics
(5 LPS credits)

11th LPS
Psychology
(5 LPS credits)

11th LPS
Economics
(5 LPS credits)

12th LPS
English
(5 LPS credits)

Senior English Seminar
English
(10 LPS credits)

Course completed over two semesters earning 5 credits each semester

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Related Associate of Applied Science Degree Offered at SCC

AAS Degrees: Design & Drafting Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Certificates/Diploma: Design & Drafting Technology, Precision Machining and Automation Technology

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