PRE-ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
This is a two-year program available to juniors or seniors. Students should have an interest in engineering, architecture, drafting, design, robotics and computer controlled equipment.
Students will learn Mechanical and Architectural drafting, design, solid modeling, CNC programming and Arduino basics. In addition, students explore various engineering disciplines and career choices. The course covers safety, employment and educational opportunities. It also includes current industry trends and developments. A strong emphasis is put on developing professional skills and responsibilities. A major portion of time will be spent in hands-on labs learning to operate the software, CNC lath and mill machine tools and controls.
The classrooms consist of a networked computer lab, a robotics lab, a laser and 3D printer lab, and manufacturing machining lab. In the computer lab students learn computer aided drafting, design (CAD) and solid modeling. Students also learn how to create programs to run computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. The manufacturing machining lab consists of a vinyl graphics cutter, laser engraver, 3D printer, drill press, band saw, metal band saw, three CNC mills, CNC lathe, robotic work cell, fluid system (hydraulic and pneumatic) trainer and a programmable logic controller (PLC).
3 High School credits
High school credit equivalency (1.0 program of study math, .5 art, and .5 lab science elective at the discretion of the sending school district)
Leadership opportunities through SkillsUSA
Preparation for next level of education
Opportunity for scholarships
Opportunities for earning college credit with a grade of “B” or better
Industry Certifications Available:
21st Century Skills certification (WA State Precision exams)
Engineering Principles 1 (WA State Precision exams)
CAD Mechanical Design 1 (WA State Precision exams)
Pre-Engineering Design Technology I
Reading proficiency at 10th grade level
Must have successfully completed Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
Excellent high school attendance record
Pre-Engineering Design Technology II
Must pass 1st year program with a B grade or better to qualify for 2nd year; limited space available
Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships
Must provide own transportation to internship site and provide current car insurance
Basic drafting, ArtStudio, manufacturing technology or metals classes are recommended
Strong knowledge of keyboarding and computer skills recommended
Note: Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are required to attend the orientation at Cascadia Technical Academy.
Regional, State, National Competitions
Lab Time/Theory Time:
Approximately 70 percent of the time is spent in an engineering lab environment and 30 percent is spent on lecture and theory.
Textbook Reading Level:
Automation Robotics Engineer/Technician
Program Supply List / Student Costs:
CTA programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items be purchased prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.
Note: It is recommended that all students attending Cascadia Technical Academy have medical insurance. Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required for students participating in internships or clinicals. Student accident insurance is available through the sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Melissa Downing. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Downing can be reached at 360-604-1062 or at Melissa.Downing@evergreenps.org. Ms. Downing is available during the school year when school is in session.