Career Technical Center

Engineering Applications

Engineering Applications is a one-credit course designed to explore the application of engineering

principles in various technological areas including construction, transportation, communication,

manufacturing, and bioengineering. Students gain knowledge and experience needed to effectively

improve processes and systems in each of these areas.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, cocurricular components of each career and

technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction

while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden

opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Materials and Processes


Students will:


1. Analyze a specific engineering design that involves live and dead loads for tension,

compression, shear, and torsion.


2. Explain engineering properties of materials used in structures, including elasticity, plasticity,

thermal conductivity, and density.




3. Describe processes, procedures, common tools, and measurement devices used in

construction, including working drawings and procedural lists.


4. Identify factors that affect the design and construction of structures, including zoning laws,

building codes, and professional standards.




5. Describe interrelationships between transportation and technology.

Explaining the interconnectedness of manufacturing, communications, construction,

and infrastructure as they relate to transportation

Identifying advances in various transportation modes that lead to more efficient

delivery of goods and services

Comparing intelligent and nonintelligent transportation system designs




6. Critique components of digital and analog communication systems for effectiveness,

including source, encoder, transmitter, media, receiver, decoder, storage, retrieval, and



7. Illustrate use of laser and fiber-optic technologies in communications.

Explaining properties of light, including reflection, refraction, dispersion additive, and

subtractive color theory




8. Explain manufacturing processes of casting and molding, forming, separating, conditioning,

assembling, and finishing of various engineering products.


9. Demonstrate safe use and selection of tools, procedures, and equipment in the manufacturing

process of products, including hand tools, power tools, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

techniques, and three-dimensional modeling.


10. Explain the process of programming a robotic action utilizing multiple axes of movement.


11. Describe the operation and programming of computer numerical control (CNC) machines.




12. Describe the historical development of biotechnical engineering and its integration with

scientific principles to improve society.


13. Explain how biotechnically engineered products have applications in agriculture, the

environment, and medicine.

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