Pre-Engineering Technology is a four-year program that affords students the opportunity to enter the workforce or continue their education at a two or four-year technical school, college, or university. Students are prepared for entry-level employment in diverse fields associated with electronics, robotics, automation, software development, and other areas of engineering and technology. Students in the program are exposed to a curriculum designed to provide them with the skills needed to be successful in college and today’s careers.
Pre-Engineering Technology students take 3 courses as part of the program:
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Computer & Software Engineering
- Mechanical & Robotics Engineering
Students also experience Engineering Design coursework, learning about the design process, engineering documentation, Solidworks 3D computer-aided design, and other fundamental concepts of engineering. Pre-Engineering Technology curriculum also emphasizes personal and professional skills -- such as technical literacy, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking -- to properly develop workforce ready students for careers or post-secondary education.
See the following for some examples of the curriculum and skills covered in the program:
- Analog and Digital Circuits
- Underwater Robotics
- Python Programming
- Electronic Troubleshooting
- Mobile Robotics
- Design Process
- Mobile App Development
- Robotic Automation
- SOLIDWORKS Computer-Aided Design
- Micro:Bit, Raspberry Pi, Arduino
- Schematic Reading
- C# Programming
Underwater Robotics at Davies
The underwater robotics curriculum was designed using MIT and SeaPerch's curriculum. SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program equipping students with the resources to build remote underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The NAVY created SeaPerch due to a shortage of engineers with education and training in underwater technology.