If you are creative and like to design, then you have an interest in engineering.  If you play video games, like to draw, use technology, like math and science, then you are on your way to becoming a future engineer. An engineer is essentially a designer.  

card header iconBenefits of Taking This Pathway

This pathway will allow the students to develop 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem solving, ideation, project management, and communication skills. Students will be engaged in the development, building, and programming of LEGO Mindstorm and EV3 robots. They will learn or reinforce their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Topics will include the fundamental components of a robot, introduction to C++ programming and the use of robotics sensors and motors.  With curriculum provided by Carnegie Mellon University and UC Davis, the students will program several robots using C++, Robot C and ChIDE.  There will be a class competition using wireless radio controlled Lego EV3, VEX robotic system and the UCD Linkbot package.  In addition, the student will learn how to design and program artificial intelligent and virtual robots. Students who successfully complete the pathway will receive a Carnegie Mellon University Roboticists Certificate.

card header iconSummary of Courses

Robotics Engineering I
This is an entry level course that will allow students to develop 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem solving, ideation, project management, and communication skills. This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of LEGO Mindstorm and EV3 robots. In this course they will learn or reinforce their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Topics may include the fundamental components of a robot, introduction to C++ programing and the use of robotic sensors and motors.

Robotics Engineering II
Students will apply the skills learned in the RE1 course and use C++ and ChIDE programming language to build, program and troubleshoot their TETRIX ,VEX MoBot and LinkBot mobile robots. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision making, timing sequences, propulsion systems, and binary number systems. Students in this course may be required to represent RCHS in community related robotics activities at local and statewide robotics competitions.

card header iconPathway Courses

GRADE COURSES
 9,10,11  Robotics Engineering I
10,11,12 Robotics Engineering II
In order for a student to maximize their industry readiness and to receive a CTE pathway graduation cord, they will need to complete all courses within the pathway.
 Classes must be taken in sequential order.

card header iconPotential Careers

HS Diploma
  • CAD Technician
  • Junior Drafter
  • Construction Apprentice
  • Engineering Aide
2 Year College Degree
  • Roboticist
  • Programming Tech
  • Mechatronics Tech
  • Drafter/Designe
4 Year College Degree
  • Robotic Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Materials Engineer