Learn the basics of STEM with courses including Engineering, Design, and Innovation.
Learners will explore the scientific method and how to use its results to innovate. Throughout the program, students will demonstrate how to use analytical tools and techniques, how to construct tests and evaluate data, and how to review and understand statistical information.
This program is designed to help students understand what is meant by "problem solving" and to develop skills and techniques to create solutions to today's problems.
*Students have access to all program materials for one year after original enrollment date. Certificates are awarded upon successful program completion.
Engineering and Design will introduce learners to the field of engineering and the types of technology that can result from the engineering design process. Students will learn how to be successful problem solvers. They will become familiar with the steps in the invention process and will investigate the ways in which engineers take an idea from an initial concept to a working technology. They will learn about real-world examples of engineering innovations, including global civil engineering projects, cutting-edge medical technology, and environmentally friendly designs.
The Engineering and Innovation course will provide learners with an understanding of the field of engineering and introduction to the concepts of invention and innovation, as well as some of the skills and tools necessary to invent and innovate. This information will provide learners with the ability to invent and innovate in their field of choice. Students will learn details about the scope and nature of the field of engineering. They will also learn about the history of invention and innovation and how those activities play a role in the advancement of human society. Students will be introduced to patents, regulations, and ethical and professional standards that apply in the fields of engineering and invention.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the concepts of product engineering and development. Learners will analyze the life cycle of a product to prepare a product for distribution and for target markets. It all begins with building an understanding of the product life cycle, from the initial idea to drafting requirements to using 3-D modeling tools and other design tools. The final unit focuses on assembling the pieces for a project plan for a product and evaluating the plans for a successful product launch. In addition, the course will provide information about the different careers available to students interested in engineering, product development, and project management.
Learners will increase awareness, build knowledge, develop problem solving skills, and potentially awaken an interest in pursuing a career in STEM. Students will be introduced to the history, fundamental principles, applications, processes, and concepts of STEM. Students will explore some of the great discoveries and innovations in STEM and review and analyze some of the world’s problems that still exist today. Learners are introduced to several applications used to analyze and present technical or scientific information. They will also gain a higher understanding of the uses for images and measurement in everyday life. Learners will be challenged to use a selection of problem- solving strategies to solve a wide variety of unique problems representative of the kinds of strategies frequently used in these disciplines. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to gain a better awareness of their specific strengths through practical applications and awareness of the various careers in STEM.
The Principles of Technology and Engineering course will introduce learners to the field of engineering and the types of technology that can result from the engineering design process. Students will learn how to be successful problem solvers. They will become familiar with the steps in the invention process and will investigate the ways in which engineers take an idea from an initial concept to a working technology. They will learn about real-world examples of engineering innovations, including global civil engineering projects, cutting-edge medical technology, and environmentally friendly designs.
This course is designed to help learners develop a firm understanding of scientific exploration and a clear working knowledge of the scientific method as an integral tool for student-centered scientific research.
Learners will focus on how to apply science and mathematics concepts to the development of plans, processes, and projects that address real world problems, including sustainability and “green” technologies. This course also highlights how science and mathematics and the applications of STEM will be impacted as a result of the development of a greener economy.
This course will outline how to apply the concepts and principles of scientific inquiry, encouraging the use of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to produce viable solutions to problems. Learners will explore the scientific method, how to use analytical tools and techniques, how to construct tests and evaluate data, and how to review and understand statistical information. This course is designed to help students understand what we mean by problem solving and to help understand and develop skills and techniques to create solutions to problems.
*All Courses Included in this program.