Academics

Overview:

In the first two years, students will participate in projects designed to highlight the different aspects of the pathways offered and what potential career fields they would be preparing for.

Students will choose a specific pathway in 11th grade. This outline is given as a general plan of study for each of the following pathways. Students may take course work sooner or later dependent on individual needs.

9th and 10th Grade

The projects offered will cover the content found in the courses listed below.

  • STEM Courses (Electrical, Environmental Science, PC Applications*, CAD, Mechanical, and Shop Safety*)
  • Introduction to Business Concepts
  • Intro to Engineering* (Project Lead the Way)
  • English 9 & 10 (Includes Composition and Reading)
  • World History
  • Government/Civics
  • Quantitative Literacy/Pre-Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Physical Education/ Health
  • Public Speaking*

* Denotes a PPCC class. (college credit available)

**Denotes a UCCS course (pending agreement)

-Attainment of certain Accuplacer Scores will be used to determine if student is ready for future PPCC courses offered.

11th and 12th Grade

The projects offered will cover the content found in the courses listed below.

Students learn problem-solving and critical thinking skills through automotive work.

Automotive Technology

  • English 11/12
  • US History
  • Macro Economics **
  • Micro Economics **
  • Life Science
  • Chemistry
  • Math 107*
  • Study Hall
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Auto Electrical (ASE 120/123/221*)
  • Auto Suspension (ASE140/141/240*)
  • Auto Brakes (ASE110/111/210*)
  • Auto Performance (ASE 132/231/235*)
  • Auto Engine Repair (ASE 130/160/161*)
  • Auto Fuel Systems (ASE 134/233*)
AIST prepares students for both college and immediate entry into the work force.

Business

  • English 121/122*
  • US History (HIS236)*
  • Macro Economics **
  • Micro Economics (ECO201)*
  • Physics 111*
  • Chemistry 101*
  • Math 201*
  • Study Hall
  • Arts/Humanities*
  • Business 115*
  • Legal Environment of Busuness (216*)
  • Student Store Operations
STEM coursework ranges from microeconomics to logic to engineering basics

Engineering

  • English 121/122*
  • US History (HIS236)*
  • Macro Economics **
  • Micro Economics (ECO201)*
  • Chemistry 101**/111*
  • Calculus I 201*
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Study Hall
  • Logic (PHI113)*
  • Intro to Engineering (EGG102*)
  • Business (BUS115)
  • CAD 101*
The robotics track teaches both electronic assembly and CAD in a project-based environment

Robotics

  • English 121/131*
  • Humanities
  • Study Hall
  • Fundamentals of DC/AC (ELT106*)
  • Digital Devices (ELT 146*)
  • Electronic Assembly (ELT 165*)
  • CAD 100*/101*
  • Microprocessors (ELT 261*)
  • Psych of Workplace (PSY 100*)
  • Fiber Optics/Ethernet (EIC 253*/259*)

13th and 14th Grade

Students have the option to remain in the program for 13-14th grade and participate in internships and continue working toward a degree in their chosen pathway. The projects offered will cover the content found in the courses listed below or students will take the course at PPCC.

Students take classes in automotive tech while also working an internship.

Automotive Technology

Associates of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Manual Transmission (ASE 150/151/152*)
  • Automatic Transmission (ASE 250*)
  • HVAC (ASE 265*)
  • Internship
  • Any coursework left over from 11/12
Business students take on courses ranging from communications to accounting.

Business

Associates of Arts (AA)

  • Math 125*
  • Accounting 121/122*
  • Business Comm and Reporting 217*
  • Business Statistics 226*
  • Humanities*
  • Internship
  • Any coursework left over from 11/12
Electrical engineering students with robotics, circuits, and anything in between, including logic

Electrical Engineering

Associates of Science (AS)

  • Calculus II/III (MAT 202/204*)
  • Differential Equations (MAT 265*)
  • Physics 211/212*
  • Intro to Robotics (ECE1001**)
  • Logic Circuit I/II (ECE1411/2411**)
  • Computer-Based Modeling & Methods (ECE 2050**)
  • Intro to Physical Electronics (ECE 2050**)
  • Circuits & Systems (ECE 2205**)
  • Internship
Mechanical engineering students cover a wide variety of STEM topics.

Mechanical Engineering

Associates of Science (AS)

  • Calculus II/III (MAT 202/204*)
  • Differential Equations (MAT 265*)
  • Physics 211/212*
  • Intercultural Communications (COM 220*)
  • Intro to Programming (CS 1090**)
  • Intro to Engineering Design (MAE1503**)
  • Mech-Etronics (MAE 2055**)
  • Eng. Mechanics I/II (MAE2103/2104**)
  • Eng. Thermodynamics (MAE 2301**)
  • Probability & Statistics (MATH 3810**)
  • Internship
Students work with CAD, logic, and robotics.

Robotics & Automation Technology

Associates of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Organizational Communication (COM 225*)
  • Instrument Process Control (EIC 230*)
  • Motor Controls (ELT 252*)
  • Sensors & Transducers (ELT 257*)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (ELT 258*)
  • Intro to Robotics (ELT 267)
  • SCADA (EIC 245*)
  • Adv. Programmable Logic Controller (ELT 259*)
  • Adv. Assembly (ELT 266*)
  • Robotics Tech (ELT 268*)
  • CAD/CAM 2D (MAC 240*)