Davison Career & Technical Education

Learning Today, Earning Tomorrow.

Mr. Ames
Marketing Program
mames@davisonschools.org 

Ms. Woodruff
Business Management Administration Program
ewoodruff@davisonschools.org 

Mr. McCollum
Engineering Program
mmccollum@davisonschools.org

Mr. Michalik
Automotive Program
amichalik@davisonschools.org

Mr. Scott
Digital Broadcasting & Television Program
rscott@davisonschools.org

Mr. Binkley
CTE Coordinator, Computer Science Program
dbinkley@davisonschools.org

Mrs. Tomczak
Davison Early College &
Career Placement Coordinator
atomczak@davisonschools.org

Mrs. Heath
Health Science
lheath@davisonschools.org

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED)

(1 credit, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)

COLLEGE CREDIT – Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or above in Algebra I (or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I)

Ever wonder how to design something new or draw out an idea to show your friends?  Stop wondering and do it, using Autodesk Inventor,  the industry-leading 3D design software!  Play the role of an engineer, utilizing a design process, while taking an idea from conception to production.  Produce an incredible, working prototype of your project with a state-of-the-art 3D printer.  You will work on projects, activities, and problems, not only of interest to you, but that have global and human impacts.  Work in teams to design and improve products, document your solutions, and communicate them to others.  This course satisfies the 4th year math credit, 2nd year foreign language, as well as the art graduation requirement.  Students can earn articulated credit, as well as direct college credit in this course.  IED follows the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, and is the first course in the Davison Engineering Academy’s mechanical design course sequence.  Students will have opportunities to be involved in leadership activities and skill development through DHS’s FIRST Robotics Club.

 

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING DESIGN (POE)

(1 credit, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)

COLLEGE CREDIT – Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or above in IED and “C” or above in Algebra I

Go beyond “mythbuster” to solution builder!  As you master the basic concepts needed to continue your education in engineering or engineering technology, you will apply them – tackling real world challenges:

  • Energy sources and applications
  • Machine systems
  • Fluid power
  • Testing the strength and durability of materials
  • Understanding how things move and applying that knowledge to projects

You are not in this alone: team up with other students to test and share your developing skills and problem-solving ability through hands-on projects and presentations.  POE is designed to give students a more detailed understanding of the physics and mathematical concepts used in the field of engineering.  Students will explore how the mechanical advantages gained by using simple machines such as wheels, gears, cams, and linkages are used to produce powerful and sophisticated industrial machines and equipment.  Students will learn how engineers use math, science, and technology to solve problems that benefit people.  This course satisfies the 4th year math credit, as well as the art graduation requirement.  Students can earn articulated credit, as well as direct college credit in this course. POE follows the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, and is the second course in the Davison Engineering Academy’s mechanical design course sequence.  Students will have opportunities to be involved in leadership activities and skill development through DHS’s FIRST Robotics Club.

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (CEA)

(1 credit, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)

COLLEGE CREDIT – Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or above in Algebra I (or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I)***

Grade of “C” or above in IED***

Assume the role of a civil engineer/architect!  Design outbuildings for homes, a home for a friend, renovate an old industrial building into a beautiful community library, and design a new building for Davison COmmunity Schools!!!  Students will be exposed to residential design and site planning, waste water management, commercial design, building codes, universal design, green architecture, and land surveying.    This course satisfies the 4th year math credit, 2nd year foreign language, as well as the art graduation requirement.  Students can earn articulated credit, as well as direct college credit in this course.  CEA follows the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, and is the third course in the Davison Engineering Academy’s mechanical design course sequence.

***Depending on the student’s track (engineering or architectural), this course may be chosen as a 1st year or 2nd/3rd year course.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD)

 

(1 credit, 12th grade)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or above in IED, POE, AND CEA  -or- Grade of “C” or above in IED, POE, and ROBOTICS

Recommendation of instructor is strongly advised

Do you have an idea for the “next hottest consumer product”?  Would you like the opportunity to design, build, and test your idea?  How about evening obtaining a patent for your idea?  ALL of this can be done through the EDD class.  Come and take your idea(s) from conception to reality, all the while,  taking steps that could possibly lead to patents.  Come let your creative side show, and show the world what you are capable of.  This course satisfies the 4th year math credit, as well as the art graduation requirement.  Students can earn articulated credit, as well as direct college credit in this course.  EDD follows the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, and is the capstone course in the Davison Engineering Academy’s mechanical design and robotics course sequences.

 

Contact Mr. McCollum

Website: bit.ly/dhsmccollum
Twitter: @DHS_McCollum