Students in the Engineering Technology program are part of the Engineering Academy. They combine advanced academic study with a solid foundation of engineering skills, before choosing an engineering specialty. Each year launches skills and knowledge in several basic engineering subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geophysical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics, and Architecture. Students use Autodesk inventor and Revit, as well as Solidworks and MatLab.
Numerous official studies and reports have identified STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related careers as being the most competitive and in-demand fields of the near- to mid-future. Entry to these professions requires a strong academic background in science and mathematics—as well as a mind trained for analysis, problem-solving, and design. Nashoba Tech’s unique Engineering Academy is a program that is specifically constructed to be the ideal springboard into the leading edge of a high-tech future; one which has been awarded nearly $830,000.00 in state grants aimed at advancing STEM education.
Freshmen and Sophomore students take a common set of foundational courses centered around core mathematic, scientific, design, and engineering concepts. In the Junior year, students can choose to specialize in a more focused branch of engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geophysical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or Telecommunications Engineering, Electronics, and Robotics.
Students are expected to take the most challenging math and science courses available to them. These classes include AP Calculus and AP Physics. Their technical program is structured into three trimester courses, modeled after the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way curriculum, and, due to the commonality of skills and topics, Engineering and Robotics students are clustered together for the majority of their classes.
- Career Exploration (100) – 18 Credits
- Introduction to Engineering I (377) – 12 Credits
- Principles of Engineering (374T1) – 10 Credits
- Civil Engineering (374T2) – 10 Credits
- Solid Modeling (374T3) – 9 Credits
- Digital Electronics (375T1) – 13 Credits
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing (375T2) – 13 Credits
- 3rd Year Elective Engineering Design (375T3) – 13 Credits
- Fanuc Operator Certification (376T2) – 13 Credits
- Engineering Design & Development (275T1) – 13 Credits
- 4th Year Elective Engineering Design – 13 Credits