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State Program Area Descriptions

State Program Area Descriptions

Applied Engineer:  The Applied Engineer State Program Area introduces students to a variety of engineering pathways related to agriculture, manufacturing, drafting, robotics, medical, and electrical. Students utilize rigorous hands-on activities in enrollment, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and industrial engineering. Students will calibrate a wide range of components using specialized test equipment in the medical and agriculture areas. Recommend state program hours 1050.

Biotechnology STEM Academy:  The Biotechnology STEM Academy State Program Area introduces students to the use of organisms at the molecular level to develop, make, or modify products.  Students learn foundational knowledge about this process as well as laboratory skills in order to manipulate organisms genetically.  The program area can be directed towards the agricultural, medical, or pharmaceutical areas of study. Recommend state program hours 1050.

 Biomedical Science and Medicine STEM Academy:  The Biomedical Science and Medicine STEM Academy State Program Area is an academically intense, project-based program which focuses on the biomedical field. Students will be able to test for college credit through AP courses and successfully transition to post-secondary. Recommend state program hours 1050

Computer Science STEM Academy:  The Computer Science STEM Academy State Program Area is an academically intense academy that engages high school students in computational thinking and prepares a computationally aware and capable workforce.  Students will be able to test for college credit through AP courses and successfully transition to post-secondary. Recommend state program hours 1050

Foundations of STEM:  The Foundations of STEM State Program Area is to be used by the technology centers who are teaching a course(s) at a remote location that does not include a complete sequence of courses. Recommend state program hours 120.

Pre-Engineering STEM Academy:  The Pre-Engineering STEM Academy State Program Area is an intensive academy that focuses on projects and enables the student to experience different types of engineering.   Students will be able to test for college credit through AP courses and successfully transition to post-secondary. Recommend state program hours 1050.

Robotics Engineering:  The Robotics Engineering State Program introduces student to the use of robotics engineering.  Student learn foundational knowledge about designing, testing, and building robots that are productive and safe to operate.   This is a project-based program which focuses on the robotics engineering field. Recommend state program hours 480.

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