Engineering courses at ECTC utilize the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum. Instruction follows a hands-on, real-world, problem-solving approach to learning. Students learn to apply the design process, acquire teamwork skills, develop communication proficiency, and hone organizational and critical thinking skills.
Courses - course descriptions HERE (see pg. 70-72)
- Engineering Essentials
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Principles of Engineering
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Aerospace Engineering
- Digital Electronics
- Robotics Applications (FANUC Robotics)
- Civil Engineering and Architecture
- Industrial Safety (Mechatronics Dual Enrollment through AAC)
- Quality Practices & Measurement (Mechatronics Dual Enrollment through AAC)
- Autodesk Inventor
- Electronic Technician Association (ETA) Electronic Module 1: DC
- FANUC Robot Handling Tool Operations & Programming
CTSO (Career Tech Student Organization) - TSA
Students taking Engineering courses are encouraged to join our CTSO, Technology Student Association (TSA). Students in TSA participate in community projects such as 3D printing of Boll Weevil monument figurines. Students also have the opportunity to travel to state conventions to collaborate with, and compete against, other TSA students in Alabama.
* Participation and Competion in both VEX Robotics and BEST Robotics is encouraged for students in Engineering courses
* On average, 70% of students taking our Engineering introduction course earn Autodesk Inventor certification
* AP+PLTW Student Achievement recognition
* 2021-2022 The Engineering program has added dual enrollment courses in Mechatronics; details below:
EHS announces new partnership with ESCC/AAC Mechatronics is a program for students interested in industrial automation jobs. Mechatronics is one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing fields that incorporates electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Students in this field study electronics, motors, automation, robotics, and other advanced manufacturing processes that make them competitive for many high wage, high demand jobs. The average wage for workers in this field in 2017 was $56,740, while the highest 10% of workers earned more than $87,000! EHS offers dual enrollment mechatronics courses om the ECTC campus. These courses will be tuition free and allow students to get a head start on this exciting career. Highly motivated students in grades 10-12 who like to work with their hands and have a good command of Algebra I are a great fit for these courses. The two courses being offered are Industrial Safety and Quality Practices & Measurement.
Industrial Safety and Quality Practices and Measurement are the courses to be taught at ECTC, earning students Dual enrollment credit through the Alabama Aviation College.