Introduction to Transportation

  • Grades: 10, 11, 12 
    Introduction to Transportation is a course designed to help students become familiar with land, water, air, and space transportation, including basic mechanical skills and processes involved in the transportation of people, cargo and goods. Content of this course includes the study of how transportation impacts individuals, society, and the environment. Students will work with power tools and machines, gaining experience with set up and operation of machines in a lab setting. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant transportation related activities and problems. Many projects are set up as open‐ended problem solving challenges. During a problem solving challenge students are given an assortment of materials and design brief outlining what the vehicle or transportation system should do. Then students research, design, build, test and improve their design. These challenges are open‐ended meaning there is more than one correct solution.
    Prerequisites: None
    • Credits: 1 credit per semester, 2 semesters
    • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas