Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Milpitas High School Engineering and Technology department is to provide high-quality learning experiences for students, by promoting lifelong educational practices that will enable them to develop knowledge and skills for the modern techinical world.
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The Industrial Technology Program is a comprehensive action-based education for students. The Industrial Technology curriculum framework incorporates traditional, general, and industrial education, technical education, and industrial arts education. At the secondary level, courses have been developed into areas of specialization, which incorporate the common education core. The specific clusters include Construction, Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Visual Communications Technology, Drafting, and Manufacturing Technology. These areas of specialization move students through a path that relates directly to their career, personal and social goals. The Industrial Technology Program is ideal for students whose career goals include employment immediately after leaving high school and who want to learn the skills and concepts required for an occupation or higher learning.
Industrial Technology Program Model
Visual Communication Technology
Computer Aided Design 1
Computer Aided Design 2 Architectural Design
Academy of Engineering Technology
Intro Engineering & Technology Exploring Engineering & Technology Engineering & Technology Focus
Computer Aided Design (CAD) 1
Grade level: 9-12
Length: 1 semester Prerequisite: None
Description: A fun introductory course, Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, and optimization of a design. Computer Aided Design software is used to increase the productivity of the designer and engineer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files used for printing, machining, or other manufacturing operations. Designs will be prototyped/fabricated using our 3D printer.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) 2
Grade level: 9-12
Length: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design 1 with a "B" grade or better
Description: An exciting class building upon the design skills acquired in CAD 1. Intermediate to advanced design skills will be used to design, create, modify and build industry standard prototypes. Designs will be prototyped/fabricated using our 3D printer.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3
Grade level: 10-12
Length: 1 year
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design 2
Description: This is the class for designers and engineers interested in further developing their skills acquired in CAD 2. Creation and design of student generated, independent, advanced projects will be encouraged. Designs will be prototyped/fabricated using our 3D printer.
Special Topics in Drafting
Grade level: 11-12 Length: semester/year
Prerequisites: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 1 and/or teacher approval.
Description: This course allows the student to work on individual projects, explore specific college or career opportunities, and to participate in a special internship projects when available.