The Palm Desert High School Engineering and Power Technology Pathway has three key components: a three course sequence of engineering classes, opportunities for engineering-related college and career exploration, and numerous projects and competitions through the Code RED robotics and engineering club.
Engineering Courses include:
- Introduction to Science Technology ("d") [10th]
- Power Connections to the Environment ("d") [11th]
- Engineering Design and Development ("g") [12th]
- Engineering Internship [12th]
Computer Science Courses include:
- Computer Science Principles ("g") [10-11]
- AP Computer Science A ("g") [11-12]
Pathway courses satisfy the University of California subject requirements in Laboratory science (“d”) and College-preparatory elective (“g”). The intent of the “a-g” subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. The curriculum includes units designed by Project Lead The Way.
The Engineering Technology pathway provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in the design, production, or maintenance of mechanical, electrical, electronics, and computer and electromechanical systems and products.
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
- Research and Development Analyst
- Engineering Technologist
- Field Engineer
- Operations Engineer
For more information please contact Assistant Principal Kevin Bibo at Kevin.Bibo@desertsands.us or at 760-862-4300 x46137.