Participating in the Pre-Engineering Career Pathway will prepare students for success in a rigorous field. Employment opportunities are in demand, competitive and challenging and can result in jobs in every setting from construction, architecture, engineering and related service firms to manufacturing industries.
Choosing this pathway will lead you to a career (among many options) as any of the following:
- An Aerospace Engineer is behind the creative and complex design, construction and science of aircrafts and spacecrafts.
- A Civil Engineer designs, constructs and mainains the physical and naturally built environment including projects such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineers often specialize in specific areas of engineering including environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, municipal or urban, water resources, materials, coastal, surveying and construction.
- A Mechanical Engineer specializes in applying the principles of physics and science materials for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems through the production and use of heat and mechanical power.
- An Industrial Designer uses a combination of applied art and science to create and execute design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales. Industrial engineers focus on improving the usability and marketability of products through aesthetics and ergonomics.
Learn to perform, design and draft work in mechanical, electrical/electronic, structural, architectural, civil, piping and technical illustration fields. This program will help you understand how to make mathematical calculations using algebra, trigonometry, plane and solid geometry, applied mechanics, strength of materials and basic physics and apply them to the process of making manufactured products and structures. As technology continues to advance, employers will look for those who have a strong background in these fundamental principles. Typically engineering and technology graduates pursue post-secondary education, and the Pre-Engineering Career Pathway will give you the basic knowledge for your continued studies.
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is an innovative education framework incorporating the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically tailored for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The aim of the IBCP is to provide students with both an academic and practical foundation to support both their further studies and specialized training, thereby ensuring their success in the workforce. The IBCP combines highly regarded and internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme courses with an approved career-related study and a unique IBCP core. Pre-Engineering is one of eleven MHS Career Pathways that has been approved for the IBCP.
*The Pre-Engineering program is "industry certified" by the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA). An "industry certified" program has received a "stamp of excellence," which represents the apex of program quality. Only those programs that have successfully undergone rigorous reviews by leaders from business and industry are recognized with this distinction.
Pre-Engineering Course Schedule
Introduction to Pre-Engineering & Pre-Architecture – 2 semesters.
Introduction Pre-Engineering and Pre-Architecture is a foundation course that serves as an introduction to the drafting and design field and is a prerequisite to all other courses in the Pre-Engineering pathway. Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting, and multi-view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in the Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level.
Pre-Engineering II (Survey of Engineering Design) – 2 semesters.
Prerequisite: Intro to Pre-Engineering & Pre-Architecture/Intro to Engineering Drawing/Intro to Drafting & Design
Pre-Engineering II is a one-credit course designed to further the development of student knowledge and skills in the Pre-Engineering pathway. Students learn to illustrate more complex objects using the Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) system and develop skills in dimensioning, tolerancing, pictorials, sections, auxiliary views, and intersection and developments. While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement if they continue their education at the postsecondary level
Pre-Engineering III (3D Modeling & Analysis) – 2 semesters.
Prerequisite: Intro to Pre-Engineering & Pre-Architecture/Intro to Engineering Drawing/Intro to Drafting and Design & Pre-Engineering II/Survey of Engineering Design
Pre-Engineering III is a one-credit course designed to further the development of student knowledge and skills in engineering and related mechanical design drafting areas. Emphasis is placed on 3-D working and assembly drawings including rendering and animation. While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level.