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TechWORKS - Pre-Engineering

Steps to complete a Tech WORKS Certification in Pre-Engineering:

Student must complete the following course work in Science/Math with a “C” or above:
  • Algebra I & II
  • Calculus/Trigonometry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Complete at least four total classes in Career Technology Education Department with a “C” or above
Required courses:
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)*
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Customer Service Strategies**
Select one or more from the following:
  • Electricity DC
  • Electricity AC
  • Architectural CAD*
  • Computer Technical Drafting
  • Construction I*
  • Metals
  • Auto Chassis
  • Small Engines
  • Manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding: INT 366*
  • Advanced Placement Computer Science
Engineer Society Chapters
  • Complete two activities with local Engineer Society chapters
  • 50 word summary about your involvement and contributions to the activity
Attend three career fairs
  • Teacher sign off when tasks are completed
  • 50 word summary about what the student observed and learned
Attend two plant tours
  • Teacher sign off when tasks are completed
  • 50 word summary about what the student observed and learned
Complete one informational interview and a mock interview
  • Completed by end of junior year
  • Teacher sign off when tasks are completed
National Career Readiness Certificate (taken in the Customer Service Strategies class)
Go on at least one community college/college/university/apprenticeship program tour
  • Admissions representative to sign off on “college tour” form
  • 50 word summary about what the student observed and learned
Students cannot have more than one unexcused absence, be in class on time and demonstrate cell phone etiquette during classes
Community service project that is career related
All students will successfully fulfill all DCSD requirements for graduation to be considered for a Certification
* Articulated classes - Allows high school students to earn college credit through agreements between their high schools and Northeast Iowa Community College. Area school districts and NICC agree on core competencies and performance levels to ensure credits are transferable to the College.
** Concurrent classes - These classes enable high school students who have met the eligibility requirements of the College and high school to take college coursework.
Revised August 2016
Pre-Engineering Printable Version PDF file
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