Automation and Robotics
This class is intended to prepare our students for a more autonomously run world. As students enter their high school careers and graduate, the skills that are learned need to reciprocate what industry is in need of. Industrial Education classes were aimed at creating young adults that could confidently work in factories and also industry. Factory jobs are increasingly being replaced by robots and computers, if not completely in some plants. Teaching students skills in order to be able to understand how a robot works, how to fix mechanical malfunctions and also bugs in the computer program or software is invaluable in today's industry. More and more, industry is looking for graduates who are able to think critically and work in teams. This class emphasizes those characteristics while educating students on mechanisms and programming actual physical robots to do a stated task.