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Schalmont Central School District
Imran Abbasi, Principal
 
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2017-18 Course Guide

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Engineering

Project Lead the Way I:
 Introduction to Engineering Design

Prerequisite – None
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 9

This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In New York State, Circuit Test the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department. (Software used – AutoDesk Inventor)

Project Lead the Way II:
Principles of Engineering

Prerequisite – PLTW I
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 10

This is a survey course of engineering, exposing students to some of the major concepts they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. Topics of study include mechanisms, energy sources, energy applications, machine control, fluid power, statics, material properties, material testing, statistics and kinematics.

Project Lead the Way III:
Digital Electronics

Prerequisite – PLTW II
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 11

This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices. (Software used - MultiSim)

Project Lead the Way IV:
Civil Engineering and Architecture

Prerequisite – PLTW III
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 12

This course studies the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. It provides students with an introduction to many of the factors involved in building design and construction, including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.

 

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Counselors

Department Coordinators

  • English, 9-12:
    Kevin Curtin x3510
  • Math, 9-12:
    Natalie Casalinuovo x3504
  • Music, K-12"
    Mike Christy x3021
  • Science, 9-12:
    Becky Remis x3560
  • Social Studies:
    9-12 Adam Dolan x3521
  • Foreign Language 7-12:
    Fred Orlando x3529

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