12th Grade Students
After becoming more informed about the jobs available to them by researching and exploring career fields they are interested in, students should begin the Career Preparation stage of the Work-Based Learning Sequence. This is the final stage of their high school experience where students spend their last two years working both paid and unpaid internships in the field(s) of their interest. They should also continue attending workshops, visiting colleges and job sites, job shadowing, and even participating in summer programs.
In the 12th grade there are a wide number of elective courses that students can take to further their exploration of Technology and Pre-Engineering.a
Electronics 1 (Digital Electronics): Grades 11-12, 1 Term, Elective, must take Electronics 2 after this course
The Digital Electronics course is one of three electronics courses offered at Staten Island Technical High School. Students will study theoretical concepts of a digital components and circuitry, and then reinforce it in the lab setting by using National Instruments “Multisim 11” software. The following topics will be covered:
- Number Systems: Binary, Hex, and Octal,
- Boolean Algebra – Algebraic, Standard, Canonical, and Karnaugh Forms of Boolean Functions,
- Optimization of Boolean Functions. two through five variables functions simplification using K-Map Method,
- Combinational Logic – (SSI – Small Scale Integration) – Gate Diagrams, Decision Making Digital Circuits,
- Optimizing circuits for cost, speed, and size,
- MSI (Medium Scale Integration) and PLD’s ( Programmable Logic Devices),
- Adders, Multiplexers, ROM’s, Programmable Logic Arrays (PLA), and Programmable Array Logic (PAL), and
- Synchronous Sequential Logic (Memory Elements) – JK, D, T, and RS Flip-Flops.
Electronics 2 (Networking, Cybersecurity, and Digital Tools): Grade 11-12, 1 Term, Elective, must have taken Electronics 1 prior to this course
Advanced Audio/Video Engineering & TV Studio: Grades 10,11,12, 2 Terms, Elective
Computer Science & Engineering: Grade 9-12, 2 Terms, Elective
College Now Communications and Mass Media: Grade 11, 12, 1 Term, Elective
Work Based Learning Internship: Grade 11, 12, 1-2 terms, Elective
WBL Format B: Grade 11,12, 1 - 2 terms, Elective
Electronics 3 (Analog Electronics): Grade 12, 1 Term, Elective, must take Fundamentals of Engineering if this elective is chosen)
Fundamentals of Engineering: Grade 12, 1 Term, Elective, must take Electronics 3 if this elective is chosen
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is an upper level high school survey course intended to expose students to the principles and concepts encountered in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, documenting their work and communicating solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Students will further advance their computer aided design (C.A.D.) and building skills, developed in the prerequisite Intro to STEM Engineering & Robotics course, via hands-on applications that utilize Autodesk Inventor Professional and the TETRIX Robotics platform to produce viable design solutions to any associated problems. Students can expect to survey mechanical, civil, architectural, environmental, electrical, computer, aeronautical, aerospace, and industrial engineering fields throughout the following core interdisciplinary units:
- Energy and Power;
- Materials and Structures;
- Control Systems;
- Aerospace Design,
- Statistics, Databases, & Kinematics;
- Engineering Capstone.
Advanced C.A.D./Civil Engineering & Architecture: Grade 12, 2 Terms, Elective
Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles: Grade 12, 2 Terms Elective
The lessons and materials used by students incorporate programming while also integrating all other AP CSP big ideas: creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, the internet and global impact. The curriculum engages students and supports the development of problem solving skills honing in on the computational thinking practices as indicated in the AP CSP curriculum framework. Students learn to create socially useful computational artifacts using App Inventor as well as connect computing and learn about abstracting as they develop and analyze their programs.
The curriculum also emphasizes communication and collaboration in a project-based approach and classroom environment. This course involves a strong writing component. Students will maintain a portfolio of their work, which will include several performance tasks in the areas of programming and the impact of computing technology.
Please refer to College Board for more information.