Electronics & Robotics Program
Exploring the complex electrical, electronic, mechanical, and robotic components used in manufacturing and industry is the goal of this course. Students will also design and program robots for the annual FIRST Robotics Competition using modern equipment and techniques.
Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment
Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English, 1 must be Math--completion of Algebra 1 or higher prior to start of class), on track to graduate
Credits & Certifications Offered
High School Credit
- 3 Electives Year One
- 3 Electives Year Two
- St. Louis Community College - 4 credits
- International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) – 4 certifications in DC Electronics, AC Electronics, Semiconductor, Digital Electronics
*College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
How Will My Time Be Spent?
Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time CTE Year One 26%-50% 51%-75% CTE Year Two 26%-50% 51%-75%
Tech is Real World Learning
Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.
Tools & Equipment
- Wire cutters and wire strippers
- Needle nose pliers
- Solder iron
- Jeweler's tools
- Test probes
- Manual Mills
- Digital Volt Ohm meter
- Tape measures
- Dial Calipers
- CNC mills
- Manual lathes
- Foundations of Electronics
- ISCET online curriculum
- Casual/professional collared shirt
Essential Skills Needed for Success
Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.
Core Essential Skills
Have a strong working knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry as well as their application
Read, understand, and follow multi-step instructions independently; both written and orally
Demonstrate inductive reasoning or the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. This includes being able to find a relationship among seemingly unrelated events; logical thinking
Demonstrate deductive reasoning or the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
Creativity and the ability to think outside the box to come up with new ideas or solutions to problems
Have a working knowledge of computers and their usage
Grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects and quickly move hands together with arm, or move two hands together
Tolerant of fumes, dust, and loud noises
For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.
Electronics & Robotics Engineering
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Mr. Fenoglio has been teaching in our district for 16 years, serving as a master teacher and creating curriculum for DESE. He began as the Electrical Trades instructor at North Tech and moved to South Tech to lead the Electronics & Robotics Engineering program in 2021. Prior to his teaching career, he spent 15 years in the industry as a Commercial/Industrial Electrician specializing in low voltage and PLC automated systems and teaching as a first-year classroom apprenticeship instructor. He looks forward to preparing students for post-secondary studies in engineering.