• Course Description

    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, concurrent enrollment or prior completion of Algebra 1), on track to graduate

  • Credits & Certifications Offered 

    High School Credit
    • 3 Electives Year One
    • 3 Electives Year Two

    College Credit

    • St. Louis Community College - 4 credits

    Certifications

    • 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

    Academic Materials

    • Foundations of Electronics
    • ISCET online curriculum

    Uniform Requirements

    • 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

  • Matt Rola Matt Rola
    Electronics & Robotics
    314.989.7468
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    Mr. Matt Rola has been in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry for 15 years and began teaching at South Tech High School in 2001. Proir to joining the Tech team, Mr. Rola worked as an independent Engineering consultant.