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Pre-Engineering Program

Pre Engineering Video


Our Pre-Engineering program offers a Hands-on experience to students in a wide range of engineering technologies using industrial quality equipment and software that prepares them for success in post-secondary education. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore current and exciting career paths in technology and engineering, as well as the Trades. The Pre-Engineering program uses a unique blend of project-based team learning combined with individualized learning format for technical skill development.

Modular Learning:

  • With a partner, students will navigate through a series of modules in the lab.
  • Each of these modules is set-up to represent a major sector of the engineering field.
  • Curriculum for these modules is presented through a variety of multimedia, text, virtual and hands-on based learning.
  • Students have the flexibility to choose their areas of interest.

Module Topics include the following:

  • 3-D Modelling / 3-D Printing
  • Robotics
  • CAD/ CAM
  • CNC Machines
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Residential Wiring
  • Pneumatics / Hydraulics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Drives
  • Structural Design
  • Thermal Systems

Team-Based Project Skills:

  • Students learn how to work in design teams and solve real world problems through team-based projects and the supporting project-related curriculum.
  • Students work with their teams to complete a series of mini design and logic based competitions to prepare them for their Master projects.
  • Collaboration of individual skills of their individual skills, allow teams work together to research, design, and fabricate their master projects.

Team-Based Master Projects Include:

  • Automated Hydraulic/Pneumatic Can Crusher
  • Single Person Hovercraft
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