Engineers design! How do you make a roller coaster more exciting? Better engineering! That's just one of the many fields where engineering design makes a difference -- from aerospace to industrial, from environmental to electrical, engineers are needed in many fields. Get your start in Engineering -- or just see if it's something you might like -- by taking high school courses in Engineering at Sterling Academy! We offer the course Concepts of Engineering and Technology, a one-semester course (0.5 credit).
Or if you're interested in engineering but would like a less technical course, you may be interested in Introduction to Renewable Technologies.
Full-time students at Sterling Academy can take this course for their electives. If you are a full-time student at another school but your school does not offer this course, you can enroll at Sterling Academy part-time and take the class; the course is 100% online, and since we are an accredited school, you can easily transfer the credit from these back to your high school.
Concepts of Engineering and Technology
Each day, we are surrounded by technology and engineering projects. From our phones to the bridges we drive over, engineering and technology influence many parts of our lives. In Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you will learn more about engineering and technology careers and what skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in these fields. You’ll explore innovative and cutting-edge projects that are changing the world we live in and examine the design and prototype development process. Concepts of Engineering and Technology will also help you understand the emerging issues in this exciting career field.*
Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life, including becoming familiar with various pictorial and orthographic drawing techniques and CAD software. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!*
Introduction to Renewable Technologies
Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world’s growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? This eDynamic Learning course, Introduction to Renewable Technologies, begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.*
* These courses require a $99 surcharge per semester on top of the regular tuition price.