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Computer Engineering

Program Highlights

In our Computer Engineering program you will:

  • Explore how new technologies are developed, utilized and programmed
  • Learn how to integrate hardware and software solutions for various systems, including VEX robotics (electronic and sensor-driven), cyber-security, industrial CNC machines and computer applications (Web and mobile apps)
  • Utilize curriculum developed by Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a rigorous, nationally-recognized program that employs hands-on learning to connect students to science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Design, manufacture, and program automated equipment for devices and systems that meet a need or solve a problem.
  • Be prepared for, and have the opportunity to take, the College Board AP Computer Science Exam for additional college credit..

What You Can Learn

Computer Science Principles (AP level) // Python Language // Android App Development // Robot Design & Engineering
// Automated Programming for Robotics // Print Reading for
Engineering // Mechanical, Electrical & Sensor Systems // CNC Programming // Hardware Fundamentals // Cyber-Security

What You Can Become

(with additional education and training)
Automation Systems Programmer // Computer Technician
// Game/App Developer // Robotics Technician // CNC
Programmer/Operator // Engineer

What You Can Earn

At Least 12 College Credits in this Pathway // AP Computer
Science Principles Exam

Parallel Expectations

Suggested prerequisites include: Algebra 1 (minimum), Geometry, and Algebra 2 (concurrent), proficient at grade level for English reading/writing. A basic Computer or Coding class, Drafting, and/or 3D design is helpful.

Lisa Marcou

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
Certified PLTW instructor for Computer Science and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 21 years in the manufacturing industry, 16 years teaching Comprehensive Technology Education, Computer Literacy, and Advance Machine Tool Technology / Pre-Engineering classes, and 2 years of AP computer science.

Education / Credentials:
M.Ed., B.S., A.S. Keene State College

Other Interests:
Woodworking, Machining,
​Reading, Skiing, Sci-Fi movies.

Email
lmarcou@sau8.org