Creative Design 1 (NEW COURSE)
Course:
 CT746SSAA, CT746SSAB
Length & Credit: 2 trimester/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Imagine it, then make it!  In this course, you will learn amazing technologies like laser cutting, welding, CNC milling, 3D printing and plasma cutting while creating cool things that you have designed.  Discover how everything is made – from truck bumpers to guitars to jewelry to phone cases – while you design, make and share your own creations.  In this project based experience, you will get to use the latest design software to sketch and evolve your ideas, then take your designs into our fantastic Hands-On lab and to make, test, and improve them.
Want to cut your creative self  loose and make your best ideas come to life?  This is a perfect place to start!   Creative Design  is one of several fun, hands on, project-based courses within the Project Lead The Way® program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems. This course is also an extension of the Gateway to Technology program. 

Creative Design 2 (NEW COURSE)
Course:
 CT747SSAA, CT747SSAB
Length & Credit: 2 trimester/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11,12
Prerequisites:  Creative Design 1
Take your creative design skills to the next level!  In this course, you will have the opportunity to get certified to use all of our high-tech design equipment, including the Haas CNC Mill, Arclight Plasma table, laser cutter, and other power tools.  You’ll build your own experience by designing and creating your own projects, all the while developing your woodworking, metalworking, welding, and CAD skills.  And, you will be given the chance to earn your Autodesk Fusion 360 Certified User certificate.  Our amazing “DIY Cave” Design Lab will become your domain.  Awesome!

Robotics 1
Course:
 CT755SSA, CT755SSAB
Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
This course is a fun, hands-on introductory course in robotics and automated design. Engineering concepts like closed and open loop programming, mechanical systems, automated feedback, motion physics, and energy management will be learned through hands-on, real world projects and activities. Students will have the opportunity to construct, test, and improve multiple robotic devices of their own design through classroom competitions and activities. In addition, students will gain skills in teamwork, collaborative group design, effective communication, and leadership. Students will be given opportunities to apply what they are learning in class by participating in local and regional robotics competitions. Robotics is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Robotics 2: Drones and VEX Competition
Course:
 CT757SSA
Length & Credit: 2 trimester/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Completion Robotics 1
Robotics is a fast growing, cutting edge field that promises to change every aspect of our lives. This course is challenges students to push their robotic understanding to the next level. Students will have the opportunity to construct, test, and improve multiple robotic devices of their own design in preparation for the international VEX Robotics competition. Teams will compete for the honor of representing RVHS at regional VEX events. In addition, students will learn about Drone/UAV technology. Students will learn to construct, maintain, and fly drone aircraft, and perform flights for specific projects based upon community, school, and personal needs. Robotics II is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.

Aircraft Design & Piloting
OFFERED IN 2023-24
Course:
 CT734SSAA,  CT734SSAB
Length & Credit: 2 trimester/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
This course provides students with an exciting, hands-on introduction to the design, engineering, construction and flight of aircraft.  Students will learn about aerodynamics, flight systems, astronautics, space travel, aerospace materials, and flight systems engineering and design. Students apply scientific and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, and improve systems in different aerospace environments.  In the hands-on lab, students will design and construct actual scale aircraft while learning flight skills and concepts.  Aircraft Engineering and Design (AE) is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the Project Lead The Way® program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems.   This course is also an extension of the Gateway to Technology program. Offered in (every other year): 21-22, 23-24, 25-26.

Electric Vehicle Design
Course:
 CT750SSAA, CT750SSAB
Length & Credit: 2 trimester/1.0 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Help bring green transportation to Redmond!  In this course, students will construct a road-ready electric vehicle while learning about renewable energy and green vehicle designs.  Engineering concepts such as mechanical design, transmissions, energy transfer, power storage, solar energy, controller programming and vehicle optimization will be explored through group activities and projects in the RVHS hands-on lab.  In addition, students will gain skills in teamwork, collaborative group design, effective communication, and leadership.  Students will be given opportunities to apply what they are learning in class by participating in local and regional electric vehicle competitions. Electric Vehicle Engineering and Design is one of several fun, hands-on, project-based courses within the RVHS engineering program that let you explore technology and use your creativity to solve real-world problems. Offered in (every other year): 22-23, 24-25, 26-27

Design Technology Project A, B, C
Course:
CT356SELA, CT356SELB, CT356SELC
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This series of courses are the capstone engineering, design and technology courses for the RTEC (Raven Technology, Engineering and Communications) program.  During these courses, students will have the opportunity to research a real world problem of their own interest, then carry out the full engineering design process to create a marketable prototype of their solution.  Areas of research could include – but are not limited to – robotics, electric vehicles, aeronautics, computer programming, electronic products, green technology, natural resources, etc.  Using cutting edge equipment and software, students will create full professional drawings for their design, manufacture their design, test the design under real world conditions, and make improvements to the design.  At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to apply for an official pre-patent for their design through the U.S. Patent office.
In addition, students will learn personal and professional communications skills, presentation skills, project management and organizational techniques.  Students will team with professionals in our community for mentoring, guidance, funding, and evaluation.
Each course will be guided by the following types of projects:
I: Beginning projects, home/individual solutions
II: Intermediate projects, solutions for others
III: Advanced projects, solutions for local businesses
IV: Professional/Entrepreneurial , solutions for larger problems or original designs
Note: These courses will require students to work independently, and may include traveling off campus during school hours in order to meet with community members, acquire materials, and conduct research.  If this is necessary, the student must provide their own transportation.