Engineering & Product Development
Lance Tatro, Instructor
Central High School, East Campus
This class is open to all students at Central High School. Student must be in 11th or 12th grade and/or at least 16 years old.
This hands-on project-based course teaches the advanced skills required for developing a single project through the various stages of product development. Students will explore a variety of manufacturing processes (casting, molding, fastening, separating, assembly, conditioning, and finishing), techniques (hand and machine tools, CNC machines, measurement systems, welding, and robotics), and materials (metal, plastic, and wood). The students will learn about marketing strategies, concept studies, concept refinement, detailed design, design validation (building the prototype), and process validation (making sure the product works).
All ROP teachers are required to maintain a list of advisors. These advisors are community members that work in fields related to their class, and help to advise them of current trends in the industry.