The CCAP STEM Academy is a program for students at Ygnacio Valley High School (YVHS) to get a head start on their college education and career while completing their high school education.
Students in this program will graduate high school with three years of engineering coursework from YVHS and up to 28 units of college credits from Diablo Valley College (DVC). This program is completely free for all accepted participants. DVC classes in 9th, 10th and 11th grade are taught at the YVHS campus and the 12th grade classes are at DVC with transportation provided by the school district. There are also opportunities for internships with industry partners by the time they graduate.
Students have a big team of support including counselors, instructors and tutors as well as industry partners to assist throughout the program.
1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Note: Credit by examination option available. This course introduces career exploration and is designed to assist students in making career and post-secondary decisions. Topics will include self-exploration, career and life planning, job search skills, and decision-making strategies. CSU, UC (Credit limitations may apply to UC, see counselor.)
1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Note: Credit by examination option available. This course introduces college readiness and success skills. In addition, students will explore post-secondary education and career options, budget management, and job search basics. CSU, UC (Credit limitations may apply to UC, see counselor.)
3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Note: Same as ARCHI-119. For students with no previous drafting experience. Credit by examination option available. • Formerly ENGIN-119 This course presents an introduction to technical drawing. Topics include technical lettering and line work, geometric constructions, sketching and shape description, orthographic projection, dimensioning, section views, and auxiliary views. Students will gain experience using computers to produce technical drawings, utilizing 3D modeling and orthographic computer aided design (CAD) drafting. An introduction to computer numerical control (CNC) prototyping and 3D printing is also covered. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)
3 units LR • DVC GE: IC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: Placement into MATH-121; or MATH-085 or MATH 085SP; or MATH-090 or MATH-090E or MATH090SP or assessment process; or equivalent • Formerly ENGIN-111 This course is a study of mathematical topics used for technical applications in the workplace. Topics include an introduction to units of measurement, mathematical operations with application to technical problems, algebraic operations and concepts in geometry and trigonometry. An introduction to coordinate spaces and systems and their application to technical problems in the field are also covered. The calculation of surface areas and volumes are presented in context with problems encountered in technical and design fields. CSU
4 units SC • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: Placement into MATH-121; or MATH085 or MATH-085SP; or MATH-090 or MATH-090E or MATH-090SP; or assessment process; or equivalent • Recommended: COMSC-101 or equivalent • Note: See schedule of classes for programming language presented. Students may petition to repeat this course when software or hardware is changed. Only the first course completed will be applied toward a degree or certificate requirement. Units for both courses will apply towards the 60 units required for the degree. This course introduces students to programming concepts emphasizing modular design and development of programs, coding style, documentation, debugging and testing. All control structures and data types of a commonly used language are covered. C-ID COMP-112. CSU, UC
3 units SC • IGETC: 4; CSU GE: D; DVC GE: IV • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL-122 or equivalent This course explores the interrelationships between technology and the social sciences. Specifically, the course investigates the societal factors that impact technology (historical, political, economic, ethical and environmental), and the ways in which technology affects society (language, art, music, psychology and sociology). This course is appropriate for students in both technical and non-technical majors. CSU, UC
3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ENGTC-119 or ARCHI-119 or equivalent • Formerly ENGIN-165 This course introduces practical and theoretical aspects of machine tool processes Topics include basic blueprint interpretation, use of hand tools, measuring instruments and gauges, layout, inspection techniques and metals identification. Setup and operation of drill presses, band saw, grinders, lathes, milling machines and related tools will also be covered. CSU
3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ENGTC-165 or equivalent • Formerly ENGIN-166 This course introduces practical and theoretical aspects of advanced machine tool processes, focusing on lathe and vertical milling machine operations. Topics include precision measuring and inspection practices, surface grinding, special work holding devices, and mechanical hardware. An introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) and properties of materials associated with machinability, heat treating and hardness testing is provided. CSU
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