iTec inspiring curiosity

Introduction to Engineering: This course is aimed at giving students an introduction to engineering. To accomplish this goal students work in teams on challenging projects while working with tools, equipment and modeling software in the design process. Students learn technical sketch and drawing skills, design skills using modeling software, and manufacturing skills using hand tools and 3-D printers.

Principles of Engineering: In this course students apply advanced engineering skills using equipment and design software to solve real-world problems. Including mechanics, strength of structures and materials, automation, robotics, coding and energy systems.


Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace Engineering utilizes activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching to ignite student learning of the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight.

Engineering Design and Development: Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school engineering pathway. It is an open-ended engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a well-defined and justified open-ended problem by applying an engineering design process. 

FIRST Robotics Team 7230: The first Robotics team participates in annual First Robotics Challenge Competitions organized by FIRST and gives participants a chance to experience the engineering industry hands-on. FIRST is designed to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.


Student Working on a Project

Irvine CubeSat STEM Program: With the support of TUSD, IUSD and IPSF, selected students participate in teams of up to 30 students each at five high schools located in the City of Irvine - Beckman, Irvine, Northwood, University, and Woodbridge. Students have successfully built, tested, and launched two satellites.  They are currently working on a third satellite.

Astronomy: The astronomy club is a club that revolves around its namesake, astronomy, meaning that they are studying celestial objects, space, and the universe as a whole.  They work to support astronomy night events at other IUSD schools.  

Society of Women Engineers: This club is a chapter of a national organization, whose aim is to advance the position of women in engineering. Club is open to all students.

Engineering Planes


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CA CTE Engineering Curriculum Standards

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