Engineering Design

        The EHS Engineering Design Pathway

The Engineering Design Career Pathway at EHS challenges students to demonstrate mastery of the engineering design process and industry-standard tools for design. Students become adept with automated tools as they problem-solve and develop creative solutions, conduct reverse engineering, and prepare design solutions for a variety of engineering briefs.  Pathway completers will be prepared to solve basic design problems using 2D and 3D CAD software. Engineering Design students are required to complete the Engineering class, the Architectural Design class, at least one elective from the list below, and a senior project.

Students may complete ENGR 23 or DT23, Engineering Design Graphics, through the College of the Redwoods, as one of the two required courses or in lieu of the third elective.

Past senior projects have included Kinetic Sculpture Race entries, and design plans for submission to the Humboldt County Planning Department. Projects may also include other types of engineering projects, and competitive CAD entry for the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Industrial Fair. Students are encouraged to pursue innovative engineering design projects, subject to the Pathway instructor’s approval. Students working individually must record a minimum of 15 hours of work; students working in teams must record a minimum of 25 hours of work, subject to instructor verification.

Students completing Engineering courses earn elective credits towards graduation and earn “g” elective credit for UC admission.

Students completing Architectural Design courses earn VPA credits towards graduation and earn “f” elective credit for UC admission.

The Engineering Design Career Pathway requires students to meet A-G requirements.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Senior Project

Awards and Opportunities

- Architectural Design

   - Engineering  

-Wood 1, 2, or 3


-Exploring Computer Science

-Advanced Studies

-ENGR 23 or DT23

-Engineering Design Graphics (through CR)

-CIS 12 Computer Information Systems (through CR)

  • Industrial Technology Fair entry
  • All Things Digital entry
  • Kinetic Sculpture Race entry
  • Other innovative engineering design projects
  • Recognition of Engineering Design Pathway completion on student transcript.
  • Tan Cord  distinguishing students at graduation.
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Outstanding preparation for success in

    post-secondary engineering studies