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Mr. Carman

Engineering & Technology

21 years experiance teaching

Planning Period 9:00 - 9:45 Monday, Wednesday


My name is Mr. Carman.  I am a Georgia Southern graduate (1991).



I teach so that I have money to fish and I take my fishing very seriously; therefore I take my teaching very seriously.

I am the Technology Students Association advisor. 

I would like to take this time to extend an open invitation to E Mail me at Billcarman@lcboe.net


Course Syllabus

Foundations of Engineering

Instructor Information

Instructor: Mr. Carman

Room: 307,

Classroom Ph: 4307

Mail:  bcarman@lcboe.net



Engineering Design introduces aspects of problem solving, logic and relationships. This course emphasizes problem solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software.  Topics explored include various technology systems, manufacturing processes, and

how technological advances affect society. Students are introduced to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering and encouraged to integrate math and science technologies into engineering problem solving processes. The East Laurens High school Engineering Program curriculum has been designed by the “Project Lead The Way” (PLTW) organization.  Foundations  of Engineering is also called Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and  is intended to be the first course students will take at the secondary level. The course will focus on mostly Engineering  Design/Documentation, Mechanical Design Tools and Product Development.


This course will introduce the following engineering design content subjects:

Steps in the Engineering Design Process

Elements & Purpose of Design

Design Briefs and Proposals

Hand Sketches & Engineering Drawings

CAD Modeling and Decision Tools

Detailed Drawings & Rules for Dimensioning

Reverse Engineering

Engineering Design Team Challenges



1.A Quad Ruled Composition Notebook (80 pages min.)

2.A Computer Thumb Drive Memory Stick (1 GB min.)

3.A Scientific Calculator

4.A Mechanical Pencil

5.A slim 3 ring binder (optional)


Grade Calculation and Assessment Explanation

1. Tests = 10%

2. Final exams =15%

2. Assignments and daily work = 75%

3. Pretest = 0%  (only used to collect data on students progress.


Teacher/Student Responsibilities and Expectations

1. Come to Class on time and with required materials.

2. Be In your seat before the final bell rings

3. If late have a pass from previous teacher

4. Once seated get you notebook and writing utensil out and ready; have assignments ready to present and submit Student


Classroom Behavior Modification Plan

1st   Verbal warning

2nd  Verbal warning if needed

3rd  Move student to different location and give student a topic focused alternative learning guide.

4th  Contact parent or send to administrator for furture guidance and behavior modification.



The student should:

  1. Exhibit professional behavior and integrity at all times
  2. Professional Behavior is described as Speaking and acting respectful towards all class members at all times.
  3. Using respectful language at all times.
  4. Never launch or throw any unauthorized projectiles in class.
  5. Dressed appropriately at all times....
  6. Completely adhere  to ALL safety rules and requirements at all times
  7. •Our actions and communications are always direct, honest, and transparent
  8. We only present your own original work without citing the source.
  9. Never bring food in the classrooms at any time. This includes any drink other than water


Class Rules

  1. No Vandalism, Unauthorized Misuse or Handling/Altering of Equipment
  2. No running or horse play in the classroom
  3. No bullying
  4. No videotaping anything without written consent.
  5. No cell Phones conversations or texting other people.
  6. Clean up your work area.
  7. Whenever you are in the shop area you need your PPE.


Technology Student Association TSA

.  The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology and Engineering.  TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests.

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