What is this program all about?
Have an interest in Electronics?
Do you like working with and want to understand how some of your favorite gadgets work? I know at some time you’ve taken something apart and unsuccessfully never returned it to its’ normal state. Would you like to learn how to build a gadget of your own or fix that item you unknowingly made worse? Want to get a jump start on a rewarding career in the electronics industry?
As a student in the Electronics / Robotics class at Maxwell High School of Technology you will be exposed to an introductory level of electronics education that could open doors to success. You will develop valuable technical and employability skills. Some former students who were exposed to electronics have continued their education or have gone right into their career.
This class will prepare students for a career using electronics skills, or for further education in the modern field of electronics. students will build circuits, motors, and amplifier to become familiar with producing, testing, troubleshooting, and documenting electronics projects.
Courses & Credits
Foundation of Electronics
Course Description: This foundational course is designed for students who are interested in careers related to the design, production, analysis, repair, and operation of devices that use electronics. Students will study and apply using project based learning activities the fundamentals of electricity and electronic systems including the theory and operation of how the basic components function, how a variety circuits are connected, and how to design these circuits. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.
Advanced AC and DC Circuits
Course Description: As the second course in the Electronics Pathway, this course is designed for students interested in careers related to the design, production, analysis, repair, and operation of devices that use electronics. The course is designed around major individual and class projects that promote critical thinking, real world problem solving, and abstract reasoning that encourage the student to become an investigative lifelong learner. Students will create artifacts that demonstrate application of competencies in technical, academic, cognitive, and personal skills through daily work, team work, and homework, formative and informative assessments. The prerequisite for this course is Foundations of Electronics.
Course Description: As the third course in the Electronics pathway, the Digital Electronics course provides students with opportunities to apply prior learning in electronics to the digital world in which they live. Students use applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities with tools, materials, and processes as they develop functional devices and working prototypes aided by computer simulations. Students will create artifacts that demonstrate application of competencies in technical, academic, cognitive, and personal skills through daily work, team work, and homework, formative and informative assessments. Assessments will demonstrate how students meet mastery for each standard. Students may be assessed through daily habits, homework, in-class assignments, examinations and project evaluation.
Embedded Credit: Science
Mr. Ken Womack
Virginia State University, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology
Maxwell High School of Technology, Lawrenceville, Ga
Movaz Networks, Norcross, Ga
Scientific Atlanta, Norcross, Ga
Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, Maryland
StorageTek, Broomfield, Colorado
About Mr. Womack:
Mr. Womack can share similar education experience with the students where his interest and background in electronics all got started in high school with technical education. He was exposed to electronics through a career and technical center in high school simlar to the one he now teaches. He has worked in the electronics industry at various high tech companies for over 20 years. He has worked for various companies such as Storage Technology, Hughes Electronics and Scientific Atlanta. He held both test engineering and personnel management positions throughout his career in the industry. He was responsible development of test and processes for testing company products. He had the responsibility for mentoring and training in the areas of career and technical skill development as part of his management duties. He believes these experiences he obtained are vital for students to understand that the job is not only performance and knowledge but how important is to have a skill or interest at this time.
What I love about my job as an educator:
Mr. Womack enjoys working with the diverse group of students we have here at Maxwell and as an educator wants to provide the student with a positive learning environment for which they can be successful.
Certifications & Partnerships
ISCET (Skills USA)