2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

Foundations Office Programs

The Foundations Office provides programs in partnership with three separate nonprofit educational foundations: automotive, construction, and information technology and computer science. Each provides a liaison between the business/professional community and MCPS to promote and advance student education, training, and preparation for college and a full range of careers within the automotive, construction, and information technology and computer science industries. Additional information may be found at http://www.foundationsoffice.org. All Foundation student programs provide opportunities to earn industry recognized credentials and also provide students with entrepreneurial experiences.
Automotive Trades Foundation Programs are located at Damascus, Edison, Gaithersburg, and Seneca Valley high schools. Three student-run car sales per school year are held, selling more than 2000 renovated vehicles to date.  Students also donate one renovated vehicle yearly to a deserving Montgomery County organization.
Construction Trades Foundations Programs are located at Thomas Edison High School of Technology.  Students design, construct, and market student-built houses.  Students are currently constructing their 40th house in Montgomery County.
Information Technology and Computer Science Programs 
Information Technology programs in computer repairs and networking (Network Operations) are located at Clarksburg and Thomas Edison High Schools. Students in these programs refurbish, market, and sell donated computers to the community and donate a lab yearly to a deserving Montgomery County non-profit organization. Cisco Networking Academies are located in 7 MCPS high schools - Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Seneca Valley, Springbrook, and Wootton. Students in both programs can earn valuable industry-standard CompTIA and Cisco certifications and college credits and can obtain internships in the IT field. Over 13 high schools have recently piloted Code.org courses and a new Computer Science pathway that includes robotics units.  Sudents can take 2 AP credits in the pathway as well as college credits and internships. Six of our high schools are affiliated with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) and offer pathways in computer programming, computer science, networking, and information resource design.

Advanced Engineering Technology PLTW POS (5 credits required)

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national program that forms partnerships with public schools to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system.

3644 /3645Biotechnical Engineering A/B
4255 /4256Civil Engineering and Architecture A/B
5150 /5151Principles of Engineering A/B
5152 /5153Introduction to Engineering Design A/B
5154 /5155Computer Integrated Manufacturing A/B
5156 /5157Digital Electronics A/B
5158 /5159Engineering Design and Development A/B
5709 /0 Internship, Engineering Technology
5721 /5722Aerospace Engineering A/B