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Enrollment for 2019-2020 is Open!

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Now is the time to enroll for Central Campus Classes if you have never attended here! We have added new classes for next year as well! 

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New Classes for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Applied Plant and Animal Sciences

This class will be based on the practical sciences that relate to the everyday uses of both plant and animal based products that we all use day in and day out, through our everyday lives. Students will learn the sciences behind product development through hands on laboratory experiments where students actually produce the products and learn the science behind the products in our new Agricultural Science labs. Also students will have the opportunity to learn and apply science based experiments in the field of biology and biotechnology with live organisms.
Des Moines has a vast network of Agricultural based businesses that we will utilize through many on site field trips. Students will be able to learn the basics at our Ag-science lab and then actually connect with leading agricultural businesses and explore careers and opportunities with these industry leaders. We will visit production agriculture farms outside of the urban area, to gain an understanding of how the food to table agriculture model works.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing:

The Manufacturing & Design Engineering (M&DE) pathway at Des Moines Public Schools is expanding to include the course Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). In CIM, students develop their knowledge and skills of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing to produce products using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) mill. Students apply the knowledge and skills gained in this course as they collaborate to design, build, and program factory system models.

CIM is one of the specialization courses in the PLTW Engineering program. The course deepens the skills and knowledge of an engineering student with in the context of efficiently creating the products all around us. Students build upon their Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience through the use of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. CAM transforms a digital design into a program that a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) mill uses to transform a block of raw material into a product designed by a student. Students learn and apply concepts related to integrating robotic systems such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and robotic arms into manufacturing systems.

Here is a link to a video about the course. https://youtu.be/5osG3s7mUOU

Introduction to Fashion & Garment Construction

Using basic sewing skills and equipment. All hands on learning and assessments. Feeder program for Fashion Design & Merchandising Program.