Engineering Lab

Engineering at Father Patrick Mercredi delivers a unique and elite experience to high school students who are interested in engineering or other associated technologies.

Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple sectors of the engineering industry as well as identify the link between post-secondary education and potential careers in the industry.

In addition, students will acquire teamwork skills and individual technical skills that will translate to all careers in the workforce as well as home maintenance and other related tasks.

Click the link here to view the Engineering program in action: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOZ_RNUJRhI

Description:

These courses use team-based master projects to guide student learning through the use of:

ENTERPRISE Curriculum-A learning system, which focuses students on the soft/organizational systems skills they need to be successful in their projects and ultimately in their careers.  The activities focus around “research, oral presenting, team concepts, invention and design”.

INTERACTIVE Multi-Media-A computer software program that takes students through the information interactively.

LEARNER ACTIVITY PACKETS (LAPS)-Booklets which students read to complete their understanding of the concepts.

VIRTUAL Trainers-Software programs that provide an interactive experience, which simulate the physical skills that students will have to perform on the hardware trainers.

HARDWARE Trainers-The actual physical training or learning system where students develop the technical skills associated with real, industry standard machines.

GROUP Design-Students will be placed in teams of 4-6 for developing and creating a solution to a real engineering problem.  These teams are meant to mimic real working environments whereby professionals have to collaborate efficiently to develop a functional product.

PERSONAL Portfolio-Students will be expected to keep a portfolio outlining their progress and accomplishments during their Engineering class.  This will include various documents generated during the LAPs as well as results from other activities such as the design project.  These portfolios are extremely important to show future employers or post-secondary institutions.

Daron Dix our Engineering Teacher training in Louisville, Kentucky

on the CNC machine

Contact Info

Father Mercredi High School
455 Silin Forest Rd
Fort McMurray, AB,
T9H 4V6
Phone: (780) 799-5725
Fax:  (780) 799-5740

To report attendance
 
General Inquiries

Principal
Mrs. Natasha MacArthur-Poole

Vice Principals
Mr. Brendan Toner  Grade 7 and 10

Mrs. Connie Farrell  Grade 9 and 11

Mrs. Deborah Kitching  Grade 8 and 12

Learning Coaches

Mr. Bob Van Thiel

Eithne Pierre

 

Counselors

Ms. Kate MacDonald (extension 5413)

Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

Classroom Support Teachers

Christa DeMerchant (extension 5415)

Jeff Power (extension 5416)

Science & Technology Centre

Mr. Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant

FNMI Aboriginal Liaisons

TrudieAnn Plamondon (extension 5477) Grade 10-12

Kayla Aikins (extension 5516) Grade 7-9