Senior Research Lab Prerequisites for Class of 2018 and 2019

Any exception to a prerequisite should be directed to the Science and Technology Division Manager who (if supportive of) will request the final approval of the TJ administration.

Use the following to prepare for and/or evaluate your background for specific labs.

Laboratory

Prerequisite*

Recommended*

Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Advanced Astronomy: The Solar System (sem)  OR
  • Advanced Astronomy: The Universe (sem)

Both electives are recommended.

 

Automation and Robotics

  • Automation and Robotics 1:Robot Design and Prototyping (sem) OR
  • Automation and Robotics 2: Microcontroller Based Systems (sem)

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Analog OR Digital Electronics
  • AP Computer Science plus data structures

Biotechnology & Life Sciences

  • DNA Science I (sem)

One or more of the following:

  • DNA Science II, AP Chemistry, or AP Biology

Chemical Analysis and  Nanochemistry

  • AP Chemistry (year)

 

One or more of the following:

  • Introductory Organic Chemistry with Instrumental Analysis (sem)
  • AP Biology or AP Physics or AP Statistics or AP BC Calculus

Communication Systems

  • Advanced Communications - Data Streams

OR

  • Advanced Communications – Signal Processing

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Digital OR Analog Electronics
  • Advanced Communications - Data Streams OR Signal Processing
  • AP Computer Science plus data structures

 

Computer Systems

  • AP Computer Science A plus Data Structures (year)

  One or more of the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence 1 OR 2
  • Parallel Computing 1 OR 2
  • Computer Vision

 

Energy Systems

  • Conventional Energy Systems (sem) OR Alternative Energy Systems (sem)

AND

  • One (sem) Tech Elective from list at right

 

One or more of the following semester courses:

  • Engineering Design
  • Specialized Computer Assisted Design
  • Advanced Analog Electronics OR Advanced Digital Electronics
  • Advanced Microprocessors Systems
  • Advanced Prototyping 1
  • Advanced Communications - Data Streams OR Signal Processing
  • Automation and Robotics 1 OR 2

 

Engineering Design

  • Specialized Computer Assisted Design (sem)

OR

  • Engineering Design (sem)

 

 

 

 

Microelectronics

  • Advanced Analog Electronics (sem)

AND

  • Advanced Digital Electronics (sem)

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Audio Electronics
  • Advanced Microprocessors Systems

Mobile & Web Application Development

  • AP CS A plus Data Structures (year)

One or more of the following:

  • Mobile App Dev (sem)
  • Web App Dev (sem)

 

 

 

Neuroscience

Choose one of three separate tracks:

  1. [AP Biology (year) AND Neurobiology (sem)] OR
  2. [AP Calculus BC (year) AND Artificial Intelligence 1 (sem) AND Artificial Intelligence 2 (sem)], OR
  3. [AP Calculus BC (year) AND Automation & Robotics 1 (sem) AND Automation & Robotics 2 (sem)]

 

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Digital OR Analog Electronics

 

(See Prereq Chart for more suggestions by track)

Oceanography and Geophysical Systems

 

  • Advanced Marine Biology (sem)

One of more of the following (depending on project):

  • DNA Science 1
  • Conventional Energy Systems OR Alternative Energy Systems
  • Advanced Prototyping 1 OR 2
  • AP Chemistry

Prototyping and Engineering Materials

  • Advanced Prototyping 1: Processes (sem)

AND

  • Advanced Prototyping 2: Development (sem)
  • Specialized Computer Assisted Design

 

Quantum Physics & Optics

 

  • AP Physics C (year)

 

One or more of the following (depending on project):

  • Relativity, Electrodynamics, & Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational Physics OR Intro to Optical Systems OR AMT (Mathematics Techniques for Scientists and Engineers)
  • Advanced Analog OR Digital Electronics
  • AP Chemistry
  •   Relativity, Electrodynamics, & Quantum Mechanics