Engineering


  • Project Lead the Way is a series of courses which introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.  By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life.  Introduction at the level while still in high school allows students to determine if engineering is the career they desire.  Students are engaged in courses such as Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace, Civil Engineering and Architecture and the senior level capstone course, Engineering Design and Development.  These courses will expose students to scientific research and development and professional and technical services in engineering.

  • PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design - Level 1 (IED)

    Course Description:

    Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software and document their work in an engineering notebook.

  • PLTW Digital Electronics (DE) - Course Code: 605200

    Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering

    From smart phones to applicance, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.

  • PLTW Principles of Engineering - Level 2 (POE)

    Course Description:

    Through problems that engage and challenge students, they explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

  • PLTW Aerospace - Level 3 or 4 (AE)

    Course Description:

    This PLTW course propels students' learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software and explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

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    PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture - Level 3 or 4 (CEA)

    Course Description:

    Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development, applying math, science and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects. They document designs using 3-D architecture design software. Some students have seen these designs come to life through partnerships with local housing organizations.