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Engineering Design Class

ENGINEERING DESIGN

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)

Career Technical Education Program

 

PLTW offers students the chance to find out if engineering is the career for them. PLTW’s classroom instruction, generally one-third theory and two-thirds application, gives students meaningful, hands-on experience in problem-solving, teamwork, project-based learning, and the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

 

A 3-course high school program

Three challenging high school courses use project-based, hands-on experience to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers by immersing them in rigorous engineering problems. The pre-engineering curriculum is taught in conjunction with college preparatory math and science courses.

FOUNDATION

Introduction to Engineering Design - Using 3-D computer modeling software, students learn the design process, and they solve design problems as they develop, analyze, and create product models.


CONCENTRATOR

Principles of Engineering - Students explore technology systems and engineering processes to find out how math, science, and technology help people.

 

CAPSTONE

Engineering Design & Development - Teams of students, guided by community mentors, work together to research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems.

 

What is in PLTW for students? 

  • Opportunity to learn math, science, and technology in a hands-on, relevant way using STEM concepts.
  • Opportunity to explore engineering and other technology-based careers before college
  • Exposure to the latest computer software and equipment used by industry, colleges, and universities
  • Projects that teach how to communicate effectively and work as a team

 

Who should apply?

Good fit for students who have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Aptitude in mathematics or science
  • Talent in art or design
  • Interest in the way things work in science, technology, or nature
  • Interest in exploring career opportunities in engineering, technology, science, or medicine
  • Motivated by a hands-on, team-oriented, project/problem-based  environment