Introduction - The PLTW Pathway To Engineering Program is a curriculum that is designed to encompass all four years of high school Foundation courses are supplemented by a number of electives to create nine rigorous, relevant, reality-based courses. Activities are hands-on and project-based. Students learn how to use the same industry leading 3D design software that is used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin, and Pixar.
IED - Introduction to Engineering Design
In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to hep them design solutions to solve proposed problems. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.
POE – Principles of Engineering
This project based course exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. This course is designed for 10th or 11th grade students.
CIM – Computer Integrated Manufacturing
How are things made? Students find the answers as they learn about the history of manufacturing, processes, robotics and automation. The courses key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.
EDD – Engineering Design and Development
Students work in teams to research, design, test and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. EDD allows students to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous PLTW courses. This course is designed for 12th grade students.