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Project Lead the Way (PLTW): Engineering

Introduction to Engineering Design:
In this course, 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 3D modeling software and document their work in an
engineering notebook.

Principles of Engineering:
In this course, students will work through problems that engage and challenge them, as 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.
 
Computer Science and Software Engineering:
Computer Science Software Engineering is project and problem-based, with students working in teams to develop computational thinking and solve open-ended, practical problems that occur in the real world. The course aligns with the College Board’s new CS framework, as well as ABET and National Education Standards. The course is not a programming language course; it aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity.
 
CERTIFICATION:
  • NCCER Core Certification