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Engineering CTE Program

Whether a student is curious to understand more about engineering, has decided to pursue it as a career or simply wants to think critically, work collaboratively and experience how math and science connect to the real world, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering (PTE) program provides an opportunity to explore. Students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process and develop vital teamwork, communication and critical-thinking skills. Throughout the courses, students use the same technology and software as the world’s industry leaders. The exciting and challenging fields of engineering come alive in the PTE program, which is designed to prepare students for post-secondary study in STEM fields.

ENGINEERING DESIGN 1-2

Engage in the engineering design process, working individually and in teams to design objects using 3D modeling software. Design for 3D printing. Perform reverse engineering with precise measurements using dial calipers to recreate complex objects.

Engineering Design 2: Explore introductory series and parallel circuits. Design and verify circuits using schematic capture software. Build, test, and troubleshoot circuits using breadboards, power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes. Projects include LED card and wearable circuits. Learn Arduino coding for engineering automation - circuits, robots, motors, and sensors.

 

PCC Dual Credit: 4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: None

Grade Level: 9-12

ENGINEERING DESIGN 3-4

Engage in the engineering design process, working in teams to create large-scale designs using 3D modeling software. Design for 3D printing and laser cutting. Learn to prepare parts for manufacturing by generating technical drawings with dimensions and tolerances.

Engineering Design 4: Study and investigate combinational and sequential logic using logic gates and integrated circuits. Design and test digital circuits using schematic capture software. Test and troubleshoot circuits using breadboards, power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes. Code with Arduino to solve engineering problems. Use an engineering notebook to organize knowledge and document project work.

PCC Dual Credit: 4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: Engineering Design 1-2 (or by instructor approval); Corequisite: Algebra 1-2

Grade Level: 10-12

 

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE)

Explore a broad range of engineering topics, including simple machines, structural and material strength, and automation. Develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. Use an engineering notebook to organize knowledge and document project work.

Prerequisite: Engineering Design 1-2

Grade Level: 10-12

Senior Design

Bring together knowledge and skills acquired throughout the engineering pathway. Identify a problem, then follow the engineering design process to develop a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of professionals.

 

Prerequisites: Engineering Design 1-2, Engineering Design 3-4, and POE

Grade Level: 12

FTC Robotics

: Design, build, and code robots. Learn machine design and coding concepts, then apply STEM principles to meet challenges and compete for points in a sport-like game.

 

CTE Pathway elective course

Prerequisites: None

Grade Level: 10-12