Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

First Course Second Course Third Course Final Course
PLTW: IED PLTW: POE Engineering Design and Presentation I and Robotics Engineering Design and Presentation II
Scientific Research and Design 1 (Computer Programming 1) Scientific Research and Design 2 (Computer Programming 2)

 

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Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW:IED) 1 Credit
Grades: 9-11 Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or concurrent enrollment
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

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 use an engineering notebook to document their work.

 

Project Lead the Way: Principles of Engineering (PLTW:POE) 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: PLTW: IED and completed Algebra 1
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

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


Engineering Design and Presentation I 1 Credit
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: PLTW: IED and POE
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1 (concurrent enrollment with Robotics)

Engineering Design and Presentation I is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in PLTW: IED and POE. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

 

Robotics I 1 Credit
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: PLTW: IED and POE
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1 (concurrent enrollment with Engineering Design and Presentation 1)

In Robotics I, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment through implementation of the design process. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

 

Engineering Design and Presentation II 2 Credits
Grades: 12 Prerequisite: PLTW: IED and POE
Semesters: 2 Periods: 2

Engineering Design and Presentation II is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Engineering Design and Presentation I. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Emphasis will be placed on using skills from ideation through prototyping.

 

Scientific Research & Design 1 (Computer Programming 1) 1 Credit
Grades: 11 Prerequisite: PLTW: IED and POE or Coordinator Approval, Algebra 2 Recommended
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Students will acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable programs and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.

 

Scientific Research & Design 2 (Computer Programming 2) 1 Credit
Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Scientific Research & Design 1
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Students will expand their knowledge and skills in structured programming techniques and concepts by addressing more complex problems and developing comprehensive programming solutions. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.


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