One year, 1 hour per day | Grade level 9-12

What is PLTW Engineering?

A set of courses meant to expose students to the world of engineering and its more than 40 different career paths that exist within it. The course will work to help students see how they can be an impact for change in the world through learning and using engineering skills and thought processes.  The course will help students become familiar with the engineering design process.  Students will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using industry standard sketches and current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions to real world problems.   

For more info visit www.pltw.org

Courses Offered:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

This is an introductory class where students become familiar with the engineering design process. Students work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using industry standard sketches and current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions. Students apply their knowledge through hands-on projects and document their work with the use of an engineering notebook.

Principles of Engineering (POE)  (NEW for 2020-2021!)

Pre-Requisite: IED

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, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Job Opportunities:

Engineering – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Petroleum, and many more • Scientist • Research & Design

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - TSA!

Participate in the Robotics Club!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/home.htm

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 •  Advanced Manufacturing Technology  •  Welding

I am the teacher for our pre-engineering course, Project Lead the Way. I originally earned my Mechanical Engineering Technologist degree from Purdue University and spent 5 years working as an engineer on a variety of different products that ranged from helping Nestle perfect a new candy and Doritos to make a better chip all the way to high end applications on Heart Stents and pharmaceuticals. Since that time I have enjoyed many years helping teenagers explore engineering. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and we enjoy all forms of gaming, canoeing and visiting new places.

Instructor

Joshua Quinn

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