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Engineering Pathway

EngineeringOur Engineering Pathway  is a hands-on, project based pathway offered through Project Lead the Way.  Project Lead the Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in high schools across the US. STEM education programs like the one offered by PLTW engage students in activities, projects, and problem based (APPB) learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They are also exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences. PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum in Engineering has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, biomedical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving skills in students. 
 
Students in this pathway are also enrolled in a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that provides students the opportunity to participate in conferences and competitions locally, statewide, and internationally.  The organization Engineering students join is called SkillsUSA.
 
Students in our Engineering Pathway engage in a 4-year rigorous honors level course sequence that allows the to gain hands-on experience, access to professionals in the biomedical field, and culminate in projects and internships that are a great lead-in to future studies in the engineering field in college and beyond.  Below is the list of our Engineering courses in our pathway:
 
Introduction to Engineering Design
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
 
Principles of Engineering
Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.
 
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.
 
Engineering Design and Development
Students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.