T202 PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course, Introduction to Engineering Design is an interdisciplinary study with an emphasis placed on learning the design development process. Students utilize their creativity to collaborate with other students through distance learning projects. In this course students develop the essential skills that engineers rely on everyday such as patent research, working with team members, hand-sketching, and proper engineering documentation with team members. Students apply the Design Process to innovate and invent products in a continuous improvement model. State of the art technology including Autodesk’s Inventor, 3D Printing and ShopBot industrial automation, is used to allow students an opportunity to create prototypes and mock-ups of their individual and team solutions.

PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in M217 Geometry or higher.

LEVEL: 1,2,3,4

One Year – One Credit

Teachers: Mr. Kroll and Mr. Schaffer

T302 PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE)
PLTW Principles of Engineering is the course that follows T202 Introduction to Engineering Design in the Project Lead the Way sequence. This course uses project-based, hands-on experiences to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers. Concepts in this course include communication and documentation, design processes, engineering systems, statics and strength of materials, materials and material testing in engineering, engineering for reliability, and kinematics. This course explores technology systems and manufacturing processes and addresses the social and political consequences of technological change. The applications of physics, trigonometry, and applied sciences are integrated in the course to solve engineering problems. Autodesk Inventor is a computer aided design (CAD) program that will be utilized to assist in completion of projects.

PREREQUISITE: T202 Introduction to Engineering Design or Department Chair approval.

LEVEL: 2,3,4

One Year – One Credit

Teacher: Mr. Oras

T408/608 PLTW Digital Electronics (DE) – Weighted Credit and Dual Credit through Harper
This is a year-long course in laboratory electronics. This course covers digital electronics, starting with logic levels, truth tables, gates, flip-flops, registers, and counters. An emphasis is placed on the implementation of interfaces between analog and digital electronics, particularly when controlling and recording the results of typical engineering experiments. Students will make extensive use of Multi-Sim and other engineering software as a means of communication between a computer and external hardware. An independent project of the student’s design will serve as a semester culminating activity. Digital Electronics is a specialization course for those considering careers in computer science, electric engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, as well as other fields of engineering.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T302 PLTW Principles of Engineering or Department Chair approval.

LEVEL: 3,4

One Year – One Credit

Teacher: Mr. Oras

T418 PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) – Weighted Credit
Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students will analyze, design, and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities. While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students will use state of the art software, as used in the industry, to aid in the design process.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of T202 PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and T302 Principles of Engineering or Department Chair approval.

LEVEL: 3,4

One Year – One Credit

Teacher: Mr. Oras