• Engineering Foundations

    The Engineering Foundations program of study focuses on occupational and educational opportunities associated with a wide range of skills applied in the Engineering industry. Students will design, test, and evaluate projects related to engines, machines, and structures. This program of study includes applying scientific, mathematical, and empirical evidence to solve problems through innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different engineering systems.
  • The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster® The Engineering career cluster focuses on planning, designing, testing, building, and maintaining of machines, structures, materials, systems, and processes using empirical evidence and science, technology, and math principles. This career cluster includes occupations ranging from mechanical engineer and drafter to electrical engineer and to mapping technician.

  • Meets the requirements of the Business and Industry endorsement. Business Industries

  • Course Information

    Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

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    Level 1

    Course: 80927B SEMESTER
    Gateway to Technology
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7 - 8
    Course Key:  80927B
    SEMESTER
    Course Name:  Gateway to Technology
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7 - 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): N/A

    In this hands-on course, students learn how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. Design and Modeling will introduce students to the design process and use that process to show how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students will also explore the history and development of automation and robotics while learning about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. This course provides opportunities for students to develop and hone sk

    Course: 556101 FULL YEAR
    Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9 - 10
    Course Key:  556101
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9 - 10

    Required Prerequisite(s): Algebra I or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I

    Certification(s): N/A

    This is the foundation course in a series of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses designed to introduce students to the field of engineering. The major focus of the course is learning how to take an idea through a design process that will eventually be manufactured or produced. Students will use state of the art 3-D design software to create solutions to different projects.Working in teams, students will learn about documenting solutions, solving problems, and communicating solutions to other students and members of the professional engineering community. This is a Distinguished Level course.

    Level 2

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    Level 3

    Course: 556201 FULL YEAR
    Engineering Science (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10 - 12
    Course Key:  556201
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Engineering Science (PLTW)
    Credit: 1 science credit
    Grade: 10 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Geometry or concurrent enrollment required; Chemistry or concurrent enrollment required; Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design is recommended

    Certification(s): N/A

    This Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course applies the principles of physics to various technology systems and manufacturing processes which helps students learn how engineers and technicians use science, technology, and math in an engineering problem solving process.Topics covered include: mechanisms and mechanical advantage, static forces and bridge design, material properties, energy and power generation, thermodynamics, kinematics, fluid power, and creation of programs for robotics and machine control. This is a Distinguished Level course.

    Course: 556301 FULL YEAR
    Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  556301
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Algebra II or concurrent enrollment required; Physics or concurrent enrollment required; Successful completion of PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design required; Engineering Science is preferred

    Certification(s): N/A

    This PLTW course is designed for independent learners with strong analytical skills who have an interest in the field of aviation and are interested in pursuing an engineering career. Aerospace Engineering is the study of the engineering discipline which develops new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration.The course explores the evolution of flight, flight fundamentals, navigation and control, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, orbital mechanics, ergonomics, remotely operated systems, and related careers. In addition, the course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students will analyze, design, and build aerospace systems.While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creativity, and application of the design process. This is a Distinguished Level course.

    Course: 556351 FULL YEAR
    Digital Electronics (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  556351
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Digital Electronics (PLTW)
    Credit: 1 math credit
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Algebra I and Geometry required; Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design or Engineering Science required; Engineering Science is preferred

    Certification(s): N/A

    Digital electronics is the foundation of modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The primary focus of Digital Electronics is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. This is a Distinguished Level course.

    Course: 556501 FULL YEAR
    Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: - 12
    Course Key:  556501
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)
    Credit: 1
    Grade:  - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Algebra II; Physics or concurrent enrollment; Introduction to Engineering Design; Engineering Science; or teacher recommendation in lieu of prerequisites

    Certification(s): N/A

    The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout their PLTW coursework come together in Engineering Design and Development as they work to identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution of their open-ended problem, ultimately presenting and defending their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards and develop a product.While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process. This is a Distinguished Level course.

    Level 4

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