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Grade Placement: 8
Prerequisite: None
One-semester course with 1/2 high school credit

In this hands-on course, students learn how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. This math, science, engineering, and technology integrated program relates technology to students’ daily lives. 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,  machine automation, and computer control systems. This curriculum helps students develop and hone skills that enable them to enter high school with a foundation necessary for success in preengineering. PLTW is a nationally-recognized program that promotes pre-engineering courses at the middle and high school/senior high level. Students will receive .5 high school credit and high school grade points.