HONORS INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN: PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
Prerequisite: Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in Algebra I
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Fee: $30.00
This honors level course is intended for students who are interested in engineering and design or another technical career. The major focus of these courses is to expose students to the design process, professional collaboration methods, design ethics, and technical documentation. Students will develop skills in research and analysis, teamwork, technical writing, engineering graphics, and problem solving. Students use industry standard 3-D solid modeling software to help them design solutions to problems, document their work, and communicate solutions.
HONORS PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING: PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
Prerequisite: Honors Intro to Engineering Design PLTW or Consent of Instructor
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Course Fee: $30.00
This honors level course exposes students to some of the major concepts encountered in the engineering field, including energy sources, mechanisms, energy applications, machine control, fluid power, and material testing. Students will employ scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges.
HONORS ENGINEERING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT: PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of any two PLTW courses, one must be Introduction to Engineering Design
Grades: 11, 12
Course Fee: $50.00
Honors Engineering Design & Development is the capstone course in the PLTW Engineering course sequence. It is an open-ended engineering research course in which students work in teams to design, develop, and test an original solution to a well defined and justified open-ended problem by applying the engineering design process. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work continually to hone in their organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process.