PLTW – Introduction to Engineering Design – 9670

Grade Level: 9, 10 Credit: 1 Type: Practical Art 

School: BHS, CACC, HHS

Co-Requisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory completion of) appropriate grade-level math and science courses. 

Are you interested in an engineering-related field of study? This course’s primary focus is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Through a limited number of hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards while they document work and design. Students use industry-standard 3D modeling software to help design solutions to solve proposed problems, document work using an engineer’s notebook and communicate solutions to peers and professional community members. The course assumes no previous knowledge. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in SkillsUSA.

Recommended: C or better average in 8th Grade Math or Pre-Algebra 

Related: PLTW Digital Electronics, PLTW Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Aided Drafting

College dual credit: may be available

Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.