PLTW – Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing – 9757

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Credits: 2 Type: Practical Art 

School: CACC

Suggested Prerequisite: PLTW-Introduction to Engineering Design Design or PLTW Principles of Engineering 

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

The robotic automation revolution is growing and now is featured in almost every aspect of our lives. Robotics builds the transitional phase where the physical reality fuses with the virtual world or programming. The course introduces seemingly endless career possibilities of robotics and automation through real-world projects and problems. Students will work with control systems, sensors, processors and create custom-built machines to accomplish detailed tasks and the beginning levels of artificial intelligence. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in SkillsUSA.

Recommended: C or better average in Algebra 1 or credit in PLTW Introduction to Engineering 

Related: PLTW Digital Electronics, PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design, PLTW Principles of Engineering 

College dual credit: may be available

Articulated college 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.