Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Engineering & Design

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

The major focus of Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

This survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.

Available At: Woodbury High School

In Environmental Sustainability, students investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply issues and renewable energy. Applying their knowledge through hands-on activities and simulations, students research and design potential solutions to these true-to-life challenges. Environmental Sustainability will replace Biotechnical Engineering, which PLTW will continue to support through the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. This course is designed for students in grades 10-12.

Available At: East Ridge High School

How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for students in grades 10-12.

Available At: East Ridge High School

This course is designed to meet the growing demand for software engineering professionals. Computer Science and Software Engineering aims to develop computational thinking using tools that foster creativity, such as Scratch, App Inventor, HTML, PHP, mySQL, data mining tools and modeling tools like Python. Upon Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Engineering & Design completion, students will be well prepared for a first course in Java. In taking CSE, students can take the AP Computer Science Principles exam and earn college credit, in addition to receiving college granted as a PLTW course. This course is designed for students in grades 10-12.

Available At: East Ridge High School

Computer Science Applications (CSA) will pilot in the 2015-16 school year. This course builds on the basic skills learned in Computer Science and Software Engineering to teach students authentic Android app development. Students in this course continue to hone their communication and collaboration skills while learning to use a variety of tools. The primary goal of this course is to create independent-thinking app developers; every unit in this course builds on students’ prior knowledge and skills until they are able to complete the app development cycle independently from the group.

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is for students in grades 10-12.

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

In this Capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop and original solution to an open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This course is appropriate for students in grades 11 and 12.