Project Lead the Way
The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, and engineering standards. The course applies and develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing bridges the gap between concept and reality. Students learn to prototype their designs using highly sophisticated equipment and software. CIM students will learn to use the laser engraver, 3-axis CNC milling machine, 3-D printer, robotic arms, and more.
This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop problem-solving skills by solving real-world problems through hands-on activities in a variety of engineering disciplines. Units of study include simple/compound machines; energy and energy transfer devices; machine control; materials & structures; fluid power; electrical circuits; kinematics and more.
Aerospace Engineering exposes students to the world of aeronautics, flight, and engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems such as, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, materials and structures, and systems engineering. Students work hands on to build and test their solutions to these design problems.
In Civil Engineering and Architecture students learn project planning, site planning, and building design. Areas of study include; hydrology, transportation, and structural design and stress analysis. With the latest government funding of infrastructure improvements, Civil Engineering is an exploding field of opportunity and this class will give you an excellent exposure to it.
In Digital Electronics, students learn about electrical theories, laws, concepts, combinational and sequential logic, the design process, communication methods, engineering standards, and documentation methods.. Students experience a variety of hands-on activities that includes soldering and breadboarding circuits; Ohm's Law problems; circuit simulations; and building, testing and troubleshooting various digital logic circuits.
This course will develop computational thinking skills in order to solve problems occuring in the real world. Students will eventually code their own applications and games, including the creation of android applications for use on a provided Android smart phone or tablet. Students will also have the opportunity to create interactive web 2.0 software.
This course allows students a once in a lifetime opportunity to work freely on a research and development project. Students define a problem and work in teams to create a functional prototype to solve it. Students use experience they have gained from other PLTW courses to complete their assignments.