We have a four class series of Project Lead the Way courses.
1) Introduction to Engineering Design
2) Principles of Engineering
3) Digital Design
4) Engineering Product Design & Development
PLTW Course Descriptions (https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering/pltw-engineering-curriculum):
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED, 1 year)
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
Principles of Engineering (POE, 1 year)
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Digital Electronics (DE, 1 year)
From smart phones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Capstone Course - Engineering Design and Development (EDD, 1 year)
The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.
We have also an ACE mentor program on campus. This year the Cordova HS ACE team won the award for Best Presentation at the 2015 Architecture Construction & Engineering (ACE) competition.
Principal Contact: Faith Caplan, [email protected], 916.294.2450