PLTW Engineering

                                Mechanical Drafting & Engineering

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

                                                

Anchor Bay High School is a Partner Provider of the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program all courses listed below use PLTW curriculum.

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                                       IED-Introduction to Engineering Design

                                              Full Year – 1 Credit (Grades 9-11)

DESCRIPTION: Students will utilize the engineering design process, applying math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects.  They will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and document their work in engineering notebook.  The instruction, assessment and communication in this course is delivered in an “on-line” learning environment.  Students will be required to have internet access outside of class to complete assignments and assessment.

Completion of this course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Arts requirement. 

College credit for this course?

Successful completion and a score of 6 or better on the end of course exam (EOC) Can qualify for credit at Eastern Michigan University for the course - PDD 122 Engineering Graphics at EMU

                                 IED-Introduction to Engineering Design for Girls

                                           Full Year – 1 Credit (Grades 9-11)

Find out more –  Engineering For Girls

DESCRIPTION: This is a special section of the courses for Girls. Special field trips and topics will be included of interest to girls in STEM related fields. Students will utilize the engineering design process, applying math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects.  They will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and document their work in engineering notebook.  The instruction, assessment and communication in this course is delivered in an “on-line” learning environment.  Students will be required to have internet access outside of class to complete assignments and assessments. 

Completion of this course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Arts requirement.

College credit for this course?

Successful completion and a score of 6 or better on the end of course exam (EOC) Can qualify for credit at Eastern Michigan University for the course - PDD 122 Engineering Graphics at EMU

 

POE- Principles of Engineering

Full Year – 1 Hour 1 Credit or 2 Hours – 2 Credits (Grades 10-12)

DESCRIPTION:  Students will solve engineering problems that engage and challenge, students to explore a broad range of engineering topics including energy, electronics, materials, structures, control systems, fluid power, robotics, statistics and kinematics.  Students develop skills in problem solving research, and design while learning design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. The instruction, assessment and communication in this course is delivered in an “on-line” learning environment.  Students will be required to have internet access outside of class to complete assignments and assessments. 

Completion of this course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Arts requirement and can fulfill the fourth-year math-related credit.

PREREQUISITE: IED- Introduction to Engineering Design or Equivalent.

College credit for this course?

Successful completion and a score of 6 or better on the end of course exam (EOC) Can qualify for credit at Eastern Michigan University for the course - ET 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology at EMU

 

EDD – Engineering Design & Development

Full Year – 1 Hour 1 Credit or 2 Hours – 2 Credits (Grades 11-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is the capstone course in the PLTW High School Engineering Program.  It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying then engineering design process. Students who have completed the ES course can select projects from one of the disciplines they specialized in. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to be ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. Students will be required to have internet access outside of class to complete assignments and assessments. 

Completion of this course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Arts requirement and can fulfill the fourth year math-related credit.

PREREQUISITE: IED – Introduction to Engineering Design & POE – Principles of Engineering or their equivalents.

College credit for this course?

Successful completion and a score of 6 or better on the end of course exam (EOC) Can qualify for credit at Eastern Michigan University for the course - PDD 157 Introduction to Product Design and Development at EMU

                                                  ES – Engineering Specialization

Full Year – 1 Hour 1 Credit or 2 Hours – 2 Credits (Grades 11-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is the course that students can specialize in one or more of an engineering discipline.  PLTW offers the following choices – Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Science Principles, Digital Electronics, Environmental Sustainability. At the beginning of each semester, students will select from Video Game Design or any of the above listed options to focus on.  Depending on the choices and make-up of the course not all choices will be available every semester. Students will be required to have internet access outside of class to complete assignments and assessments. 

Completion of this course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Arts requirement and can fulfill the fourth-year math-related credit.

PREREQUISITE: None

College credit for this course?

Successful completion and a score of 6 or better on the end of course exam (EOC) and a major of DE – Digital Electronics all year can qualify for credit at Eastern Michigan University for the course - ELEC 214 Digital Circuit Analysis I at EMU

Other Post-Secondary Education Benefits from this Program

LTU - Lawrence Technological University - $1,000 a year renewable Scholarship for any PLTW course taken with a grade of B or better.

MCC- Macomb Community College – up to 12 college credits in the Product Development Associates of Arts Program for successfully completing IED, POE, & EDD.

Many other Articulation Agreements exist

Going out of State to higher education? check out your PLTW rewards 

Credits, Scholarships, &/or Preferential Admissions  

Special Student Recognition for AP & PLTW  
Students who complete the requirements of their chosen pathway earn the

                                               AP + PLTW student recognition,

a qualification that demonstrates to colleges and employers that the student is ready for advanced course work and interested in careers in this discipline.

To earn the recognition, the student must satisfactorily complete three courses in the pathway – one AP course; one PLTW course; and a third course, either AP or PLTW – and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End of Course (EoC) assessment(s).