PLTW Engineering

Overview

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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Students successfully completing at least a three – year sequence may qualify for credits at Macomb Community College through an Articulation Agreement. We also have Articulation Agreements with other Colleges & University. Anchor Bay High School is a Partner Provider of the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program all courses listed below use PLTW curriculum.

Courses

IED - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR GIRLS (6035/6)

FULL YEAR – 1 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)
DESCRIPTION: This is a special section of the courses for Girls. Special field trips and topics will be included of particular 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.

IED -INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (6045/6)  

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

POE -PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (6057/8)

FULL YEAR-2 HOURS/2 CREDITS OR (6055/6) – FULL YEAR – 1 HOUR – 1 CREDIT (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 or can fulfill the fourth year mathrelated credit. PREREQUISITE: IED- INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN OR EQUIVALENT.

EDD – ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (6067-6068)

FULL YEAR- 2 HOURS/ 2 CREDITS OR (6065/6) –FULL YEAR -1 HOUR - 1 CREDIT (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 or can fulfill the fourth year math-related credit. PREREQUISITE: IED – INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN & POE-PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING OR THEIR EQUIVALENTS.

ES – ENGINEERING SPECIALIZATIONS 6097/8

FULL YEAR- 2 HOURS/ 2 CREDITS OR (6095/6) –FULL YEAR -1 HOUR - 1 CREDIT (GRADE 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.