Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

SCED Code: 21021
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

In this specialization course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students collaborate on both the development of community-based building and design projects and conceptual design for project presentations. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum guides and course competencies are only available to PLTW-affiliated schools through agreement with PLTW. To obtain additional information, contact: Project Lead The Way, 3939 Priority Way South Drive, Suite 400, Indianapolis IN 46240. Toll-free: 877-335-7589. Online:
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Project Manager
  • Architect
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Civil Engineer
  • Cost Estimator
Maintenance and Operations
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
  • Project Manager

Pathway Occupation
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
Science and Mathematics
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor

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