COURSE CODE: 8906

Engineering Essentials (PLTW)

SCED Code: 21006
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

A new experience in engineering, Engineering Essentials offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning foundational concepts of engineering practice, providing students opportunities to explore the breadth of engineering career opportunities and experiences and solve engaging and challenging real-world problems. 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.

Notes

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: https://www.pltw.org
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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
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Assembler
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronic Drafter
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Secondary School Teacher

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