Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)

SCED Code: 21019
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

In this specialized course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students are taught about aerodynamics, astronautics, space-life sciences, and systems engineering through hands-on engineering problems and projects. 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:

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 Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Transportation Operations
  • Flight Engineer
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Pilot

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