Project Lead-the-Way / Engineering

Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum is founded on the fundamental problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education (CTE), but at the same time integrates national academic and technical learning standards and science, technology, engineering, and math / STEM principles, creating what has been called "one of the great models of the new CTE succeeding all across the country.” PLTW was recently cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a "model for 21st century career and technical education."

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Engineering Core Certification
  • Autodesk Certified User-AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Certified User-Revit
  • Autodesk Certified User-Inventor

Areas of Study

  • Students undertake challenging coursework in math, science, technology and engineering, and explore a variety of STEM careers.
  • Engineering design concepts, prototyping, CAD modeling and mathematics, dimensioning, reverse engineering, problem-solving
  • Elements of design and processes in civil engineering and architecture
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems, power cycles
  • Digital electronics, computational and sequential logic analysis and design, alternative energy, analyzing material properties
  • Architectural design and construction
  • Partnerships with local businesses and organizations provide students with opportunities to explore engineering career fields while in high school.

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.