CTE - Career and Technical Education » Pre-Engineering



Pathway Overview

Students in the Pre-Engineering pathway will strengthen their knowledge and understanding of Pre-Engineering. Computer technology and state-of-the art machines are used to enhance the classroom experience. Coursework emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills for college and career readiness.


Course Descriptions
9th Grade- Introduction to Engineering Design

This course is designed to guide students in learning how to take an idea through a design process that will eventually be manufactured or produced (solving real-world problems). As students learn about various aspects of engineering and engineering design, such as how engineers communicate through drawing, they will apply what they learn through various activities, projects, and problems. 


10th Grade- Principles of Engineering

This is the second of three foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) high school engineering program. In this course, students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.


11th Grade- Digital Electronics

This is the third of three foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) high school engineering program. In this course, students will be exposed to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build digital electronic circuits. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. 


12th Grade- Engineering Design and Development

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Work-Based Learning Opportunities

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College Credit Opportunities

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Pathway Awards

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Quick Facts (Electrical Engineers)
Wages Earn $92,570 per year
Employment Large occupation
10 Year Growth More slowly than average
Annual Openings High
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