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Dubarrie Fagout
Engineering Instructor
Judy Tan
Engineering Instructor
Sedikeh Yusufi
Engineering Instructor

Project Lead The Way - Engineering Design

Building Robots
Made with our new 3D Printer
Can you solve this?
Have you ever tried to design something new or make a visual representation of an idea you wanted to share with your friends and wondered how you could communicate your idea? Or, have you ever wondered how someone designed that new MP3 player, sleek new phone or game system? Then Engineering Design is the pathway for you. Students can expect to study engineering as part of an integrated creative STEM curriculum.  STEM is an applied integrated approach using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as tools to create product, whether it is a house, car, cell phone or robot.  
Benefits of Taking This Pathway

Benefits of Taking This Pathway

The Engineering Pathway gives the students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of concepts through activity, project, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges the students to continually develop or improve their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. The students will dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software and document their work in an engineering notebook. Throughout the Engineering Pathway courses, students will use the same industry-leading technology and software as the world’s top companies. The exciting and challenging fields of engineering come alive in the ‘’PTE program", which is design to prepare students for careers or post-secondary study in STEM fields.
Summary of Courses

Summary of Courses

Engineering Design
This is the first course in the Project Lead the Way path­way to high-skill, high-wage careers in applied science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will study the design process and learn how to use the same industry-leading 3D computer modeling design software and 3D printer that’s used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin, and Pixar. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.

Principals of Engineering
This Project Lead the Way foundation course is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and the high tech career. POE course gives the students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.

Digital Electronics
This course is based on the principles and laws of tradi­tional electronics and electrical theory. Digital Electron­ics and embedded micro-computers are in every product that is either plugged into a wall or operated by batteries, and is therefore a technology that all people are exposed to in their daily lives. Students will begin with a study of basic electrical theory then move on to learn the ba­sic principles and theories of digital circuits on Multisim. Students develop solutions to solve the problems posed by essential and key questions in each unit and section overview. Projects include race cars and Digital multi meters. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.

Engineering Design and Development
This PLTW capstone course is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.  Students apply principles developed in the three preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor.  The student will develop the necessary technical skills to communicate ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner.  The course covers common mechanical terms, components, and systems as related to mechanical engineering. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.
Pathway Courses

Pathway Courses

9,10 Engineering Design
9,10 Principals of Engineering
10,11,12                           Digital Electronics
11, 12                              Engineering Design and Develpoment
In order for a student to maximize their industry readiness and to receive a CTE pathway graduation cord, they will need to complete all courses within the pathway.
 Classes must be taken in sequential order.
Potential Careers

Potential Careers

HS Diploma
  • Junior Drafter
  • CAD Technician
  • Construction Apprentice
  • Draft Apprentice
  • Computer Equipment Installer
  • Engineering Aide
2 Year College Degree
  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Draftperson
  • Technical Operator
  • 3D Animation
  • Surveyor
  • Electrical Engineering Tech
  • Plan Checker
  • Estimator
  • Lab Technician 
  • Journeymen Electrician
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
4 Year College Degree
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer