Introduction to Engineering Design

Prerequisite – Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1
6769 – 1 Unit

This course will focus on the process of design, development, analysis, and evaluation of products. Students will learn to apply the design process as it relates to invention and innovation. Among the skills that students will develop are sketching and the use of three dimensional modeling software. Emphasis is placed on teamwork and communication. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. This course is taught at all five high schools. Additional courses may be taken in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Signature Program.

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Principals of Engineering H

Prerequisite – Introduction of Engineering Design or Introduction to Computer-Aided Design, concurrent enrollment in science, completion of or concurrent enrollment in Geometry or teacher recommendation.
6784 – 1 Unit

Students study the fields of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Students will learn to solve problems related to simple machines, fluid power, electricity, structures and materials, and trajectory motion. Projects are integrated into all units of study. This course is taught at all five high schools.


POE is a course that helps students to understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in a n engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.