• PLTW Principles of Engineering (PLTW POE)

    This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEMs) courses of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Hands-on activities will be undertaken including the design and construction of: electronic power packs, solar powered vehicles, powered model vehicles, aerodynamics and aircraft flight, auto safety, and robotics and machine automation. Students interested in engineering or wishing to explore the work of a mechanical, civil, electrical, or automotive engineering will benefit from this course as well as anyone interested in STEMs careers.

    Note #1: PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE) may substitute as a third unit of science credit.

    Note #2: College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)


    Prerequisites: Design & Drawing for Production (DDP)
    Grade Levels: open to 10, recommended 11, 12
    40 Weeks – 1 Unit