The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program is a sequence of courses which introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering a technical college or a four year program. Students will learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students use the same industry leading 3D design software used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin and Pixar. Students will also spend time on career research with the intent of having an action plan for their future career in the manufacturing or engineering fields.

Introduction to Engineering Design – IED – Semester I
Students use the design process and industry standard 3D modeling software to design solutions to solve proposed problems

Principles of Engineering –POE – Semester II
Students are exposed to major concepts like mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics.


Program Highlights

  • Learn and apply the design process
  • Realistic application of math, science, and engineering standards
  • Hands-on projects
  • Work both individually and in teams
  • Design solutions to a variety of problems
  • Use 3D CAD modeling software


Skills Needed for Success

  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Utilize more Science to solve problems
  • Self motivation
  • Work through difficult problems with rewarding results
  • Knowledge of computer basics
  • Interest in earning high salary in a future career


Project Lead The Way Syllabus

Instructor Contact Information

John Donohue 763-684-2277