• Two pathways:  4 year course sequence for Freshman and 3 year course for Sophomores
     
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    Path for incoming freshman who want to study engineering

     

    Freshman:   Introduction to Engineering Design - IED – PLTW Nusbickel
    A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In NYS, the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department.   (Prerequisite – 8th grade Algebra success / passed Algebra 1)

     

    Sophomore   Principles of Engineering - POE  - PLTW Nusbickel
    A course that helps students 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 an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.  (Prerequisite – IED)

     

    Juniors Biotechnical Engineering - PLTW Alvarado
    Biotechnical Engineering is one of the specialty courses in the PLTW pre-engineering curriculum, which applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in biology, physics, technology, and mathematics. It includes experiences from the diverse fields of Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Bio-medical engineering, and Bio-molecular engineering. (Prerequisite – IED and POE)

     

    Senior:        Engineering Design and Development - PLTW Capstone Nusbickel
    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 four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year  (Prerequisite IED and POE)

     

    Path for sophomores who want to study Engineering

     

    Sophomore:    Introduction to Engineering Design - IED – PLTW Nusbickel
    A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. In NYS, the course is called Design and Drawing for Production and follows the syllabus developed by the State Education Department. Prerequisite – Algebra 1)

     

     

    Junior:   Principles of Engineering - POE PLTW Nusbickel
    A course that helps students 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 an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change. (Prerequisite – IED)

     

    Senior:        Engineering Design and Development - PLTW Capstone Nusbickel
    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 four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.  (Prerequisite IED and POE)