Project Lead The Way/Engineering

Job Outlook

Engineer Your Future

PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers.  The program's courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

Build A Strong Foundation

  • Learn the engineering design process, apply math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects.

  • Explore engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure, materials and automation.

  • Discover important aspects of building, site design and development.

  • Review manufacturing processes, product design, robotics and automation and apply skills to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems. 

To be successful in this field, students must be able to:

  • Have a strong math and science foundation 

  • Have a desire for problem-solving

  • Work effectively with a team 

Program Quick Facts

Precision Machining students must be able to

  • Use math as a means of problem solving

  • Read and comprehend material

  • Meet safety requirements to operate tools

  • Exhibit professionalism and work place behavior

  • Communicate well with customers, managers and coworkers

  • Work independently and in teams


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Tim Vandeborne

  • CPR First Aid

  • OSHA 10

  • FANUC- Handling Tool Operation & Programming

  • AutoDesk Inventor

  • CAM-F and Certified Drafter Mechanical

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt I

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