The Pathway to Engineering program incorporates a nationally recognized curriculum by Project Lead the Way. PLTW engineering is more than just another high school engineering program. It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation. The program provides opportunities to develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, which are relevant for any technology career.
Pre-Engineering is oriented toward college preparatory for a four year engineering program. During the program there will be the opportunity to learn 3D Mechanical Design Modeling CAD and 3D Architectural CAD. These design tools could lead to a position as a draftsman at a mechanical organization.
You receive two Project Lead The Way (AP+PLTW) Student Recognition Certificates, qualifications that demonstrate to colleges and employers that the student is ready for advanced course work and interested in careers in this discipline.
Many of our students continue their education at NPC in the Engineering program.