PLTW Courses Offerings– Tentative Plan for Crowder Implementation

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year
    • High school level foundation course in the PLTW Engineering Program
    • Introduction to the engineering profession and the engineering design process
    • 3D design and modeling software
  • Principles of Engineering (POE) Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year
    • Exposure to some of the major concepts students will encounter in college engineering courses
    • Exploration of a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and kinematics
    • Project-based learning
  • Digital Electronics (DE) Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year
    • Study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals
    • Analyze, design and build digital electronic circuits
    • Teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation
  • Engineering Design & Development (EDD) Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year
    • Capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program
    • Open-ended engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a problem
    • Application of the engineering design process

Students will attend an engineering course from 8:00am-11:00am or 12:10pm-2:50pm Monday-Friday at Crowder College’s Neosho campus.

Typical student schedule:

11th grade – Introduction to Engineering Design & Principles of Engineering

12th grade – Digital Electronics & Engineering Design & Development

Admissions Process and Requirements:

  • Complete a student application online at
  • Interview with CTEC staff
  • Meet A+ requirements of 2.5 overall GPA and 95% attendance
  • Exceptions will be considered with a letter of recommendation from math teacher, science teacher, counselor or principal

Crowder College is a PLTW College Partner

Crowder College recognizes the skills that students acquire in PLTW courses. Through Project Lead the Way, students develop technical knowledge as well as problem-solving, process-thinking, communication and professional skills.

Crowder is pleased to offer the following opportunities to PLTW students:

  • Annual scholarship opportunities
  • Credit for PLTW coursework

Crowder College awards credit for courses taught by PLTW certified high school teachers for the following PLTW courses:

PLTW Course Title(s) CC Course CC Course Title Credit Hours
Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering DRFT 101

Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Print Reading


Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering DRFT 215

Advanced Computer Aided Drafting


Requirements to Earn College Credit:

  • High School Teacher must be PLTW certified
  • Student must pass the course with a B or better (80 percent or above)
    • Course grades must be on an official high school transcript
  • Student must score a minimum of 6 on the end of course PLTW Exam
    • Exam grade must be documented by the High School or PLTW
  • Students must complete the Crowder College Request for Prior Learning Credit Form, provide official high school transcripts and payment of $50.00 per course.
    • Crowder College courses will be transcripted at the completion of the student’s first semester at Crowder.

For questions, please contact Dr. Melissa Oates, MARET Center Director and PLTW Coordinator 417.455.5422 and