PLTW Courses Offerings for 2018-2019

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

  • 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)

  • 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

PLTW Courses Offerings for 2019-2020

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

  • Study principles of manufacturing and various manufacturing processes
  • Apply power concepts related to robotic automoation
  • Design, build and program a flexible manufacturing system model using prototypes

Engineering Design & Development (EDD)

  • 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, Monday-Friday at Crowder College’s Neosho campus. Students will be in an A/B block schedule:

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

College Enrollment
For more information regarding degrees available in Pre-Engineering, Physics, General Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Drafting

Possible employers after college: manufacturers, architecture and engineering firms, construction companies
Possible job titles after college: mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, engineering technician, drafter, cost estimator, and plant operation supervisor