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    903765 Engineering Essentials (EE)

    Prerequisite: None 
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course: 1 year 
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Have you ever thought about becoming an Engineer?  Want to explore all the ways Engineers impact the world? Engineering Essentials offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to experience this important field. This course will focus on exploring global engineering challenges and sustainability goals, as well as personal, societal, environmental, and economic impacts of engineering solutions. Examples of topics covered in the course include disaster relief and recovery, worker health and well-being, modern medical devices and procedures, and sustainable cities and communities.

    903711 Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Algebra I or Teacher Recommendation.
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Are you creative, inventive, imaginative? Do you have an eye for design? Introduction to Engineering Design is a hands-on, technology-rich course where students work through a typical design process to brainstorm, sketch, and build products for the world marketplace. After students sketch their ideas on paper, they will actually “build” their product using a 3-D computer software program! Although this course is fun, exciting, hands-on, etc…this is an honors course with weighted credit that is offered for articulated credit with St. Louis Community College. Therefore, students and parents should be advised that is extremely challenging and very fast-paced. You won’t get bored in this class!

    903721 Principles of Engineering (POE)

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design or Engineering Teacher Signature.
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    This course builds on the skills students learn in Introduction to Engineering Design, but takes it one step further; in addition to building with the 3-D modeling software, students will also be able to manufacture their designs and create working prototypes. Students will be using common household tools and materials, in addition to VEX robotics components, to create their design. Some of the exciting projects this course will cover will include: a projectile launcher, a mini-bridge, and a working robot! As a reminder to students and parents, this is an honors course with weighted credit that is challenging and fast paced. Students can take the course for articulated credit with St. Louis Community College. Students who earn a B or better and score a 6 on the end of course PLTW exam in both Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering are eligible to pay $200 to receive credit from Missouri S&T for MECH ENG 1720, a freshman class required of all Missouri S&T engineering majors.

    903761 Capstone Course: Engineering Design and Development

    Prerequisite: POE 
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    This is the senior capstone course for Project Lead the Way. Students will work in design teams to research, design, and develop a product for consumer use. Imagine being able to design a product that might actually be the next million-dollar idea! This course is a research course that requires students to formulate the solution to an open-ended engineering question. With a community mentor and skills gained in their previous courses, students create written reports on their applications, defend the reports, and submit them to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year. This course is an honors course that is dual credit with St. Louis Community College where students can earn three hours college credit.