Engineering (PLTW)

Course Descriptions

  •  Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationally recognized engineering curriculum being offered in the Blue Springs School District.  Ask your guidance counselor for more information regarding Project Lead the Way or go to www.pltw.org.

    Introduction to Engineering
    Course #: HS6690
    Grade: 9-12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective
    Recommendation: Algebra I

    This class will employ engineering, mathematic, and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.  Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using a solid modeling design software.  This course utilizes the Project Lead The Way curriculum.  Membership and participation in TSA, a student organization promoting technology, will be encouraged.


    Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (POE)
    Course #: HS6691
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective
    Prerequisite: Algebra I

    This course helps students explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes. This course explores all fields of engineering.  This will help students learn how technical professionals use math, science and technology in a problem solving process. This course utilizes the Project Lead The Way curriculum. Membership and participation in TSA, a student organization promoting technology, will be encouraged.


    Digital Electronics (PLTW) (DE)**
    Course #: HS6693
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective
    Dual Credit: Dual credit by examination available through several colleges if students meet requirements
    Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering Desing (POE) or teacher approval

    This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits. This course utilizes the Project Lead the Way curriculum. Membership and participation in TSA, a student organization promoting technology, will be encouraged. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    Engineering Design And Development (PLTW) (EDD)**
    Course #: HS6694
    Grade: 12
    Credits: 1 Unit
    Credit Type: Practical Art/Speech
    Dual Credit: Dual credit by examination available through several colleges if students meetin requirements
    Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE), Digital Electronics (DE) or teacher approval

    This capstone course provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills working on major engineering projects and research topics during the year. Fall semester students complete an open-ended EDD problem in which they research, design and devise a solution. Spring semester students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem through industry. Membership and participation in TSA, a student organization promoting technology, will be encouraged.  An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.

  • ** Students enrolling in dual credit and/or AP classes need to check with the college/university they are planning on attending regarding transferability and acceptable grades.