Engineering (Project Lead the Way)

Engineering provides interested students an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. Activities reflect the types of tasks engineers face every day. The program is offered through the Rochester Institute of Technology. Students are eligible to take placement tests to earn college credit.


Instructors:

- James Matalavage  (jjmatal@carrollk12.org)
- Jennifer Sanders     (jssande@carrollk12.org)
- Mary Sawitzki          (mesawit@carrollk12.org)
- Scott Tobias            (setobia@carrollk12.org)


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Major Units of Study:
PLTW First Year:

Principles of Engineering: Explore engineering systems and manufacturing processes using college level problem solving skills.

Introduction to Engineering Design: Use Inventor to learn product design through creating, analyzing, rendering and producing a model.


PLTW Second Year:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Application of principles of prototyping, robotics, and automation.

**Digital Electronics: (See more in depth description below). Use electronic design software to build, analyze, and export to a printed circuit autorouting program that generates printed circuit boards.

Engineering Design & Development: Work as a team to design and construct a solution that involves a wide range of engineering applications


Continuing Education Opportunities:

- College

- Military Services Career Opportunities

- Aeronautical and Aerospace

- Automotive

- Biomedical

- Bio-resource

- Chemical

- Civil

- Computer

- Electrical and Electronic

- Environmental

- Industrial

- Manufacturing

- Materials

- Mechanical

- Mining

- Nuclear

- Ocean and Marine

- Optical

- Petroleum


Strongly Recommended Career-Related Courses:

- Algebra II

- AP Probability and Statistics

- Calculus

- AP Calculus AB and BC

- Physics

- Chemistry II

- AP Chemistry

- AP Physics


DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (Part of Senior Year for Engineering Program Above):

- This class is a part of the Project Lead The Way Engineering Technology Program. This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in the electronics we use on a daily basis.

- Students use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, export their designs to a printed circuit auto-routing program, and use appropriate components to build their designs.


Some Topics Covered:

- Analog Fundamentals

- Digital Fundamentals

- Number Systems and Binary Addition

- Logic Gates and Functions

- Boolean Algebra and Circuit Design

- Decoders

- Multipliers

- Demultipliers

- Continuing Education opportunities

- College

- Transcript Credits through Rochester Institute of Technology


For more information about careers in the engineering field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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