Engineering Technology - PLTW

Edward Holmok
Teacher, Career-Tech, Industrial Arts

Program Description
This program provides students with opportunities to be creative and to apply their decision-making and problem-solving skills to design solutions. Students use state-of-the-art computer hardware and software (Inventor) to develop 3-D models or solid renderings of objects. Using a Computer Aided Drawing System, students learn the product design process through creating, analyzing, rendering and producing a model. Students work on problem-solving skills and the associated mathematics applications that are used at the college level and in the workplace. Students are eligible for credit in many colleges throughout Ohio and the country.

1–2 Periods 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades, or
2 Periods/2 Credits Jr. and Sr. Years

Introduction to Engineering: The course covers The Role of an Engineer, The Design Process, Product Design, Product Analysis and Improvement, and Designing as an Engineer.
Open to Grades 9 & 10
Application required.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in or completed Algebra 1

Robotics: Students learn robotic operations and system configurations, and how to code, compile, and debug programs using the robotic programming language.
Open to Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering

Principals of Engineering (POE): The course includes Mechanisms, Energy Sources, Energy Applications, Statistics, Machine Control, Kinematics, Material Properties, Material Testing, Statics, Fluid Power.
Open to Grades 9, 10 & 11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering (or taking Introduction to Engineering and/or Robotics concurrently)

Digital Electronics (DE): Exposes students to the design process of logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation.
Open to Grades 10, 11 & 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering and/or Robotics, and Algebra 2 or equivalent

Engineering Design & Development (EDD): Students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.
Open to Grade 11 & 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering and/or Robotics, Digital Electronics (or taking Digital Electronics concurrently) and Algebra 2 or equivalent



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Future Career Opportunities
Civil Engineer
Computer-Aided Drafter
Electrical and Computer Engineer
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Landscape Designer
Urban Planner/Designer
Welding Engineer
Aerospace Engineer

College Credit Option
Engineering Technology have the opportunity to earn college credit.  To be eligible for college credit the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in PLTW courses, maintain overall GPA per admission criteria of college (generally 2.0 or 2.5), complete Algebra 2, complete all other requirements deemed necessary by the Admissions Office of the particular college, and the student must attain a score of 80% or better on the final exam each year to receive credit.


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Mr. Edward Holmok
216/227-5701 ext. 61140

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216/227-5701 ext. 61203