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Engineering Technology 1 TL042X0
This course will serve as the Level 1 course for the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Curriculum at Ashe County High School. Students are also introduced to the class structure that includes integration with academics, working in teams, networking and the basic elements of problem solving based on a systematic, analytical approach. Students learn the basic principles surrounding Fluid Power, Design Processes, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Systems, Electrical Systems, Automated Material Handling, and Design and Problem-Solving in Product Development. A team-based design project at the end of this course requires a student to use all the learned skills, both technical and academic, in one application.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design TP117X0
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and they use and engineering notebook to document their work.
COURSE NOTE: It is highly recommended that the student takes Honors Math 1 and Honors Math 2 before enrolling in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PLTW Principles of Engineering TP127X0
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: TP117X0 - PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing TP227X0
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation.

The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final open-ended problem to build a manufacturing system.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing is a high school level course that is appropriate for 11th or 12th grade students interested in manufacturing and automation. Students need to have completed or are concurrently enrolled in grade level mathematics and science courses and have successfully completed the Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) course and Principles of Engineering Course (POE).

CIM is one of the specialization courses in the Project Lead The Way high school engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary-level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: TP127X0 - PLTW Principles of Engineering
PLTW Aerospace Engineering TP257X0
In this specialization Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering (PTE) course, students design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Using 3-D design software, students work in teams utilizing hands-on activities, projects, and problems and are exposed to various situations encountered by aerospace engineers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: TP127X0 - PLTW Principles of Engineering