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Project Lead The Way Pre-Engineering
PLTW contributes to a strong, positive impact on mathematics and science achievement and offers a pathway to prepare and motivate students to enter careers in engineering and science.
Maryland’s PLTW Engineering program is focused on increasing the number of students prepared for college and STEM-related careers - specifically women and minorities who are underrepresented in the field.
Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
Programs in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster prepare students for a variety of career areas, including opportunities to become engineers, engineering technologists or technicians. students engage in real-world projects that strengthen their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). By completing challenging projects related to design, manufacturing process applications and quality improvements, students are being educated for the high-performance workplace using advanced technologies. To remain internationally competitive, employers need employees who can develop and use new technologies that will continuously improve the quality of life for Marylanders.
Programs of Study
Project Lead The Way Engineering
The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Program prepares students for further education and careers in engineering and engineering technology. students complete foundation-level courses in engineering, including: Introduction to engineering design, principles of engineering, and digital electronics. students then select an area of specialization, including: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Science Principles, or Environmental Sustainability. In the final course, students complete an industry-mentored capstone project in Engineering Design and Development. students who qualify can earn transcripted credit at PLTW–affiliated colleges and universities nationwide, including the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Manufacturing Engineering Technologies
This program prepares students for a beginning career in manufacturing and machine technologies and aligns to the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Credentials. Students participate in hands-on education in precision machining while developing competency in process control, manual operations, process adjustment, and part inspection. They must also demonstrate machine safety. Students enrolled in the MET-NIMS CTE program of study must complete the NIMS accreditation process. The program includes four credentialing areas – two required by NIMS and two selected by the school system. The student must complete at least one credentialing area.