PLTW Principles of Engineering 273
The second course in the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program provides students experience in various areas of engineering and physics. Students will apply their knowledge to solve engineering design problems with a large focus placed on the use of VEX Robotics and RobotC programming. Students will also explore topics related to energy sources and applications, manufacturing, fluid power, statics, kinematics and civil engineering. This course places a strong emphasis on collaboration and communication which are essential skills for all future engineering students. Opportunity for admissions preference, scholarships and course credit through the Project Lead the Way network of post-secondary partners. Students taking Principles of Engineering can also access four hours of tuition-free college level technology credit for successful completion of this course through Oakton dual credit (An application fee of $25 is required if students elect to receive college credit). This course fulfills the applied art graduation requirement.