Carolyn Bird-Whitley

Welcome to Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering at JICHS!

The PLTW Engineering program is a sequence of courses, which follows a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. Students learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. They discover the answers to questions like how are things made and what processes go into creating products? Students use the same industry-leading 3D design software used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin and Pixar. Students apply biological and engineering concepts related to biomechanics – think robotics. They design, test and actually construct circuits and devices such as smart phones and tablets and work collaboratively on a culminating capstone project.

All engineering courses are Honors level.  
Students must be prepared to work at that level.

Course List

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering
Civil Engineering & Architecture
Digital Electronics

Use this link to access the PLTW curriculum