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American High School's Project Lead the Way Course of Study

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED or ID) - (Open to 9th/10th/11th/12th grade students)
A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. 


Principles of Engineering (POE) - (Open to 10th/11th/12th grade students)
A course that helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change. This is a hands-on course.


Digital Electronics (DE) - (Open to 11th/12th grade students)
A course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices. This is a hands-on course.


Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) - (at MVROP) (Open to 11th/12th grade students)
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as:

  • Project Planning, 
  • Site Planning 
  • Building Design
  • Project Documentation and Presentation
  • This is a hands-on course.