Currently Approved Innovative Courses—Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Currently Approved Innovative Courses- Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

PLTW courses require an agreement between the LEA and the owning organization. All requirements of the owning organization must be met. Contact the owning organization directly for these requirements and course description.

Course NamePEIMS AbbreviationCreditsContactExpiration

Aerospace Engineering

 N1303745 

AERO

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

Aerospace Engineering engages students in engineering 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.

Biomedical Innovation (BI)

 N1302095 

 BIOINN 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

Students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design solutions for the health challenges of the twenty-first century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health.

Biotechnical Engineering

 N1303746 

BE

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

The major focus of this course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology, including biomedical engineering, molecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering.

Civil Engineering and Architecture

 N1303747 

 CEA 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

Students apply what they learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture to the design and development of a property.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

 N1303748 

 CIM 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

Students learn about the history of manufacturing, a sampling of manufacturing processes, robotics and automation.

Digital Electronics

 N1303744 

DE

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Engineering Design and Development

 N1303749 

 EDD 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.

Gateway to Technology

 N1303741 

 GTT 

1/2–1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

This course consists of activities designed to challenge and engage the curiosity and imagination of students. Topics covered include design and modeling, the magic of electrons, the science of technology, and automation and robotics.

Gateway to Technology 1

 N1303756 

 GTT1 

1/2

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com   

 TBD*

Students investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the environment.

Gateway to Technology 2 - Applied Science and Technology

 N1303757 

 GTT2 

1/2

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com   

 TBD*

Students explore the science of electricity, behavior and parts of atoms, and sensing devices through hands-on projects. Students acquire knowledge and skills in basic circuitry design and examine the impact of electricity on our lives.

Gateway to Technology 3 - Energy, Environment, and Flight

 N1303758 

 GTT3 

1/2

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com   

 TBD*

Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build, and program a solution to solve an existing problem.

Human Body Systems

 N1302093 

 HUMBODSY 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

In the Human Body Systems™ course, students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis (internal balance) and good health.

Introduction to Engineering Design

 N1303742 

 IED 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

The major focus of this course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Medical Interventions

 N1302094 

 MEDINT 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com

 TBD*

This course is a "how-to" manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore how to prevent and fight infection; how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer; and the prevalence of organ failure.

Principles of Biomedical Science

 N1302092 

 PRBIOSCI 

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

In the Principles of Biomedical Sciences™ course, students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to research processes and to bioinformatics. Hands-on projects enable students to investigate human body systems and various health conditions.

Principles of Engineering

 N1303743 

POE

1

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
juliemoore@ingenuitycenter.com 

 TBD*

Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.

 * To be Determined: The expiration of these courses coincide with the adoption of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the related subject area.


 

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