HACTC offers 2 PLTW foundation engineering courses
Both courses are aligned with many of the High School Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, Next Generation Science Standards, and Standards for Technology Literacy. Credit options:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to handson projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
IED Course OutlineUnit 1: Design Process
Unit 2: Technical Sketching and Drawing Unit 3: Measurement and Statistics Unit 4: Modeling Skills Unit 5: Geometry of Design Unit 6: Reverse Engineering Unit 7: Documentation Unit 8: Advanced Computer Modeling Unit 9: Design Team Unit 10: Design Challenges 
Principles of Engineering (POE)Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
POE Course OutlineUnit 1 Energy and Power
Lesson 1.1 Mechanisms Lesson 1.2 Energy Sources Lesson 1.3 Energy Applications Lesson 1.4 Design Problem–Energy and Power Unit 2 Materials and Structures Lesson 2.1 Statics Lesson 2.2 Material Properties Lesson 2.3 Material Testing Lesson 2.4 Design Problem–Materials and Structures Unit 3 Control Systems Lesson 3.1 Machine Control Lesson 3.2 Fluid Power Lesson 3.3 Design Problem–Control Systems Unit 4 Statistics and Kinematics Lesson 4.1 Statistics Lesson 4.2 Kinematics 