HACTC will offer 2 PLTW foundation courses - Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) - for the 2018-2019 school year. 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.
3 College credits for each class may be obtained through St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Students must have a B grade and score a 4 or higher on the end of course assessment. |

## Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D 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 EngineeringUnit 7: DocumentationUnit 8: Advanced Computer ModelingUnit 9: Design TeamUnit 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 PowerLesson 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 SystemsLesson 3.1 Machine Control Lesson 3.2 Fluid Power Lesson 3.3 Design Problem–Control Systems Unit 4 Statistics and KinematicsLesson 4.1 Statistics Lesson 4.2 Kinematics |