The Engineering Design program develops the technical and academic skills necessary to communicate engineering ideas by using Computer Aided Design software on state-of-the-art equipment. This advanced study program prepares students to enter the field of Civil, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering Technology.

Utilizing various manufacturing processes, students use CAD/CAM software to develop their designs into actual parts and products. Students complete the entire design cycle, from product inception to generating Computer Aided Machining (CAM) tool paths. After completing the design process, students machine and manufacture the final prototype product designs using the CNC Mill or CNC Lathe.


CTMET004 – Manufacturing Processes – 3 semester credits
CTMET005 – CADD – 3 semester credits

  • Engineering Design
  • Plan reading
  • Engineering Principles
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • 2 credits-English
  • 2 credits-Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
  • 2 credits-Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • 2 credits-Social Studies (American Government & Elective)

Career Opportunities
  • Engineer – Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Architectural
  • CAD Operator
  • CNC Operator
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Technologist – Mechanical, Electrical, Architectural

  • Typical Wages
    • $12-16/hour during coop while in college

    Is This You?
    • I am analytical
    • I am curious
    • I am a problem solver
    • I am sharp
    Student Organization

    Project Lead the Way

    The Project Lead the Way program is a part of a sequence of courses, which introduces students to the scope, rigor, and disciplines of engineering prior to entering college. Students will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking the courses in the curriculum.

    Project Lead the Way courses offered as part of the Engineering Design Program:

    • Principles of Engineering
    • Introduction to Engineering Design
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    All PLTW high school courses have several underlying content areas in common. As students progress through the sequence they become proficient in:

    • working as a contributing member of a team
    • leading a team
    • using appropriate written and/or visual mediums to communicate with a wide variety of audiences
    • public speaking
    • listening to the needs and ideas of others
    • understanding the potential impact their ideas and products may have on society
    • thinking
    • problem solving
    • managing time, resources and projects
    • researching
    • going beyond the classroom for answers
    • data collection and analysis
    • preparing for two-and four-year college programs.