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PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design

Grades 9-10-11- 12 (both semesters required)
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech
Prerequisites: Students entering as freshmen need to be enrolled in Geometry

Are you someone who wishes things were designed better, worked better, or were just easier to use? Have you ever had an idea that you think would make life easier? Do you like puzzles and challenges or seeing how things work? Are you a creative problem solver? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you.

IED is the first course in the Pre-Engineering Program at the Walker Career Center. This course focuses on taking a need and finding (engineering) a solution to it. You will learn how to use a 3D modeling software package to bring your ideas to life. This software will allow you to present and animate your design just like a professional engineer. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of real life scenarios as you enter the exciting world of design and engineering. Students who take this course will have the opportunity to earn dual college credits.