PRE-ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Accelerate your potential as an engineer through design and innovation. In this college prep course offered exclusively to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors through Project Lead the Way, you’ll harness the power of science, math, and creativity to solve real-world problems and create impactful solutions that shape our everyday lives. From designing bridges that support heavy traffic to crafting robots that simplify tasks, you’ll expand your knowledge and experience the joy of experimentation and building, fueling your passion for engineering while making a lasting impact on the world around you.

CREATE THE FUTURE

Dive into class with project-based learning and industry-leading 3D software to design your own projects. Use digital logic to build and program robotics. Honors level math and science classes help you to apply math and science to engineering concepts to create your own future.

“This is a great place for kids to learn the basics of engineering. I am blown away by the instructors attention to the growth and development of the students.”
Blake Murray, Boeing

Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering prepares high school students for success in colleges of engineering.

Math and science are combined with engineering-related classes to provide you with academic preparation and an understanding of engineering to determine your interest in pursuing engineering as a career. If you choose to attend as a junior and senior, you will take the PLTW Pre-Engineering pathway. If you attend for three years, and enroll as a sophomore, you will take the Advanced PLTW Pre-Engineering Academy which includes an extra year of curriculum.

Graduates from the Academy should be planning to obtain a college degree in an engineering discipline.

“Strong foundations are critical in engineering disciplines, and this program goes above and beyond to provide that for the students.”
Eric Clour, EMC Consulting
“Pre-Engineering allows you to truly grasp the point of engineering and gives you a fun way of understanding it.”
Ian Sumpter, STUDENT

PLTW PRE-ENGINEERING

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Honors Algebra II/Honors Geometry
  • Aerospace Engineering or Civil Engineering & Architecture – or Computer Integrated Manufacturing or Digital Electronics or Computer Science Principles
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Trigonometry/Honors Pre-Calculus/Honors AP Calculus
  • Engineering Design & Development
  • Honors Physics

ADVANCED PLTW PRE-ENGINEERING

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Honors Algebra II/Honors Geometry
  • Honors Physics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing or Computer Science Principles or Digital Electronics
  • Honors Trigonometry/Honors Calculus
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • AP Calculus
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Engineering Design & Development

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@wutokie`s Alex Peiffer and Justin Brown paid a visit to our Pre-Engineering Development and Design class to discuss a partnership between their company and Central Tech PE seniors as part of their capstone project. 🤝⁠

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Aerospace? Architecture? Civil Engineering? Robotics? My mind is blown! 💥 Apply today for our Pre-Engineering Academy! centraltech.info/pre-engineering

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3...2...1...Pre-Engineering students test a rocket engine`s thrust.
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Pre-Engineering students invited staff to fly a Cessna 172p aircraft on their flight simulation software and Superintendent Kent Burris took them up on that offer.
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Last day of school pranksters these Pre-Engineering students are, hiding all the class banners this morning 😆 (Thanks for returning them.)
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Score! Pre-Engineering students work on a Principles of Engineering (PoE) soccer project. Turn your sound on to hear them explain.
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You`re invited! The Central Tech STEM Symposium featuring projects from the BioMedical Sciences and Pre-Engineering classes is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 from 11am-1pm.
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Pre-Engineering students dive into class with project-based learning and industry-leading 3D software to design your own projects. They use digital logic to build and program robotics. Honors level math and science classes help them to apply math and science to engineering concepts to create their own future.
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How much thrust does a model rocket engine produce? Pre-Engineering aerospace students ignite an engine connected to a force sensor to graph the thrust output as the rocket travels through its ascent, coast, and descent phase. (HINT: This engine can produce nearly 200 pounds of thrust!)
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Pre-Engineering students do the hand shaking experiment with robots. Sound on to hear Mr. Applegate`s explanation.
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