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Engineering & Manufacturing Technology Pathway

Students who choose to pursue a designation as a Pathways Scholar in Engineering and Manufacturing Technology must complete both a certain number of required electives  and an internship, or independent study for certification .  The Pathway Map below identifies which electives count towards the Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Pathway.

Scope and Sequence


Required Electives*


Recommended Additional Electives

 that count towards Engineering and Manufacturing Technology  Pathway Credit

Grade 9

Introduction to Engineering (4)

Business Writing and Presentation -9-12 (2)


Environmental Engineering 11-12 (2)

Exploring Computer Science Programming - 9-12 (2 )


Exploring Computer Science Robotics  - 9-12 (2 )


Microsoft Certification for Business Applications - 9-12 (2)

Grade 10 

Principles of Engineering (4)

Grade 11

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (4)

Grade 12

Engineering Design and Development (capstone course)  (4)

Internship/Independent Study (2)

*Recommended sequence of classes
*Number of  Required Credits - 18 Credits 
*Number of Total Credits for Pathways Scholar Designation - 22 Credits
25% of 88 credits for graduation
Potential Certifications: OSHA 10 Safety Certification,  Autodesk certifications
Potential Career Paths: Aviation Technician, Biomedical Engineer, CAD Associate, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, CNC Machinist, Electrical Engineer,  Facilities Management, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Engineer, Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Millwright, Robotics Technician
The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in Engineering Design and Development as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing Engineering Design and Development ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.