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Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

Students in Civil Engineering and Architecture learn important aspects of building and site design and development. The knowledge and skills acquired from the Project Lead the Way curriculum  ensures that students can identify an issue, and then research, design, and test a solution. Students will ultimately present their solution to a professional panel.

Course Sequence:

Level I: Introduction to Engineering Design

Students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using engineering notebooks and 3D modeling software.

Level II: Honors Principles of Engineering

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and motion. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Level III: Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture

Students in Civil Engineering and Architecture – PLTW learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3-D architectural design software.

Level IV: Honors Engineering Design and Development

Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the PLTW high school engineering program. It is an open-ended engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a well-defined and justified open-ended problem by applying an engineering design process.

Schools offering Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

Anacostia High School

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Drafters
  • Urban and Regional Planners

Associated College Majors:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • City, Community, and Regional Planning
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • Autodesk Certified User (ACU) in AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in Revit Architecture