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Digital Electronics (Project Lead the Way)

From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. Digital Electronics provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students explore and acquire Digital Electronics knowledge through the Project Lead the Way curriculum.

Course Sequence:

Level I- Introduction to Engineering Design (1.0)

  • Students in Introduction to Engineering dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.
  • They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Level II- Honors Principles of Engineering (1.0)

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

Level III- Honors Digital Electronics (1.0)

  • Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.

Level IV- Honors Engineering Design and Development (1.0)

  • 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.

Schools offering Digital Electronics (Project Lead the Way)

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Computer-Repair Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Telecommunications and Radio Technicians

Associated College Majors:

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • WD Certified Web Design Certification
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop