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Through Project Lead the Way (PLTW), high school students interested in engineering and technology can prepare and begin training for their careers while still in high school.

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  • The student's high school is PLTW certified and all courses were taught by teachers who completed PLTW summer institutes.
  • The instructors submit student's test scores to JCCC.
  • The student enrolls at JCCC.

Engineering Transfer

A student working towards transferring to a 4-year Engineering program can earn two credits for ENGR 121 (Engineering Orientation). In order to receive this credit, the following additional criteria must be met:

  • The student must have completed Principles of Engineering, and one of the following 2 courses with an 80% or higher average:
    • Introduction to Engineering Design OR
    • Engineering Design and Development.
  • The students scored at least 70% on both of the national PLTW course exams.

CAD Drafting Technology

A student working towards earning Associate of Applied Science in CAD Drafting can earn up to four credit hours— two credits for DRAF 245 Advanced Parametric Design: Inventor AND two credits for DRAF 145 Introduction to Parametric Design: Inventor. Two credits for DRAF 245 Advanced Parametric Design: Inventor. In order to receive this credit, the following additional criteria must be met:

  • The student completed Introduction to Engineering Design or Principles of Engineering AND Computer Integrated Manufacturing with an 80% or higher average.
  • The student scored at least 70% on two of the three national PLTW course exams.

Two credits for DRAF 145 Introduction to Parametric Design: Inventor. In order to receive this credit, the following additional criteria must be met:

  • The student complete Introduction to Engineering Design or Principles of Engineering AND Engineering Design and Development with and 80% or higher average.
  • The student scored at least 70% on two of the three national PLTW course exams.