The Civil Engineering Academy: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides students with the opportunity to apply the engineering design process through coursework and hands-on learning. This program offers students a sequence of courses which when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses, introduces them to the scope, rigor and discipline of civil engineering prior to entering college. Students will become proficient with computer modeling software which will enable them to study and apply the engineering design process. Ultimately, students will create, analyze, and communicate real-world product solution models, preparing them for a career with extensive possibilities.
Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Civil Engineering Academy students must enter the program in the tenth grade and must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry as a minimum level mathematics course.
Civil Engineering Academy students must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry as a minimum level mathematics course.
Students prepare to earn Autodesk 360 Fusion certification.
Students who have taken high school engineering courses and/or received transcripted college credit have demonstrated their commitment to a rigorous, challenging program. They are prime candidates for a college or university engineering program. Students are encouraged to interview with the head of college programs to discuss what they have learned in high school and what college courses would be appropriate.
Suggested Course Schedule
|Grade Level||Course 1||Course 2||Course 3||Course 4||Course 5||Course 6||Course 7|
|Ninth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Earth and Space Science||Social Studies required||World Language available||Fitness & Health required||Fine Arts requirement recommended|
|Tenth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Science required||Social Studies required||World Language||Elective available||Elective available|
|Eleventh Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Chemistry required||Social Studies required||Elective available||Civil Engineering I - G/T|
|Twelfth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Physics recommended||Elective available||Civil Engineering II - G/T|