Sophomore Year Courses
Introduction to Engineering Design (Articulated with LCCC courses CADD 214 & TECN 115):
CADD: 3 Credits
TECN: 2 Credits
Junior Year Courses
Principles of Engineering: 1.5 Credits
Digital Electronics: 1.5 Credits
Senior Year Courses
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: 1.5 Credits
Engineering Design and Development: 1.5 Credits
Academic requirements are usually taken at the student's home school or at Lorain County Community College. Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.
There are no tool kit or student fees associated with this program.
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Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the JVS. These credits can be transferred to the respective institution. Potential college credits for PLTW Engineering students are listed below. Credits listed are semester hours.
Lorain County Community College
Intro to Engineering (ENG120): 1 Credit
Intro to Personal Fabrication (DFAB 111): 1 Credit
OHSA General safety 10 hour (SAFE 150): 1 Credit
Industrial Blueprint Reading* (TECN 115): 2 Credits
Intro to Inventor (CADD 214)*: 3 Credits
Introduction to Industrial Robots (AETC 111): 3 Credits
Technical Problem Solving (TECN 111): 3 Credits
Digital Electronics (ELCT 121): 4 Credits
*Taken as part of the 10th grade 'Intro to Engineering Course' at participating high schools.
PLTW Engineering is a nationally certified and accredited program. This means that National PLTW has agreements in place with several colleges/universities around the country where credit is awarded if the student fulfills all of the requirements of the particular educational institution. Each school is different and has different requirements. The complete listing of these schools and their current requirements can be found on the National PLTW website. The schools with an icon that says "college-level recognition" offer possible college credits to PLTW students.
Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.
The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.