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Project Lead the Way | Engineering

Program Highlights

Introduction to Engineering Design | Civil Engineering and Architecture | Principles of Engineering | Digital Electronics | Computer Integrated Manufacturing | Engineering Design and Development | OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification

Program Description

Project Lead The Way | Engineering is a high school college tech-prep program designed to help students succeed in engineering, science, and technology careers. The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program offers a student the opportunity to survey the major fields of engineering and prepares them to choose their path to success in college engineering coursework. Students who choose to continue the PLTW program take their junior and senior courses at a satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Academic courses are usually taken at a student's home school or at Lorain County Community College.

Mr. Brian Iselin is a National PLTW Master teacher for the Engineering Design and Development Course.

Teacher Information

Mr. Brian Iselin  Brian Iselin
  High School

 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Lab Instructor at Lorain County Community College
 Phone: (440) 366-7027

Program of Study

Sophomore Year Courses

Introduction to Engineering Design (Prerequisite) (Articulated with LCCC courses CADD 214 & TECN 115):
CADD: 3 Credits
TECN: 2 Credits
Civil Engineering and Architecture (Elective for those completing IED as Freshman)

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.


Project Lead the Way Students posing for a photo
LCJVS student building a model
Three LCJVS students working on their computers
Project Lead the Way class posing for a photo

Career Pathways

  • Architectural Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Robotics Technician

With Additional Training:

  • Architectural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • MEMS Technician
  • Mechatronic Engineer

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications


College Credits

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 Project Lead the Way students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Lorain County Community College
Intro to College (STDEV 101): 1 Credit
Intro to Personal Fabrication (AETC 192): 1 Credit
Industrial Blueprint Reading* (TECN 115): 2 Credits
Intro to Inventor (CADD 214)*: 3 Credits
Robotics and Automated Manufacturing (AETC 111): 3 Credits
Technical Problem Solving  (TECN 111): 3 Credits
Digital Electronics (ELCT 121): 4 Credits

*Taken as part of the 10th grade prerequisite program.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) 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.

Student Organizations

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.


Skills USA and NTHS


Employment Resources

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.