CERTIFIED BY PROJECT LEAD THE WAY©
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- Began career in engineering industry in 1987
- Started teaching in 1990
- Graduate of University of Maryland, College Park
- Etch Engineer
- Safety Systems Engineer
- Program Manager
- Graduated from CCCTC Drafting
- 25 years combined experience in the Civil. Architectural, and Geotechnical Engineering Field
- PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing Master Teacher
- Starting 25th year in education
- Graduate of Millersville University, BS in Industrial Arts/Technology Education
Describe this program to me.
Project Lead the Way created this pre-engineering program that gives students a glimpse into the world of engineering through computer-based and hands-on activities and projects. Students look into areas of manufacturing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, digital electronics (electrical engineering), and a full range of engineering technics and skills. From three dimensional drawing and rapid prototyping to project planning and product development. Students work as a team to construct solutions to engineering problems using sophisticated software such as Inventor and EdgeCam.
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- Students in engineering can earn up to 16 college credits on a transcript at Rochester Institute of Technology. (based on class and end of course grades) That means that colleges looking at our curriculum, equipment, instructors and facility deem our program as the equivalent of college courses.
- Four out of the five credits students take in this program are on the 5.0 GPA scale and the 5th class is an honors class.
- Many of our graduates report back that the skills they learn in this program benefit them well into their junior year of college and get them noticed by their professors.
- Parents and students contemplating this program often ask....what colleges do PLTW Engineering students attend after CCCTC? Well here is the short list!
- Parents and students who have gone through this program report back that the networking with other students, parents, teachers and engineers has given them an important community of support as students go off to college and even as they move on to a career.
To summarize, college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major. This program puts you in touch with state of the art technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)
Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day. Student in the capstone class, Engineering Design and Development, partner with an engineer from one of our business partners. (more)
Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills & topics do you learn?
Major Units of Study
Introduction to Engineering Design
- Create solutions to design problems
- Use software (Inventor) to develop 3-D models
- Learn product design process using Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Principles of Engineering
- Perspectives of engineering
- Design process
- Engineering systems
- Communication & documentation
- Materials & materials testing
- Engineering for Quality and reliability
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Principles of prototyping, robotics, and automation
- Construct 3 dimensional models using computer controlled equipment
- Computer Modeling
- Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
- Computer-aided manufacturing robotics
- Electronic design software used to build, analyze, and export to a printed circuit autorouting program that generates printed circuit boards.
- Bread boards
- Circuit designing and building
- Analog and digital & digital fundamentals
- Number systems and binary addition
- Logic gates and functions
Engineering Design and Development
Work as a team to design and construct a solution to an authentic engineering problem.
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program (more)
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. We emphasize professionalism in each program. (more)
How can this save money later?
Students Can Earn College Credits
College Credits can be earned through transcripted agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology. This agreement is the colleges way of saying that our program's shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards of that college.
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Contact the college you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
Should I apply? Will I be ready?
- AP/Transcripted level classwork
- Computer and technical skills
- High interest in STEM
- Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
- Mechanical Aptitude
- Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
- Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
- Strong math and reading skills (college level)
- Utilize Science to solve problems
- Work through difficult problems
- Work independently or as a group
OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)
How does it fit with my schedule?
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school. (more)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
CHECK THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES FOR PREREQUISITES
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
Junior year (2 credits) which normally run mods 2-3 in the spring OR fall.
Senior year (3 credits) which runs mods 1-3 OR mod 2-4 in the spring OR fall. (more)
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
See Program of Studies for most up to date information.
What careers would I be prepared for?
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (....HIGH SCHOOL)
- Small project manager
- Lab assistant
- Equipment Operator (Production using Robotics, Rapid Prototype, Milling (basic))
TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
- Engineering Technician
- Avionics Technician
- Electronics Technician
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Communications Engineer
- Computer Engineer
- Construction Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- Geothermal Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Marine Engineer/Architect
- Materials Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- System Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Engineering Manager
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Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do professionals think?
(Don't just take our word for it)
Professional Organizations certify our programs Certification by state and local agencies assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market. A program's certifications must be renewed usually every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.
Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution. Credits are awarded based on that agreement. (See college advantage)
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry. (more)
Are there similar programs?
Manufacturing and Machine Technologies
What has this program been doing?
Do students like this program?
Subject: Howdy from Penn State
> Hey Mrs Sanders! It's Andrew. I just thought you and the other engineering teachers might be happy to know this first engineering class this semester is all stuff I've already covered with you guys and I feel very well prepared, especially with 3D modeling (we use solid works unfortunately). You can definitely tell the kids that have had prior experience apart from those that haven't and it's making this class much less stressful.