CTE - Pre-Engineering


The focus of this program is to prepare students for careers and/or postsecondary study in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, and occupations related to advanced manufacturing, construction, mechanical engineering, and computer design related occupations. There is also a corollary program/bonus with WindWINRI involving wind turbines, environmental science and various end course certifications. See Offshore Wind Energy Program.

Plan of Study

Year 1

PLTW Engineering Essentials

Year 2

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design

Year 3

PLTW Principles of Engineering, OR Wind Energy and Turbine Technology

Year 4

PLTW Engineering Design and Development, OR Wind Energy and Turbine Technology, OR Pre-Engineering Internship

Suggested Coursework:

Introduction to Robotics
Advanced Robotics


Accomplished or better designations earned on any End-of-Course PLTW assessment
CCRI ENGR 1020 – Introduction to Engineering and Technology
YouScience Exam Engineering Principles I
YouScience Exam Engineering Principles II


Skills and Knowledge:

Problem Solving; Professionalism; Collaboration; Critical Thinking; Communication; Creativity; Flexibility; Initiative

Students are Expected to:
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
• design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
• design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
• function on multidisciplinary teams
• identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; understand professional and ethical responsibility
• communicate effectively
• understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
• recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
• use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students must complete 80 hours in any of the following activities: Internship, Apprenticeship, Service-learning project, Industry Project, or School-based Enterprise.


CTE Pre Engineering Web Circle

Occupations within this Field:

  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Health and Safety Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • Materials Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mining and Geological Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers