Hilton High School "Project Lead the Way" Pre-Engineering sequenced linked with RIT for potential credit

Hilton High School's "Project lead the Way" [PLTW] is a four-year, five-credit sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. 

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The PLTW full-year courses are: Design and Drawing for Production [ 1 credit]; Digital Electronics [1 credit]; Principles of Engineering [1 credit]; Computer Integrated manufacturing [1 credit]; Engineering Design and Development [1 credit]; Civil Engineering and Architecture [1 credit]. 

Among the opportunities in PLTW, Hilton HS has Inventor software installed, a state-of-the-art 3-D design package from AutoDesk to help students design solutions. By working in teams, students learn about documenting solutions, solving problems and communicating solutions to other students and members of the professional community of engineering and engineering design professionals.   Students are also exposed to applied digital logic which fuses digital logic modeling technology with hands-on experiments and robot design which are the 'brains' of personal computers, video games, cell phones and other devices. 

Hilton High School has a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology where students may earn RIT college credit for all of the above courses except Engineering Design and Development.  To earn college credit, students who have a class average of 85% or higher and have achieved a score of 70% on the combined high school/college final exam are eligible to apply for transcripted college credit.

For further information about the PLTW CTE endorsement, Program Coordinator Gary Buchholz may be reached at 2115.  For further information about PLTW, Technology/PLTW teacher is Steven Randall who may be reached at 585-392-1000 ext. 2108.