Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system.
UCM offers college credit for qualified high school Project Lead the Way® courses. Upon completion of the course(s) students can apply the credits toward degree programs such as Engineering Technology and Engineering & Technology Teacher Education.
Commonly Asked Questions
There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the field at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years.
There are 3 courses in the Pre-Engineering program currently offered at UCM:
Introduction to Engineering Design - CTE 1300
Follow these steps:
You can apply for PLTW credit once the course is over during your time in high school. The credit opportunity expires one year after high school graduation.
If applying after graduation, the high school you graduated from must provide the necessary paperwork and documents to UCM to be eligible for the credits.