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Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology

Overview

SQ-person-working-on-a-car.jpgThe Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology career cluster provides students with exposure to a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The career cluster philosophy is based on state and national standards, strong industrial partnerships, numerous research opportunities, hands on learning experiences, and continuous technological improvements.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Learn more about possible careers, majors and certifications

Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering

(4-year pathway)

PLTW is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes an increase in the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from educational systems throughout the United States. The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering program introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering technology. Students engage in problem solving, learn and apply the engineering process, and develop vital teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students may earn credit at PLTW-affiliated colleges and universities nationwide. The award of college credit is based on the student’s score on the end-of-course assessment as well as the student’s grade in the course; other criteria may be established by the partnering university or college.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 9th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Visit the PLTW Website

Possible Certifications

  • MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Windows Development Fundamentals
  • Web Development Fundamentals

Possible Majors

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Possible Careers

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mathematician

Program Contact Information

Regina G. Spruill, Ed.D., Instructional Specialist
regin.garrettspruill@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
Green Valley Administrative Offices
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 637-4452
Fax: (301) 669-6090

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures