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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

About Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

A career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is exciting, and ever-changing. Learners who pursue one of these career fields will be involved in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Given the critical nature of much of the work in this cluster, job possibilities abound even in times of economic downturn. More scientists, technologists and engineers will be needed to meet environmental regulations and to develop methods of cleaning up existing hazards. A shift in emphasis toward preventing problems rather than controlling those that already exist, as well as increasing public health concerns, also will spur demand for these positions.

Consultant: Bethany Wilkes, Ph.D., EIT Certification


2014-15 Offerings

Program of Study

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Engineering by Design

Foundations of Technology (EBD)

Technological Design (EBD)

Advanced Design Applications (EBD)
Advanced Technological Applications (EBD)

Engineering Design (EBD)


Principles of Engineering and Technology*

Design I

Design II

Engineering Practicum*
AP Physics


Principles of Engineering and Technology*

Digital Electronics

Robotics & Automated

Engineering Practicum
AP Physics

STEM Education


STEM II: Applications*

STEM III: STEM in Context*

STEM IV: STEM Practicum*

Project Lead the Way

Introduction to Engineering (PLTW)

Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

Choice of the following:

Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)

Civil Engineering & Architecture (PLTW)

Biotechnical Engineering (PLTW)

Digital Electronics (PLTW)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)

Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

Note: Courses marked EBD are part of the Engineering by Design curriculum package and may require additional costs and training to implement. Courses marked PLTW are part of the Project Lead the Way curriculum package and may require additional costs and training to implement.

Available courses for elective credit in this cluster: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


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