Our 30+ Pathways

Explore hands-on, real-world challenges – affordable housing design, biofuel production, app development – and see how an engineering education prepares you to develop the solution.

Pathway Description

Through the engineering pathway, students step into the varied roles engineers play in our society, discover new career paths and possibilities, and develop engineering knowledge and skills. In addition, as students work in teams to design and test solutions, they are empowered to develop in-demand, transportable skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  • Demonstrate an ability to 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

  • Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  • Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  • Pursue the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • Demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively

  • Recognize the need for, and develop an ability to engage in, life-long learning


View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

9011 Engineering Essentials – PLTW (2)
9656 Principles of Engineering – PLTW (2)
9029 Civil Engineering & Architecture – PLTW (2)
9660 Digital Electronics – PLTW (2)
9028 Engineering Design & Development – PLTW (2)

Total College Credits: 6


Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Engineers: $58,000+

Career Opportunities

  • Engineer

  • Designer

  • Drafter

  • Project Manager

  • Manager

  • Technician