Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
We are pleased to announce that in 2010 we became a collaborative partner of the University of Illinois Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Affiliate, which cordinates Illinois statewide PLTW efforts in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education. PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the United States.
We now award college credit hours for all Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students who successfully complete various PLTW courses in the pre-engineering high school curriculum with at least a grade of “B” in each course. Students will be awarded up to a maximum of 7 credit hours towards their degree completion in one of the engineering or engineering technology programs offered by CEET.
PLTW students will be awarded up to a maximum of 7 credit hours for the following list of courses:
UEET 101: Introduction to Engineering (1)
TECH 294: Technology and Cultural Relevance (3)
MEE 270: Engineering Graphics (3)
TECH 211: Computer Aided Design (3)
MEE 101: Energy and the Environment (3)
For further information please contact Brian Long in the Associate Dean’s Office at 815-753-9961.
Igniting imagination and innovation through learning.
- 80% of PLTW seniors say they'll study engineering, technology, or computer science in college. (Compared to 32% of students not in PLTW)
- PLTW students achieve significantly higher scores in reading, math, and science
- 97% of PLTW students intend to pursue a 4 year degree (Comapred with 67% of students not in PLTW)