Project Lead the Way

We are pleased to be a collaborative partner of the University of Illinois Project Lead the Way (PLTW) affiliate, which coordinates 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 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 seven credit hours towards their degree completion in one of the engineering or engineering technology programs offered by CEET.

PLTW students will be awarded one credit hour for the course titled UEET 101: Introduction to Engineering.

For further information please contact us at 815-753-8024 or

PLTW Success

  • 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 four-year degree (Compared with 67% of students not in PLTW).

Contact Us

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
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