From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
There are two routes in the engineering program at the JATC. The pre-engineering program is intended to become a prerequisite for the advanced engineering program. Both engineering programs are one year programs.
The pre-engineering course is available for 10-12th grade and covers the same courses offered at most of the Jordan High Schools. However, because not every high school in the district offers the courses, students can opt into taking them here at the JATC.
The advanced program consists of four PLTW courses that give a hands-on introduction into the engineering field. Interested Junior and Senior students may sign up for the course through arena scheduling.
The engineering courses are designed to be content and project heavy. Each course is divided into several units that will teach engineering principles throughout several lessons and cumulate in a project that provides a hands-on approach applying the principles taught in the previous lessons.
Advanced Engineering Route:
Engineering 1000 - 1.0 high school credit - 2.0 concurrent enrollment credit
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does class have concurrent enrollment?
Principles of Engineering is currently the only course that offers concurrent enrollment, which is 2.0 credits for ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design through Utah State University.
What is the schedule commitment for the Engineering Program?
The advanced program is one year long consisting of four courses that are each 1.0 high school credits. The pre-engineering program is one year long covering Engineering Principles 1 and Robotics 1 first semester and Engineering 2 and Robotics 2 second semester. This means that the student is at the JATC for two class periods on A Days and B Days. The students can be bused to and from their home high schools or they can drive in personal cars.
How is it different than a normal math or science class?
Engineering is about applying math and science to solve real world problems. In the Engineering program we will be learning how to apply the math and science the students are already familiar with on real world problems and with hands-on projects.