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Engineering: Capstone and Materials

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Capstone presentationFrom launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. 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. 
Location: JATC-North
9301 South Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088

Program Description: 

The capstone engineering program is available as a second semester course. This program consists of two courses: Capstone Engineering and Materials Science. The capstone course is the engineering pathway completer course and will require students to develop original solutions to valid open-ended technical problems by applying the engineering design process.

Engineering Capstone - 1.0 high school credit - 3.0 concurrent enrollment credit
  • The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in Engineering Design and Development as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standard, completing Engineering Design and Development ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. This class is also taken concurrently through SUU (CCET 2620 - 3D Design)
Materials Science - 1.0 high school credit - No concurrent available
  • The development  and use of materials will continue to be a major source of job opportunities in today's marketplace. This course provides students with the basic principles and skills of various materials used in engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Does class have concurrent enrollment?


Yes, one of the four class is also concurrent enrollment for a total of 3.0 college credits. Engineering Capstone is 3.0 credits CCET 2620 - 3D Design is 3.0 credits.


What is the schedule commitment for the Engineering: Capstone Program?


The program is one year long consisting of four courses that are each 1.0 high school credits. 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.