Academy of Engineering Courses

Project Lead The Way

Lyman High School’s Engineering Program prepares students for rigorous college coursework by integrating five years of math and four years of science. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an engaging and thought-provoking place where students develop critical thinking skills through hands-on project-based learning, preparing them to take on real-world challenges. Students will have the opportunity to create, design, and build things like robots and automobiles, applying what they are learning in math and science to the world’s grand challenges.


Foundation Courses

8600550/EGS1111C Introduction to Engineering Design - 1 Credit, 9

The major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. This is the first course in the PLTW program.


8600520/MTB1329 Principles of Engineering - 1 Credit, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 & Physics

Students will explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanism, strengths of structure, and materials, and automation. Students will develop skills in problem solving, research and design, while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration and presentation.


8600650 Engineering Design and Development - 1 Credit, 12

The knowledge and skills that students have acquired thought the PLTW program come together in EDD as they identify an issue then research design, test a solution, then ultimately present their solution to a panel of engineers. Students also apply the professional skills they develop to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.


Specialization Courses

8600620 Aerospace Engineering - 1 Credit, 10

AE explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative application for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems, They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals. This course is designed for 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students.


8600630 Environmental Sustainability - 1 Credit, 10

In this course students explore the diverse fields involved in environmental sustainability. Hands-on projects engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, including student investigation and solution design to real-world challenges related to clean drinking water, food supply, genetic engineering, and renewable energy. Students apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, and improve bioengineering systems.


8600590 Civil Engineering & Architecture - 1 Credit, 10

Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, student use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.


8600530 Digital Electronics -  1 Credit, 10

Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. Student are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logical design, engineering standard and technical documentation. This course is design for 10th and 11th grade students.


Robotics Sequence, 1 Credit

9410110, 9410120, 9410130     

These courses provide students with content and skills essential to the design and operation of robotics, including artificial intelligence, sensors, electronic devices, engineering technologies, motion physics, electrical motors, programming, simulation and modeling and critical thinking skills.