Pre-Engineering Pathway

  • The West Ada Career Technical Education (CTE) Pre-Engineering program is a national accredited program, certified by Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW is the nation's leading provider of STEM training for teachers and curriculum, which assists students with developing the skills needed to perform in a global engineering economy.  The field of engineering seeks creative minds along with those who have good communication skills and the ability to work well with others. Engineering problem solving and innovation brings to life the use of math, science, physics and computing skills. 

    Students in the pre-engineering pathway will explore concepts such as computer integrated manufacturing, robotics and automation, computer modeling, and work through problem solving skills during the manufacturing process. 

    Pathway Course Sequence:

    • Introduction to Engineering Design
      9th grade, year long class
    • Principles of Engineering
      10th grade, year long class
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) or Digital Electronics (DE) or Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) 
      11th grade, semester or year long class
    • Aerospace Engineering (AE) and Engineering Design & Development (EDD) 
      12th grade, semester class



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What is Project Lead The Way?

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Gateway to Pre-Engineering

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    Are you a middle school student interested in technology, robotics, gears and gadgets?  Did you know that the West Ada School District offers middle school students an opportunity to enroll in pre-engineering, PLTW Gateway to Technology classes?  Click here to checkout the video!

    Elementary students can also jump in on the STEM excitment!  Our district has several PLTW STEM centers located at Barbara Morgan, Spalding, Desert Sage and Summerwind Elementary schools.


CTE Center- Renaissance Campus

  • Students will take their 10th-12th grade pathway courses at the CTE Center- Renaissance Campus, where they will utilize equipment and computers in a state of the art engineering lab. 

    The CTE Center-Renaissance Campus is located on the Renaissance High School campus, in Meridian, Idaho.  This campus features a state of the art career technical facility, housing numerous CTE programs as well as serving students as a School of Choice High School that focuses on academic rigor and college readiness.