• Engineering and Science

    Engineering and Science

    The Engineering and Science Program provides students with exposure to a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The program philosophy is based on state and national standards, strong industrial partnerships, numerous research opportunities, hands on learning experiences, and continuous technological improvements.

    Programs of Study
    The Engineering and Science Program features the following programs of study:

    Computer Science
    The Computer Science program of study prepares students for further study and careers in the field of Computer Science. Throughout the program, students will learn all aspects of Computer Science including: programming, hardware design, programming languages, logic, programming paradigms, translation between levels of abstraction, artificial intelligence, the limits of computations, applications in information technology and information systems, and social issues (internet security, privacy, and intellectual property). Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Calculus.

    • Students may earn college credit through the AP Computer Science course/exam.

    Pre-Engineering, "Project Lead the Way" (PLTW)
    PLTW is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes an increase in the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from educational systems throughout the United States. The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pre-Engineering program introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering technology. Students engage in problem solving, learn and apply the engineering process, and develop vital teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students may earn credit at PLTW-affiliated colleges and universities nationwide. The award of college credit is based on the student’s score on the end-of-course assessment as well as the student’s grade in the course; other criteria may be established by the partnering university or college.

    *Project Lead the Way is also offered in the Architecture and Design Academy at Crossland and Suitland High Schools.

    Click here to visit the PLTW Website

    Possible Certifications

    • MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
    • Software Development Fundamentals
    • Windows Development Fundamentals
    • Web Development Fundamentals

    Possible Majors
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering

    Possible Careers
    • Civil Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Mathematician

    Program Contact Information 
    Darlene Bruton, Supervisor
    Department of Career and Technical Education
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 669-6090
    Email: darlene.bruton@pgcps.org