Chief Academic Officer / Career and Technical Education / Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology

    Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology

    The Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology career cluster provides students with exposure to a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The career cluster 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 Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology career features the following programs of study:

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering
    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) 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.

    • Program Duration: Four Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 9th
    • Program Location: Crossland*, DuVal*, Flowers*, High Point*, Northwestern*, Oxon Hill*, Surrattsville

    *Boundary Students Only


    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) 637-4452 
    Fax: (301) 669-6090