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Pathway Curriculum

HHSME is currently teacher Pre-Engineering Curriculum provided by Project Lead the Way. Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized program that provides a clear rigorous set of classes that have been proven in the classroom and in industry.  

HHSME courses complement traditional mathematics and science courses and serve as the foundation for STEM education. The program is designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in STEM-related fields.

Foundation Courses

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  • Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.
Principles of Engineering (POE)
  • Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.
Specialization Courses

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students.
Capstone Course

Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
  • In this capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This course is appropriate for 12th grade students.