•  EAD
    Do you like tearing things apart and putting them back together? Drawing or doodling? Design? House designs and blueprints? 3D computer graphics? In this program, students will learn the foundational principles behind the fields of engineering and architecture. Working as a team, you will invent solutions to challenges, be exposed to new technologies and ideas, and learn how to benefit the world through problem-solving designs. Students will sketch designs, learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and 3D printing technologies, as well as programming and electronics that will help make design ideas and inventions come to life. As part of both the CTE and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curricula, students will also partner with colleges, as well as real engineers and architects, to create solutions to real-world problems and develop ideas for new creations. For information about articulation, please click here.
    For information about high school credit options, please visit our academic credit guide
    "This class, when given the chance, can change someone's life. Whether you are engineering-minded or architect-minded, there is always a place for you." - Student 
    Engineering and Architectural Design Student project 
  • Program Content

    • PLTW Engineering Capstone
    • CAD software:
      • Solidworks
      • Revit
      • Inventor
      • AutoCAD
      • Sketchup
    • Earn certifications in CAD
    • First Robotics
    • College Credit
    • Use 3D Printers & 3D Scanners
    • Use Laser & Plasma Cutters
    • Co-op Opportunities
    • Van Buren STEM Showcase
  • Certifications

    • Certified SollidWorks Associate Certification (CSWA)
    • Certified Solidworks Professional (CSWP)
    • Revit Certified User
  • High School Credits

    • 4th Related Math
    • 3rd Science
    • World Language