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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way is a three year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.
Courses offered in this program are:
Foundation Courses:
-Introduction to Engineering Design (1st semester)
-Principles of Engineering (1st semester & 2nd semester)
Specialization Courses:
-Digital Electronics
-Computer Integrated Manufacturing (2nd semester)
-Civil Engineering and Architecture
-Biotechnical Engineering
Capstone Course:
-Engineering Design and Development
The above courses will be offered at the discretion of Hawkeye Community College. Courses are offered based on availability of instructor and number of students registering. Not all courses will be offered every year or be made available to our students. The courses in green are courses that Jesup has offered to students or will be offering for next semester. For a complete description on the courses Jesup primarily offers, see the Project Lead the Way section in the Registration Handbook.
Credits for Project Lead the Way
When students take any concurrent enrollment classes, those are recorded on their HCC transcript. The registrar's office can be contacted to obtain a copy if desired.

(a)who successfully complete the course of study in the following

courses, will earn college credit at Hawkeye Community College as follows:

PLTW: Introduction to Engineering Design 3 credit hours

PLTW: Principles of Engineering credit hours

PLTW: Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3 credit hours

PLTW: Digital Electronics 3 credit hours

PLTW: Civil & Architectural Engineering 3 credit hours

PLTW: Biotechnical Engineering 3 credit hours

PLTW: Engineering Design & Development 3 credit hours


(b)will receive a grade for the course (EGT prefix) as a technical elective;

however, credit for engineering technology programs of study will only be applied for students who earn an “A” or “B” in the course and successfully complete the Part C examination. The cost for grading the part C examination and changing the student transcript to the transfer course number (EGR prefix) will be an additional $25 for Hawkeye Community College Credit. This fee will be billed to the schools following the successful completion of the Part C examination. Students who do not meet these requirements may apply credit for these courses as general technical electives.


(c)may also receive credit from University of Iowa or Iowa State University ($150). Visit the following link for more information on how these credits will transfer to these two universities and how to go about doing so: http://www.pltwiowa.org/index.php?College-Credit-Information-82


(d)are registered as Hawkeye Community College students and therefore have a Hawkeye Community College transcript.