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Introduction to Design 1,2 (P) (3657, 3658)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Clairemont, Crawford, Henry, Hoover, Kearny EID, Lincoln, Madison, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay, Morse, Point Loma, San Diego SciTech, and Scripps Ranch High Schools. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
 Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, this course may be used to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts high school graduation requirement.

This is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course that uses proprietary curriculum. Teachers must complete the required PLTW training prior to teaching it.

Students who complete this course with a grade of an A or B(both semesters) and on the final exam are eligible to earn 3 units of community college credit.

Course Description:
 This first-year Project Lead the Way course is designed to provide students with an introduction to engineering design, as well as to careers the field. Engineering students are introduced to the history of design and the design process. Students work through units on sketching and visualization, geographic relationships, physical and mathematical modeling, 3-D computer modeling, model analysis, and documentation. Students complete authentic engineering design projects, create portfolios, and present their results to industry partners. The related practical applications of arts, mathematics, science, and language arts are also emphasized.

This course includes supplemental units of instruction that address the California state Visual and Performing Arts content standards.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Materials supplied by PLTW.