The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), The STEM Academy, or Paxton/Patterson. They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), ConnectEd, and SME Education Foundation. Click here for more information on the curriculum available.
- Intro to Engineering Design (PLTW)
- Computer Intergrated Manufacturing (PLTW)
- Digital Electronics (PLTW)
- Engineering Science(PLTW)
- Robotics I and I
Engineering curriculum explores principles of engineering and provides content in various fields including electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. NAF partners with several companies to provide rigorous and relevant curricula, including Project Lead the Way, The STEM Academy, and Paxton/Patterson. In addition, NAF approves programs of study that align with NAF’s certification standards, enabling local school districts to meet the needs of their community, as well as district and state requirements.
NAF APPROACH NAF’s educational design is focused on making connections between the classroom and the workplace by integrating career-focused curricula and projects into the traditional high school experience, coupled with opportunities for real-world application. Through a series of coursework, together with a progressive continuum of activities designed to build awareness, enable exploration, and finally prepare students for future studies and career paths, NAF students gain the skills and knowledge needed to make informed choices and be successful in their future careers.
Project Lead The Way’s Pathway to Engineering Curriculum courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Biotechnical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Design & Development