Project Lead the Way™

As of academic year 2012-2013 the Project Lead the Way™ (PLTW) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum is used in more than 4700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. High schools that meet PLTW standards are recognized as PLTW-certified sites. Students from PLTW-certified high schools who succeed on national college-level PLTW end-of-course exams and in the classroom are eligible to apply for college credit at Normandale.

Students from certified PLTW programs who have completed PLTW courses with grades of B (85%) or higher and comprehensive college-level PLTW examinations with scores of 70% or higher will be awarded academic credit at Normandale within three years of high school graduation. The student must submit an official articulation certificate or high school transcript showing the course grades and corresponding PLTW end-of-course exam results to the Office of Admissions. If the transcript does not reflect the results of the PLTW end-of-course examinations, an official score report, signed by the person responsible for the PLTW program in the student’s school district, must be sent with the transcript.

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) taken with Principles of Engineering (POE), and Digital Electronics (DE), and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) may be articulated for college credit, satisfying curriculum requirements in either the computer technology or the vacuum and thin film technology associate of applied science degree program of study. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor for support articulating eligible PLTW coursework for college credit.