PLTW Undergraduate Credit

  Engineering/Biomedical/Information Science & Technology Credit

 

 

Engineering Programs

Requirements to qualify for college credit

The requirements for receiving  MECH ENG 1720, a freshman class required of all Missouri S&T engineering majors, are the following: 

  • 1. Complete any two PLTW-Engineering courses from the following:  
    • Intro to Engineering Design (IED)
    • Principles of Engineering (POE)
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
    • Civil Engineering/Architecture (CEA)
    • Digital Electronics (DE)
    • Engineering Essentials (EES)
    • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
    • Engineering Desing & Development (EDD)
    • Environmental Sustainability (ES) 
  • 2. Earn an (A) or (B) average in each course
  • 3. Have one of the following scores for each PLTW class: 

    • stanine score of  "6" or higher for each course (waived for 20-21 SY's)
    • scale score (100- 600) that earns an achievement-level descriptor of "accomplished" or "distinguished."
  • 4. Pay the $200 fee 
  • 5. Attach official high school transcripts which includes both graded semesters of your PLTW course 
  • For information about the MECH ENG 1720 class that would be credited, click here‌ to go to the course's web site.

PLTW Mech ENG 1720 revised application

 

Biomedical Sciences

The requirements to receive credit for each of the four courses in the Biomedical Sciences Program

        are the following:

1)    Complete a PLTW Biomedical Science course:

  • Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)
  • Human Body Systems (HBS)
  • Medical Interventions (MI)
  • Biomedical Innovation (BI)

2)   Earn an (A) or (B) average in each course-

3)  Have one of the following scores for each PLTW class:   

  •  stanine score of  "6" or higher for each course (waived for 20-21 SY's)
  •  scale score (100- 600) that earns an achievement-level descriptor of "accomplished" or "distinguished. "

4)    Pay the $250 fee per course

5)    Give completed form to your High School to send with an official transcript (including both graded semesters) of your PLTW course(s).

            

S&T course equvalent: BIO SCI 1943: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I (A&PI). 
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S&T course equivalent: BIO SCI 1953: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II (A&PI).
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S&T course equivalent: BIO SCI 1982: Introduction to Biomedical Problems (MI)
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S&T course equivalent: BIO SCI 1983: Introduction to Biological Design and Innovation
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 PLTW Bio Sci revised application   

 

 

 

Information Science and Technology

The requirements to receive credit for each of the four (4) CS PLTW HS courses in the Business/IT Program are the following:

  1. Complete a PLTW Computer Science course:
    • Computer Science Essentials (CSE) will transfer as IS&T 1310 Exposure to Computer Experience (3 hrs.)
    Computer Science Principles (CSP) will transfer as IS&T 1311 Exposure to Computing Principles (3 hrs.)
    Computer Science Applications (CSA) will transfer as IS&T 1312 Computer Programming Exposure (3 hrs.)
    Cybersecurity (SEC) will transfer as IS&T 1314 Exposure to Cybersecurity (3 hrs.)
  2. Earn an (A) or (B) average in each course.
  3. Have one of the following EOC PLTW scores:
    • stanine of “6” or higher for each course (waived for 20-21 SY’s)
    • scale score that earns an achievement level descriptor of “accomplished” or “distinguished”.
  4. Pay the $250 fee per course accepted.
  5. Please give completed form to your High School to send with an official transcript (including both graded semesters) of your PLTW course(s).

Program Design and Development • Create programs using procedural, event-driven and object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigms • Design a user interface (UI) based on human-computer interaction (HCI) principles • Use image processing to control program flow and vehicle movement • Debug and test code Web Development • Use Django® to develop website applications Interpretation of Documentation • Create task reflection with the Interpreted Performance Guide • Create task reflection with the Interpreted Performance Guide Response Template • Use application programming interfaces (APIs) Programming Languages • MIT App Inventor based on Blockly • VEX® Coding Studio based on RobotC • Python® • HTML/CSS Tools and Software • MIT App Inventor based on Blockly • VEX® Coding Studio based on RobotC • Cloud9 Professional Skills • Pair Programming • Agile Project Development/Scrum • Accountability to a team • Collaboration on design and implementation • Presentation/Communication • Public Speaking • Ethics

Program Design and Development • Create programs using procedural, event-driven, and object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigms • Design a user interface (UI) based on human-computer interaction (HCI) principles • Debug and test code • Create annotated programs with in-code commenting and documentation Web Development • Explain how client-side code, server-side code, and databases are used together to implement a website Interpretation of Documentation • Use application programming interfaces (APIs) • Data Analysis and Visualizations • Use and create software to display charts and graphs • Analyze large data sets through computational techniques • Use coding to automate data analysis • Interpret data visualizations Modeling and Simulation • Create simulations using agent-based simulation software • Use agent-based simulations to observe emergent behaviors • Describe any limits to the predictive power of a given simulation Programming Languages • Python® • Scratch • MIT App Inventor • PHP Tools and Software • Full-featured integrated development environment (Enthought Canopy for Python) • Git and GitHub • Microsoft® Excel® • Linux® Environment and Bash Professional Skills • Pair Programming • Agile Project Development/Scrum • Teamwork and Collaboration • Presentation/Communication • Public Speaking • Ethics • Cybersecurity Best Practices

 

Computational Thinking Practices • Program Design and Algorithm • Development • Code Logic • Code Implementation • Code Testing • Documentation Alignment to Introductory College-level Programming Course • Program design and algorithm development by determining if required code segments produce a given output. • Code logic by determining the output, value, or result of given program code given initial values. • Code implementation by writing and implementing program code. • Code testing by analyzing program code for correctness, equivalence, and errors. • Documentation by describing the behavior and conditions that produce the specified results in a program. • Ethical Computing by understanding the ethical and social implications of computer use. Programming Language • Java Tools and Software • Microsoft Visual Studio Code • Interactive code editor Professional Skills • Presentation/communication • Technical writing • Public speaking • Collaboration • Ethics

Information Security • Evaluate and define information security needs • Authenticate and authorize access to information • Organize and protect information stored in a file system Security Algorithms • Analyze and improve cryptography algorithms • Apply various encryption measures to secure information Data Abstraction • Analyze network traffic at varying levels of abstraction • Recognize patterns in traffic flow to identify cybersecurity events • Recognize signatures and symptoms of malware to identify an attack Computer Systems/Networks • Manage operating system resources necessary for network configuration • Implement protection measures to secure computers and devices on a network • Monitor network activity and traffic flow Threat Investigation • Analyze the evidence of a cybersecurity event • Identify system vulnerabilities that permitted an attack and the user actions that can secure the system • Know and use digital forensics investigative techniques Industry Standard Tools • Virtual machines with a variety of configurations • Network visualization and topology tools • Penetration testing software • Packet analysis software Professional Skills • Ethical Hacking • Collaboration in Cyber Teams • Agile Project Development/Scrum • Teamwork and Collaboration • Presentation/Communication • Public Speaking • Ethics

PLTW IS&T revised application