Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national, non-profit program that gives students entry-level expertise in professions related to science, technology, and engineering. It’s an exciting, hands-on experience that gives students knowledge and skills in high-demand careers.

Students in the Project Lead the Way program:

  • Earn higher grades in reading, math, and science.
  • Receive training in current technology. Project Lead the Way classrooms are filled with all the latest technology and software to keep you a step above the rest.
  • Participate in a program that explores a technical career.
  • Gain career skills with hands-on projects.
  • Earn college credit in high school.

Participating High Schools

Hawkeye Community College offers Project Lead the Way programs for students grades 9–12 at the following high schools:

  • Cedar Falls High School
  • Denver High School
  • Dike-New Hartford High School
  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School
  • Grundy Center High School
  • Nashua-Plainfield High School
  • Sumner-Fredericksburg High School
  • Waverly-Shell Rock High School


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Engineering Courses
EGT-400 PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design 3
EGT-410 PLTW - Principles of Engineering 3
EGT-420 PLTW - Digital Electronics 3
EGT-450 PLTW - Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EGT-470 PLTW - Engineering Design and Development 3


Tuition for Project Lead the Way courses is paid for by the student's school district.

The student should check with their high school counselor to learn the school's policies on textbooks and other required materials.

Please note, students may be responsible for costs such as transportation to and from class, field trips, and other non-tuition costs.

Next Steps

Visit your school counselor to discuss courses that fit your needs and goals. When it’s time to sign up for classes, you’ll register at an in-school session or with a High School Relations team member, depending on your choices.

Hawkeye holds registration sessions at high schools during the fall and spring semesters. We also assist individual students throughout the year. You must attend a registration and orientation session to enroll in college credit courses as high school student.

Contact Information

High School Relations

Hawkeye Center 124
Email High School Relations

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