McCann Technical School

Thank you to all who attended the Engineering Design & Development Showcase!

Department Faculty
Grade 9
Scott Botto & John Euchler | Phone Ext: 117 | Phone Ext: 141
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Grade 10
Perry Burdick & Erin Mucci | Phone Ext: 128 Phone Ext: 160
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Grade 11
Gary Wood & Jessica Tatro | Phone Ext: 166 | Phone Ext: 132
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Grade 12

Project Lead the Way is a national pre-engineering program designed to prepare students to excel in high-tech fields.  Currently in use in over 4000 schools across the United States, Project Lead the Way centers on bringing pre-engineering curriculums and concepts to students through practical hands-on experiences.  The four year sequence of courses, which are taken in addition to traditional math and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of college.  The Project Lead the Way program culminates with an authentic product-development project where students undertake the entire product-development cycle and defend their project to a panel of outside professionals who work in the engineering field.  Project Lead the Way students have the opportunity to earn as many as twelve college credits through Rochester Institute of Technology and New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Secondary school students from any PLTW-certified school may apply for RIT college credit for five of the PLTW courses (IED, POE, CIM, DE, CEA).   In 2017, RIT requires that these students receive at least a 6 stanine score on the year-end exam (6 = C; 7 = B; 8 and 9 = A).  The RIT grade is based solely on the year-end exam stanine score.  It is important for teachers to tell their students what their stanine/grade will be for RIT credit.

For the students meeting these criteria, RIT awards 3 semester credits for each of the five courses.  The cost is $225 per course.  The deadline for students registering for RIT credit is Nov. 15, 2017.
Course Offerings
  • Freshmen
    • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Sophomore
    • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Junior
    • Principles of Engineering
  • Senior
    • Engineering Design and Development
WPI’s Project Lead The Way gets Lt. Gov. endorsement

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