Below are the five courses offered within the engineering academy.  The recommended course sequence is as follows:

10th Grade: IED, POE
11th Grade: CIM, DE
12th Grade: EDD

5456 6.0
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)  |  Mr. Curt Reichwein

Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

5466 6.0
Principles of Engineering (POE)  | Dr. Michael Voicheck

Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.

5476 6.0
Digital Electronics (DE)  |  Ms. Julia Young

Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.

5486 6.0
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) 
| Dr. Michael Voicheck

How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.

5496 6.0
Engineering Design & Development (EDD)  |  Mr. Michael Boyer

In this capstone course of the engineering academy, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Paralleling the EDD course is a program unique to North Penn High School called The Future is N.E.A.R. (Nanotechnology Education And Research).   This program is designed to offer the students of the NPHS Engineering Academy opportunities to research and develop solutions to global issues by capitalizing from the fundamentals of nanotechnology and materials science.  A final presentation is offered to the community at the end of the school year.  Please visit for more information.

2907 6.5
AP Computer Science Principles  |  Dr. Michael Voicheck

PLTW Computer Science empowers students to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them. The program engages students in collaborative projects that help them develop in demand computer science knowledge as well as transportable skills like creative thinking and communication. And whether they’re creating an online art gallery or using automation to process and analyze DNA sequence data, PLTW Computer Science students are seeing how their learning connects to the real world.

: Successful completion of Geometry AND either completed Algebra 2 5.0 with a B or better OR concurrently enrolled in a level 6.0 / 6.5 math course Note: This course does not fulfill the math credit requirements for graduation.