The Cabrillo Engineering and Design (CED)
Small Learning Community provides students with the opportunity to explore the world of computer drafting and engineering.
Combining traditional mathematics and science, the program introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering and related fields, which includes...
- The foundations and Principles of Engineering, including First Robotics.
- PLTW Project Lead The Way Engineering Curriculum
- Participation in the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) program at California State University, Long Beach.
- Aerospace and Rocket club
To prepare students for success in the engineering industry through applied inter-disciplinary curriculum and industry standard, project based experiences.
CED & PLTW Overview
Cabrillo Engineering and Design (CED) is a four year rigorous, high tech, specialized engineering program designed for students who have an interest and aptitude in the field of engineering and design. CED offers full access to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses that will prepare students for academic and professional success in engineering and related fields. PLTW courses highly engage students in engineering projects that are dynamic and interactive by using activities and hands on projects that have real world applications. Studies of PLTW’s curriculum have proven that PLTW students become the kind of prepared, competent, high tech employees U.S. industry desperately needs. Likewise, PLTW alumni are studying engineering and technology at major colleges and universities at rates up to ten times higher than the national average.
Cabrillo is 1 of only 15 high schools in the state of California that has a nationally certied PLTW Engineering program!
What can CED offer you?
Nationally certified PLTW courses, which offer students the opportunity to earn college credit Career focused guest speakers and partnerships with industry professionals, universities, and businesses Placement in accelerated, honors, and AP classes12, 000 square feet of lab space and equipment exclusive to Cabrillo Certified PLTW engineering teachers Industry internships including: Boeing Aerospace, Training using current industry equipment and software Opportunities for software proficiencies in: Autodesk Engineering Suite, 3-D studio Max, Master Cam, Multisim, Solid Works, Corel Draw, and Robo Cam Fieldtrips to universities, colleges, Jet Propulsion Lab, USS Midway, National Robotics Competition and National Hot Rod Association Tesoro, Port of Long Beach, and US AirForce
Who Should Apply to CED?
Students who wish to be considered for admission should:
- Be interested in math, science, engineering or design.
- Have a minimum High School Index of 400
- Have a math level in 8th grade of Algebra or Geometry
- 3.0 GPA and advanced or proficient in math is preferred
Acceptance to the competitive CED program means the student is committed to a minimum of two years.
CED & PLTW Courses
- Introduction to Engineering
- Principles of Engineering
- Digital Electronics
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Automotive Technology, Alternative Fuels
- Aerospace Engineering
- Automotive Technology, Alternative Fuels
- This course is taught by a certified LBCC teacher and students receive LBCC credit for the course and are eligible for certification upon completion.
PLTW (Project Lead The Way)
Course Pathway for Specialized Program
Typical 9th Grade Schedule:
Introduction to Engineering PLTW
English 1-2 or English 1-2 Accelerated
Biology 1-2 or Biology 1-2 Accelerated
Foreign Language (Spanish or French)
Typical 10th Grade Schedule:
Principles of Engineering PLTW
English 3-4 or English 3-4 Accelerated
Modern World History or MWH Acc, or AP World History
Intermediate Algebra Accelerated
Chemistry, Chemistry Honors or Physics
Foreign Language 2nd year
Typical 11th Grade Schedule:
Digital Electronics PLTW and/or Aerospace PLTW
English 5-6, Honors, or AP English Language and Composition
United States History or US History Honors or AP US History
Pre Calculus or Pre Calculus Honors
Physics or Chemistry Honors
Art or Music A - G Elective
Typical 12th Grade Schedule:
Computer Integrated Manufacturing PLTW
Multicultural Literature, CSU Expository Reading & Writing or AP English Literature Composition
Government and Economics (Accelerated or AP)
Elective: Possibly Aerospace PLTW or MESA
Elective or PE credit course
NOTE: We highly encourage and support student involvement on our campus. If a student is involved in AVID, music, student council, etc., their schedule can be arranged to fit these courses in.
(PLTW) Project Lead The Way - Univ. Partners