PLTW Digital Electronics


PLTW Digital Electronics


Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Prerequisite: PLTW classes require concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) appropriate grade level math and science courses.

Maximum Capacity: 15 students per class

Digital Electronics is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. The digital realm is built on two basic words, ON and OFF. This ON/OFF switching is the same logic used to build the digital electronic circuits inside your laptop computer, drone and smartphone. In this class you will explore how the simple concept of ON/OFF creates a world of endless digital capabilities for you to learn and build. Students will design physical circuits and microcontrollers in which they will have the ability to run traffic signs, automate toll-booths and even count votes for an election. The labs demonstrate the real-world implementation of otherwise abstract academic concepts and provide valuable experience in breadboarding, testing and debugging circuits.

Dual Credit opportunity:

  • College dual credit is available from Missouri S&T upon completion of two PLTW-Engineering courses and with specific requirements.