Project Lead the Way


Project Lead The Way Engineering programs offer students an array of advantages, from career readiness and hands-on experience to college preparatory-level classes, labs and creative exercises. PLTW students succeed in the classroom and in life.

Our programs are designed to appeal to all students, from those already interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields, to those whose experience in the sciences and math has been less comprehensive or who find themselves uninterested in traditional STEM curricula.

PLTW classes are hands-on, based in real-world experience and fun for students. We set the highest standards for rigorous, focused and engaging study, as well as develop students’ innovative, collaborative, cooperative and problem-solving skills.

  • PLTW graduates are 5 to 10 times more likely than non-PLTW graduates to study postsecondary engineering and technology.
  • 95 percent of PLTW seniors say they’re excited and prepared for college and careers
  • 97 percent of PLTW seniors intend to pursue four-year degrees

Project Lead the Way courses are open to students from the West Central Region of Illinois, including Quincy Notre Dame High School.

Mark Pfleiger is the Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center Director.



The University of Iowa college of Engineering is an affiliate institution for PROJECT LEAD THE WAY.  QAVTC has many PLTW classes that students can enroll in.  The University of Iowa offers college credit for 8 Project Lead The Way Classes.  Students do not need to attend the University of Iowa to receive the college credit.  It is University of Iowa transcript credit that may be transferred to other colleges.  For more information on which classes qualify and how to enroll in this program, please click the link below.  If you have additional questions regarding this program, please email .

College Credit For PLTW Courses

2011/2012 TECH EXHIBIT

Close Toggle
Search Site