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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way - Community Campus

Community Campus is a partnership that identifies projected educational needs in our community and develops college-level programs for advanced high school students in response. Joint high school and college credit is embedded in each academy within Community Campus, including the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering and Biomedical Sciences academies. PLTW Engineering is offered at Apollo High School and PLTW Biomedical Science is offered on Owensboro Community and Technical College’s Main Campus. Project Lead the Way complements traditional college-preparatory academic studies with challenging career/technical studies, providing students with hands-on exposure to real-life engineering or biomedical challenges.

PLTW Biomedical Science

For more information about this academy, please visit the Life Science Academy website.

To earn a certificate through Owensboro Community and Technical College, students must enroll and successfully complete 16 credit hours in the following dual credit courses through the PLTW Biomedical Science Academy:

Project Lead the Way Course

OCTC’s College Course

College Credit Hours

Principles of Biomedical Science

PLW 130 Principles of Biomedical Science*

4 hrs

Human Body Systems

PLW 135 Principles of Human Body Systems*

4 hrs

Medical Intervention

PLW 140 Medical Interventions*

4 hrs

Biomedical Innovation

PLW 145 Medical Interventions*

4 hrs

*Required for certificate

PLTW Engineering

For more information about this academy, please visit Apollo High School's IT Weebly website.

To earn a certificate through Owensboro Community and Technical College, students must enroll and successfully complete 20 credit hours in the following dual credit courses through the PLTW Engineering Academy:

Project Lead the Way Course

OCTC’s College Course

College Credit Hours

Introduction to Engineering Design*

PLW 100 Introduction to Engineering Design

4 hrs

Principles of Engineering *

PLW 125 Principles of Engineering

4 hrs

Digital Electronics*

(Offered at OCTC as demand exists)

PLW 150 Digital Electronics

4 hrs

Aerospace Engineering*

PLW 200 Aerospace Engineering

4 hrs

Engineering Design and Development*

(Credit awarded upon articulation to OCTC)

PLW 295 Engineering Design and Development

4 hrs

*Required for certificate

How to apply

Academy participation may be limited by admission requirements and course offering demands. To find out more, please review the Community Campus websites listed above for specific information about each academy. Applications for each academy are also found on the websites and include instructions for submission.

To apply:

  1. Work with your guidance counselor or college readiness coordinator to let them know of your interest for scheduling purposes.
  2. If you have taken the ACT and met the required scores, complete an application and have your ACT scores sent to your high school for inclusion on your official transcript.
  3. If you have not taken the ACT, the TABE-A test is administered at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Admitted students receive one free TABE-A test in English, reading, and mathematics. A photo ID is required, along with an OCTC student ID number (a.k.a. PeopleSoft number). Students with a high school transcript in hand (or an Infinite Campus Summary Report printout with picture for potential Community Campus students not yet enrolled in high school) can complete an application immediately before testing. Retesting is $7/subject, $20 for all three subjects. Please review OCTC's Admissions Placement Testing information.

To schedule the placement test, you must call 270-686-4533. Please leave your name, number, and a brief message if there is no answer and your call will be returned in the order in which it was received. It is recommended that you schedule two weeks in advance.

Completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance to the Community Campus academy or Owensboro Community & Technical College.