AP + Project Lead The Way Pathways

The AP + Project Lead The Way program features pathways in three fields—engineering, biomedical science, and computer science. Each pathway includes:

  • AP courses and exams that provide an opportunity for advanced placement and/or college credit
  • PLTW courses, and their corresponding End-of-Course Assessments, designed to introduce you to the field, and specialization courses that focus on knowledge and skills needed for rewarding careers

The table shows the menu of courses that schools can combine to create each pathway.

AP + PLTW Pathways
  Engineering         Biomedical Science Computer Science

College Level

(AP Courses)
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A

Career Level

(PLTW courses)
Introduction to Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Digital Electronics
Environmental Sustainability
Principles of Biomedical Science
Human Body Systems
Medical Interventions
Computer Science Essentials


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