This is a semester course in applied logic that gives students the opportunity to learn how computers/logic circuits think and control the world around us. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of the circuits. Students will have the opportunity to learn everything from basic electronic circuit design, logic circuit design, all the way up to and including programming and interfacing with microcontrollers, which includes robot applications.

Students need to choose 2 of the following 3 courses (Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering) to make a full-year selection.

Students who take Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Digital Electronics (DE) at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor’s degree while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch, Grundfos, and KCPL.


  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Reading/Writing at 10th grade level or higher
  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Algebra I, B- or better
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

PLTW Member School Prerequisites:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design PLTW
  • Principles of Engineering PLTW


  • Geometry

Credits: 1.5 units

LSR7 Weighted: .666

Dual Credit: UCM ET 1026, ET 1050 (8 hrs credit for eligible students)

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Eric Walters

Digital Electronics/Computer Integrated Manufacturing

  • Email Eric Walters at eric.walters@lsr7.net
  • Tel: 816-986-3438

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Hope Mackenzie

Digital Electronics

  • Email Hope Mackenzie at hope.mackenzie@lsr7.net
  • Tel: 816-986-3432

“I liked designing circuits for the robots.” Jake Kouba, Lee’s Summit HS Graduate
“I’ve always been interested in math and science so I knew that I’d love engineering. I chose Summit Tech because it would give me college credit and better qualify me for Missouri S & T engineering program.” Hayley VanWinkle, Lee’s Summit North HS – 2014 Graduate