Engineering and Technology

engineering and technology
The Engineering & Technology Path consists of programs of study related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems. Students who prefer to work with objects, machines or tools and like to investigate, observe, learn, analyze or solve problems of a mechanical or technical nature should consider this path.

How Do You Feel About the Following Questions?
  • Do you enjoy solving problems using facts and judgment – “Figuring things out”?
  • Do you like to tinker with objects and figure out how they work?
  • Do you like to work with your hands, assembling, building, or repairing things?
  • Are you comfortable working with machines or equipment?

    Do You Have:
  • An aptitude in math and science?
  • Good eye-hand coordination?
  • T he ability to communicate and get along well with others?
  • The ability to work accurately and precisely?
  • T he curiosity and ability to solve a problem creatively?
  • T he ability to complete projects?
  • A preference to working with your hands?
  • T he ability to use logic to solve problems?
  • T he ability to understand and pay close attention to standards?
If you answered “yes” to many of the above questions, then a career in Engineering & Technology may be your path. Check with a counselor on courses to choose.
 
Careers in Engineering and Technology

Entry Level:

The following are examples of careers which usually require on-the-job training or special vocational classes in high school:
  • Locksmith
  • Carpenter’s Helper
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Manufacturing Assembler
  • Aircraft Assemblers
  • Bricklayers & Tilesetters

Skilled Level:

These are examples of careers which usually require training beyond high school up to two years of study at a community or technical college:
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Draftsperson
  • Appliance Repair
  • Machinist
  • Welder
  • Carpentry
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Electronics Technician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Specialist

Professional Level:

These are examples of careers which usually require four or more years of specialized college study:
  • Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Airline Pilot
  • Structural Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Researcher

 See your Guidance Counselor for more information on these and other careers in the Engineering & Technology career path.
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