Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Class

This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the engineering field. Instruction includes safety, ethics, power, problem solving, teamwork, engineering graphics, automated systems, fundamental electronics and manufacturing systems as well as adhering to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative.

 Students in the Engineering Technology Program use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance.

 The program is a pathway to careers in both Engineering Technology and Engineering.  Engineering Technology specialists work is more narrowly focused and application oriented than that of scientists and engineers. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development or production.

 Engineers are focused on researching, designing, constructing, testing, and supervising in a number of specialized technology focused applications.  Some engineering career areas explored in this program include Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.         

 Students enrolled in this program will become proficient users of Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Inventor, software & simulations in the STEM Lab, and Computer Numerical Control software and equipment.  Students may choose to fulfill part of the program requirements in the Physics and STEM I/STEM II courses.


An individual completing this program could pursue the following career paths:

·Mechanical Engineer

·Electrical Engineer

·Civil Engineer

·Industrial Engineer


·Chief Design Drafter


·Mechanical Drafter

·Architectural Drafter

·Civil Drafter

·Electrical/Electronic Drafter




Some examples of opportunities for Postsecondary Education:


Associate Degree Programs/Technical Schools:

·Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College)

·Penn State DuBois – Engineering Technology

·Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI)

·Triangle Tech

·Alfred State College


Bachelor Degree Programs:

·Penn State Behrend – Engineering majors

·Penn State University Park – Engineering, Architecture, & Related Majors

·Case Western University – Engineering

·University of Pittsburgh – Engineering & Related Majors



Dual Enrollment Credits Offered in Program:


Penn College of Technology CAD122, 3D Parametric Modeling Using Autodesk Inventor ®



Industry Recognized Certifications:

Autodesk Certified User, Microsoft Office Specialist – Word, Career Safe OSHA 10


Additional Links/Information:


Engineering Technologies/Technicians CIP Code 15.9999

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