Engineering Technicians and Engineers work together to design, develop, construct, test, analyze and implement objects and processes that solve problems in the world. Engineering Technology students learn to concept sketch, 3D model, and generate computer-aided technical drawings. Students also experience the use of mechanics, fluid power, robotic automation, electricity, and material properties. Manufacturing processes for prototyping are practiced, including 3D printing and CNC machining. Real life experience is gained through Project Lead the Way program and design projects.
Design and problem solving • 3D modeling/Technical drawing • Electricity and electronics • Computer aided manufacturing (CAM) • Automated machine control systems (Robotics) • Engineering safety • Precision measuring • Kinematics • Engineering graphics
Problem-solving • Critical thinking • Teamwork • Attention to detail
Career Opportunities or Field Positions:
Engineering Technician • CAD/CAM Operator • Post-secondary – Engineer (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Civil, Electrical)
What Certifications can I earn?
What College Credits can I earn?
Click here for information on how you can earn college credits while in your Career Tech program.
Program Requirements & Expectations:
• Good math skills.
• Passing grade and a good understanding of Algebra I with the intention of continuing higher level math classes.
• Good writing skills to generate technical reports of their work on a project.
• Good reading skills to self-study to complete the required work.
A CareerTech blue or gray t-shirt is required. In addition, the following CareerTech items may also be purchased: Polo shirt, crew neck sweatshirt, or zip fleece. Uniforms may be ordered online or. purchased at the school store.
Students that choose to use a material not available in the shop for a project are responsible for the purchase cost.
Students may join the SkillsUSA student organization. This club brings students who share common interests together for an exchange of ideas and the opportunity to work towards a common purpose. It offers students recognition through a national program of awards and contests and seeks to cultivate excellence in leadership and in their technical skills. Visit http://www.skillsusa.org/ for more information.
What else should I know?
Job shadowing and Cooperative Education opportunities are available.
Ms. Baker received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Technology Education
from California University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s equivalent certificate. Prior to
teaching at CareerTech, she taught Technology Education in the Waynesboro School District.
Ms. Baker has over 15 years teaching experience.