Engineering Technology

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

Aerial view of machines in garage classroom Student's model steam engine project Doug and Mr. Cox posing for a picture with Doug's steam engine project

Engineering Technology Program of Study

Engineering Technology Career Opportunities

Engineering technology careers span a variety of industries in addition to the ones listed above including the following:

  • CNC Operator
  • Draftsman/CAD Operator
  • Machinist
  • Quality Control and Inspection
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Tool & Die Apprentice