Engineers use math and science to devise solutions within specialized fields such as electrical, mechanical, robotics, computers, construction and manufacturing.
Engineering Technology combines academic exploration with technical training and hands-on experimentation. Technology is constantly changing, and programs therefore emphasize the engineering design process-which involves analysis, problem solving, and developing solutions. While the focus may vary from school to school, all Engineering programs expose students to a range of options that they may choose to explore more deeply at the college level. Examples include Aerospace Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geophysical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics, and Architecture.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Engineering Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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