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Career Technical Education

Engineering Technology

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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