Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies
Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies is a two-year program which prepares students with the required technical and professional skills for both entry-level jobs and post-secondary education.
Students learn design software used in industry, such as:
Students design and build rapid prototypes using many model making techniques: 3d printing, additive manufacturing, laser cutting, and then assembly for hands-on learning experiences.
All students are encouraged to be actively participating in leadership and competition opportunities through SkillsUSA at the local, regional, state and national levels.
Field Trips & Outings
SkillsUSA events and competitions
College Visits for Engineer and Architect Days
Local manufacturing facilities
Local 3d manufacturing facilities
Students who qualify, have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year.
All of these programs allow students to be in the workforce while attending school on a modified schedule, so you can earn while you learn.
Entry-Level Career Opportunities
Architectural and civil drafters $25.70/hr
Electrical and Electronics Drafter $26.95/hr
Mechanical Drafters $25.41/hr
Civil Engineering Technicians $26.35/hr
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician $28.28/hr
Industrial Engineering Technicians $27.20/hr
Mechanical Engineering Technician $26.49/hr
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $21.13/hr
Advanced Career Opportunities
Architects (not including Landscape and Naval) $37.71/hr
Civil Engineer $39.35/hr
Electrical Engineer $40.52/hr
Industrial Engineer $39.98/hr
Mechanical Engineer $38.40/hr
...plus 40 other areas of Engineering!
The Median annual salary for architectural and mechanical engineering occupations was $79,180 in May 2017. The Median annual wages for all occupations in this group was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy which was $37,690. - US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Edison State Community College - up to 13 semester hours
Sinclair Community College - up to 11 semester hours
College Transfer (CTAG) - 6 semester hours
Additional credits may be earned through proficiency/challenge examinations
AutoCAD Certified User
Autodesk Inventor Certified User
OSHA 10 hour
Career Technical Student Organization
All students in this program are also members of the Upper Valley Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.