Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies

This program prepares students with the required technical and professional skills for both entry-level jobs and post-secondary education.

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Mr. Jeremy Kettering
Level I & II Instructor
ketteringj@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x792 

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Program Fundamentals

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Students learn design software used in industry, such as:

  • Solidworks

  • Inventor

  • Fusion

  • AutoCAD Mechanical

  • AutoCAD Architecture

  • Revit Architecture

  • Fusion360

  • Sketchbook Designer

Students design and build rapid prototypes using many model making techniques:

  • 3d printing

  • additive manufacturing

  • laser cutting

  • assembly

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

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Career Development

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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

  • Surveyors  $31.36/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

College Agreements

  • 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

Certifications Offered

  • AutoCAD Certified User

  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User

  • OSHA 10 hour

  • Forklift

Career Advancement

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.

Learn more here!

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