Engineering & Technology

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY PHILOSOPHY

Engineering and Technology Education is a program of classroom and laboratory experiences that prepare students to be technologically literate. Engineering and Technology Education classes allow students to experiment, design, construct and evaluate. Students use tools, machines, materials and processes, which, in addition to developing an understanding of technology, assist students in making informed and meaningful career choices. Students can also prepare for entry into associate degree and baccalaureate programs in technology. Engineering and Technology Education courses are available to any interested student regardless of curriculum path.

What career options might I have with a background in Engineering and Technology Education?

Architecture & Construction

Architect

Building Inspector

CAD Technician

Carpenter

City Planner

Construction Manager

Electrical Inspector

Environmental Designer

Estimator

General Contractor

Interior Designer

Safety Director

Surveyor

Urban Planner

Landscape Architect

Restoration Technician

Roofer

Property & Real Estate Manager

HVAC Technician

Engineering

Aerospace Engineer

Agricultural Engineer

Architectural Engineer

Automotive Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Computer Engineer

Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Landfill Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Mining Engineer

Nuclear Engineer

Petroleum Engineer

Photographic Engineer

Safety Engineer

Solar Energy Engineer

Test Engineer

Film & Television

Audio/Video Engineer

Advertising Copywriter

AV Production Specialist

Broadcast Photojournalist

Broadcast Technician

Camera Person

Control Room Technician

Creative Director

Digital Imaging Technician

Director of Photography

Film Editor

Film Animator

Radio/TV Program Writer

Special Effects Designer

TV Production Director

TV Artist

Lighting Designer

Set Designer

Title Designer

Manufacturing

Automation Technician

CAD Technician

Drafter

Industrial Designer

Robot Technician

Robotics Programming

Tool Designer

Tool & Die Maker

Machinists

Materials Engineer

Metallurgist

Process Control Technician

Production Manager

Quality Control Technician

Transportation

Air Traffic Controller

Avionics Technician

Airplane Pilot

Civil Engineer

Airport Manager

Dispatcher

Freight Inspector

Locomotive Engineer

Logistics Manager

Urban and Regional Planner

Marine Cargo Inspector

Motor Vehicle Inspector

Ship and Boat Captain

Warehouse Manager

Technology

Acoustics Engineer

Computer Network Specialist

Electrical/Electronics Technician

Energy Transmission Engineer

Fire Safety Engineer

Hazardous Waste Technician

Industrial Safety Engineer

Systems Analyst

Software Engineer

Laser Systems Technician

Nuclear Reactor Operator

Product Design Engineer

Photonics Engineer

Polymer Engineer



Engineering & Technology Courses

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Engineering and Technology Department offers courses in the areas of Information and Communications, Construction, Energy, Power and Transportation, and Design and Engineering. State-mandated graduation requirements necessitate that students take at least one credit in the arts or career/technical education in order to graduate. The Engineering and Technology Education Department offers courses in any of the areas mentioned above as a way to fulfill that requirement.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING: Project Lead the Way

The Engineering and Technology Department is working with University of New Haven to implement a pre-engineering program that prepares students for a rigorous college curriculum in Engineering and Engineering Technology. Project Lead the Way seeks to connect high school math instruction with preliminary experiences in engineering design, electronic circuit logic, engineering principles, and modern manufacturing methods. Students who successfully complete this program and an additional examination are eligible to receive college credit from partner colleges including University of New Haven and Rochester Institute of Technology. Additional information about this program can be obtained at http://www.pltw.org.

COLLEGE CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAM – Technology Studies

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit toward an A.S. degree in Technology Studies at Tunxis Community College and the Connecticut College of Technology - http://www.ct.edu/academics/cot. Please see your technology teacher or guidance counselor for more information.

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