• Engineering Program Details

  • Engineering is a technical profession that applies science and mathematics to design, manufacturing, construction, environmental management and sustainability. Engineering technicians provide a critical link between professional engineers and the craftspeople doing the work.

    Skills and abilities that are expected of an engineering technician include knowledge of math and science, engineering methods, computer literacy, problem-solving ability, critical thinking, communication, flexibility and the ability to work in teams.

    Coursework emphasizes the same kind of hands-on work that engineering technicians perform in industry, including AutoCAD for computer drafting, Solidworks for solid modeling, 3-D rapid prototype creation for product development, electronic total stations for land surveying, and the materials testing equipment and techniques used in concrete and soils testing laboratories.  

    In the mechanical engineering field, engineering technicians assist with all phases of mechanical design, drafting, and manufacturing. There are a variety of job possibilities, including engineering technician, drafter and CAD technician in the light to heavy product design and manufacturing industries. Graduates are employed by manufacturers of material handling equipment, transportation equipment, medical equipment, recreational equipment, and in materials testing.

    In the civil and architectural engineering fields, engineering technicians assist professional engineers and architects with the design and construction of bridge and building structures, foundations, highways, airports, water supply, and sewer systems. Graduates are employed by design firms, land surveying firms, materials testing firms, construction companies, and public departments of transportation and land management.