CTE - Engineering


The Engineering Technician Program is an academic and technologically comprehensive program that explores the varied disciplines within the field of engineering. A main emphasis of our program is on the engineering design process, a way of thinking that encourages deductive reasoning and data-driven decision making. Students will utilize a variety of state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard tools and technologies to impart the foundations upon which an engineering career is built. Computer applications, professional communication skills, and strong work ethic are emphasized over the four years using Project Lead The Way as the curriculum foundation.

Plan of Study

Year 1

PLTW Engineering Essentials

Year 2

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design

Year 3

PLTW Principles of Engineering

Year 4

PLTW Digital Electronics OR PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture

Suggested Coursework:

Probability & Statistics
Advanced Robotics


Accomplished or better designations earned on any End-of-Course PLTW assessment
CCRI ENGR 1020 – Introduction to Engineering and Technology
YouScience Exam Engineering Principles I
YouScience Exam Engineering Principles II


Skills and Knowledge:

Problem Solving; Professionalism; Collaboration; Critical Thinking; Communication; Creativity; Flexibility; Initiative 


Students are expected to be able to: 

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams 
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; understand professional and ethical responsibility 
  • Communicate effectively 
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning 
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
CTE Engineering Web 4

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students must complete 80 hours in any of the following activities: Internship, Apprenticeship, Service-learning project, Industry Project, or School-based Enterprise.

Occupations within this Field:

  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Health and Safety Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • Materials Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mining and Geological Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers