Engineering Design Technologies is directed at preparing senior high school students who will, upon graduation, become employed as entry level technicians, engineering aide, draftspersons, and/or CAD operators, in various fields.

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Generally, these students will also be qualified for admission to a technical school, junior college, commonwealth campus, or an accredited four year college or university. This course offers the student the flexibility of learning a usable technical trade for entry-level employment or for preparing for future educational goals.

The course is intended to give the student an opportunity to: develop essential skills using both the drawing board and computer in engineering graphics; produce mechanical and architectural drawings; create virtual and actual prototypes as proof of concept; apply mathematical tools for problem solving; and to develop attitude and work habits relative to the standards of the technician.

The student should possess an interest and strength in mathematics, experience with computers, and be able to work well in teams and group settings.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Be willing and able to learn required math skills
  • Possess strong science ability
  • Possess good computer skills
  • Develop creative imagination with the ability to visualize in three dimensions
  • Be able to work individually and or with others
  • Be able to read and write at or near grade level

For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field.

COLLEGE CREDIT

GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Review the college credit opportunities for the Engineering Design Technologies program.

Students enrolled in this program may also choose to become a “dual enrolled” student by registering with Penn State University and receive 3 college credits while completing this program.

POSSIBLE INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS

  • Autodesk Certified User
  • OSHA 10

Dusty Mauk

Engineering Design Technologies Teacher
814-505-1224
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