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Why Etech

Where You Work

You can work in many different industries. Engineering, architecture, cinematography, construction, high technology, and manufacturing to name just a few. You can choose to specialize in a particular area, such as computer-aided design, 3D printing, or be more of a generalist and become qualified to do entry-level work in a field such as aerospace.

Students can find a good job with less than a year of training.

Our faculty work closely with an industry advisory board to ensure that what you learn qualifies you for entry level jobs as an engineering technician, design draftsperson, product design prototyper, circuit design draftsperson and animation artist, among many others.

Job Opportunities

checkmark According to the the Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information data, the Etech-related workforce is 72% undersupplied within Alameda, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.
checkmark At the state-level, Caljobs lists several engineering technician occupations on their “Top 100 Fastest Growing Occupations in California, 2014-2024.” They also note engineering technician related occupations on their “Top 100 Jobs with the Most Openings in California, 2014 - 2024.”

Featured Careers

Computer Animation

Multimedia Artists and Animators use artistic and technical skills to create graphics, animation, visual effects, and two- and three-dimensional models. The field is very broad, offering opportunities in film, video games, television, and online media. The median annual wage for multimedia artists and animators was $70,530 in May 2017. Growth in employment for multimedia artists and animators is expected to increase mainly due to increasing demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.

Architectural Drafting

Architectural drafters create detailed technical drawings from designs created by architects and engineers. Using software, such as computer-aided-design (CAD), they draw architectural and structural features of buildings for construction projects. Drafters can specialize in a particular type of building. The median annual wage for architectural drafters was $55,110 for May 2017.

Industrial Designer

Industrial Engineers and Designers combine engineering, business, and artistic talent to develop concepts for manufactured products. They design and make products that are used every day. An Industrial Designer typically works with clients on design requirements. Industrial Designers often perform research, create models and drawings on computer or paper, and consider production costs, materials and product usability when developing new product concepts. The median annual wage for industrial designers was $65,970 in May 2017.

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