Career Technical Education

Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Career path has been created under the guidance of an industry advisory board for students who have a strong interest in hands-on technical work based in electronics, manufacturing, and design drafting. Employment opportunities await graduates locally, in the Silicon Valley, as well as globally. Upon entering the workforce, graduates perform duties which combine the theoretical knowledge of an engineer with the skills of a craftsperson. Example career paths include engineering technician, design drafting, manufacturing, electronics, and computer animation.

Department & Programs Offered

Engineering Technology (ETECH)

  • Architecture Drafting & Design
  • Civil/Survey Drafting
  • Computer Animation (CAD)

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Gerlinde Brady
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Leslie De Rose
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Job Market

Typical Position / Salary Per Year*

  • Drafter
    $67,744
  • Engineering Technician
    $49,260
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
    $53,780
  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

    Occupational & Career Information
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