Engineering Technology: Careers
The engineering technology program provides multiple career pathways in drafting, engineering, civil engineering, surveying, and water quality operations. A graduate of the two-year AAS program can also receive pathways certificates in drafting technology, surveying, and water quality, and also receive a one-year completion certificate as an Engineering and Drafting Technician. These certificates provide additional employment opportunities for graduates.
Students can also pursue the certificates separately, if there is desire to focus in an entry-level position in a specific field. Pathways certificates may also provide training and promotion opportunities for those that are already working in one of the related fields.
Job demand for trained workers is related to the amount of construction and development that is occurring in the area. People interested in these career fields should be prepared to consider the possibility of relocating to gain initial experience, as these are high demand skills in locations where significant development is occurring. The technical, computer and problem-solving skills developed in the program also apply to career fields not directly related to engineering, and there are also employment opportunities for graduates outside the field of engineering.
The UCC Faculty Adviser and the UCC Advising and Career Center will assist students with finding placement in summer internships/cooperative work experience, and will assist graduates with applications for permanent employment.
For more information about careers for specific certificates and degrees can be found on the related webpages, or by selecting one of the following links: