Apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in a wide variety of projects (design, create, test). Instruction will be problem-based with a special focus on aerospace technology, mining technology, alternative energy, and power systems including solar. Additional topics include computer-aided design, electronics, hydraulics, mechanical drawing, robotics, and precision measurement.
Things to Consider
- You must have the ability to collaborate and work with a team.
- You must have the ability to work independently.
- Self initiative and problem solving skills are essential.
- Strong critical thinking and creative skills are necessary.
- You must have the ability to spend prolonged periods of time in front of a computer screen.
- You must desire to work hands-on with various shop equipment and hand tools.
- Engineering Technician
- Manufacturing Equipment Technician
- CAD Technician
Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training
- Mechanical Engineer
- Engineering Technologist
- Electrical Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Engineer in other fields
JTED @ The Bridges
3300 S. Park Ave.
- Mondays & Wednesdays 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- Monday through Friday bell schedule*
*Earn 2 credits/year
Introduction to fields of engineering, experience with industry software programs, professional skills, communication, and technical writing. Introduction to lab equipment like CNC Machines, tensile testers, 3D Printers, and wind tunnels. Work on small design projects such as designing/building rockets, building bridges, and car spoilers using various softwares such as Solidworks
Apply fundamental scientific laws and principles relevant to engineering technology, such as electronics and fluid dynamic theory. Gain more experience with existing lab material (wind tunnel, electronic kits) and learn how to perform new skills such as soldering and using Microsoft products and other software (Excel, OpenRocket, etc.). Apply engineering technology and tools like computer-aided design, electronics, hydraulics, mechanical drawing, robotics, and precision measurement.
Develop a project management plan to implement a solution to a problem. Strong focus on gaining certifications and preparing for industry opportunities. Complete all precision measurement instrument (PMI) material, more mechatronics material and complete larger more independent projects going through the entire engineering process.
Entrance Requirements for Years 2 & 3
- Year 2: successful completion of Year 1
- Year 3: successful completion of Year 2
- Year 1:
- OSHA 10 – Manufacturing
- Year 2:
- Certified Solidworks Associate
- Year 3:
- Introduction to Mechatronics
- Tape and Rule Measurement
- Side Caliper Measurement
- Gauge Measurement
- Angle Measurement
- Micrometer Measurement
- Dial Gauge Measurement
*Certifications available to students are dependent on teacher credentials*
Work Based Learning Requirements
Students who complete one or more years of the program and meet the eligibility requirements may have the opportunity to participate in our Internship Program.
Quinn MinorEngineering Instructor
Pima Community College (PCC) Dual Enrollment Credits Offered:
- Year 2
- CAD 142 – Introduction to Parametric Modeling ( 4 credits)
*Dual Enrollment Credits available to students are dependent on teacher credentials*
Beneficial Classes to Take in High School
- Science (Physics)
- Electronic Technologies
- Air Transportation
- Precision Manufacturing
- Precision Machining
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)