If you enjoy working on a project from initial plans to completion and want to work in a growing field, then our Engineering Tech degree might be a great fit for you.

The differences between engineering and engineering technology are not always obvious. Engineering technicians apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers engaged in various projects. Graduates develop the theoretical and practical understanding of the safety, processes, systems, tools, and techniques necessary to construct, refine, operate, and maintain an engineering design.


Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to become engineering technicians working in a wide range of fields such as aerospace, aviation, telecommunications, highway and bridge construction, manufacturing systems, piping systems for chemical plants, computers, and even toy making.

The need for qualified engineering technicians is greater than ever. As various types of engineering projects get off the ground, the demand grows more every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and JobsEQ, mechanical engineering technologists and technicians will enjoy a national job growth of 6% between 2020 and 2030.

Earning Potential

Full-time technicians typically enjoy a median annual salary of $61,451 in the Gulf Coast region, according to texaswages.com, 2021.


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Have Questions?

For more information, reach out to our faculty.

Roger Watkins
Department Chair
Business, Computer Technology Services, and Engineering