An engineering technician provides technical support to an engineer, and may work in the fields of mechanical, industrial, civil, electrical, aerospace, computer, or environmental engineering. They assist engineers with research and development, computer aided drafting, quality control or design. They may also work alongside scientists or as quality assurance inspectors. Engineering technicians need the ability to work well on a team, and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. In this program, students learn to use math and science skills to assist engineers with creating products, improving manufacturing methods and maintaining assembly systems.
The Engineering Technician Trade path can lead to a long-term career with a good salary, job advancement opportunities and the chance to work with cutting-edge technology.
Certificate and degree options
Students who attend full-time can complete the certificate in four academic quarters. Credits from the certificate can be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
Use the skills you can in this program to enter an apprenticeship pathway with Western Washington Stationary Engineers, International Union of Operating Engineers, or Operating Engineers Regional Training JATC.