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Pre-Engineering and CADD


Alan Barber

Belmont Center

This structured, yet flexible high school program offers students in-depth, hands-on knowledge of engineering and technology-based careers. The three-tiered approach to learning flows from foundation courses, to specialization courses, to a capstone course. Students will learn engineering design and explore technology systems and manufacturing processes. Logical thought processes are built through “Activity based Project based Problem based” (APPB) learning experiences in the program. Students will formulate solutions to open-ended engineering questions. The program prepares students for careers and further study in design, engineering, and related fields.

  • A student working with a robot.
  • A student working with a robotics part.
  • Two students working with a piece of a robot.
  • Students sitting at their computers.

Things You Get To Do

  • Create and analyze models using specialized computer software.
  • Construct and test electronic circuitry for functionality.
  • Apply principles of robotics and automation to the creation of models of three-dimensional designs

Where It Can Lead

  • Computer Aided Drafter
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial/Process Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Bryant and Stratton College
  • Erie Community College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Delhi
  • Triangle Technical Institute
  • Jamestown Community College

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class