ERIC Number: ED024776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Technician Career Opportunities in Engineering Technology.
Engineers' Council for Professional Development, New York, NY.; National Council of Technical Schools, Washington, DC.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Career opportunities for engineering technicians are available in the technologies relating to air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration, aviation and aerospace, building construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, industrial engineering, instrumentation, internal combustion engines, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, and nuclear engineering. To succeed as an engineering technician, the person must have mechanical aptitude and a genuine interest in a technical field. He must like science and mathematics and have average or better achievement in these subjects in an engineering technology curriculum. Persons wishing to enter an engineering technology curriculum, must be a high school graduate or have equivalent education and show evidence of sufficient motivation for satisfactory achievement in the curriculum. The course of instruction for engineering technicians emphasizes the application of scientific and mathematical principles in industrial situations and problem solving. The subjects are grouped in categories of mathematics, physical sciences, communications, humanities, technical skills, and technical specialty. Many factors indicate a bright future for both men and women as engineering technicians in business, industry, and government service. (HC)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Educational Background, Employment Qualifications, Engineering Technicians, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Technical Education
Publications, American Society for Engineering Education, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers' Council for Professional Development, New York, NY.; National Council of Technical Schools, Washington, DC.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.