Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Engineers are the world’s problem solvers. Students learn how they combine scientific knowledge with technical skill to find solutions in our Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology program.

As students prepare to pursue careers and college degrees in engineering, they’re introduced to the following skills:

  • Using Solidworks, SmartDraw, NI Multisim, Mastercam and Autodesk Inventor software
  • Measuring voltage, amperage and resistance; building series and parallel circuits
  • Connecting and operating mechanical power transmission and fluid power systems
  • Programming and operating computer numerical control or CNC machines

Instruction begins with schematics, iterative design, modeling and other fundamentals before advancing to computer-assisted manufacturing, energy conversion and total quality control, for example. Students grow their knowledge and skill in a high-tech program lab outfitted with 3D printers, Amatrol trainers and a laser cutter.

Collaboration and project-based learning are important elements of the program, too. Working in teams, students design a public water system, build an autonomous VEX® robot and assemble a hovercraft. Along the way, they gain a better understanding of everything from engineering notation to kinematics. Upperclassmen routinely participate in LCTI’s rotational internship program and companies like H.T. Lyons often recruit them for co-op positions that lead to employment after high school or college.

Industry Credentials

Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • Autodesk Certified User via Autodesk
  • Certified Drafter via American Design Drafting Association
  • Student Electronics Technician via ETA International
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®

College Credits

A statewide articulation agreement known as SOAR allows students to earn college credit for their work in the Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology program.

Career Pathways

with industry credentials:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

with credentials and experience:

  • Plant Supervisor
  • Production Manager

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Stephen Boone

Email: boons@lcti.org

Counselor: Dan Snyder

Phone: 610-799-1355
Email: snyderdan@lcti.org

CIP Code: 15.9999

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Jacob Wertz Outstanding Co-Op Student

LCTI honors 10 outstanding co-op students

By LCTI on 26 April 2018

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute has hundreds of students on co-op with dozens of Lehigh Valley companies.

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Mack Trucks
  • Martin Guitar
  • Nestle Purina PetCare

Student Organizations

Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.