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Contact Information

CTE Dean: Gerlinde Brady
Phone: 831.477.5672
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Phone: 831.479.6560
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Engineering & Design
Career Pathway

The Engineering & Design Career path has been created under the guidance of an industry advisory board for students who have a strong interest in hands-on technical work based in electronics, manufacturing, and design drafting. Employment opportunities await graduates locally, in the Silicon Valley, as well as globally. Upon entering the workforce, graduates perform duties which combine the theoretical knowledge of an engineer with the skills of a craftsperson. Example career paths include engineering technician, design drafting, manufacturing, electronics, and computer animation.

Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Engineering Technology (ETECH) Architecture Drafting & Design
Civil/Survey Drafting
Computer Animation (CAD)
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Job Market

Typical Position Median Salary*
Drafter $67,744
Engineering Technician $49,260
Industrial Engineering Technician $53,780

*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
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