Engineering and Technology

Use new technology for careers that are engaging, technical and fast-paced. Some of the technologies used include computer technologies, sustainable technologies, advanced robotics, and process technologies. A career in engineering will allow you to take part in the process of creating meaningful and impactful products!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Welder, Cutter, Solderer $17.81
Assembler & Fabricator $18.33
Mechanical Engineer Technician $20.44
Electrical & Electronics Drafter $22.30
Architectural & Civil Drafter $23.98
Engineering Technician $25.51
Industrial Engineering Technician $25.61
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Electrical, Electronic, Electrometrical Assembler $17.47
Inspector, Tester, Sorter $24.79
Mechanical Drafter $25.62
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Industrial Engineer $36.02
Civil Engineer $43.07
Aerospace Engineer $46.19

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Pathways to Engineering Choctawhatchee High School
Pathways to Engineering Crestview High School
Pathways to Engineering Fort Walton Beach High School
Applied Robotics Baker School
Applied Robotics Niceville High School
Applied Robotics Crestview High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Computer Engineering Technology Northwest Florida State College
Engineering Technology Northwest Florida State College
Project Manager – Technology Management Northwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business Administration University of West Florida
Computer Science University of West Florida
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Engineering Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Engineering Technology Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Information Technology University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida


IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.


For more information about career and technical education in Okaloosa County middle and high schools, please visit MyCETworks.com.


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