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Engineering Technology

Students in the Engineering Technology Program learn the basic principles of engineering from the areas of design and drafting, electronics and robotics, machining and manufacturing, and quality assurance through instruction delivered in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Students also learn about engineering support functions in research, production and operations through applications to specific engineering specialties. The computer assisted drafting software used is the latest release of Auto Cad. GIS (Geographic Information Systems), utilizing ESRI's ArcGIS software applications, is incorporated into the curriculum for the integration of the engineering, planning and design processes. To further support the engineering field, Seismology has been integrated into the curriculum with a seismograph on site for the development of a deeper understanding of the relationship between engineering applications and seismic hazards. 

The Engineering Technology program offers a four-year course of studies designed to increase the number of students who will be pursuing employment and post-secondary education in the field of engineering. The competency-based curriculum integrates academic and technical content emphasizing math, science, and technical reading and writing with hands-on applications. 

The Engineering Technology program is Going Green by implementing renewable energy systems into the curriculum. Engineering Technology students, through a partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, participate in a project to design, manufacture, and race a solar car. 

Students completing this course of study will be able to seek employment as an engineering technician or pursue additional education in two-year and four-year college engineering programs such as Civil, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Electromechanical. 

Graduates are able to find employment in clean, professional office atmospheres. With experience they may move on to become educators in industrial training programs. Graduates with advanced training can become mechanical designers, project engineers, as well as pursue careers in manufacturing and marketing. 

Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Engineering Technology Program and post secondary institutions: 

Middlesex Community College

  • Mechanical Drafting I/Lab 3 credits
  • Introduction to CAD 3 credits

The New England Institute of Art

  • CAD Fundamentals 3 credits
  • Understanding Computer Technology 3 credits

Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Safety 10 Hour Certification