Course Description

The Engineering and Computer Aided Drafting Technology program prepares students with the necessary technology skills to enter a professional career in an engineering setting. Up-to-date instruction, technology, and equipment reflect current employment conditions and job expectations in today’s workplace. The program develops the student’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge to new tasks, to continue lifelong learning, and to compete in the global marketplace. This program prepares students to enter a two- or four-year college in an engineering career.


Lab 2 credits ~ Academic 1 credit

  • Design (Drafting and CAD)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Plastics
  • Pneumatics
  • Quality Assurance
  • Hydraulics
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Technical Writing
  • Public Speaking


Lab 2 credits ~ Academic 1 credit

  • Advanced Design (Drafting and CAD)
  • Advanced Blueprint Reading
  • Automated Material Handling
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Advanced Industrial Plastics
  • Advanced Pneumatics
  • Architecture
  • Advanced Hydraulics
  • Operate CNC Tools
  • Automated Handling Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Senior Project-Based Learning

Engineering and Computer Aided Drafting Technology is a College Tech Prep Program – students successfully completing this program may receive advanced college credits.


  • 2.5 GPA
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
Ohio College Tech Prep

Courses Which Will Be Helpful

  • Intro to CAD
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Electricity/Electronics

Program Completion Incentives

  • Career Passport – with documented skills
  • A more well-rounded experience in engineering
  • Articulation agreements as well as college credit
Skills USA - Champions At Work

As an Engineering and Computer Aided Drafting Technology student, you will be a member of the SkillsUSA organization. SkillsUSA is a student-oriented organization designed to expand your citizenship, leadership, teamwork, and employability skills. As a member, you will be encouraged to participate in competitive events at the local, district, state, and national levels in both leadership and occupational skills.

In addition to SkillsUSA at Millstream Career Center, you may participate in many student activities at your home school such as music, sports, and club activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Career-Based Opportunities

Students who exhibit knowledge and skills in the Engineering and Computer Aided Drafting Technology program and meet the requirements for early placement may participate in early placement in a related field during the second semester of their senior year.

Salary Information

Pay varies with the worker’s education, experience, and responsibility level. It also varies with the location and type of the employer. Technicians working for the federal government earn more than local or state employees.

Nationally, the median wage in engineering is $44.75 per hour. Half of all engineers earn between $46.62 and $74.83 per hour.

In Ohio, wages for engineers vary by field of engineering. Statewide, the median wage for civil engineers is $42.97 per hour.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018