Engineering Technology

Engineering is a broad field, encompassing a wide variety of skills and occupations. There are chemical engineers, civil engineers, electronics and electrical engineers, systems engineers, computer hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, and many others.

2013 Jobs
2016 Jobs
Median Pay
Low Pay
High Pay
Architectural Drafter 4,524 4,524 $22.74 $16.83 $38.01
Civil Drafter 4,524 4,524 $22.74 $16.83 $38.01
Electrical Drafter 1,467 1,500 $26.97 $11.86 $35.15
Electronics Drafter 1,467 1,500 $26.97 $11.86 $35.15
Mechanical Drafter 2,412 2,567 $27.06 $16.36 $44.59

*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included. Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

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Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology – MEA2

This degree is designed for students who want to transfer to four-year schools and specialize in engineering fields related to the petrochemical industry.

General Requirements

Associate degree: Completion of the degree program usually requires at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)