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Engineering & Industrial Technology

Architecture & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.




  • Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering
    Your Career in the Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering Fields
    This brochure describes some of the many challenging careers in electrical, electronics, and computer engineering and the educational path necessary to become an engineer, technologist, or technician. Whether you're a student, faculty advisor, or parent, this information will help you make sound decisions about a lifetime pursuit.

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
    The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.

  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
    The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture.

  • Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
    The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment.

  • Oil and Energy Service Professionals
    The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals are made up of about 800 dedicated energy professionals who service the energy needs of the Northeast portion of the United States.


Planning, managing and performing the process of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.


    Do What You Love, Love What You Do
  • Manufacturing Your Career in Pennsylvania
    Resources to support young women and men learning about career opportunities in manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Explore career profiles of women and men employed in Pennsylvania manufacturing industries. Download a booklet and curriculum units for middle and high school students: Do What You Love, Love What You Do: Manufacturing Your Career in Pennsylvania.

  • Welding
    • American Welding Society
      The American Welding Society estimates that the industry is losing thousands of skilled welders every year. The deficit could leave more than 400,000 potential jobs unfilled by 2014, the AWS reports.  A college locator, job bank, and information on current certification is provided.
    • Weld-Ed
      The National Center for Welding Education and Training is a dynamic partnership between business and industry, community and technical colleges, universities, the American Welding Society and government. Resources for teachers, faculty, counselors and industry are provided.
    • Careers in Welding
      Welding is a dynamic Industry with a BIG FUTURE.
      "There are many aspects to welding. When people come in contact with it, they love it."  Examine the career pathway for welders and welding technicians.

  • Industrial and Engineering Video Series
    • Degrees That Work ®, Pennsylvania College of Technology
      Degrees that Work ®  introduces 21st century career and education opportunities.  The modern workforce offers tremendous opportunities for men and women prepare to apply advanced technology in their fields.  Videos and middle school curriculum are available for use of the videos in the classroom.
      Welding and Fabrication
      Advanced Manufacturing
      Plastics & Polymers

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS)
    The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain globally competitive American workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.


Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Building Linkages in IT Occupation Frameworks:  For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management  of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.


  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
    NATEF was founded as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

  • Transportation Careers: A Resource for Teachers
    Develop a series of grades 6-12 curriculum units that will introduce students to careers, skills, and concepts one would need to succeed in the transportation industry. With many industries competing for student interest, these materials will be designed to establish a pipeline of potential students who would enter the transportation field.

  • Aviation Technology
    • Boeing
      Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined.

    • EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
      EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of sharing your passion for participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.

    • National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies
      The National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing nationally recognized standards and certifications identified by industry professionals.

    • Women in Aviation Resource Center
      Women in Aviation Resource Center is an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation.


Funds for this Web site are provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) and from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.