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Highland students enrolled in Engineering are taking courses to provide the first two years of a 4-year baccalaureate program. This major will study mathematics and science with the intent of applying the principles of those fields to the design and construction of useful devices and structures. Specialty areas of engineering include aeronautical, agricultural, biological, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, material, mechanical, mining, and nuclear.

Those interested in engineering should have an aptitude for science, mathematics, problem-solving, and versatility. Good verbal and written skills and the ability to work on a team are also needed.

Career Field

Students in the engineering field learn vital technical skills and train for workplace entry. Engineers work in settings such as manufacturing industries, research facilities, consulting firms, and governmental agencies. Engineering technology students should have interest in making accurate observations and measurements.


Engineering – AES (Program Outcome)
Engineering Technology – AS (Program Outcome)


Associate of Engineering Science
Associate of Science

Engineering Contacts

David Esch, Physics Instructor
Stephen Mihina, Math Instructor
Aaron Sargent, Industrial Manufacturing Instructor
Beth Groshans, Advisor
Dr. Brendan Dutmer, Associate Dean, Natural Science and Mathematics