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.
Associate degree: Completion of the degree program usually requires at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
|DESCRIPTION||2013 JOBS||2016 JOBS (PROJECTED)*||MEDIAN HOURLY WAGES||LOW HOURLY WAGES||HIGH HOURLY WAGES|
|Architectural and Civil Drafters||4,524||4,524||$22.74||$11.86||$35.15|
|Electrical and Electronics Drafters||1,464||1,491||$27.60||$17.97||$49.08|
*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.
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.