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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


The Pre-Engineering Program offers students a broad overview of the various fields of engineering including: chemical, civil, petroleum, environmental, electrical, mechanical, computer, and industrial. It also provides a dynamic, activity-based, interactive learning environment that inspires ingenuity and creativity. Students who plan to pursue an engineering degree or take advanced math and science courses in college will benefit from the curriculum taught in this program. Due to the accelerated pace and increased rigor of the advanced math and science courses, students entering the Pre-Engineering Program should be hard-working and highly motivated to be successful.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design120
PLTW Principles of Engineering120
Advanced Design Applications120
Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus (option course)120
Pre-AP Physics120
Employability Skills I45
AP Calculus AB120
AP Physics C-Mechanics (option course)120
PLTW Aerospace Engineering120
Employability Skills II45
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

Note: students who have not successfully completed Algebra II and Geometry will be required to complete prior to enrollment in any Pre-Engineering Pre-AP or AP courses; options include:

  • online summer classes (must be completed prior to SouthernTech start date
  • on-campus classes concurrent with Pre-Engineering enrollment (7:10-7:50am, 11:05-11:50am, 3:50-4:35pm)

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
AutoDesk Fusion Certified User

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Jennifer Laird

Jennifer Laird

Pre-Engineering Instructor

Tim Bartholow

Tim Bartholow

Pre-Engineering Instructor

Student Projects

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