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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 SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech 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 Design 120
PLTW Principles of Engineering 120
Geometry (option course) 120
Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus (option course) 120
Algebra II (option course) 120
Pre-AP Calculus (option course) 120
Pre-AP Physics (options course) 120
Pre-AP Chemistry (option course) 120
AP Chemistry (option course) 120
Pre-Engineering Capstone I 45
PLTW Digital Electronics (option course) 120
AP Calculus AB (option course) 120
AP Calculus BC (option course) 120
AP Physics B (option course) 120
AP Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism (option course) 120
AP Physics C-Mechanics (option course) 120
PLTW Engineering Design and Development (option course) 120
PLTW Aerospace Engineering 120
PLTW Computer Science and Software Engineering (option course) 120
PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (option course) 120
PLTW Biotechnical Engineering (option course) 120
PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (option course) 120
Pre-Engineering Capstone II 45
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

--option courses based on prior learning and transcripts--

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.

Targeted Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

AP Chemistry
AP Calculus
AP Physics

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:

This program is designed for students who plan to attend college and pursue a degree in engineering.