Have you always been fascinated with how things work? Do you enjoy the problem-solving aspect of taking things apart and putting them back together — in a better way? Would you like to put both your hands and your brain to work in a career where every day presents a new and interesting challenge?

Consider a challenging and rewarding career in Engineering Technology, a field that involves applying scientific and engineering principles to solve real-world problems. In our increasingly technological society, this hands-on approach emphasizes the practical applications of hardware and software, instrumentation and problem solving in business and industrial settings.

Engineering Technology Careers At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Engineering Technology jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

Hands-On Training for Immediate Entry into the High-Tech Job Market

Our Engineering Technology program, offered at Richland College, offers a broad base of hands-on technical skills that will prepare you to go right to work in a number of challenging careers.

Create Your Own Skills Set with Interrelated Courses

Because our program areas overlap in skills sets, many Engineering Technology courses — such as AC and DC Circuits — are common to each track. Depending on the degree plan and specialization you follow, you’ll leave Richland College with a unique set of hands-on skills applicable to a wide variety of career paths.

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

With technology changing almost daily, highly trained workers are needed across all fields that require engineering-related skills. Skilled advanced manufacturing technicians, CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators and semiconductor technicians are needed right now to program, operate and repair sophisticated equipment for high-tech manufacturing.

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations through 2017 projects 19% job growth for machinists and 20% job growth for CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators.  

Find out more about careers in Engineering Technology.

Engineering Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Richland College

Engineering Technology is offered exclusively at Richland College among the colleges of DCCCD.

Learn more about Engineering Technology degrees and certificates

Because so many of our technical programs are interrelated both in curriculum and skills sets, please review program and course descriptions carefully to see where your interests and career goals will be best served.

It’s critical that you review your study plan with a Richland College CTE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) advisor, who can help you plot a degree plan that will align with your educational and career goals.