Have you always been fascinated with how things work? Would you like to train for a career that will continue to be in high demand through the next decade?
If you're a creative problem solver who would like to design real-world solutions with the latest technology, an engineering-related field may be the perfect fit for you.
The colleges of DCCCD offer a wide range of engineering-related programs that can prepare you to go right to work or to transfer to a four-year institution to continue your education.
Since program areas overlap in skills sets, many Engineering-related courses — such as AC and DC Circuits — are common to each area. Depending on the degree plan and specialization you follow, you'll leave your study program with a unique set of hands-on skills.
Because so many of our technical areas are interrelated both in curriculum and skills, 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 an
academic advisor, who can help you plot the study plan that's best for you.
In general, Career and Technical Education degrees give you the technical skills to enter the job market in two years or less.
The colleges of DCCCD work closely with local industry to develop courses teaching the same advanced technology you’ll find in the workplace. Earn a one- or two-semester certificate to add specific skills or combine certificates like building blocks to earn an associate degree.
Learn more about degrees and certificates for Career and Technical Education programs.
If you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, you can earn an Engineering associate degree for transfer at a college of DCCCD.
Dallas County Community College District has articulation (transfer) agreements in place with several public universities in Texas for transfer into their engineering bachelor's programs.
Learn more about Engineering degrees for transfer.
Highly trained workers are needed across all fields that need engineering-related skills. Skilled advanced manufacturing technicians, CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators and semiconductor technicians are needed to program, operate and repair sophisticated equipment for high-tech manufacturing. Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations through 2017 projects 19 percent job growth for machinists and 20 percent job growth for CNC machine operators. If you continue your education to a bachelor's program — DCCCD has transfer agreements with many Texas public universities — there is work in engineering across almost all businesses and industries. Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations through 2017 projects 21 percent growth for all engineers in the metroplex, and particularly for electronic, environmental and mechanical engineers.