Manufacturing and the Trades

Which pathway is offered?

This career field allows students to explore occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing, construction, and STEM. We offer the following pathway:

  • Engineering/Technology

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians
  • Biomedical Engineers

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians—$43,340/year
  • Biomedical Engineers—$88,040/year

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018. Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Pre-Engineering / Engineering Technology Exam

Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years will have enough exposure to career readiness education courses to be best prepared for certification testing.