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About the Engineering & Architecture Industry Sector

This sector is designed to provide a foundation in engineering and architecture sector pathways and occupations for students in California. Students are engaged in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation in four pathways that emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth: Architectural Design; Engineering Technology; Engineering Design; and Environmental Engineering. To prepare students for continued training, advanced educational opportunities, and direct entry to a career, the Engineering and Architecture programs offer the following components: classroom, laboratory, and hands-on contextual learning; project- and work-based instruction; and leadership and interpersonal skills development.

Impact of Engineering & Architecture:

According to California statistics this sector has the highest average pay of all of the sectors. 350,000 people work in this sector and average over $100,000 per year.

If you are interested in any of the following pathways and want to know what high schools offer them click here:

Here is more information about the Engineering Design Pathways available at each high school:


Gregori High School

Engineering Design

Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Contact: Matt Dykes

Johansen High School

Engineering Design

Engineering Essentials, Principles of Engineering

Principles of Engineering