School of Engineering Technology

Entering the Growing World of Engineering

This four-year program introduces students to the vast world of engineering. Students participating in School of Engineering Technology courses are better prepared for college engineering programs and are more likely to succeed. The mental and physical skills acquired in this program will be useful no matter what career path students choose. They gain confidence and techniques for making successful presentations, performing technical writing, and generating spreadsheets, as well as mastering desktop publishing, CAD programs, computer programming, and analyzing systems and projects.

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Technical Writer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Project Analyst
  • Engineering
  • Mathematician
  • Project Manager
  • Field Engineer


Unique Facilities and Opportunities

  • Powerful state-of-the-art computers with professional level, cutting-edge software dedicated to the School of Engineering Technology Projects
  • A direct connection to outstanding educational institutions, including a Project Lead the Way partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology and a special association with NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • Opportunities to interact with professionals related directly to various genres of engineering
  • PCTI offers numerous support opportunities from tutoring to advanced research facilities

"College Connection Program" Earning College Credits in High School
Want to earn college credits before graduating high school? At PCTI you have the opportunity to do just that! Nearly 2 dozen college courses . . . some specific to career majors and others open to all PCTI students . . . are offered in affiliations with area colleges and universities!


School of Engineering Technology Curriculum
"Project Lead the Way"

Digital Electronics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Design and Development

9th Grade
Introduction to Engineering Design

English I
Algebra I or Algebra II
World Language I
World History I
Physical Education/Health

10th Grade
Digital Electronics or Computer Integrated Manufacturing

English II
Geometry and Algebra II or Pre-Calculus         
World Language II
Physical Education

11th Grade
Principles of Engineering

English III
Pre-Calculus or Calculus I
U.S. History I
Physical Education/Health

12th Grade
Engineering Design and Development

English IV
U.S. History II
Physics II
Calculus I or Calculus II
Physical Education/Health

NOTE: The academic component is taught by highly qualified and dedicated professionals.

Expertise of Faculty: Dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced, and caring best describe the faculty. They provide a solid, supportive atmosphere that challenges students to overcome obstacles and achieve their personal best.



College Affiliates
PCTI’s affiliates include: William Paterson University, Seton Hall University, Drexel University, UMDNJ (University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey), Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Rochester Institute of Technology, FDU, Hudson County College and Rowan University (4 credits, articulated.)

Certification Opportunities
PCTI’s School of Engineering Technology is fully certified by the nationwide initiative, Project Lead the Way, allowing engineering students to receive up to sixteen college credits from Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • New state-of-the-art facilities
  • Advanced educational programs
  • Comprehensive, challenging curriculum
  • Instructors experienced in engineering

Students accepted into the School of Engineering Technology are challenged to develop a wide spectrum of natural and learned skills. Discipline, dedication and willingness to work individually and within project teams are the absolute minimum expectations for a student pursuing engineering related careers.

School-to-Careers Experience
PCTI maintains a very strong and supportive School-to-Careers program, offering 9th, 10th and 11th graders the opportunity to “job shadow,” and 11th & 12th graders the chance to put their skills to work at a paid position in the workplace. Hundreds of students participate and hundreds of business leaders support our efforts by employing our students.

Organizational Affiliations
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationwide effort to prepare today’s students for the numerous engineering and aligned careers that are available today and in the future. The PCTI School of Engineering Technology’s partnership with PLTW has allowed both engineers and educators to developed a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering (and engineering technology) prior to entering college.