Engineering & Technology Pathway

Pilot Program for NJ High Schools

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education to create a model Program of Study in Engineering & Technology for the high school level.

Knowledge and Skills Statements (PDF)

Knowledge and Skills Statements are industry-validated statements that describe what learners/employees need to know and be able to do for career success within the STEM cluster and/or corresponding pathways.

Sample Programs of Study (PDF) Example 2 (PDF)

A program of study is a sequence of instruction (based on recommended standards and knowledge and skills) consisting of coursework, co-curricular activities, work-site learning, service learning and other learning experiences. This sequence of instruction provides preparation for a career.

Standard 9.4

Standard 9.4 describes knowledge and skills that prepare students for postsecondary education, training, and employment in a chosen career pathway. Unlike standards 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3, which apply to all students from grades K-12, standard 9.4 applies only to high school students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

Sample Careers:

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Materials Lab and Supply Technician
  • Quality Technician
  • Drafter
  • Technical Writer

Occupation Crosswalk (PDF)

How to Use Knowledge and Skill Statements to Shape Programs of Study (PDF)

Programs of Higher Education-

Two-Year Institutions (PDF)

Four-Year Institutions (PDF)

Industry Recognized Credentials


Electrical Construction Technology

Electrical Occupations


Electronics Technology

Industrial Electricity

Industrial Electronics

Manufacturing Technology

Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology



Construction Industry

General Industry

Occupational Safety


CareerOneStop: Industry Information

Professional Engineering Organizations

Air and Waste Management Association

Alpha Omega Epsilon

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

American Association for Wind Engineering

American Association of Engineering Societies

American Ceramic Society

American Crystallographic Association

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Nuclear Society

American Society for Engineering Education

American Society for Testing and Materials

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Naval Engineers

ASM International

Biomedical Engineering Society

Engineers Without Borders – International

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

National Association of Environmental Professionals

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations

National Society of Black Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers

Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Society of Automotive Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists

Society of Plastics Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Professional Technology Education Organizations

American Technical Education Association

Association for Career and Technical Education

Association for sTEm Teacher Education

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering

International Society for Technology in Education

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Council on Technology Teacher Education

Epsilon Pi Tau

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development

National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers

New Jersey Association for Educational Technology

New Jersey Technology Education Association

Organization for Educational Technology Curriculum

Technology Education Collegiate Association

Technology Education Forum