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Academy of Engineering

Learn Invaluable Engineering Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging engineering industry.

Build Your Future Career

The goal of the Academy of Engineering (AOE) is to prepare students for college and careers, while letting students explore their career interests. There is a vital need for future engineers and computer scientists and the Academy of Engineering creates a pathway to promote this STEM field. 

The Academy of Engineering staff has created opportunities for students to explore various Engineering disciplines through academy curriculum, projects, work site tours, guest speakers,  job shadow opportunities, opportunities with our business partners, and internships. These work-based learning events on campus help students gain critical career knowledge. Students can explore the following engineering careers: mechanical, chemical,  electrical, computer scientist, or computer programming. Students have the ability to design projects according to their career interests. 

In addition to the student’s high school course work, students take engineering electives and complete work-based learning events. Students must complete course work and work-based learning events to complete the Academy of Engineering Graduation Requirements. 

To understand how Academy courses fit within the school day: Academy of Engineering Resources

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new engineering career. Classes include:

  • Intro Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering
  • ROP Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CAD) Honors
  • ROP Engineering Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of engineering. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Worksite tours at JPL, Procore
  • Navy Base
  • HRL Laboratories
  • Local Engineering Firms

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Get your engineering career rolling with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in college and career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Robotics Industry

Industry Average: $80,000 - $110,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Create?

Programs are subject to change.

Academy Director:  Katie Barry
(805) 394-4750


Plug Into a Career in Engineering

Do you excel at finding solutions, or have a wildly creative mind and long to see your ideas transform into reality? Then a career in engineering just might be your calling. The Academy of Engineering will teach you about the many facets of engineering, and how engineering deeply impacts our daily lives. This academy can provide you with the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the knowledge needed to achieve a successful career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Engineering Mechatronics

BS Engineering Mechatronics