Engineering Careers

Best high school classes for a career in STEM

Engineering is a well-paying, ever expanding field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a huge influx of engineers throughout 2024. Many of those engineers are currently in middle or high school. Wisconsin high school STEM students who want to be engineers are invited to start taking free online classes through eAchieve Academy.

The eAchieve online curriculum has all sorts of STEM classes for future engineers. Our entirely online charter school is FREE and covers everything you need to graduate with a valid Wisconsin diploma. Consider AP classes to earn early college credit. Start pursuing an engineering career today!

Preparing For Your Career

eAchieve Academy career-planning resources help our students find the right path for their academic and career goals. We’ll build a plan for you based on the classes you want to take and those you need to take to graduate. Our counselors are here to help you achieve your engineering dreams.

AP classes are another way to prep for an engineering future. Advanced classes show colleges you’re not afraid of a challenge. And if you pass the AP exam you get early college credit, meaning you can sign up for classes earlier than you peers and graduate sooner.

Engineering Admissions Process

After high school you’ll need to get into college to pursue your engineering degree. eAchieve Academy alumni have been accepted at colleges and universities across the United States. We’ve even had our students accepted at international institutions.

Colleges also look for more than just the bare basics on a transcript. You need to show you have more to offer. eAchieve Academy has electives and service learning courses to fill your transcript. Our electives include music, art, and foreign languages. These classes are an opportunity for you to learn something new and have fun.

Certain engineering careers benefit from graduate school. Having a graduate degree can mean more money compared to your peers with only four-year degrees. The study skills you establish in eAchieve’s high school STEM courses will prepare you for college and graduate school. If you don’t pursue grad school, you’ll still need to be licensed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the state where you plan to work.

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Math Courses

Math is the most important thing you can study if you want to be an engineer. The “M” of STEM, all engineering comes down to mathematic equations and formulas. eAchieve has many high school level math courses for our students, including calculus and pre-college math. The more challenging the math, the better.

eAchieve Academy has two college-level AP Calculus courses. Each class covers important concepts like limits, definite integrals, and differential equations. AP Calculus A/B is a prerequisite for AP Calculus B/C and both last a full year.

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Science Courses

Science goes hand-in-hand with math as the foundation of engineering. Every type of engineer needs to have a solid understanding of scientific principles like biology and chemistry. eAchieve has introductory and AP science classes for high school students.

Biology and Chemistry are two commonly required classes for engineers. Introductory Biology is available for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade while Chemistry classes are limited to grades 10-12. Chemistry has one prerequisite, Algebra 1. AP Biology and AP Chemistry courses are available for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

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Information Technology (IT) Courses

eAchieve Academy has multiple STEM Information Technology classes available for our high school students. Classes cover programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JAVA, all of which are used in computer engineering.

Advanced students are welcome to take AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. These classes include the Python programming language.

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English Courses

A good understanding of the English language is necessary for all engineers. Engineering projects can be incredibly complicated so you have to be able to clearly communicate with others to understand what you’re doing. eAchieve English classes cover writing and reading comprehension for high schoolers.

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AP Courses

Taking AP science and AP math courses in high school can give you invaluable experience with more rigorous coursework in preparation for higher education. You can also earn college credit while still in high school with a high enough score on the AP exam. eAchieve offers a wide range of free online AP classes to help future engineers prepare for their chosen field.

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General Engineering

  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Robotics technician
  • Technician specialist
  • Environmental engineer

Computer Science

  • Software developer
  • Video game designer
  • Front-end web developer
  • IT support specialist
  • Systems developer
  • Software architect
  • Digital artist
  • Network administrator
  • Network architect
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Information security analys

Architecture

  • Architect
  • Landscape architect
  • Civil engineer
  • City or urban planner
  • Construction consultant
  • Remodeling or interior design
  • Digital designer
  • Building restoration architect
  • Lighting technician
  • Furniture designer

Construction Management

  • Construction manager or foreman
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Construction estimator
  • Surveyor
  • Civil engineer
  • City or urban planner
  • Property law

Intellectual Development

Intellectual Development

An engineering education will challenge your brain, developing your ability to think logically and to solve problems for skills you can use throughout life.

Variety of Opportunities

Variety of Opportunities

The majority of today’s college graduates will have more than one career of job, engineering can provide a strong foundation for almost any one of them.

Challenging Work

Challenging Work

There is no shortage of challenges and pressure in engineering. You must devise a solution and persuade others that your solution is the best.

Benefit Society

Benefit Society

As an engineer, you may be able to work on projects that benefit society, such as developing prosthetic aids, or developing efficient transportation systems.

Financial Security

Financial Security

Engineering offers great financial stability. Engineering graduates receive the highest starting salary of any discipline.

Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

Engineering is a creative profession. In a time of rapid social and technological changes, the need for engineers to think creatively is greater now than ever.

Enrolling in online school can be a difficult transition for students transferring from traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Students are expected to be more independent and self-disciplined. Virtual education requires a broader skill set than traditional schools. eAchieve Academy gives every student access to counselors throughout their online academic career.

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