High School

Three-Year Programs

Engineering: 3-Year Program

Program Overview

The Engineering program offers an engaging and comprehensive curriculum. Starting in 10th grade, students dive into Robotics, Automation, and Software, gaining hands-on experience in operating systems, programming, and robotic systems. By 11th grade, the focus shifts to Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Welding Technologies, where students are introduced to modern manufacturing processes, automation, and welding techniques.

Personalized Capstone

The Engineering program culminates during the 12th grade year with a Personalized Capstone Experience, allowing students to apply their learned skills in real-world settings through project/problem-based learning and potentially cooperative education or apprenticeships. From software to robotics to manufacturing, our Engineering program offers an authentic, hands-on learning experience that equips students with the evolving demands of the industry.

College Tech Prep Program

College-like instruction combined with hands-on activities prepare students for the technical occupations of the future, and a pathway to an associate degree or beyond. College Tech Prep programs provide advanced skills in math, science, communication, and technology.

Graduate from high school career-ready and college-prepared. Earn field credentials on an individualized basis, and the option to earn college credits to apply toward a college degree.



Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Operation and Control
Controlling the operation of equipment or systems.

Employing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Active listening for comprehension and speaking with clear and concise terms.



People interested in this work like activities that include physical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Creativity

Career Pathways

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Fabricator
  • Automation Technician
  • Engineer


Program Highlights

Industry Overview

Engineering is a critical sector that forms the backbone of modern society. This broad field encompasses various disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, civil, software, aerospace, and many more. Engineers design, analyze, and build everything from bridges and buildings to electrical systems, software, and cutting-edge technologies.

Course Work

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial Computer Software
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Welding Technologies
  • Personalized Capstone Experience

Butler Tech has a unique partnership with local businesses, offering students hands-on opportunities like:

  • Job co-op experiences
  • Job shadowing
  • Internship
  • On-the-job-training


Students will have the opportunity to pursue credentials in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Welding