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Engineering & Design

Engineering & Design Career Pathway

Students who plan to study engineering, architecture or advanced design in college can develop their skills in this pathway. They will study natural sciences, mathematics, reading and writing, and computer-aided design application. Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Engineering and Design career pathway.

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A career in design and engineering gives students the option to work across a variety of areas, including civil, industrial, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Classroom lessons and hands-on experiences in this pathway expose students to computer applications and software currently used by professionals in the field, such as AutoCad®, Inventor®, and Revit®.

A rigorous curriculum that incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) prepares students to earn multiple industry-recognized certifications before graduation.

Hands-On Learning

Students recognize the real-life application of their classroom instruction while designing homes on campus that students in the Construction/Carpentry career pathway build. They also learn from guest speakers like the engineers at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts who share detailed insight on the design behind roller coasters and other Hersheypark attractions.

Following their sophomore year, students can specialize in either architecture or engineering and have the opportunity to participate in internships and co-ops.

Milton Hershey School student on the job site during his engineering internship.

“If I wasn’t here, I definitely wouldn’t be doing an internship. It’s something unique at my age. MHS gave me the opportunity to really understand what an internship can do and it gives me better insight into [the future].”

Sebastian Bingham ’18
on his internship at Whiting-Turner

Setting Students Up for Success

Through industry-recognized software and close collaboration with on-campus construction teams, students gain real-world experience design and engineering.

Two Milton Hershey School students work on their design during class.

Core Skills

  • Technical problem solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Planning
  • Designing
  • Creativity
A Milton Hershey School student works on a design as he prepares for a future as an architect.

Future Career Options

  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • Designer
Milton Hershey School students enrolled in the Engineering & Design career pathway can become certified in AutoCAD.

Certification Options

Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program and its 12 distinct CTE career pathways.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.