Course 1—Foundations of Manufacturing and Materials Science
Prerequisite: None

This course provides students with opportunities to become familiar with related careers and develop fundamental technological literacy as they learn about the history, systems, and processes of manufacturing. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the safe use of tools and equipment used in the industry.

Course 2— Robotics and Automated Systems 
Prerequisite: Foundations of Manufacturing and Materials Science

Upon completing this course, students will be able to apply their knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, computer assisted manufacturing (CAM), programmable logic controllers, automated guided vehicles (AGV), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).

Course 3— Production Enterprises
Prerequisite: Robotics and Automated Systems

The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of how to design and implement a production system. Students learn how businesses engage in the production of products beginning with pre-production activities and continuing through post-production activities. Additionally, students will learn about the historical and societal impact of production. Students will also develop an understanding of careers available in manufacturing and the skills and education required for those careers.

Engineering and Technology

Foundations of Engineering & Technology
Prerequisite: None

The Foundations of Engineering and Technology is the introductory course for the Engineering and Technology Education pathways. This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM.

Engineering Concepts
Prerequisite: Foundations of Engineering & Technology

Engineering Concepts is the second course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will learn to design technical solutions to engineering problems using a whole systems approach to engineering design. Students will demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment.

Engineering Applications
Prerequisite: Engineering Concepts

Engineering Applications is the third course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to develop solutions to technological problems. Solutions will be developed using a combination of engineering software and prototype production processes. Students will use market research, cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the design cycle to create and present design, marketing, and business plans for their solutions. A capstone project will allow students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge of the engineering design process and prepare them for future opportunities in the field of engineering.

Robotics and Automation Career Opportunities:

  • Maintenance and Repairer
  • Sales Representatives
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mobil Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialist
  • Biological Technician
  • Chemists
  • Logisticians
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
  • Environmental Science and Protection Tech
  • Industrial Engineering Tech
  • Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Engineering and Technology Career Opportunities:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Application Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Technician
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Development Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Energy Transmission Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Facilities Technician
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Geothermal Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Licensing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Manufacturing Processes Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Lab & Supply Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgic Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Naval Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Operations Research Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Technician
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project manager
  • Prototype Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Radio/TV Broadcast Technician
  • Radiology Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Safety Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Structural Engineer
  • Survey Technician
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Textile Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer


Steven Griffing

Manufacturing Instructor

Steven Griffing is a retired Nuclear Machinist Mate from the United States Navy. He rec...

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