What is this program all about?
Draw it. Build it. Test it. Prove it.
Manufacturing students use the latest in CAD and CAM software to design parts in a virtual environment. Students will build an entry level understanding of FANUC style G-Code CNC programming. Class projects give everyone the opportunity to learn and use a variety of traditional and computer controlled manufacturing equipment.
Manufacturing is behind all the products we buy and use in our every day lives. Manufacturing professionals design machinery, develop products, repair robots, work with software, and develop green technology (for example: clean energy to protect the environment). This class is a student’s chance to turn an interest in solving puzzles, robotics, repairing cars, or building with Legos into a full-time career. These are all skills that relate to manufacturing. This class uses practical applications that may be learned in engineering classes at a student’s home school.
When we say test it. We mean it. Students will learn about the engineering design process including the prototype and test phase. Student projects will be exposed to unique experiments and competitions to see if they can hold up against real world expectations and standards.
Everything manufactured must answer "who, what, where, when, why, and how". Our students learn how to answer these questions for their projects. Who can make this? What will it take to make it? When should the project goals be finished? Why should we produce this part? How do we make it?
Courses & Credits
Foundations of Manufacturing and Materials Science
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Foundations of Manufacturing and Materials Science is the introductory course for the Manufacturing career pathway. 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.
Robotics and Automated Systems
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 (PLC), automated guided vehicles (AGV), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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.
Embedded Credit: Science
Mr. Brandon Myers