All careers in Advanced Manufacturing require you to have a strong mechanical ability, specialized skills, communication skills and computation skills. You will be required to apply problem solving, make decisions, and work in a team environment. Preparation for careers in Advanced Manufacturing must begin in the elementary grades and continue through high school allowing students to gain experience in applied, real-time manufacturing situations. Students will also find it advantageous to participate in a postsecondary program that will expand some skills in specific jobs that meet the requirements of the employer.
As technology advances, each worker has the opportunity to produce more, so fewer workers are needed. However, there are excellent opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing where technology and career pathways provide for satisfying careers.
The Machining Technology program of study is designed for students interested in careers such as machinist, computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine operator, machine setter, or tool and die maker. This program is structured to offer students an overview of concepts related to the field of manufacturing. Students will learn concepts and practices needed to be successful in a production environment supported by advanced machining and engineering facilities. Upon completion of this POS, students will have gained experience to pursue postsecondary education and certifications related to the metalworking industry.
The Electromechanical Technology program of study is designed for students who wish to pursue careers related to industrial maintenance, such as electromechanical technician, electromechanical equipment assembler, maintenance technician, or test technician. The course content is competency-based and focuses on analytical understanding and troubleshooting. Key topics cover the operation and maintenance of electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical systems found in typical manufacturing facilities. Upon completion of this POS, successful students will have learned skills and knowledge needed to enter a postsecondary electromechanical associate degree or technical certificate program.
The Mechatronics program of study is designed for students interested in becoming a mechatronics technician, electrical technician, mechanical engineering technician, robotics technician, or mechatronics engineer. Course content focuses on the components of manufacturing systems, collection and analysis of quality data, electronics, mechanics, fluid power systems, computers and control systems, and technical documentation and troubleshooting. Upon completion of this POS, students will be prepared to pursue industry certification at a technology college or more advanced coursework at a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution.
- Level 1: Principles of Manufacturing
- Level 2: Digital Electronics
- Level 3: Mechatronics I*
- Level 4: Mechatronics II*
*Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.
Phase II Resources
- Phase II Overview: Advanced Manufacturing
- Advanced Manufacturing Phase II FAQ
- Advanced Manufacturing Pathways At-a-Glance
- Spotlight on Advanced Manufacturing
- 2014-15 Advanced Manufacturing Content Crosswalk
- 2014-15 Advanced Manufacturing Equipment List
- 2014-15 Advanced Manufacturing Standards Resource List
- Advanced Manufacturing Phase II: Unpacking CTE Course Standards