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.
Programs of Study
- Machining Technology
- Electromechanical Technology
- Level 1: Principles of Manufacturing
- Level 2: Digital Electronics
- Level 3: Mechatronics I1
- Level 4: Mechatronics II2 or Manufacturing Practicum
1 Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.
2 May be taught for 1 or 2 credits.
- Courses for Elective Credit
- Advanced Manufacturing Program of Study Justifications
- ACT Resources for Advanced Manufacturing, IT, & STEM
- Advanced Manufacturing Equipment List
- Advanced Manufacturing Standards Resource List
- Certified Production Technician Guidelines (self-guided presentation)
- Webinar: Project-Based Learning: How to Connect PBL using CTSO Events
- Program of Study Marketing Materials
- Industry Certifications