Prerequisite: Grades 11-12 (PLTW and CAD classes preferred) 

This program offers training in multiple methods of manufacturing. Students will learn how to produce parts using manual mills and lathes, computer numerical control (CNC) mills and lathes, as well as rapid prototyping on a 3D printer. Students will learn to use problem solving skills and engineering knowledge to create models using CAD software, create toolpath programs/code using CAM software, and master machining skills as they relate to manual machining, CNC machining, and 3D printing. The course will also stress the importance of shop safety, the design process in regards to engineering, drawing reading, and measurement with precision tools. Additionally, this class builds upon the PLTW curriculum, and students can take the course for a second year with a different curriculum if desired. All enrolled students will have the opportunity to compete for a spot at SkillsUSA in Automated Manufacturing Technology.  This course will prepare students for the manufacturing curriculum at the post-secondary level, and articulation agreements exist that allow college credits to be earned at certain colleges and universities. Students completing the course will have the opportunity to obtain entry level employment at local businesses in the fields of machining/programming and engineering technology. Articulation is available with Washtenaw Community College.

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If you have questions please e-mail: Trent Trout