• Manufacturing Technology Program 1
    Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication
    The student who enjoys teamwork, has an eye for detail, and has strengths in math, science, and art will find success in Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication. This program provides students with a solid foundation in machining, metal fabrication, and welding disciplines. Through a combination of presentations, live customer projects, and advanced laboratory simulations, students learn to program and operate manual and computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment. By working closely with other programs to determine process variables and develop solutions, students acquire the collaborative skills necessary for success in modern manufacturing. With a shortage of skilled workers in the advanced manufacturing field, our graduates have many employment and post-secondary opportunities from which to choose.

    Advanced Manufacturing Fabrication Sm 1

    Skills You Will Learn: 
    • Mathematical and scientific principles of manufacturing
    • Multiprocess welding (shielded metal, gas metal arc,
       gas tungsten arc, oxyacetylene, and plasma)
    • CNC equipment operation (computer numerical control
       lathes, millers, and plasma cutters)
    • CAD/CAM operations (computer-aided design/computer-
       aided manufacturing)
    • Turning and milling
    • Welding and metal fabrication

    Hands-on Projects
    CNC Machine: With a nationwide push to bring American-made products back to store shelves, it’s important to give our students the skills and experience needed to work with the machinery used in manufacturing those very products. Students will complete projects from concept to product while honing their skills on the computer numerical control machines designed to cut materials like aluminum, plastics, steel, and more. Through hands-on projects, students will learn the elements of high value-added manufacturing concepts such as blueprint interpretation, CNC programming, precision measuring, and safe setup and operation of equipment.

    Welding & Metal Fabrication: Looking at a piece of raw sheet metal and imagining the future tools and products that lie within is a specialty of our Manufacturing students. By practicing welding techniques, they can take raw sheet metal, measure and cut it, and weld the pieces together by laying a bead and using the welding gun. Students learn the fundamentals of blueprint and weld symbols, layout and fabrication, stick welding, MIG welding, flux core welding, and tig welding. As students practice and perfect their abilities, they can blend their functional skills with their creativity to create unique products, functional devices, or artistic sculptures and pursue careers in various industries, from underwater welding to infrastructure construction.

    College & Career Placement
    • Machinist, Waters Corporation
    • Production Supervisor, Primetals Technologies
    • Welding Fabricator & Machinist, AZZ High Voltage Business Systems
    • Production Scheduler, Pierce Aluminum

  • T E C H N O L O G Y   P A T H W A Y
    Advanced Manufacturing
    & Fabrication

    • James Woodward – Team Leader
    • Dan Rivera – Team Leader
    • Roland Barrett
    • Jonathan Fiore

    • OSHA 10-hour Card: General Industry
    • Manufacturing Advancement Center
       Workforce Innovation Collaborative
    • American Welding Society 

    • Entry-level machinist
    • Fabricator
    • Welder
    • Certified welding inspector
    • Quality control inspector

    Starting Salary: $35,000

    • Tool and die machinist
    • CNC programmer
    • Production engineer
    • Quality control engineer
    • Supervisor

    Starting Salary: $52,000

    • Mechanical engineer
    • Metallurgist
    • Welding engineer

    Starting Salary: $70,000

    Employment in the manufacturing industry is expected to grow 15% from 2022 to 2032, as fast as the average for all occupations.

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