Automation has a great impact on your future. Careers in industry require technicians with a variety of skills and knowledge to operate and maintain equipment, including robots, to make new products. The programs listed below provide the training needed to prepare for a variety of careers in automation.
Engineering Technology involves the more practical side of science and engineering. It combines the principles and theories of engineering with hands on applications to solve technical problems utilizing college algebra and trigonometry but not calculus. Current program options include civil, mechanical, and electrical/electronic.
New innovations in electronics are being developed every day. Industry needs qualified engineers and technicians to design and support new innovations. The electronics program provides the skills and training to prepare engineers and technicians to meet this demand. See Electronics program video
The rise of Computer Automated Manufacturing (CAM) has completely changed the manufacturing industry. High-tech, automated equipment uses computer software to control machine tools and other machinery in order to produce precision manufactured products. The current program includes both manual and computer automated machining courses and a chance to use the Fab Lab high tech equipment as well. See manufacturing program video.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) uses specialized computer hardware and software to generate drawings used in the architectural, civil, engineering, and mechanical disciplines. Virtually everything that is constructed or built today is first designed on a CAD system. The CAD program teaches you to use the software most commonly used in various engineering design fields. See CADD program video
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