Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing

Program Description

This unique, cross-training program provides a broad exploration of engineering and manufacturing. Using state-of-the-industry tools in an Industry 4.0 Lab, students will build knowledge in design, robotics and automation, fluid power, manufacturing processes, electrical systems, and more. Project management and teamwork skills will be developed through a variety of project-based lab experiences. Exciting competitions in First Robotics and SkillsUSA, a national student organization, will provide opportunities for students to showcase their skills. Nationally recognized business and industry partners offer internships, talent tours, job shadowing, and project-based learning each enhancing students’ career awareness, knowledge, and technical skills. College credit may be earned at Delta College.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Principles of Engineering
    Digital Electronics
    Introduction to Engineering Design
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    Civil Engineering and Architecture
    Engineering Design and Development
    Technical Communications

Special Features

Students may participate in FIRST Robotics, an exciting, international competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
Michigan Design and Build Bridge Challenge – teams use TRAC Skills learned in class to compete for a trip to Lansing to be judged by Civil Engineers from MDOT.
Paid internship positions are available.
MITES- Various projects involving engineering and design can be entered at the regional and state competitions with many awards and scholarships
A.H. Nickless Innovation Award – A local design challenge where students can win up to $5,000 in scholarships.12th graders complete and present senior projects
SkillsUSA – allows students to compete at a regional, state and national level involving a variety of skills related to engineering.
Team America Rocketry Challenge – A national competition involving a unique rocket design challenge. Finalists are invited to Virginia to compete for a $20,000.00 first prize.
Solar/Electric Vehicle – Allows students to participate in several local & national races. Past teams have raced in Missouri, Kansas & Japan.

Unpaid work experience
Co-op and paid work experience may be available.


4.0 cr. Pre-Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing

Student Certifications

CareerSafe Safety Education Training
Personal Management & Employability Skills

Program Requirements

“C” or better grades in Algebra and Geometry
Successfully completed (“C” or better) or concurrent enrollment in advanced math (Algebra/Trig and or Pre-calculus during the 11th grade).
Safety glasses provided for nonprescription
Prerequisite for Advanced Engineering is successful completion (“B” or better) of the 1st year of Engineering
Text reading level: 11th grade
Excellent keyboarding and computer skills

Career Possibilities

Machinist, CNC Machine Programmer, Chemical/Nuclear Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering Technologist, Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Architect, CAD Operator