Automated Manufacturing Technology

Program Description

Students enrolled in the CTHSS Automated Manufacturing program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge for entry-level employment in a paperless manufacturing environment.  Students will begin to study and use mechanical design and engineering technology, 3D modeling software, MasterCAM computer-aided manufacturing software, and computer-numerical control (CNC) programming software to design and create projects. Manufacturing methods are initiated with an introduction to CNC machinery and material types, along with their basic applications. Students start with small CNC metalworking projects, which lead to projects that are more complex. Prince Tech’s Automated Manufacturing program has 3D printing capability for aerospace and medical grade plastics, encouraging manufacturers to collaborate with our students on developing new designs and prototypes.

Students receive 540 hours of instruction in the career/technical program each year.

Students are eligible to participate in Work-Based Learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work on the manufacturing floor. Students will get credit for their work experience and it is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.

To learn more about our program offerings, please view our Program of Studies.


Program Standards

  • Practice shop safety
  • Understand career opportunities in the engineering, drafting and manufacturing industry
  • Understand and apply ANSI & ASME drafting standards
  • Understand manufacturing and engineering processes
  • Demonstrate understanding of 2-D and 3-D CAD programs
  • Demonstrate dimensioning and applying tolerances per industry standards
  • Demonstrate design principles and practices
  • Operate lathes consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Operate vertical milling machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Demonstrate measuring, part Inspection, and quality control methods
  • Perform machine blueprint reading and sketching
  • Demonstrate layout methods and techniques
  • Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Apply CAD/CAM principles
  • Demonstrate proper work ethics, habits, and attitude for success in the workplace


Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 1910 (General Industry) certification
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Credential
  • National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS)
  • Level I Machining Credentials


Career Pathways

  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Production
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Quality and Inspection


Program Locations in CT

 

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program
On May 11, 2017, a dinner and awards program will be held at Abbott Tech to recognize the Class of 2017 Electrical Seniors. Last year's event featured a guest speaker and program on "Indoor and Outdoor L.E.D. Lighting Products and Applications from RAB Lighting."  Learn more

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!
Ellis Tech Wrestling Team wins state championship- first in school's history!  Learn more

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships
Steven Torres, a 10th grader at Grasso, recently won first place in the National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in Kansas. He now begins boxing his way toward the Junior Olympic Team. We are very proud of him. Not only is he a great boxer, he is a great kid!  Learn more

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition
Prince Tech Engineering students took third place in their first showing in the Real World Design Challenge.  Learn more

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition
Daria Stifel became the first female to win gold in the SkillsUSA Electrical Engineering competition!  Learn more

Community open houses hosted across the state

Community open houses hosted across the state
Links to photo galleries and news stories about our recent community open houses held across the state!  Learn more

Platt Tech Students to Inspect Space Station Parts

Platt Tech Students to Inspect Space Station Parts
Three seniors from Platt Tech have been enlisted by NASA to help create components to be used in the space station.  Learn more

CTHSS One Read

CTHSS One Read
The CTHSS Student Congress recently visited the Connecticut State Capitol building to kick off a district-wide One Read campaign for the book, "I Am Malala".  Learn more

Famous Author Visits CTHSS

Famous Author Visits CTHSS
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand visited both Whitney and Windham Tech to share her fascinating story of how she became an award-winning author.  Learn more

Student Workforce

 Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more