What You Will Learn
In the Engineering, Robotics & Manufacturing ACADEMY, students engage in the design, prototyping and manufacturing of products & devices that drive modern life. We prepare students to enter a number of professional fields including: engineering, CNC machining, product design, manufacturing and more. Students can expect to be learning the skills engineers, machinists and technicians use to identify, solve and create solutions to the world’s problems.
Students start by learning and practicing the math, materials and manual machining basics needed to understand modern manufacturing. They progress to the use of digital fabrication techniques to create 3D computer models using software such as AutoCAD, Inventor 3D and Revit Architecture 3D and learn how to transform these models into physical objects. Students create these physical objects using state of the art manufacturing technologies such as 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Laser Engraving, Electronics and Computer Programming.
Students will spend their junior year learning and exploring coursework that introduces them to the scope and discipline of engineering technology, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. During the senior year, students will have the option to choose from Architectural Design/ Advanced Manufacturing Design or Machining/Robotics as their area of concentration.
Master These Skills
Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to master the following skills:
- Revit Architecture 3D
- Windows 7
- Mechanical engineering design
- Civil engineering design
- Architectural design
- Problem solving skills
- Mechanical & architectural blueprint reading
- Hands-on projects
Earn the Following Credits and Credentials
- Potential to earn college credits
- Job Placement Opportunities
Life Beyond PLCC
Students of this program often go on to pursue careers such as:
- Mechanical Drafters
- Civil Drafters
- Architectural Drafters
- CAD Designers
- Industrial Designers
Meet the Teacher: George Popa
I served on training apprenticeships at both The Timken Company, and The Hoover Company. I received my teaching license through Kent State, and have been teaching for 25+ years at Springfield High School, Portage Lakes Career Center, and Stark State College. I live in the Massillon area and enjoy many outdoor activities, as well as spending time with my family.
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The 2013-2014 Course Catalog