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Do you enjoy using cutting-edge technology and working with your hands? Are you looking for a career in an industry with boundless opportunities for advancement? Look no further – consider a career in manufacturing!

Pathway Description

This 1-year region pathway offers training in the use of conventional and automated machining & manufacturing equipment and software. Today manufacturing includes the use of computers, robots, 3D printing, CNC-computer numerical controllers, virtual reality, and many automated processes. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry-recognized equipment and software such as HAAS, MasterCam, AutoCAD, and ProEngineer.

Key Competencies

  • Understand the manufacturing process.
  • Understand properties & production of metals.
  • Understand basic machine tool elements and basic machining processes.
  • Understand basic CAD/CAM.
  • Understand basic principles & components of fluid power & basic design of electrical controls as it applies to the automation industry.


View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

9GB5 Manufacturing Processes I (2)
9GB6 Intro to CAD/CAM (2)
9GG8 Machine Operations II (4)

Total College Credits:



Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Manufacturing Position: $44,800

Career Opportunities

  • Assembler
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Robotics Technician
  • Fabricator
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Automation Technician

Manufacturing Pathway PDF